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James Dorsett, PhD

Interim Director
Maryland Institute College of Art

James Dorsett, PhD has worked in international education for more than 20 years, mostly at large public universities. Currently he is the interim director of the Office of International Education at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Dorsett’s NAFSA involvement includes serving as chair of the Knowledge Community for International Student and Scholar Services and of Region V, member of the Leadership Development Committee, lead writer for the F-1 Student Advising for Beginners workshop, Region V regulatory ombudsperson, Academy Class II mentor, and presenter of numerous NAFSA sessions and workshops. Dorsett’s degrees include a PhD in educational leadership from Iowa State University, an MA in Russian history, and a master of education in higher education from Indiana University, as well as BAs in history and English from Baylor University. Dorsett has lived and worked in Germany, Russia, and the Netherlands.