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Beverly Lindsay

Beverly Lindsay

Lindsey.jpgProfessor of Education, Higher Education and Comparative & International Education Senior Scientist, Center for the Study of Higher Education, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

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Beverly Lindsay, Penn State Professor and Senior Scientist of Higher Education and International Policy Studies, is an Invited Visiting Professor at an Institute of Education (University of London) (2010-12), Inaugural University Fellow and former Professor at Dillard University (2010-12) and Visiting Professor at University of West Indies-Mona, Jamaica (2008-09).

She was named a 2006-07 Academic Fellow by the Foundation for Democracies (FDD). Her Fellowship included being in Israel in summer 2006. The 2006-07 Academic Fellows program based at Tel Aviv University includes professors from colleges and universities across the United States such as Berkeley, University of California at San Diego, Rutgers, and Florida State. FDD Academic Fellows create new courses and curriculum on terrorism and incorporated their learning and research into existing seminars. Fellows continue scholarly endeavors throughout the 2006-07 year to include conference presentations, research articles, and media communication as part of their university public engagement. Lindsay made presentations to the Education, Sociology, and Higher Education Unit at Tel Aviv University during the University's 50th anniversary observations. She conducted discussions and planning with the Institute for Diplomacy and Regional Cooperation.

Dr. Lindsay held a Distinguished Fulbright Fellowship at Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique. As a Senior Fulbright Specialist at the Institute for Peace, Leadership, and Governance and at Africa University in Zimbabwe, Dr. Lindsay engaged in peace and conflict resolutions with executives and civic leaders, initiated executive and faculty development, fostered strategic planning, and delivered media presentations. She was an Executive Fellow at the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy and served as an interim CEO when the chairman was on special missions. As the first American recipient of a new Senior Fulbright Specialist Grant to Korea in 2002, she facilitated and structured executive and faculty development design at Woosong, Seoul National, and Hong-Ik Universities. Other Fulbright endeavors included: presenting key addresses, enhancing strategic planning processes, fostering academic program evaluation in liberal arts and professional schools, and briefing the American embassy on endeavors in other settings. Formerly, Dr. Lindsay was Dean of the University Office of International Programs at Penn State and Dean of International Education and Policy Studies at Hampton University. Earlier, she was an Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Administration and Higher Education at the University of Georgia after being a senior administrator in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, also as part of the Secretary of Education's National Commission on Excellence in Education. She was the senior professional spearheading the international component of the seminar work, A Nation at Risk.

Honors and Awards

Elected to Council on Foreign Relations, Charles Thompson Annual Endowed Lecture at Howard University, President of Comparative and International Education Society, American Council on Education Government Fellow, Australian Ministry of Higher Education Grantee, and Ford Foundation Fellow. Grants and Funding Secured over $3.5 million for the University Office of International Programs; Secured over $1.2 million for Pennsylvania Academic Consortium (Penn State, Lincoln University, and University of Pittsburgh); Raised about $1 million in Penn State Capital Campaign. Spearheaded a strategic plan leading to Hampton University's $250 million Capital Campaign.

Publications (Full CV available here)

  • Lindsay, Beverly & Blanchett, Wanda J. (Senior Authors and Editors) (2011). Universities and Global Diversity: Preparing Educators for Tomorrow. New York & London: Routledge. 271 pp.
  • Lowther, Adam & Lindsay, Beverly. (Senior Authors and Editors) (2009). Terrorism's Unanswered. Westoprt, CT: Praeger.
  • Lindsay, Beverly. (Senior Author and Editor (2008). Foreword by John Hope Franklin. Ralph Johnson Bunche: Public Intellectual and Nobel Peace Laureate. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press. 208 pp.
  • Lindsay, Beverly. (2004). The Legacy of Ralph J. Bunche and Education: Celebrating the Centenary Year of Birth. Washington, DC: Howard University - Journal of Negro Education. National Exhibit: February through July 2005, Smithsonian National Museum of American History.
  • Lindsay, Beverly & Justiz, Manuel (Eds.), The Quest for Equity in Higher Education. Albany (New York: SUNY Press, 2001), 302 pp.
  • Ginsburg, Mark & Lindsay, Beverly (Eds.), The Political Dimension in Teacher Education (London and New York: Falmer Press, 1995), 284 pp.
  • Lindsay, Beverly (Ed.), African Migration and National Development (University Park, PA: Penn State Press, 1985), 180 pp.
  • Lindsay, Beverly (Ed.), Comparative Perspectives of Third World Women: The Impact of Race, Sex, and Class (New York: Praeger, 1983 and 80), 319 pp.
  • Wrote over 100 articles, chapters, essays, and reviews for scholarly journals and university publications. (Bibliography provided on request.) Cited numerous times in Social Science Citation Index and Education Index in journals such as Contemporary Sociology, International Studies Quarterly, and Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society.

Professional Experience & Activities

Advisory Boards

  • Chair, International Relations Council (2009-11).
  • National Security Education Program.
  • National Board for Southern Center for Studies in Public Policy (1990-2003).
  • 1996, CIC (Committee on Institutional Cooperation), Senior International Officers, Champaign/Urbana, IL.
  • 1998-2001, Chair, Strategic Planning Committee for International Affairs, National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges, Washington, DC.
  • 1996-2001, MUCIA (Midwest Universities Consortium for International Activities, Inc.), Columbus, OH.

