Faculty candidate colloquium

Virtual/Online Event

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Kim Ghee
  • Faculty and Staff
  • Candidate for Vice-Dean and Professor

    Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation

    Kevin Kinser, Ph.D.
    Department Head,  Educational Policy Studies
    The Pennsylvania State University
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    Kevin Kinser is Professor and Head of the Department of Education Policy Studies, and Senior Scientist in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at The Pennsylvania State University. A graduate of Columbia University's Teachers College (New York), Kinser studies non-traditional and alternative higher education, particularly the public policies and organizational structures related to private for-profit institutions and international cross-border higher education. Kinser is co-founder of the Cross-Border Education Research Team (C-BERT) which investigates the scope and impact of international branch campuses worldwide. Kinser is the author or editor of five books and more than 70 articles, chapters, and scholarly reports, and he is regularly invited to present his research at conferences in the United States and abroad. Because of his research, Kinser is regularly sought out by national and international media outlets for commentary on for-profit and international higher education. His latest book is Accreditation on the edge: Challenging Quality Assurance in Higher Education, published by Johns Hopkins Press. Prior to joining Penn State, he was associate professor and chair of the department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies at the University at Albany, SUNY. He has also taught in the higher education programs of Louisiana State University and Columbia University’s Teachers College.