4112 Gault Pl NE, Washington, DC 20019 – Skype: Ally_Krupar – (330) 217-5130


  • 2013 – 2017 Ph.D., Adult Education and Comparative International Education, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Dissertation: Women’s empowerment and forced migration: A visual ethnography of experiences in NGO-sponsored adult education programs in Dadaab, Kenya.

    • 2015 Online Teaching Certificate, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 
  • 2010 MA, Interdisciplinary Studies in Conflict Resolution, Human Rights and Anthropology, American University, Washington, DC
  • 2007 BA, Anthropology, Minors in Theatre and History, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio


Krupar, A, & Taneja, A. (2020). Rights-based approaches to SDG 4 monitoring.

Krupar, A., D’Sa, N., Westrope, C., & Finder Johna, J. (2019). Developing a holistic assessment of children’s learning in the context of forced displacement: Case study from Dadaab, Kenya. NORRAG Special Issue 0280-83. Retrieved from

D’Sa, N., Krupar, A., & Westrope, C. (2019). Feasible measurement of learning in emergencies: lessons from Uganda. Forced Migration Review 60. 74-75. Retrieved from

Krupar, A., & Anselme-Lopez, M. (2019). Applying learning theory to shape ‘good learning’ in emergencies: experience from Dadaab, Kenya. Forced Migration Review 60. 21-24. Retrieved from

Krupar, A. (2018). The Right to Education Index: An education innovation. Childhood Education. 

Krupar, A., Horvatek, R., & Byun, S. Y. (2017). Does nonformal education matter? Nonformal education, immigration, and skills in Canada. Adult Education Quarterly, 67(3), 186-208. DOI:

Krupar, A. & Prins, E. (2016). Education for migrant refugee youth in the borderlands: Developing comparative and international education between states. In A. Wiseman & E. Anderson (Eds.), Annual Review of Comparative and International Education, 2015. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group.

Krupar, A. (2016). Being untaught: How NGO field workers empower parents of children with disabilities in Dadaab. Global Education Review.

Krupar, A. & Prins, E. (2016). Participation and decision making in adult education for community development: A critical discourse analysis of Training for Transformation. International Journal of Lifelong Education.

Krupar, A. & Anselme-Lopez, M. (Revise and resubmit). Applying learning theory in emergency settings: Experiences from Dadaab, Kenya.

Krupar, A, & Taneja, A. (Under review). Rights-based approaches to SDG 4 monitoring.


Krupar, A. (2018). Right to Education Index 2017: Advocacy strategies in Honduras, Indonesia, Palestine, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. RESULTS Educational Fund. Retrieved from

Krupar, A. & Baker, T. (2017). Right to Education Index 2016: Financing the right to education. RESULTS Educational Fund. Retrieved from

Krupar, A. (September 2015). Careers in Monitoring & Evaluation. Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation. American University.

Krupar, A. (August 2015). Training Co-workers on Monitoring and Evaluation. Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation. American University.

Krupar, A. (July 2015). What comes after the classroom experience? Center for Conflict and Development, Texas A&M University.

Krupar, A. (June 2015). How to effectively manage project risk. Graduate Certificate in Project Monitoring and Evaluation. American University.

Krupar, A. (June 2015). Why training for adults: Refugees’ systems and support for empowerment. Center for Conflict and Development, Texas A&M University.

Krupar, A. (June 2015). Participatory research and pedagogy in Dadaab. Center for Conflict and Development, Texas A&M University.

Krupar, A. (June 2015). Collaborative and participatory photography. Center for Conflict and Development, Texas A&M University.

Krupar, A. (August 2013). Education in Emergencies: Call for Youth Voices. INEESite.

Krupar, A. (July 2013). Toward Inclusion of Conflict-Affected Youth in the Post-2015 Education Agenda. INEESite.

Krupar, A. (2013). mLearning at Makerere University. TechChange Blog.

