Current MIDA students

Meet current MIDA students within the Department of Political Science at Western Michigan University and learn about their interests.


Research interests: Rural Development, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Sustainable Development, Adolescent Reproductive Health, Gender and Development 
Field of specialization: Behavior Change Communication, Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Program and Project Planning and Budgeting.
Education: Bachelor of Arts Integrated Development Studies from the University for Development Studies, Ghana 
Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) 
Certificate in Geographic Information System (GIS) Operations from University of Twente (ITC), Enschede, The Netherlands 

Christopher Barton

Education: B.A., Grand Valley State University

Samir Bayan

Education: B.B.A., Kardan University

DAria Blinova

Education: Bachelor of International Relations and Law, Federal State Budget Educational Institution of Higher Learning, Kuban State University

Ilay Inceefe

Education: B.S., Philosophy, M.S. Philosophy, Middle East Technical University (Universiteler Mahallesi)

Jad Itwai

Education: B.A., The University of Toledo

Bikash Jha

Education: B.A., Humanities and Social Sciences, M.A., Economics, Tribhuwan University

Ebenezer Kwakye


Paul Okello

Education: B.A., University for Development Studies 

Victor Erving Novas Nunez

Education: Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE)

Mackenzie Scholte

Education: B.A., Anderson University

Breanne Stokes

Education: B.A., Adrian College

Komilakhon Tursunova

Education: B.A., Uzbek State World Languages University


Research interests: higher education studies, educational inequality, urban studies, sustainable development
Field of specialization: 
education studies, international development projects
Education: Bachelor of International Relations, National Research Tomsk State University