Professor of the Practice
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Management and implementation of development policies, programs and projects.
Field experience in China, including the Tibet Autonomous Region; Bangladesh, Sudan, Fiji, Pakistan; Afghanistan; Zimbabwe and East Africa.
Professor Holcombe's teaching and publication builds on a career of practice and a focus on building capabilities for human development. She was Program Director for Oxfam America and has served in various positions with UNFPA, UNIFEM and UNICEF in New York and in field postings. She has participated in or led field evaluations and assessments for Ford Foundation, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDP, World Bank and the University of the South Pacific. Currently Professor Holcombe teaches in the MA and MS Programs in Sustainable International Development, including Frameworks for Development; Demographics of Development; and Managing Policy and Practice Change in Health Systems. She assists the The Poverty Alleviation Fund (www.tpaf.org) with program planning and monitoring.
New York University, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh, M.A.
Mt. Holyoke College, B.A.
Awards and Honors
Heller School Mentoring Award (2011)
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|HS||259a||Topics in Sustainable Development|
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|HS||289f||The Demographics of Development|
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|HS||352f||Learning Across Borders: Aligning Policy and Practice with Development Goals and Values|