Ann Mason, PhD

Mason Education Group
Member-at-Large, NAFSA Board of Directors

Ann Mason has more than 20 years’ experience in international education, higher education administration, and U.S.-Latin American academic cooperation. Mason currently directs her own international higher education consulting firm, Mason Education Group, based in Bogotá, Colombia. Her previous positions include executive director of the U.S.-Colombia Fulbright Commission and professor and chair of the Political Science Department at the University of the Andes, both in Bogotá. She serves on the boards of directors of the University of Rosario and of the U.S.-Colombia Binational Center and is a member of the Accreditation Standards Steering Committee of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA). Mason has advised the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá, the Institute of International Education, the World Bank, the Land Grant University Colombia Consortium, Colciencias, Javeriana University, Tadeo University, and the Ceiba and EDUCA Foundations. Mason’s NAFSA service includes chair of the Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Knowledge Community and chair of the Latin American Forum. Mason received her undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, and holds a PhD in political science from Yale University.