I have been engaged in international education since 1997, and currently focus on the impact that globalization and global awareness has on international higher education.
Specialties: Global Education Development, Strategic Planning, International Affairs, International Agreements, Assessment and Evaluation, Project Management, Knowledge & Change Management, Web Strategy and Service Oriented Web Development
Current Role at Stanford
As the Director, Brendan is focused on international issues of long-term, strategic importance to the University. His goal is to help the university develop strategy and services that make it easier for faculty and students to carry out dynamic international research. In response to the impact globalization is having on higher education, Brendan works with schools and departments to develop creative ways to promote interdisciplinary research that addresses global issues. Brendan currently staffs the President’s “Global Advisory Council” and leads Stanford International Response Team.
Brendan has been engaged in international education since 1997, and has a Ph.D. in International Development Education.
Contact Brendan for:
- International research and exchange agreements
- International response planning
- New research centers and projects outside of the United States
Education & Certifications
Ph.D., New York University, International Education- Global Development and Education (2003)
M.A., New York University, International Education- Public Diplomacy Programs (2000)
B.A., College of the Holy Cross, History, German (Minor) (1996)
Global Education Development, Strategic Planning, International Affairs, History Education, National Identity Formation, Curriculum Development, Assessment and Evaluation, Project Management, Knowledge & Change Management
Senior Program Officer, United States Department of State (10/1/2006 - 7/6/2011)
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs- Fulbright Programs Branch for Middle East and North Africa (2010-2011); Study of the United States Institutes Branch (2006-2010)
Oversaw annual budgets of up to $19.5 million. Managed academic programs for scholars, professionals, and students. Administered cooperative agreements with U.S. universities and educational organizations. Analyzed grant proposals, assessed and monitored programmatic risk. Primary point of contact for U.S. Embassies and Consulates working on Fulbright programs. Implemented multiple Presidential and Congressional initiatives.
Senior Researcher, New York University (9/1/2004 - 8/31/2006)
Program in International Education
Research in international education, world history curriculum development, impacts of history and social studies education on perceptions of national identity. Direct field studies in international education.
New York City, NY
Assistant Director, Loyola Marymount University (8/6/2001 - 8/15/2004)
Office for International Students and Scholars
Los Angeles, CA 90045