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Blanco, Gerardo

Gerardo L. Blanco Boston College, USA

Gerardo L. Blanco is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Higher Education, and Academic Director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education and Human Development. He received his Ed.D. in Educational Policy and Leadership, with a concentration in Higher Education, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Prior to joining Boston College, he served on the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Boston and at the University of Connecticut. His research explores the intersections of quality and internationalization in higher education and is motivated by a commitment to global social justice and a deep curiosity for the ways higher education institutions define, improve and communicate their value to different stakeholder groups. The author of over 30 journal articles to date, his research has been published in Higher EducationStudies in Higher Education, the Comparative Education Review, and the Review of Higher Education. In 2017, he received the “Best Research Article Award” from the Comparative & International Education Society’s Higher Education SIG. In 2014 and 2020, his work received honorable mentions from the same organization.

Blanco is a Fulbright Specialist; his teaching, research and consulting have taken place in 15 countries and 5 continents. He has been a visiting faculty member at Shaanxi Normal University (China), visiting expert at the International Centre for Higher Education Research (INCHER) at the University of Kassel (Germany) and teaching fellow at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (Poland).