Lynn Ilon - Short Bio

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Lynn Ilon is a Professor in the College of Education, Seoul National University in the Republic of Korea. She specializes in global knowledge economics and global learning systems and applies this specialization, generally, to poor countries.  As such, her scholarly work centers of how to bring together the disparate worlds of rich & poor, global & local, applied & theoretical.  Dr. Ilon has numerous publications including a book The Cost of Not Educating the World's Poor (Routledge Press) on emerging theories of global linkages, local knowledge and learning.  She has worked in the parallel worlds of academia and field work for decades having lived in the Pacific Islands (Micronesia, 3 years), the Middle East (Jordan, 1 year), Africa (Zimbabwe, 2 years; Zambia, 3 years), her native North America and now South Korea (over 7 years).  In addition, she has done fieldwork and other professional work in dozens of other countries spanning several regions of the world.  She has consulted for multilateral, bi-lateral organizations, regional and World banks and global and local NGOs.   Dr. Ilon holds degrees in Anthropology (B.A.), Educational Research & Statistics (M.S.), Economics (M.S.), and International Development Education (Ph.D.). 
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