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Christine Farrugia, Ph.D.

Christine Farrugia is Director of Research Initiatives at the Columbia University School of Professional Studies where she conducts research on the future of work, lifelong learning, and educational access. She is also a Research Associate with the Cross-Border Education Team (C-BERT) and a faculty member with Glasgow Caledonian New York College (GCNYC). Previously, she was research director at the Institute of International Education (IIE) where she led Open Doors, a large-scale annual survey of international educational exchange in the United States, and other research on international academic mobility. Dr. Farrugia has collaborated and consulted extensively with colleges and universities, higher education associations, and national governments on wide-ranging higher education issues, including admissions and enrollment management, educational and career pathways of students, strategic internationalization, and data-driven planning. She has over fifteen years of experience as an administrator and researcher of higher education and is a frequent presenter and author on higher education topics. In 2014 she was awarded the Harold Josephson Award for Professional Promise in International Education by the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA). Dr. Farrugia is co-editor of The Great Skills Gap: Optimizing Talent for the Future of Work, forthcoming from Stanford University Press in June 2021. She holds a Ph.D. from SUNY-Albany and M.A. and Ed.M. degrees from Teachers College, Columbia University.