David McCloud joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1988. He currently is acting Deputy Assistant Administrator in the Asia and Near East Bureau of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/ANE), and is the director of the Office for Middle East Affairs. Previous assignments included positions in USAID missions in Egypt, Malawi and Kenya, as well as in the Africa and Management Bureaus in Washington. He holds a BA degree from Trinity College and two MA degrees from University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), and completed coursework, exams and research for a PhD in Development Studies from University of Wisconsin at Madison. He was a Fulbright Scholar in 1983/84, conducting research in Tanzania on agricultural production, and a Peace Corps volunteer 1977-80 working as a budget analyst in the Ministry of Finance in Fiji.