Recruiting Team

Sufei Li, a graduate of Nanjing University, P.R. China, the University of London and the University of Maryland at College Park, and a member of NAFSA: The Association of International Educator, has specialized in comparative higher education.  Ms. Li has been evaluating educational credentials since 1992.  In 1998 she became The Knowledge Company’s Director of Educational Credential Evaluation and in 2001 assumed the leadership role of the company.  Since 2002, Ms. Li serve as a Liaison Officer of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and Program Coordinator of the China Center for International Education Exchange (CCIEE). Her Liaison job expanded to work with the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in 2006. She assists AASCU, AACC and CCIEE to manage the “Sino-American 1+2+1 Dual Degree Program”, the “Extended Sino-American Leadership Training” program, and the Vocational Education Leadership Training (VELT) Program.  These partnership programs enable Chinese students to study at American universities, Chinese university senior administrators to receive training regarding American higher education administration on American college and community college campuses, and American college and university senior administrators work closely with Chinese partner institutions regarding academic exchanges and cooperation.

As a British Council Scholarship winner, Sufei Li earned a master’s degree in Comparative Education from the University of London.  She also received a master’s degree in American Higher Education Administration and Policy Studies from the University of Maryland.  Ms. Li’s research on Chinese education has resulted in both presentations and publication.  Her most recent work focused on the experience of Chinese students, scholars, and professionals in American science, technology and business.  It was published as “Navigating US-China Waters: The Experience of Chinese Students and Professionals in Science, Technology and Business” in The Expanding Roles of Chinese Americans in US-China Relations, Peter Koehn and Xiao-Huang Yin, by M.E. Sharpe. 2002.

France Pruitt

With almost 50 years of work in the field of international education, Dr. France Pruitt possesses an exceptionally wide range of formal knowledge and hands-on experience.  Her greatest interest and strength are in the promotion and facilitation of exchanges of people from one culture to another.  She founded and is currently president of International Education Associates, Inc., a consulting firm dedicated to international education.  Over a period of more than 25 years, she created and directed three foreign student offices at Northwestern University, the University of Delaware, and State University of New York at Buffalo, and created and directed the Office of International Programs at George Mason University.  She has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the governments of Japan and Togo, the State of New Jersey, USAID, and the Departments of Agriculture, Education, and State.  She has traveled in many parts of the world, for the former USIA, a Japanese organization called NCN, and NAFSA: the National Association for International Educators.  She is presently working as a consultant for USAID/ASHA, serving as a monitor and evaluation specialist.

She has expertise and has lectured on topics such as cross-cultural training, accreditation, orientation to the United States, life on an American campus, American culture, and other aspects of U.S. education.  She has served on a number of panels to select participants for scholarships, teaching, and study abroad programs.  Africa and Asia have been her two major regions of specialization, though she is acquainted with other regions as well.  She has supervised a large staff of professional and support personnel, and has prepared and managed large budgets.  Besides English, France is also fluent in French and reading knowledge of Spanish.  She studied Arabic, Flemish, German, Japanese, Latin and Russian.   She graduated from Swarthmore College, received a Master’s degree from SUNY at Buffalo and has a doctor’s degree from La Sorbonne, France.

Manda Fang is a graduate from Xi'an Foreign Languages University, P. R. China., with a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature. Upon arrival to this country, she obtained a Master of Science in Rhetoric and Technical Communications from Michigan Technological University. Since 2005, she served as the senior analyst with The Knowledge Company. Ms. Fang has a broad knowledge of educational systems from many different countries. She has evaluated educational credentials from countries such as the pacific-rim countries, Germany, Spanish speaking countries, European countries, as well as the Commonwealth countries. In 2008, Ms. Fang joined SEF International and now is the Senior Project Manager for the language programs with China.

In the early 1990s, she served as a faculty member at the Xi'an Foreign Languages University where she taught English as a Second Language to teachers and candidates who were preparing to pursue further studies in English-speaking countries, such as the United Kingdom and United States. While pursuing her master's degree, she taught English Writing courses to American college students. After graduation, she also taught Chinese language and culture at the Language Services of the U.S. Department of Defense.

Besides the teaching experience for more than ten years, Ms. Fang also worked as the assistant editor for Computers and Composition (an international journal for teachers of writing), and was a freelance translator and interpreter for Chinese and English languages.