Amra Sabic-El-Rayess

Board of Directors

Originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina and a survivor of the conflict in the former Yugoslavia, Dr. Sabic-El-Rayess is currently a lecturer in applied research methods at Teachers College, Columbia University. She holds a doctorate in Comparative and International Education from Columbia University. Her doctoral research examined the intricacies of corruption in Bosnia's education system.

Dr. Sabic-El-Rayess is a recipient of multiple awards, including: IREX’s 2009-2010 IARO Fellowship; Harriman Institute's Fellowships for Travel and Research in the Former Soviet Union and East Central Europe; and Columbia University’s Teaching Fellowship for Statistics and Quantitative Analysis. She has written on the post-war disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration of former soldiers in Bosnia. Dr. Sabic-El-Rayess is also the author of several articles and has presented on the issues of educational corruption, elitism, internationalization, and Islamic fundamentalism. She is a Member of the Board of External Reviewers for European Education:Issues and Studies; the Bosnian-Herzegovinian American Academy of Arts and Sciences; and the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation Board.