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Cynthia ZafftCynthia Zafft - Senior Advisor

Cynthia is the Senior Advisor to the National College Transition Network (NCTN). Her areas of expertise include transition to postsecondary education for non-traditional students, network and coalition-building, professional development for educators, technical assistance on program development, transition to health care programs, access for students with disabilities, and grant and publication writing. Cynthia has a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her dissertation focused on adult education transition policies and practices.

Prior to coming to World Education, Cynthia coordinated several federally funded transition projects for the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts at Boston. One of the projects, the College to Career Networks, connected women college students with disabilities to career mentors and developed an extensive career development curriculum for use by colleges. Another project, the Community College Connection, connected five large urban school systems with their local community college to develop supports so that students with intellectual disabilities could participate in traditional college coursework.

Read her article, Helping Healthcare Workers Persist in Online Learning: Lessons Learned, here.

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