Dr. Randy Lee Hatfield, PhD

Position: Academic Advisory Team

Dr. Randy Lee Hatfield is a senior education expert with over 25 years of experience in designing, leading and evaluating education sector programs. He has served for over 9 years with USAID as an Education Office Director in Islamabad, Pakistan and a Deputy Director for a Regional Mission Office in Sindh where he processed $155 million in basic education funding ($81 million on-budget support for school infrastructure and $74 million for technical assistance).

He has also served as a team leader on multiple designs, evaluations from basic to tertiary education and youth projects and has advised host governments on education policy and system reforms. As a senior education consultant, he conducted a technical review of the Jordanian Ministry of Education’s pre-service teacher education model. He also led a task force on teacher accreditation and certification for the World Bank and advised the Punjab Department of Education in Pakistan on teacher continual professional development. As a policy consultant for UNESCO, he led a team that prepared a national policy framework for teacher education, which led to the establishment of a national accreditation process, improved pre-service programming and the establishment of bachelor’s degree programs in education within Pakistani public universities. While serving as the Director for Education at the Aga Khan Foundation/Pakistan,

Dr. Hatfield advised and managed grants to strengthen early childhood education and teacher education degree programs at the Aga Khan University-Institute for Education Development. International agencies that Dr. Hatfield has served include USAID, World Bank, DfID, World Vision, Aga Khan Foundation, UNICEF, and UNESCO. He received a Masters’ Degree in International Development from American University, School of International Service and a Ph.D. degree from the London School of Economics in Social Policy and Administration with research focused on decentralization of education administration in Balochistan, Pakistan.

Dr Hatfield was brought into advise AIM-X Foundation on its educational projects and programmes globally. His commitment to Education as a fundamental pillar of development is evident in his career and personal philanthropic activities.