Krupar, A. (2012). eLearning in Uganda: A Report from Makerere University. TechChange Blog.

Krupar, A. (2011). mLearning and the Global Classroom: New technology that are changing the way we learn. TechChange Blog.

Janmohamed, Z. & A. Krupar. (February 2009). Human Rights Now Blog. Amnesty International.

Janmohamed, Z. & A. Krupar. (February 2009). The Crisis Continues. Human Rights Now Blog. Amnesty International.

Krupar, A. & Z. Janmohamed. (February 2009). Sri Lanka: Nowhere Safe. Human Rights Now Blog. Amnesty International.


Krupar, A. (2019, March). Developing a holistic assessment of children’s learning in the context of forced displacementPaper presented at the Comparative and International Education Society, San Francisco, CA. 

Krupar, A. (2017, December). Autophotography in educational ethnography: Lessons from refugees in Dadaab, Kenya. Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Krupar, A. (2017, November). Accelerating evaluation: A think tank with Michael Scriven and the Faster Forward Fund Advisory Committee. Panel presentation at the American Evaluation Association 31st Annual Conference, Washington, DC.

Krupar, A. (2017, March). Power and women’s empowerment in non-formal education at the humanitarian and development nexus. Paper presented at the Comparative and International Education Society, Atlanta, GA.

Krupar, A. (2016, November). Balancing mission and duty: Imagined national refugee policy and NGO field workers’ identities in Dadaab, Kenya. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Minneapolis, MN.

Krupar, A. (2016, April). Picturing Empowerment.: Visual Ethnography in Non-Governmental Organization Education Projects in Dadaab, Kenya. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association. Washington, DC.

Krupar, A. (2015, November). How Do NGO Workers ‘teach’ Empowerment through Training for Women in Refugee Settings? A Case Study in Dadaab, Kenya. Paper presented at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Krupar, A. & Horvatek, R. (2015). Does adult education increase skills? Literacy and numeracy outcomes of adult learners in Canada, data from the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALL). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, IL.

Krupar, A. (2014). How Do NGO Workers ‘teach’ Empowerment through Training for Women in Refugee Settings? A Case Study in Dadaab, Kenya. American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

Krupar, A. (2013). Blended learning and technology enhanced learning in the developing world: Lessons from Uganda to Afghanistan. EduLearn 2013 Conference Proceedings. Barcelona, Spain.


Krupar, A. (2016, February). Women’s Empowerment and Forced Migration: Adult learners’ experiences in NGO-led education programs in Dadaab, Kenya. Educational Ethnography Forum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Krupar, A. (2015, October). “They’re not getting you”: Ethics of translation and interpretation in research on education in Dadaab, Kenya. Paper presented at the CSLEE 20th Annual Values and Leadership in Education Conference, State College, Pennsylvania.

Krupar, A. (2015, April). Finding power in empowerment in education. Paper presented at the Moral Literacy Colloquium, Rock Ethics Institute, Pennsylvania State University.

Krupar, A. (2015, March). How do youth engage in and direct educational programming in Dadaab, Kenya? Paper presented at the Comparative and International Education Society, Washington, DC.

Krupar, A. (2014). How Does “Good Learning” Happen in Emergency Settings? Towards Theory in Practice. Commission for International Adult Education of the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education Conference Proceedings. Charleston, South Carolina.

Krupar, A. (2014). Participatory Pedagogy in Discourse of Practice: Applying Freire in Training for Transformation. CSLEE 19th Annual Values and Leadership Conference, Muskoka, Ontario, Canada.

Krupar, A. (2014). Moral literacy and social justice: Implications in praxis. Moral Literacy Colloquium, Rock Ethics Institute, Pennsylvania State University.

Krupar, A. (2014). Rethinking post-conflict adult education policy in South Sudan and Afghanistan. CIES, Toronto, March 2014.

Krupar, A. (2013). “Incorporating digital media in mass communications curriculum in Afghanistan: Classroom action research towards lessons for resource-constrained and conflict-affected environments.” CIES @ UMASS Amherst.

