Codde elected to military education board
The committee provides oversight and guidance as to the ways in which military education at MSU may best serve the university, state and nation. This includes review and evaluation of policies and procedures, instruction, facilities, faculty selection, curriculum and revisions in the departments of Military Science and Aerospace Studies.
A graduate of the Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education (HALE) doctoral program at MSU, Codde’s work has focused extensively on educational reform and international development in Islamic countries in conflict or crisis such as Algeria, Lebanon and Pakistan. His work has given him a unique perspective on the issues and challenges facing educators and students in these countries and how reform can make a positive change in the educational outcomes of a nation.
Codde also works with the Confucius Institute at MSU on programs to promote the teaching of Mandarin Chinese and Chinese culture to K-12 students across the United States. Most recently, he negotiated a contract with the Clark County School District in Las Vegas – the nation’s fifth largest — to offer Mandarin online to high school students.
Codde is also a member of the MSU Muslim Studies faculty. In addition to his work with MSU, he consults for USAID and the Higher Education for Development (HED) office on educational funding issues in the Middle East and North Africa. He has consulted on a privately funded program to rebuild schools destroyed by the Taliban in Pakistan’s Swat Valley.