Michelle L. Cormier


Part-time Faculty


Ms. Cormier has more than 14 years of international development and humanitarian experience in fragile environments in Africa, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Currently, she works as a Senior Development Manager with IREX, a global non-profit, to expand the organization’s education portfolio around the world. A Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Ms. Cormier has worked with various development actors during her career including the U.S. Agency for International Development, the United Nations, international non-profits, large international development contractors, and the private sector. Adept at engaging a wide range of local and international stakeholders in various activities through participatory technical assistance in key sectors such as economic development, food security, disaster preparedness, and climate change adaptation; Ms. Cormier’s efforts have ameliorated vulnerable communities’ capacity to withstand and build back better from recurrent complex crises.


Post-conflict development, resilience building, humanitarian response

B.S. in Business Administration from Babson College; M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University with a Concentration in International Development and a Specialization in Post-conflict Development Management in Africa