Krupar, A. (2013). mEduText: A Case for Mobile Continuing Medical Education in Uganda. Mobile Telephony in the Developing World Conference Proceedings. Jyvaskyla, Finland.

Krupar, A. (2010). “Human Rights in Truth and Reconciliation: Amnesty and Reparations in the Liberian Commission.” CAAPS Conference, 3-2010 and UMASS Conflict Resolution Conference.


Senior Specialist, Learning Research, Save the Children US, June 2018 – Present

  • Lead research and evaluation in Education in Emergencies (EiE) programs, using quantitative and qualitative research methods to produce findings and recommendations for evidence-based program design and improvement while ensuring timely feedback into cycles of programming.
  • Contribute to strategy development and operational planning for education and child protection programs,
  • Strengthen research, monitoring, and evaluation capacity across emergency responses,
  • Prepare and disseminate research results internally and externally through reports, conferences, and other technical fora.
  • Strengthen country teams’ capacity to successfully measure and report on program quality and learning outcomes as a mentor and/or lead trainer under capacity strengthening initiatives.
  • Design and implement evaluations current and future programs, including in-country technical assistance for research design and data collection as well as analysis and results communication
  • Lead tool development, data analysis, and data use to inform literacy, numeracy, social and emotional learning, and early childhood development in EiE programs
  • Strengthen EiE Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) staff capacity to measure learning and development and link the findings to revisions of EiE interventions
  • Lead the monitoring and evaluation components of proposal development for the US government and private foundations/donors
  • Develop and implement training modules in qualitative and quantitative research foundations for country office and regional staff Program Learning and Innovation
  • Ensure technical quality of learning outcomes measurement in EiE sites, including analysis and utilization of findings to realize impact for the program, advocacy, and fundraising.
  • Work with colleagues across business teams and departments to synthesize research findings, identify research gaps, and develop a conceptual framework to inform proposal development, program design, and research agenda for EiE programming
  • Work with colleagues to consistently link programmatic supports, technical messages, and resource development for EiE programming
  • Work with the research team to conduct cross-country studies to inform program advances and advocacy messages
  • Fundraise and support SC efforts to expand EiE programming based on evidence

Senior Research Associate, Right to Education Index, Results Educational Fund, July 2016 – May 2018

  • Supported 24 civil society partners to respond to 78-indicator questionnaire through a joint remote training, online e-course development, and individual advising.
  • Reconciled and finalized questionnaire responses submitted by civil society partners, peer reviewers, and national governments.
  • Processed and analyzed final RTEI scores, comparing countries and developing statistically index sound methodology using Stata, Excel, and NVivo.
  • Collected RTEI partner, stakeholder, and expert feedback upon completion of project cycles.
  • Oversaw two research team members to develop methods and test data analysis.
  • Built and managed right to education community of practice, overseeing proposal development and providing technical support and grant backstopping for 28 international civil society organizations.

Visiting Researcher, RET, Dadaab, Kenya, June 2014 – September 2014, May 2015 – July 2015

  • Advised and trained staff on impact evaluation of programs.
  • Developed strategic five-year plan for impact evaluation of program components.
  • Conducted an impact evaluation of the youth leadership trainings aimed at empowering youth to become agents of social change.
  • Assessed training methodology, developing quantitative surveying, qualitative interviewing and focus group instruments and establishing internal evaluations.
  • Evaluated the progress, quality and relevance of the Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) school. Assess the potential for ICT integration in the ALP.
  • Carried out a situational analysis of the digital work and impact-sourcing project with stakeholders developing recommendations for the expansion of the project.
  • Coordinated evaluation protocol with field offices in Kenya and headquarters in Geneva.

Research Assistant, Goodling Institute, PSU, University Park, PA, July 2015 – Present

  • Managed Institute of Education Sciences Career Pathways grant, include website development, survey development, data collection, and qualitative data analysis using Nvivo.
  • Assisted in drafting policy briefs on family literacy, workforce development, and adult learning.
  • Developed quantitative analysis protocol on employability in 15 adult education programs nationwide.

