NAFSA Announces Two New Senior Fellows in Internationalization

Fellows program promotes dialogue and creates resources for the globalization of U.S. higher education


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For Release: May 8, 2013

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2013 – NAFSA: Association of International Educators has named two new Senior Fellows in Internationalization: Ms. Hanneke Teekens, director of information services at Nuffic, the Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education, and Mr. Kevin Kinser, associate professor at University at Albany-State University of New York's School of Education.

“We are very pleased that Hanneke Teekens and Kevin Kinser have agreed to join our distinguished group of Senior Fellows in Internationalization,” said Bob Stableski, NAFSA senior adviser for planning and service development. “They bring invaluable experience and additional perspectives to a team of experts who are expanding NAFSA resources for the internationalization of higher education.”

Hanneke TeekensIn addition to her leadership role at Nuffic, Teekens is chair of the Association for Studies in International Education (ASIE), which publishes the Journal of Studies in International Education. She is a member of the Supervisory Boards of Esprit Schools in Amsterdam and the Foundation for Dutch Education Worldwide (NOB). Teekens is a regular guest speaker at seminars and international conferences. She has coordinated or managed numerous international projects in Europe, Eastern Europe, and Asia, particularly in Vietnam. Previously she worked as a lecturer and researcher, at the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool van Amsterdam).

Kevin KinserKinser's area of expertise is for-profit higher education, international higher education policy, and higher education quality assurance. 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. He is the author of more than 40 articles, chapters, and scholarly reports, and regularly presents papers at conferences in the United States and abroad. He is the co-editor of Higher Education in the United States: An Encyclopedia (ABC-CLIO, 2002), a two-volume overview of American postsecondary education since World War II, and the author of From Main Street to Wall Street: The Transformation of For-Profit Higher Education (Wiley, 2006). His most recent books are The Global Growth of Private Higher Education (Wiley, 2010) and Multinational Colleges and Universities: Leading, Governing, and Managing International Branch Campuses (Jossey-Bass, 2011).

NAFSA Senior Fellows for Internationalization are a diverse group of individuals who lend their expertise, experience, and wisdom to advance NAFSA's internationalization strategy. They help identify and define the key cutting-edge topics the association should be addressing to foster the internationalization dialogue.

In addition to Teekens and Kinser, NAFSA's Senior Fellows for Internationalization are Dr. John K. Hudzik, a former president of NAFSA and previously vice president for global engagement and strategic projects at Michigan State University; Dr. Jocelyne Gacel-Ávila, University of Guadalajara; Dr. Madeleine F. Green, a higher education consultant and senior fellow at the International Association of Universities in Paris; Dr. JoAnn S. McCarthy, academic director of INTO University Partnerships-North America; Dr. Kristopher N. Olds, professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; and Alan Ruby, education policy adviser and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania's higher education management program.

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