Dean, Babson Academy & Global Education
Amir Reza began his career in international education 20 years ago at the University of Maine working with ESL students. He has held numerous positions in academic affairs, student affairs, and international education during the past 17 years at Babson College. He is currently Vice Provost for International & Multicultural Education responsible for providing leadership for collaborative advancement of the college’s internationalization and efforts designed to create a more inclusive campus for students. In this role he oversees several areas of the college including international student & scholar services, education abroad, faculty-led electives abroad, multicultural programs, multi-faith programs, and service learning.
Dr. Reza has served on regional leadership boards for NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and has presented at numerous national and international conferences on international education. He has also served on the international advisory board of Tongji University, Shanghai, China. In addition, he has provided consulting on pedagogy and curriculum development for the intercultural and international higher education graduate program at Lesley University. He currently serves as the Chair of the Editorial Committee of the Association of International Education Administrators.
Reza’s areas of expertise include international education, global competency, academic advising and personal support, and higher education administration. His research focus is on student learning outcomes of higher education internationalization, and in particular intercultural development.
Reza earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a Master’s in Higher Education Administration from the University of Maine. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration at Boston College’s Center for International Higher Education.