Research Assistant, Learning and Performance Systems, PSU, University Park, PA, August 2013 – May 2015

  • Conducted independent research and wrote two scholarly publications under the supervision of Dr. E. Prins on topics related to youth and adult education in conflict affected environments, borderlands, and international development with foci on immigration and displacement.
  • Assisted in the founding and coordination of the Education and Ethics working group in partnership with the Rock Ethics Institute.
  • Researched discourse analysis of participation in critical pedagogy. Presented at the Values and Leadership Conference, supported by Pennsylvania State University.
  • Presented quantitative study of immigrant skills outcomes assessed in the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) survey at the American Educational Research Aassociation, awarded New Scholars grant.
  • Conducted research overseen by Dr. Ladi Semali on adult education policy in Afghanistan.

Instructor, American University of Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan, Fall 2012 – Spring 2013

  • Conducted comparative case study of technology enhanced and blended learning programming in Kampala, Uganda and Kabul, Afghanistan. Presented at EduLearn2013.
  • Conducted situational analysis of media and communications actors for graduates of the proposed Bachelors in Communications.

Distance Learning Officer, Global Health Corps Fellow, The Infectious Disease Institute, Kampala, Uganda, July 2011 – July 2012

  • Acquired $30,000 funding for SMS and computer based post training research project.
  • Oversaw Distance Learning project implementation.
  • Trained 72 healthcare workers in capacity building workshops on computer literacy.
  • Trained trainers on incorporating computer and mobile phone based learning into trainings.
  • Developed internal strategic plan, drafted 5 concepts and 4 proposals.
  • Developed monitoring and evaluation computer based and SMS tools, analyzed data on Stata.

Project Coordinator, Center for Global Peace, American University, Washington, DC, May 2010 – July 2011

  • Researched geospatial conflict analysis and coordinated with practitioners on proposals.
  • Built curriculum with faulty members using conflict mapping in classroom projects.
  • Utilized social media, including Facebook and Twitter, web design, including Adobe Dreamweaver, Filezilla FTP, and Kompozer, and online marketing techniques.
  • Coordinated marketing strategy for the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, overseeing 3.

Research Lab Assistant, Research Lab Manager, Center for Research on Tibet, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, September 2003 – May 2007

  • Conducted content analysis of 600+ interviews with Tibetan religious and political leaders.
  • Managed computer lab, schedules, travel arrangements, conducted interviews, and assisted with recruiting.
  • Edited A History of Modern Tibet, Volume 2, 1951-1955, by M. Goldstein.


Adjunct Instructor, School of International Service/ School of Professional & Extended Studies, American University, January 2015 – Present

  • Teach:
    • SPEX 660: Data Driven Decision-making (Summer 2018, Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020)
    • PME 501: Qualitative Methods in Monitoring and Evaluation, 12 students (Summer 2015, 2016).
    • PME 610: Evaluation Approaches and Design, 20 students (Spring, Summer 2017).
    • SIS 750: Project Monitoring and Evaluation,10 students (Spring 2016, Summer 2017, Summer and Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020).
    • SIS 730: Project Monitoring and Evaluation Skills Institute, 20 students (Summer 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019)
    • SIS 796: Practicum in Education in Emergencies (Fall 2020)
  • Develop original video content and text for courses, updating course content.
  • Designed instructional materials for online courses: “Monitoring and Evaluation Approaches and Designs,” “Implementing Performance and Impact Evaluation Designs: Advanced Statistical Methods,” and “Evaluation Approaches and Design.”

Research Assistant, Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy and the Institute for Study of Adult Literacy, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, July 2015 – Present

  • Support teaching Introduction to Family Literacy online.
  • Completed the Penn State Online Teaching Certificate program, December 2015.
  • Assessed online BlackBoard professional development and LINCS courses.

