Richard Rodman

PhD, Georgia State University
SCT, MAEd, Murray State University
AB, Indiana University

Professor, International Education
Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management
Richard Rodman, who holds a doctorate in comparative international education, teaches graduate courses in international education, program planning and project design, social change, and intercultural communication. Richard has a special interest in theory-to-practice modeling in international and experiential education, non-formal education, and intercultural communication. A current research focus is the internationalization of higher education campuses in the US and other countries, and he co-edited the January 2013 volume of AUDEM: The International Journal of Higher Education and Democracy, focusing on that theme.

Richard has extensive experience in community development and education work in Lesotho and South Africa, and has tackled assignments in more than 50 other countries in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. Before joining the Graduate Institute faculty in 2001, he served as an academic dean at Warren Wilson College, where he introduced the college’s broad-based education abroad program. He also directed international education and global leadership development in more than 60 countries for the Presbyterian Church (USA). Richard remains active in the Comparative International Education Society and NAFSA, and serves as a consultant to colleges, organizations, and programs in the US and abroad. He is a retired civil affairs officer in the US Army Reserve.