Coordinator for the Southeast Consortium
Earl Picard serves as coordinator for CIBER’s Southeast U.S. Higher Education Consortium for International Business. In this capacity, he helps maintain relationships with institutional representatives and faculty champions. He coordinates activities and helps plan sessions and meetings for the consortium.
Earl Picard holds master’s and Ph.D. degrees in political science from Atlanta University (now Clark Atlanta University), where he specialized in comparative politics and the politics of developing countries. Since 1985 Picard has pursued a career as an international development practitioner. He served stints with the Institute of International Education (IIE) in Zimbabwe (1985-88) and South Africa (1997-99). Picard has organized and managed training programs for professionals from a wide variety of countries including the Philippines, Kazakistan, Usbekistan, Russia, Ukraine, Haiti, El Salvador, Burundi and Guinea. In addition he has secured and managed USAID development assistance contracts in Nepal, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Egypt, Rwanda, South Africa and Benin. Picard also directed a technical assistance and training project for entrepreneurs in Zambia and a tourism capacity building project in Ghana. He has worked as a consultant to a number of national and international organizations. At present Picard is a senior research associate in the Office of International Affairs at Georgia State University, where he directs the Program Development and Management unit.