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After 17 years at the Univ. of Chicago last Friday was my last day. This coming Monday, October 2nd I start a new position as Assistant Provost for Global Education at Columbia College Chicago.

After 3 days of work I fly to Australia as I was invited to speak as well as sit on a panel at the IEAA Research Roundtable (full program available here) in Hobart, Tasmania and I will stay the rest of the week to attend the AIEC conference. This opportunity is not related to my work at Booth nor Columbia College but is, of course, international education related. After the conference I will be heading home to hire a new director of study abroad and a new director of international student and scholar services!

I’m very excited for this new professional opportunity but incredibly sad to be leaving some really great people that I have grown very fond of and will miss dearly!


Links to 250+ DACA statements issued by institutions of higher education and 30+ associations, program providers, and joint statements compiled by Soren Peterson available on GeoAnth Research at http://www.geoanth.com/daca.

The PIE News published an interesting article entitled “What could the rescission of DACA in the US mean for international education?” that readers may find of interest.

Many thanks Soren for your work on compiling this important list!

My dining room is a bit messy!  More info forthcoming on some exciting things happening!

I had a great visit yesterday to the University of Michigan Ross School of Business where I gave a workshop to the Global Initiatives team on becoming more involved in the field of international education.

Here I am talking about my engagement with GoAbroad.com and my tweets of me wearing my various GoAbroad hats! To clarify, this was at the end of the formal part of the workshop but we will still talking about engagement in the field.

GoAbroad Hat Talk at Ross

Update 6/26/2017

You can view a cleaned up Storify version of the tweetchat via the following WES tweet (click on start button):


WES Tweetchat

This coming Tuesday, June 20th at 2:00pm EDT (New York City time) I will be co-hosting with World Education Services and other esteemed colleagues an #IntlEdNow tweetchat entitled A Discussion on International Education in a Shifting Geopolitical Climate.  Invited tweetchat co-hosts follow:

David Comp:  Associate Director of International Programs in the University of Chicago Booth School of Business; Study Abroad Research Consultant for the Center for Global Education at California State University at Dominguez Hills; and, Principal & Founder of International Higher Education Consulting and IHEC Blog.

Jason E. Lane:  Chair of the Department of Educational Policy and Leadership, Director of the Cross-Border Education Research Team, and founding executive director of the SUNY Academic & Innovative Leadership (SAIL) Institute

Francisco Marmejo:  The World Bank’s Lead Tertiary Education Specialist and Coordinator of its Network of Higher Education Specialists

Lisa Meritz:  Director of Communications for the Office of International Affairs, Temple University

Martyn J. Miller:  Interim Assistant Vice President for International Programs in the Office of International Affairs

Jessica Sandberg:  Director of International Admissions at Temple University

Hans de Wit:  Professor and Director of the ‘Center for International Higher Education’ (CIHE) at Boston College. Founding member and past president of the European Association for International Education (EAIE)

I believe that IHEC Blog followers will find this #IntlEdNow tweetchat to be very stimulating and I hope you are able to hold the time on your calendar and follow along with the discussion!

If you are not on Twitter you can follow the embedded discussion via IHEC Blog!

A forthcoming book I contributed a chapter to entitled Promoting Inclusion in Education Abroad: A Handbook of Research and Practice will be published later this year by Stylus Publishing.

The book is edited by Heather Barclay Hamir and Nick J. Gozik, with Foreword by Esther Brimmer, and includes the following chapters:

Table of Contents:

Part I: Framing the Discussion

1) Introduction: The Case for Equitable Access in Education Abroad

2) The Changing Face of U.S. College Students

3) Underrepresentation in Education Abroad: A Review of Contemporary Research and Future Opportunities (my chapter with Lily Lopez-McGee and Eduardo Contreras Jr. – Many thanks to Lily for leading our efforts with this chapter!)

Part II: Research and Practice

4) Students of Color and Study Abroad: From Barriers to Results

5) First-Generation College Students and Study Abroad: Examining the Participation Gap and Successful Strategies for Promoting Access

6 There and Back Again: A Study Abroad Journey with Men

7) Commitments that Work: Removing Barriers for Students with Disabilities in Education Abroad

8) Promoting Education Abroad Among Community College Students: Overcoming Obstacles and

Developing Inclusive Practices

9) Strategies for Mobilizing Students in the Sciences: A Case Study

10) Engineers Abroad: Opportunities for Sophomores in International Education

11) Undocumented Students and Access to Education Abroad

Part III: Next Steps

12) A Way Forward: Advocacy and Action

13) Concluding Thoughts and Moving Forward

I will post to IHEC Blog with more details once the book is available for purchase. You can read more about Promoting Inclusion in Education Abroad: A Handbook of Research and Practice here.

My IHEC Blog post entitled “Running List of University/College and Higher Education Organization/Association Responses to President Trump’s Executive Order Entitled “Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry into the United States by Foreign Nationals Issued January 27, 2017” was cited in the:

Brief of the Association of American Universities as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioners’ Requested Relieve in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York in case of Hameed Khalid Darweesh, et al., Petitioners and People of the State of New York, by Eric T. Schneiderman, Attorney General of the State of New York, Intervenor-Plaintiff, v. Donald Trump, President of the Unites States, et al., Respondents [Filed 2-16-17]

Hameed Khalid Darweesh was an Iraqi translator for U.S. forces who entered the U.S. on a valid visa and was detained at JFK for ~18 hours shortly after President Trump’s first immigration executive order was issued.

The AAU Brief [which is a good read] is available at: http://bit.ly/2m4m6AB

My IHEC Blog Post is available at http://bit.ly/2k7ixtQ

1st screenshot is of the top of page 1 of the brief and the 2nd screenshot is of the footnote citation of my blog post on the bottom of page 3.

IHEC Running List Citation p. 1IHEC Running List Citation p. 3