Peter Simpson, PhD

Peter Simpson currently serves as an advisory board member of Ball State University’s Center for International Development and as an independent consultant in the fields of international exchange, education, and development. Previously, Dr. Simpson worked with World Learning (WL) for 28 years in various administrative capacities and designing, delivering, and managing WL-administered programs with the International Visitors Leadership Program, Department of State youth exchanges, and other exchanges. He also served as a member of the board of directors of Global Ties (formerly National Council of International Visitors) and as WL’s representative on the board of directors of the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange. Through all of his experience, Dr. Simpson developed expertise in citizen exchange, public diplomacy and policy, proposal development, grants management, and program design and delivery. Dr. Simpson holds a doctorate in Germanic studies and linguistics from Cornell University; a master’s degree in Germanic studies from Princeton University; and a bachelor’s degree in German from Wesleyan University.


  • PhD, Cornell University
  • MA, Princeton University
  • BA, Wesleyan University
Peter Simpson, PhD

SIT Graduate Institute

Affiliated Faculty

MA in International Education

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