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Ivan F. Pacheco, Daniel Lincoln, Roy Y. Chan, Kara Godwin, David A. Stanfield, Hanife Akar, Ariane de Gayardon, Philip G. Altbach, Laura E. Rumbley, and Yukiko Shimmi
Philip G. Altbach and Laura E. Rumbley
David A. Stanfield, Ariane de Gayardon, Laura E. Rumbley, Philip G. Altbach, and Yukiko Shimmi

CIHE GAs on BC E-colloquia Newsletter: CIHE graduate research assistants were recently featured in the Lynch School of Education E-colloquia Newsletter (Winter, 2012) with a brief description of their research areas.

Philip G. Altbach
Director of the Center for International Higher Education and Research Professor of Higher Education

Philip G. Altbach is Research Professor and director of the Center for International Higher Education in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. He is the 2013 winner of the Houlihan award for distinguished contributions to international education by NAFSA and the distinguished career award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education. He was the 2004–2006 Distinguished Scholar Leader for the New Century Scholars initiative of the Fulbright program, and in 2010 was an Erudite Scholar of the Government of Kerala in India. A recent book, coedited with Jamil Salmi, is The Road to Academic Excellence: The Making of World-Class Research Universities. He is author of Turmoil and Transition: The International Imperative in Higher Education, Comparative Higher Education, Student Politics in America, and other books.  He coedited the International Handbook of Higher Education. Other recent books are World Class Worldwide: Transforming Research Universities in Asia and Latin America, Leadership for World-Class Universities: Challenges for Developing Countries and Trends in Global Higher Education: Tracking an Academic Revolution.
For more information visit his website.

Laura E. Rumbley
Associate Director

Laura E. Rumbley is associate director of the Center for International Higher Education, and is also a lecturer in the graduate program in higher education administration at Boston College. Laura was previously deputy director of the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA), a Brussels-based think tank focused on issues of internationalization and innovation in European higher education. She has authored and co-authored a number of publications, including the foundational document for the 2009 UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education, Trends in Global Higher Education: Tracking an Academic Revolution. Laura currently serves on the editorial review board for the Journal of Studies in International Education. She is active in the European Association for International Education (EAIE), where she is chair of the Publications Committee and is on the board of the “Research in International Education” special interest group. She is also affiliated with the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence. Laura received her PhD from Boston College following completion of a dissertation focused on internationalization in the universities of Spain.

Damtew Teferra
Coordinator of the INHEA

Damtew Teferra is the former director for Africa and the Middle East of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program, based at the Institute of International Education in New York. He was founding (former) Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Higher Education in Africa. He is author of Scientific Communication in African Universities: External Assistance and National Needs (2003, RoutledgeFarmer) and lead editor of both the award-winning book African Higher Education: An International Reference Handbook(2003, Indiana University Press) and African Higher Education: The International Dimension (2008, BC and AAU). He established the International Network for Higher Education in Africa. Damtew holds a Ph.D. from Boston College, USA, an M.Phil. from University of Stiriling, Scotland, and a B.Sc. from Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia.

For more information visit his website.

Ariane de Gayardon de Fenoyl
PhD Student, Graduate Research Assistant

Ariane de Gayardon is a Research Assistant at the Center for International Higher Education and doctoral student in the Boston College Higher Education program. Her research interests include countries that offer tuition-free public higher education. Before moving to Boston, Ariane was a teaching assistant at King’s College London University in the United Kingdom, where she taught students up to the bachelor level. Ariane earned a master degree in English and Education from the Université Paris Ouest-Nanterre, as well as one in Engineering from the École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Saint-Etienne, one of the grandes écoles in France.

Georgiana Mihut
PhD Student, Graduate Research Assistant

Georgiana Mihut is a Research Assistant at the Center for International Higher Education and a doctoral student at the Boston College Higher Education program. Her research interests concern the impact of university reputation on the employability of graduates, quality assurance in higher education, higher education as a socially responsible actor, teacher training programs, and international higher education. Before moving to Boston, Georgiana completed the Erasmus Mundus Master in Research and Innovation in Higher Education, the Education and Globalization international master course provided by University of Oulu, Finland and a bachelor in Political Science at Babes-Bolyai University, in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Her work experience includes coordinating the Survey Team of the Course Quality Advisory Board of the Erasmus Mundus Students and Alumni Association, and multiple internships in organizations such as the Swedish Council for Higher Education, the Romanian Agency for Quality Assurance in Higher Education and the Parliament of the Republic of Germany.

Salina Kopellas
Administrative Secretary of the CIHE

In her 12th year of service to Boston College, Salina Kopellas is the administrative secretary to the director of the Center for International Higher Education. She manages the Center’s grants and database, and facilitates the editing and dissemination of the Journal of International Higher Education. Prior to joining the Center, she worked as the administrative secretary to the dean of the Lynch School of Education.

Edith Hoshino
Publications Editor

Edith Hoshino is author of Women in America and coeditor of German Feminism: Politics and Literature. She was managing editor ofEducational Policy for two decades.