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Aryn Baxter, Ph.D.

Full-Time Faculty

School of Education and Health Sciences: Department of Educational Administration


Email: Aryn Baxter, Ph.D.
School of Education and Health Sciences, Department of Educational Administration

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Education Policy and Administration: Comparative and International Development Education, University of Minnesota, 2014
  • M.A., Education Policy and Administration: Comparative and International Development Education, University of Minnesota, 2008
  • B.A., International Affairs and Sociology, Gordon College, 2005

Research Interests

  • Access to international higher education and global learning 
  • Lived experiences and outcomes of international scholarship programs and university partnerships
  • Engaging students as partners
  • Transformative leadership development

Courses Taught

  • EDU 972 Program Evaluation
  • EDU 971 Learning Assessment
  • EDU 975 Dissertation in Practice

Selected Honors and Awards

Professional Activities

  • Comparative and International Education Society; Board Member (2018 - 2021)

Selected Publications

Green, W., & Baxter, A. (2022). Engaging students as partners in international education. In D. K. Deardorff, H. de Wit, B. Leask, & H. Charles (Eds.) The handbook of international higher education (2nd Edition, pp. 306 - 324). Sterling, VA: Stylus. 

Baxter, A. (2019). Engaging underrepresented international students as partners: Agency and constraints among Rwandan students in the United States. Journal of Studies in International Education, 23(1), 106-122.

Campbell, A. C., & Baxter, A. (2019). Exploring the attributes and practices of alumni associations that advance social change. International Journal of Educational Development, 66, 164-172.

Baxter, A. (2018). The benefits and challenges of international education: Maximizing

learning for social change. In J. Dassin, R. Marsh & M. Mawer (Eds.), International scholarships in higher education: Pathways for social change. Palgrave Macmillan.

Mlambo, Y. A., & Baxter, A. (2018). “What can I offer America?” A postcolonial analysis of faculty motivations and perceptions in North-South university partnerships. FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 4(3), 33-55.

Baxter, A., Campbell, A. C., & Martel, M. (2017). The Scholarship Program Research Network: A new international community for studying and evaluating scholarship programs. The Association of Commonwealth Universities.

Marsh, R., Baxter, A., Di Genova, L., Jamison, A., and Madden, M. (2016). Career choices, return paths and social contributions: The African alumni project. Full Report. Toronto: The Mastercard Foundation.      

Baxter, A. (2015). International education in the wake of identity-based conflict: A multi-directional relationship. Institute of International Education Networker, Fall 2015, 36-37.

Pellowski Wiger, N., Chapman, D., Baxter, A., & DeJaeghere, J. (2015). Context matters: A

model of the factors associated with the effectiveness of youth entrepreneurship training. Prospects, 45, 533-547.

DeJaeghere, J., & Baxter, A. (2014). Entrepreneurship education for youth in Eastern Africa: A capabilities approach as an alternative framework to neoliberalism’s individualizing risks. Progress in Development Studies, 14(1), 61-76.