Board of Directors
Joy Amulya, PhD, works domestically and internationally to promote research and practice in the implementation, support, and evaluation of community and development initiatives.The primary focus of Joy’s work has been to apply her background in human development to creating innovative methods for learning and engaging knowledge generated from community-based work. At the Center for Reflective Community Practice at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Joy co-developed a learning technology called Critical Moments Learning, which has been widely implemented in domestic and international settings. She has extensive experience designing and implementing strategies for learning and knowledge building with community organizations, project teams, philanthropic institutions, university courses, service learning teams, and research groups. Joy has also directed large-scale participatory and empowerment evaluation projects, and trained students and faculty in methods for engaging the knowledge and experience of community practitioners. Her current work focuses on community health, indigenous knowledge, community-engaged research, HIV/AIDS, women’s empowerment, and issues related to children living in poverty.