International Vocational Education and Training Association

North America

   Sandra Poirier, North America VP
Dr. Poirier has been employed at Middle Tennessee State University since 2005.   She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Family and Consumer Sciences from Florida State University and University of Arizona respectively.  Her Ph.D. was received in 1998 from Florida International University in Miami, Florida,  in Adult Education/Human Resources Development.  Prior to coming to MTSU, Dr. Poirier taught three years at Zayed University in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Additionally, she has worked at the University of Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Florida International University, Florida Atlantic University, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Service, and the Provincial Government of Alberta, Canada.  Dr. Poirier has been a member of IVETA since 2008 and attended many national and World Congress conferences in Malaysia, Nashville, Las Vegas, and New Orleans.   Dr. Poirier has more than 15 years of international teaching experience working in culturally diverse environments.  Her strengths include creating innovative educational programs with a focus on culture, identifying appropriate outreach efforts to solve community problems, and empowering students for successful careers.  She has been recognized for her ability to create and teach online courses, work as an advisor for a student organization, and creating positive educational strategies for optimal learning.

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United States


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