David Comp currently works as the Senior Adviser for International Initiatives in The College at The University of Chicago. He has also consulted on several international education related projects for a variety of institutions and higher education organizations. He serves on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Studies in International Education & has co-authored several book chapters and reports on international education topics. His research focuses on the use of international education for soft power and public diplomacy efforts; methodology of data collection on global student and scholar mobility and on the history of international education exchanges. He received his doctorate in Comparative and International Education from Loyola University Chicago. The posts on IHEC Blog do not represent the thoughts and opinions of past or present employers or clients and are solely those of David Comp or guest bloggers.