International Work

South Africa:

Work began with a Fulbright Scholar Award in 1998 and has continued regularly. To see details click here


Invited Consultant, American University of Cairo (AUC), Egypt: Invited to provide consultation concerning the development of a Graduate Program in Education. The one-week visit included making two presentations: “A Graduate School of Education for the Future,” and “Challenges and Tensions in Planning.” November 30 – December 7, 2007.


Member of a MSU College of Education delegation led by Dean Carole Ames to visit schools and universities (including Beijing Normal University, Sichuan International Studies University, Southwest University, and Pudong Software Park Corporation) in five cities in China


Invited Presenter, Seminar on Academic Writing and Publishing at Srinakharinwirot (SWU) University, Bangkok, Thailand, December, 2006. This seminar was part of a four-day visit to discuss possible MSU-SWU collaborations.


Invited Presenter, International Seminar on the Strategy for Development of Education in the Sultanate of Oman, 2006-2020. March 14-16, 2005. (I was one of about 10 international higher education scholars invited to Oman to review their reform plan for education and speak at a conference of 400 educational leaders from Middle Eastern countries.)


Three-Day Workshop on Needs Assessments and Proposal Writing, Cantho University. Marilyn Amey, David Chapman, and I designed and facilitated a workshop for about 50 university and community college faculty on assessing institutional needs and designing proposals to address those issues. The workshop was carried out completely in translation.


Team member for American Council on Education/USAID Seminar in Japan to discuss higher education cross-national collaborations. Hiroshima, Japan, October 17-21, 2004.

Work with Rwandans studying in the U.S.:

Taught one-week workshop on “Teaching in Postsecondary Education” to Rwandan higher education leaders and teacher participating in the Partnerships for Enhancing Agriculture in Rwanda through Linkages Project (PEARL).