Amir Reza, PhD
Amir Reza is the dean of the Babson Academy for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurial Learning (Babson Academy), a dedicated unit within Babson College that inspires change in the way universities, specifically their faculty and students, teach and learn entrepreneurship. In this role, he is responsible for leading and collaborative advancement of Babson Academy’s strategy. He also is responsible for advancing overall internationalization efforts for Babson College through curricular and cocurricular programs. Reza formerly was vice provost for International & Multicultural Education at Babson College. His leadership efforts in internationalization of Babson College were recognized through the prestigious Senator Paul Simon Comprehensive Internationalization Award, and Forbes ranking Babson as the best school for international students in the U.S. He has held numerous positions in academic affairs, student affairs, and international education during the past 19 years at Babson. Reza has served on regional leadership boards for NAFSA: Association of International Educators, has served on the international advisory board of Tongji University, Shanghai, China, and CIEE Entrepreneurship Lab in Berlin, Germany. He currently serves as the chair of the Editorial Committee of the Association of International Education Administrators. Reza earned his Bachelor of Arts in international relations and his master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Maine. He earned his PhD in higher education administration at Boston College’s Center for International Higher Education.