Bio


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


Brendan develops university-wide strategy and services that make it easier for faculty and students to carry out dynamic international research. He is passionate about finding new and creative ways to promote interdisciplinary research that addresses global issues.

Brendan leads the International Research Working Group, sponsored by the Vice Provost and Dean of Research, as well as the university's International Response Team. He is a sponsor of numerous technology projects designed to make OIA the international networking hub for Stanford's international activities.

Brendan has been engaged in international education since 1997, and is fascinated by the impact globalization is having on international higher education.

Supervisors


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)

Professional Interests


Global Education Development, Strategic Planning, International Affairs, History Education, National Identity Formation, Curriculum Development, Assessment and Evaluation, Project Management, Knowledge & Change Management

Work Experience


  • 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.

    Location

    Washington, DC

  • 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.

    Location

    New York City, NY

  • Assistant Director, Loyola Marymount University (8/6/2001 - 8/15/2004)

    Office for International Students and Scholars

    Location

    Los Angeles, CA 90045