Dr. Chip Barder is entering his 46th year as a professional educator. He has a BA in Economics with a teaching credential in the Social Sciences, a Master’s in Counselling, and a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teaching. He has been a teacher, counselor, and principal at all three levels: Elementary, Middle, and High School. He has also been a university faculty member in teacher education and school administration.

He has been the head of three different international schools before UNIS Hanoi for a total of thirteen years. He has served in Kinshasa, Congo; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Pekanbaru, Indonesia; Damascus, Syria; Moscow, Russia; and Warsaw, Poland. In the USA, he has worked in Bloomington, Indiana; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Tampa, Florida; East Lansing, Michigan; and Bellingham, Washington.