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, the J. Donald Monan SJ Professor of Higher Education
Philip G. Altbach is the director of the Center for International Higher Education and the J. Donald Monan, SJ professor of higher education in the Lynch School of Education. Dr. Altbach has extensive experience in the field of comparative and international higher education. He is editor of The International Academic Profession (1997: Carnegie), co-editor of American Higher Education in the 21st Century (1997: Johns Hopkins, revised edition in press), former editor of the ASHE journal, The Review of Higher Education, and the editor of International Higher Education: An Encyclopedia (2 volumes). He is author of Comparative Higher Education,Higher Education in the Third World, and other books. His most recent book is Asian Universities: Historical Perspectives and Contemporary Challenges (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004). He co-edited In Defense of American Higher Education with Patricia Gumport and Bruce Johnstone, published in 2001. Professor Altbach holds a doctoral degree from the University of Chicago. His research interests include comparative education, history and philosophy of higher education, international education, student political activism, the academic profession, and knowledge networks.
For more information visit his website.
Laura E. Rumbley
Laura E. Rumbley is associate director of the Center for International Higher Education. She is also a lecturer in the graduate program in higher education administration at Boston College and serves as the website content editor for the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence. She 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. Laura 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. A former US Foreign Service Officer, Laura currently serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Studies in International Education, and on the board of European Association for International Education’s (EAIE) “Research in International Education” special interest group. She received her PhD from Boston College following completion of a dissertation focused on internationalization in the universities of Spain.
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.
Graduate Research Assistant
Yukiko Shimmi is a doctoral candidate and a research assistant at the CIHE where she contributes to the design and content of the center's website and online database. Yukiko's research focuses on international visiting scholars and their experiences in the United States. Yukiko earned her masters' degree in Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota with a Fulbright scholarship. She also holds a Bachelors' of Arts in Human Relations from Keio University in Japan. At the University of Minnesota, she worked for International Student and Scholar Services and contributed to programing and support for international and domestic students. Previously she worked for two Japanese universities in student services and academic affairs with both domestic and international students. Yukiko's articles, "The Decline of Japanese International Students" (issue #64, Summer 2011) and "Should Japanese University Shift the Academic Calender?" (issue #70, Winter 2013) were published in International Higher Education.
David A. Stanfield
Graduate Research Assistant
David Stanfield is a Research Assistant at the Center for International Higher Education and doctoral student in the Boston College Higher Education Administration program. Prior to joining the Center, David served as the Director of Student Activities and First-Year Programs for five years at Carnegie Mellon University’s international branch campus in Doha, Qatar. His primary research interests include cross-border higher education (specifically in the Middle East and East Asia) and student affairs. David earned a master’s degree in College Student Personnel from Miami University in Ohio. David recently co-authored an article discussing branch campuses in China in the Fall 2012 issue of International Higher Education.
Iván Pacheco has a law degree from the Universidad Externado de Colombia, a masters degree in sociology of law from the International Institute for Sociology of Law in Spain and a masters in higher education from Boston College where he is currently pursuing his PhD. He has been a visiting scholar at Oxford and an intern at LASPAU-Harvard. Iván has over ten years of higher education experience including his roles as Director of Quality Assurance for the Colombian Ministry of Education, acting Vice Minister of Higher Education, and board member for more than ten Colombian public universities. He represented his country at the UNESCO-OECD Guidelines for Quality Provision in Cross Border Higher Education meetings and at RIACES, the Ibero-American Network of Quality Assurance Agencies. His publications include: International Comparison of Academic Salaries: An exploratory Study (with L. E. Rumbley and P.G. Altbach, 2008); Educación culpable, educación redentora: Evolución legislativa de la educación superior en Colombia (2004), and Nuevo Compendio de Normas sobre la Educación Superior (2001).
Kara Godwin is a research assistant and former web developer at the Center for International Higher Education. She is a PhD candidate and Teaching Fellow in the BC Higher Education program. Kara’s research focuses on the increasing prevalence of liberal arts education around the world. Prior to coming to BC, Kara worked at the Northwestern University Center for Teaching Excellence where she consulted and led programming for international graduate students and faculty. She completed her master of science at Northwestern University (IL) and BA at Augustana College (IL). Prior to starting a career in higher education, Kara was an IT system project manager in the US and the UK. Her other interests include teaching and learning, social context, education policy, global citizenship and intercultural competence, curriculum development, and access and equity.
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 is author of Women in America and coeditor of German Feminism: Politics and Literature. She was managing editor ofEducational Policy for two decades.