International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building

Dr. Krishna Bista

Krishna Bista is Vice President of the STAR Scholars Network and a Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy at Morgan State University, Maryland, and the Founding Editor of Journal of International Students. His research interests include comparative and international higher education issues, global student mobility, and innovative technology in teaching and learning. His recent books include Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (Routledge, w/Chan and Allen), Global Perspectives on International Student Experiences (Routledge), Higher Education in Nepal (Routledge, w/Raby and  Sharma), Rethinking Education Across Border (Springer, w/Gaulee & Sharma), and Inequalities in Study and Student Mobility (Routledge, w/Kommers). Dr. Bista serves on the editorial review boards for Kappa Delta Pi Record, Teachers College Record, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, and International Journal of Leadership in Education.

Dr. Bista has organized more than 70 professional development workshops on a variety of topics related to college student experience, international student/faculty mobility, internationalization and exchange programs, and cross-cultural studies; has published 15 books, and more than 80 articles, book chapters and review essays. He presents annually at national and international conferences. He is the founding Chair of the Comparative and International Educational Society (CIES) Study Abroad and International Students SIG and the editor of the Routledge Global Student Mobility Series.  Previously, Dr. Bista served as the director of Global Education at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he was also Chase Endowed Professor of Education in the School of Education. He holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership/Higher Education, a specialist degree in Community College Teaching and Administration, both from Arkansas State University, an MS in PostSecondary Education/Higher Education from Troy University, Alabama.