As a Senior Technical Advisor in IREX’s education practice, Stanley Currier oversees a portfolio of global education and media literacy programs, including workforce development initiatives under the U.S. Iraq Higher Education Partnerships Program and Media Literacy in the Baltics.
Stanley’s nearly 20 years of experience leading international education development programs include 10 years of field-based experience in Central Asia. A member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and the Comparative & International Education Society (CIES), he has presented on IREX’s work globally in career services, experiential education, industry engagement, and media literacy.
Stanley has worked extensively with Ministries of Education, U.S. government agencies, higher education institutions and schools while serving in leadership roles with IREX, and previously with KIMEP University and American Councils for International Education. He has worked as a classroom English teacher as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Kazakhstan and as a participant in the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Program in Japan.
Stanley holds an M.Ed. in Education from Harvard University, an M.A. in International Peace Studies from the International University of Japan, and a B.A. in Russian and Soviet Studies from the University California, San Diego. He speaks fluent Russian, conversational Japanese and Lithuanian, and basic Kazakh.