Sherif Barsoum has been in the field of international education for more than 29 years. He is currently the senior associate vice president for global services at NYU. Prior to NYU, Barsoum held positions at The Ohio State University and Vanderbilt University. Originally from Cairo, Egypt, Barsoum received his BA in political science and master’s degree in higher education administration from the Ohio State University and finished doctoral coursework at the University of Alabama. Barsoum regularly conducts training in intercultural programming and has served as chair of NAFSA’s Knowledge Community for International Student and Scholar Services as well as chair of NAFSA’s Region VI. He served on boards of NAFSA, CEA and AIEA. Barsoum is a passionate advocate for study abroad and international exchange. He has led student groups on short-term study abroad programs in Morocco, Egypt, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.