At an AIEA Thematic Forum at George Mason University in Incheon, South Korea
At the Best Practices Forum at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois
On the American University of Iraq campus in Sulaimani, Kurdistan
I am a strategist and scholar at the intersection of higher education and international affairs. I serve on the faculty at the George Washington University.
My research focuses on international campuses, geopolitics and education, and academic communication with the public. I am the founder and director of the Global American Higher Education database and research initiative. My writing has appeared in International Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, among other venues.
I am proud to serve as Vice President of the American University of Iraq Foundation, a U.S. tax-exempt charitable organization that supports liberal arts education in Iraq.
As a university administrator, I have led change management, communications, development, and research units. I have been a researcher at non-profit organizations centered on higher education governance and assessment of student learning outcomes, as well as a consultant to a wide variety of higher education institutions and international development agencies.
Among my prior appointments are Senior Director of Organizational Strategy and Change at Northwestern University, UNESCO Co-Chair of International Education for Development at the George Washington University, Director of Higher Education Research for Hanover Research, and inaugural Director of the U.S. Office for the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani.