Director of the Executive Doctorate in Higher Education Management
Senior Scholar, Penn AHEAD
Higher Education Division
Higher education in developing countries and economies; global trends and issues in higher education; gender and higher education; gender and economic development and growth
Diane Eynon knows there is a big world out there. For over 25 years, Dr. Eynon has worked in international education and business here in the United States as well as countries including Brazil, Singapore, China, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. She is also an expert on the intersections between gender, higher education and economic development. Dr. Eynon focuses on international partnerships and projects that strengthen research and institutional capacity and facilitate joint research and networking. Dr. Eynon is currently working, in partnership with the University of Cambridge, on the establishment of a Graduate School of Education at Nazarbayev University (NU) in Kazakhstan.
Peter Eckel, writing with Cathy Trower, cautions that the traditional committee structures and operating procedures of university, college, and state system boards have not kept up with the times and can benefit from focused institutional review.
Laura Perna speaks about academics' frustrations with predatory practices in the student loan industry. "We have this structural reliance on loan servicers," she explains. "If they're not doing their job, it's a problem."