Lisa Hartenberger Toby, PhD, is an international development practitioner who manages formal and nonformal education projects in a variety of settings, including post-conflict and fragile countries. During her 20-year career, she has strengthened local education systems; overseen the development of classroom curricula; led teacher training initiatives; and built local capacity to deliver high-quality educational services in the Philippines, Liberia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, and Sudan.

Hartenberger Toby has collaborated with ministries of education, funders, nongovernmental organizations, community members, and private sector partners to build sustainable, effective programs. In 2014, she coordinated EDC’s USAID-funded efforts to deliver literacy and numeracy lessons over the radio during West Africa’s Ebola crisis.

Hartenberger Toby holds a PhD in International Communications from the University of Texas at Austin.