Co-Teacher, College of Education, Pennsylvania State University, August 2015 – December 2015

  • Developed and maintained online course content using Angel Learning Management System.
  • Planned and implemented activities with graduate students in Video Ethnography of Education.

Guest Lecturer and Teaching Assistantships, Pennsylvania State University, 2013 – 2017

  • “Refugee empowerment and education in humanitarian response,” Course: Introduction to Global Health Issues (BBH 205). Fall 2017
  • “Jurgen Habermas and the Frankfurt School.” Course: Social Theory and Lifelong Learning (ADTED 597A). Spring 2015.
  • “Philosophical & Theoretical Traditions in Comparative and International Education.” Course: Comparative and International Education Proseminar. (CIED 500). Spring 2015.
  • “Student Perception Surveys in Protracted Refugee Settings: Towards new survey methods.” Course: Survey Methodology and Design (SOC 518). Spring 2015.
  • “Empowered to leave?: NGO Field Workers and Somali Women Negotiate Empowerment and Repatriation in Adult Education Learning Environments” Center for Global Studies, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Fall 2015.
  • “Natural Disasters and Humanitarian Emergencies.” Course: Introduction to Global Health Issues (BBH 205). Fall 2015
  • Co-Teacher, Developed and maintained online course content using Angel Learning Management System. Planned and implemented activities with 12 doctoral students. Course: Video Ethnography of Education (CIED 597a), taught by Dr. Joe Valente. Fall 2015.
  • “Linguistics Resources for Socializing Humanity” and “Participatory pedagogy in discourse of practice: applying Freire in training for transformation.Course: Discourse Analysis (APLNG 581). Spring 2014.
  • “How do NGO workers ‘teach’ empowerment through training for women in refugee settings?” Course: Global Feminisims (WMNST 502). Fall 2014.
  • “Feminist Critiques and Applications (Feminist Popular Education).” Course: Politics, Language, and Pedagogy: Applying Paulo Freire Today (ADTED 562). Fall 2013.
  • “Indigenous Knowledge Systems: A comparative review of lifelong learning” Course: International and Comparative Adult Education (ADTED 570). Fall 2013.

Instructor, American University of Afghanistan, Fall 2012 – Spring 2013

  • Prepared and taught Computer Applications to 112 students in 5 classes, fall 2012, and 60 students in 4 classes in spring 2013.
  • Developed Mass Communications degree program with committee of six.
  • Developed curriculum for Digital Media Literacy and Skills course for 31 students in one class in spring 2013 and one in summer 2013.
  • Served on Curriculum Committee and Human Subjects Protection Committee, developing institutional review board process for the university in collaboration with governmental stakeholders.
  • Developed Women’s Leadership Group to support leadership and entrepreneurship.

Online Course Moderator, TechChange, Washington, DC, May 2011 – June 2012

  • Researched educational technologies in Uganda, identifying local projects.
  • Developed local partnerships for future training in Kabul, Kampala and online.
  • Moderated Mobiles for International Development course on WordPress Fall 2011, Spring 2012.

Teaching/Research Assistant, Washington, DC, January 2010 – August 2011

  • Supported coursework, managing Content Management Systems Blackboard for “Managing Humanitarian Operations in Conflict Zones.” May 2011, Peacebuilding and Development Institute. Instructors: R. Williams and S. Hansch.
  • Supported coursework, managing Content Management Systems Google Sites for “Introduction to Human Rights” and “Rationality and Psychology of Conflict and War.” Fall 2010, Spring 2011, George Washington University. Instructor: Dr. S. Edwards.
  • Edited the publication: The Chaos of Forced Migration by Dr. S. Edwards.
  • Transcribed interviews on innovations in military with Dr. B. Jensen at American University.

e-Learning, Advanced Learning Technologies Trainer & Consultant, Center for Teaching, Research, and Learning, American University, Washington, DC, August 2008 – July 2011

  • Taught Microsoft Office, blogging and technology in pedagogy to students and faculty.
  • Assisted in planning and facilitating online training and annual Ann Ferren Teaching Conference from 2009 – 2011.
  • Developed and facilitated curriculum for students and educators from Algeria, Yemen, and Iraq in netiquette and social media in coordination with US Department of State.
  • Specialized in synchronous learning tools for classroom pedagogy, advising faculty on uses.