Direct, plan, evaluate, and write in the areas of international relations, university academic program development, educational administration, international development, public policies, and minorities and women for the following select organizations from 1980s to present:

  • Office of Educational Research and Improvement
  • U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC
  • United States Agency for International Development, Washington, DC
  • Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC
  • Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ
  • Foreign Service Institute
  • U.S. State Department, Washington, DC

International Experiences

Director of academic programs, consulting, evaluation, research, and policy analyses, presentations, and study from 1980s to present on six continents and various geographical areas inter alia: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, England, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Korea, Liberia, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Namibia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, People's Republic of China, Russia, Rwanda, Scotland, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Tanzania, Thailand, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Courses Taught

HI ED 552, Administration in Higher Education
HI ED 557, Sociology of Higher Education
HI ED 571, Comparative Higher Education
HI ED 597, The Quest for Equity in Higher Education
AGE-Mozambique-Administration, Planning and Budgeting


  • Ph.D., The American University, Washington, DC. Administration and Management; Program Development and Evaluation.
  • Ed.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Higher Education and Policy Studies; Comparative Sociology of Education.
  • M.A., University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Sociology.
  • B.A., Magna Cum Laude, St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas. Sociology and Psychology.

For additional information about Dr. Lindsay visit the Center for the Study of Higher Education.

Administrative Biography

Dean, Penn State University
Dean and Executive Director, Hampton University
Associate Dean, University of Georgia
Senior Administrator, U.S. Department of State

Beverly Lindsay was the former Dean of the University Office of International Programs (UOIP) and Professor of Higher Education and Policy Studies at The Pennsylvania State University, where she addresses academic, research, and public service international matters for the university system. Since her tenure, curricular offerings that encompass international components have increased to 30%, student matriculation in international studies has increased by 100%, international student enrollments increased by over 50%, faculty from more than 30 colleges and campuses have garnered up to $25 million yearly in international grants and contracts, and the university is consistently ranked in the top three nationally in outgoing Fulbright senior awards. Dr. Lindsay was a key executive in launching the Pennsylvania Academy Consortium (with Penn State, the University of Pittsburgh, and Lincoln University), which focuses on international affairs, policy initiatives, and international development throughout the world, and which garnered $1 million in its first year of existence. She also initiated UOIP's semi-annual publication, the International Mosaic TM , and an International Fellows program that brings both international and domestic professionals to UOIP.

As chair of the Strategic Planning Committee for International Affairs of the National Association of State Universities and Land Grant Colleges (NASULGC), Dr. Lindsay's committee produced Expanding the International Scope of Universities: A Strategic Vision Statement for Learning, Scholarship and Engagement in the New Century . She is on the National Advisory Board for the Southern Center for Studies in Public Exchange of Scholars. An internationally known scholar, Dr. Lindsay is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She has presented at conferences, consulted on international affairs, and directed academic programs on both the national and international level. She conducted research and studied on six continents through grants from the Ford Foundation, U.S. Department of State-USIA, USAID, and U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Lindsay was president of the Comparative and International Education Society and served on the Executive Council of the World Council of Comparative Education. Dr. Lindsay has appeared on commercial and cable television programs and on public radio regarding her administrative roles and research. A volunteer with the Girl Scouts and other civic organizations, she is also listed in Who's Who in the United States and Britain. For fiscal reasons, a University executive decision was made to eliminate the Deanship.

Prior to coming to Penn State , Dr. Lindsay was Dean of International Education and Policy Studies and Executive Director of Strategic Planning at Hampton University . She planned, developed, and administered university-wide international academic programs, policy development, and strategic planning via cooperative relations with the president, vice presidents, deans, faculty, students, and the Board of Trustees. Hampton 's current $250 million Capital Campaign builds upon the strategic plan begun during her stewardship. As Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Administration and Higher Education at the University of Georgia 's College of Education, Dr. Lindsay had responsibilities for academic, international, faculty and student affairs, and academic grants for more than 230 full-time faculty and 4,600 undergraduate and graduate students.

As Administrator/Coordinator and Scholar-in-Residence for the Teacher-Text-Technology (TTT) initiative at the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Information Agency (USIA), U.S. Department of State, Dr. Lindsay developed and administered the TTT, a Fulbright funded interagency program for 10 countries via cooperative grants between American universities and international counterparts. As an American Council on Education Fellow and Senior Researcher at the National Institute of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, Dr. Lindsay was a senior professional to the National Commission on Excellence in Education for the U.S. Department of Education, the entity that produced A Nation at Risk.

Over 100 of Dr. Lindsay's articles, chapters, and essays appear in academic publications, as well as in her books: Universities and Global Diversity: Preparing Educator for Tomorrow (with Wanda J. Blanchett); Terrorism's Unanswered (with Adam Lowther); Ralph Johnson Bunche: Public Intellectual and Nobel Peace Laureate; The Legacy of Ralph J. Bunche and Education: Celebrating the Centenary Year of Birth; The Quest for Equity in Higher Education (with Manuel J. Justiz); The Political Dimension in Teacher Education (with Mark B. Ginsburg); African Migration and National Development; and Comparative Perspectives of Third World Women. She holds a Ph.D., in Administration and Management from the American University (Washington, DC) and an Ed.D. in Comparative Sociology of Education and Policy Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.