International Institute for Higher Education Research & Capacity Building

Professor Kathleen A. Modrowski

Prof. Modrowski is a distinguished American educator, education administrator and scholar. Born in Toledo, Ohio, began her university studies in the United States, at the University of Toledo, Ohio where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in History and English Literature. She completed her graduate studies in France at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS – School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences), a leading French research and degree-granting institution. She was awarded the Diplôme d’Etudes de l’EHESS, an advanced degree equivalent to a Master of Arts, in the ethnology of the Arab world. Her dissertation, the fruit of three years of field research in the Tunisian Sahara, was entitled “Cent Ans de Séderisation” (“One Hundred Years of Sedentarisation”), an ethnographic study of a Bedouin tribe in transition from seasonal nomadism to an economy based on migrant remittances. Ms. Modrowski worked as a consultant at the United Nations Economic, Social and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), at its Paris headquarters for many years. One of the projects was for the Division of Environment on visual documentation in social science research.