English Teacher, Student Action for Refugees Cairo, Egypt, September 2009 – December 2009

  • Developed curriculum and taught lessons for 15-30 intermediate English speakers and adult learners in English with some Arabic.



  • 2018-2019 Coaching Fellowship, TCFS
  • 2016 Dissertation Fellowship, American Association of University Women (declined), $20,000
  • Dissertation Research Initiation Grant, 2016, Pennsylvania State University, $600
  • Africana Research Center Graduate Research Grant, 2015, Pennsylvania State University, $2,000
  • 3F Award, 2015, Faster Forward Fund, $2,500
  • Early Career Scholar Award with Renata Horvatek, 2015, Adult Literacy and Adult Education Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association, $300.
  • Student Media Grants Program, 2014, Howard G. Buffett Foundation Chair on Conflict and Development at Texas A&M University, $3,800.
  • Systers Pass-it-on Grant, 2014, Anita Borg Institute, $500.
  • Comparative International Education Department Summer Research Grant, 2014, PSU, $500.
  • University Graduate Fellowship, 2013-2014, PSU, $26,250.
  • Integrated Digital and Online Model of Post-Training Support and Evaluation of Paediatric ART Management, Regional AIDS Training Network, Infectious Diseases Institute, 2012, $25,000.
  • Global Health Corps Fellowship, 2011- 2012, $14,400.
  • Center for Teaching, Research and Learning Fellowship, 2008-2010, American University, $21,000.
  • School of International Service Graduate Research Award, 2009, American University, $500.


Liberia Country Specialist, West Africa Coordination Group Chair, Amnesty International USA, Washington, DC, January 2011 – Present

  • Research and monitor human rights concerns in Liberia and West Africa generally.
  • Draft asylum letters for victims of human rights abuses.
  • Participate in advocacy campaigns on regional concerns.
  • Coordinate meeting with the 5 – 7 Country Specialists on independent work updates and to support collaboration.

NGOs and Nonprofits Interest Group, American Anthropological Association, Remote

  • Student Representative, March 2016-2017

Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

  • Conference on Equity and Social Justice, Volunteer Organizer, 2016
  • Women Studies Graduate Student Organization Conference, Volunteer Organizer, 2016
  • Adult Education Graduate Student Association, Vice President, 2015-2016
  • International Education Student Association, President, 2014-2015
  • 20th Annual Values and Leadership Conference, Assistant Organizer, 2015

Adolescents and Youth Task Team Volunteer, Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies, July 2012 – June 2014

Civic Action Program Development Consultant, Development Education Network–Liberia, Gbarnga, Liberia, June 2009 – August 2009

  • Developed participatory evaluation tools for onsite workshops.
  • Assisted facilitation of literacy, gender, peacebuilding and civic awareness workshops.
  • Edited and drafted workshop and field reports for donors, officials, and internal use.
  • Designed and facilitated weekly internal capacity building sessions for 10-30 staff on software and English grammar.


  • French—Intermediate speaking, reading, and writing
  • Beginning study of Arabic (2009), Luganda (2012), Farsi (Dari) (2013), and Swahili (2014-2015).
  • Technology – Instructor of Microsoft Office, Adobe Suites FrontlineSMS, HTML. Professionally utilize PHP, CSS, Stata, SPSS, EpiData, Nvivo, Atlas.TI, Audacity, iMovie, FinalCutPro, and GIS software. Research and evaluate distance learning software tools, particularly Moodle, Blackboard/ Canvas, and other Learning Management Systems and Web 2.0 software.

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