►Born in California and raised in Oregon, Sharon worked for 20 years in Washington DC; lived abroad from 1990 – 2010, and has been working in developing areas of the world for over 30 years, primarily in Southeast Asia. She is fluent in Bahasa Indonesian.
►Sharon’s academic credentials include a PhD from the University of South Australia’s International Graduate Program in Management; an MBPA from Southeastern University in Washington D.C. in Business and Public Administration; and master and bachelor degrees (MM, BM) from the Juilliard School in New York City in Viola Performance. Her first undergraduate degree, a bachelor in science, was from Portland State University in Oregon where she double-majored in Psychology and Music. Dr. Eng has been associated with the University of Canberra (Australia) Faculty of Business, Government and Law since 2010 where she serves as Adjunct Associate Professor .
►Her academic pursuits include research and writings on NGO organizational effectiveness; NGO/NPO misconduct, rules-breaking and dysfunction; and the social-political-structural tensions arising from global donor relations with local indigenous nongovernmental organizations. She also continues to explore the roots of radicalism within organizations and radical social behaviours of activist groups and associations: their organizational structures and belief systems as reflected in management protocols; and their effectiveness within communities.
►Writings (see listing in a separate link below) include these recent titles: “Rogue NGOs and NPOs: Content, context, consequences”; “Fourth sector responses to development aid: Reinventing capitalism in the third world?”; and “Unintentional and intentional deviant domestic and international philanthropy”.
►Specialized training include certifications in project management; project monitoring and evaluation; bamboo cultivation and utilization; good manufacturing practices (GMP); USAID professional managers training; and two years in-situ field research in Central Java, Indonesia on the organizational effectiveness of Indonesian grassroots NGOs.