Featured Rotarian: Manisha Javeri

Standing exactly five feet tall, Manisha Javeri is living proof that giants come in all sizes. A native of India, she came to the United States in 1999 to pursue a graduate education. What an awesome education she has accomplished!

After receiving a B. Sc. In Chemistry, a M. Sc. In Physical Chemistry, and a B. Ed. with emphasis in Science and Math Education, all from the University of Bombay, she enrolled in the doctoral program at the University of Northern Colorado. In 2003 she earned a Ph.D. in Educational Technology, with a Minor in Applied Statistics and Research Methods. Her area of emphasis was Interactive Technologies and Distance Learning.

In September 2010 she was a Rotary World Peace Fellow and studied at the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand. There she received a Certificate in Peace and Conflict Resolution. Her research was Using Technology to Design Humanitarian Interventions.

Manisha currently teaches at the California State University of Los Angeles where she is a tenured member of the faculty in the Educational Technology and Leadership program. She currently teaches dissertation Lab courses and is a Dissertation Committee member for a Ph.D. student in the TESOL program at the University of Rochester.

Her favorite authors are Sir Arthur Conan Boyle, Sherlock Holmes, and Jane Austin. She is a deep thinker with a compassionate heart. She loves to travel, especially to Africa, and is most at home in Mozambique. When in that country, she loves sitting on the floor and relating to the citizens in a caring, personal and down-to-earth kind of way.

Her fantasy meal would include Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King, Jr., Oprah Winfrey and President Bill Clinton.