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Kevin Kinser. Ed.D

Kevin Kinser is Professor and Head of the Department of Education Policy Studies, and Senior Scientist in the Center for the Study of Higher Education at The Pennsylvania State University. He is also a Senior Fellow for Internationalization at NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Kinser is a graduate of Columbia University’s Teachers College (New York).

He studies non-traditional and alternative higher education, particularly the public policies and organizational structures related to private for-profit institutions and international cross-border higher education. Kinser is co-founder of the Cross-Border Education Research Team (C-BERT) which investigates the scope and impact of international branch campuses worldwide. Kinser is the author or editor of four books and more than 70 articles, chapters, and scholarly reports, and he is regularly invited to present his research at conferences in the United States and abroad. Because of his research, Kinser is regularly sought out by national and international media outlets for commentary on for-profit and international higher education. He is  co-editor of a book on US quality assurance called Accreditation on the Edge: Perspectives and Controversies in Higher Education Quality (Johns Hopkins Press). He can be reached at

Dr. Kinser’s CV -1.2019