Dr. Andrew Law is the Academic Dean of The College of Global Studies. In addition to his role as Academic Dean, he is also currently serving as the Interim Executive Director of Arcadia Abroad. He holds an AB from Georgetown University and a Ph.D from the University of Minnesota in American Studies.
With over 30 years of administrative experience in higher education, he is a leading figure in the international education community. He previously held leadership roles in education abroad at the University of Minnesota, Macalester College, Lawrence University, and Denison University, and governance roles with NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the Forum on Education Abroad, the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, the Great Lakes Colleges Association, IES, SIT Study Abroad, and the Higher Education Association for Urban Affairs.
Drawing on this extensive experience, Dr. Law leads the efforts of The College to develop education abroad opportunities that serve a diverse group of students through providing opportunities to amplify and extend their undergraduate and graduate educational programs, offering global learning opportunities that stimulate and challenge their world views, broaden their notions of where they may work and contribute, and provide a context where learners can assume greater responsibility for their lives and choices.
His current intellectual interests focus on the construction of explicit linkages between the educational purposes of experiential learning in education abroad contexts and the pedagogical and formational imperatives of a liberal education. He has published and presented widely on these topics, and is considered a thought-leader in higher education regarding the intersection of experiential, international, and liberal education.
Dr. Law is also a proud parent of two engaging and intellectually curious teenagers, a task that he has the privilege of sharing with his wife of thirty years
You can find him on Twitter at @DrAndyLaw.