Ryan Larsen, PhD
Ryan serves as Senior International Officer and Executive Director of the Institute for Global Engagement at Western Washington University. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Affairs, a Master of Public Administration degree, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Language and Literature and in International Affairs. Most of his career has focused on Education Abroad, and his research interests include international education policy and public diplomacy. He currently serves on CIEE’s Academic Consortium Board and as a NAFSA Academy Coach for NAFSA Region 1. His past service includes being Treasurer and Chair of NAFSA Region 12 and Chair of NAFSA’s Regional Affairs Committee. Ryan was awarded an International Education Administrator Fulbright to Japan.