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Senior Leaders

Michael S. Tetelman, PhD, JD

Acting Director, Global Education, Employment and Engagement

Michael Tetelman leads FHI 360’s work in global learning and exchanges and in social, economic and civil society development. He oversees technical and research work and cultivates new business for projects and programs that operate globally.

Tetelman is a senior international development specialist with more than 20 years of experience designing, leading and managing portfolios and programs in the economic growth, education and government service-delivery sectors. Prior to joining FHI 360 in 2016, he worked at the Education Development Center in Washington, DC, as a Principal International Technical Advisor, providing technical, management and strategic advice on livelihoods and workforce development initiatives and public-private partnerships.

He has also worked for SRA International, an informational technology services firm, as well as the Academy for Educational Development. At both organizations, he managed global technology projects funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). He began his career at the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association on a variety of technology development projects, such as directing a USAID-funded project that established a network of business internet centers in Ukraine.

Tetelman holds a doctorate degree in history and African studies from Northwestern University, a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Yale University.