About Us

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Our Mission

We advocate, design, and facilitate partnerships for achieving inclusive education and sustainable development of organizations and communities.

Our Commitment and Approach

At IPIED, we believe inequalities and inequities in access to quality education, as well as the challenge of under-development and uneven development within and between countries can be more effectively and sustainably tackled through goal-oriented, value-driven collaborative partnerships undergirded by the melioristic principle – the world can be made better by human effort.

We believe in local participation and ownership of efforts to develop and implement solutions to the challenge of disparities in education and development within and between countries. Nevertheless, IPIED also believes capacity of local institutions and communities can be leveraged to develop sustainable solutions through collaborative partnerships.

We believe that disparities, blights in education, under-development and uneven development are better tackled through responsively designed multidisciplinary and multicultural strategies.

We believe conscientious partnerships have the ability to harness needed expertise from the World’s Pool of Expertise to solve the World’s Problems in any part of the world.

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None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.

– Mother Teresa

Our Founder

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Reginald Nnazor, Founder and CEO

Reginald Nnazor is the founder and president of IPIED. Prior to founding and leading IPIED, Reginald served at Central State University from 2011 to 2018. He was Dean of the College of Education from January 2011 to June 2014, and Professor of Professional Education from August 2014 to May 2018. While at Central State University, Reginald served on the Dayton Public Schools Family and Community Advisory Board, and was also a member of Ohio Deans Compact on Exceptional Children, and the State University Education Deans in Ohio.

Before joining Central State University, Reginald was Chair of the College of Education and Professor of Education at the University of Maine, Presque Isle (UMPI) from 2007 to 2010. While at UMPI, Reginald served as a member of the Maine 21st Century Advisory Council. He was on the Executive Committee of the Central Aroostook Council on Education (CACE), and also served as a member of Maine Professional Development Community of Practice.

Earlier in his career, Reginald served as Associate Professor, and Chair of the Department of Educational Administration and Counseling at Fort Hays State University. The Department offered graduate programs in school administration, school counseling, community counseling, and higher education. He also held faculty and academic leadership positions at Kentucky State University.

Reginald earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education from the University of British Columbia, a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Victoria, and a Bachelor of Arts in English/Education from the University of Nigeria. He has published and presented papers on teacher education, international education, inclusivity and equity, cosmopolitan curriculum, research and development, accreditation and quality assurance, educational technology, distance education, and adult education.

Reginald is a member of the Society for International Development-Washington DC, Madison Committee on Foreign Relations, Wisconsin Association of International Educators, LeaderEthics-Wisconsin, and the Rotary International.

Portrait headshot of founder Reginald Nnazor
Reginald Nnazor, Founder and CEO