Joe Carney died peacefully on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at his home in Fairfax, VA after a long illness. He was 71 years old. Dr. Carney held a Ph.D. in African Studies from St. John''s University, NY, and M.S. in American History from Scranton University, PA, and M.A.s in Religious Education and Theology from the Maryknoll Graduate School of Theology and the University of the State of New York. Dr. Carney joined the United States Foreign Service in 1978. Joe worked with USAID, serving in Jamaica, Indonesia, and several countries in Africa. At his retirement in 2009, Dr. Carney was the USAID Director of the Office of Education and a U.S. delegate to UNESCO.