GlobalEd Founder & Director
Bryan McAllister-Grande is the founder and director of GlobalEd. He has over 20 years of experience in global higher education strategy, program design, intercultural teaching and coaching, assessment, and curriculum development. He is Director of Academic Integration and Planning at Northeastern University’s Global Experience Office. Bryan has twice served on the national Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Leadership team for NAFSA: Association of International Educators, and he co-founded NAFSA’s Global Studies Literature Review. He formerly led initiatives or programming at Brandeis University, Clark University, and E.F. Education.
Bryan has authored over 25 publications in higher education history, internationalization, and intercultural education. He is the co-author of NAFSA’s International Higher Education Research: The State of the Field (2020) and a contributor to The Handbook of International Higher Education, Second Edition (2022), The Promise of Higher Education (2021), and The Future Agenda for Internationalization in Higher Education (2018).
Publications and Presentations
Journal Articles & Book Chapters
– “The Evolving Definitions of Internationalization: The Question of Values.” Co-Author with Hans de Wit, Fiona Hunter, Douglas Proctor. The Handbook of International Higher Education, 2nd Edition. SAGE, 2021.
– “General Education for a Closed Society: Neo-Puritanism in American Civic Education after World War II,” Teacher’s College Record, Volume 123, Number 11, 2021.- “The Beginning of History and the University.” The Beginning of History and the University. In: van’t Land, H., Corcoran, A., Iancu, DC. (eds) The Promise of Higher Education. Springer, Cham, 2021.
– “The Inner Restoration: Christian Humanists Fighting for the Supernatural Order, 1925-1955.” Change and Continuity in American Colleges and Universities: Lessons from Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Innovations. Ed. Nathan M. Sorber. New York: Routledge, 2020.
– “Toward Humanistic Internationalization: Does the Current Western Theory of Internationalization Have Protestant Capitalist Roots?” In The Future Agenda of Internationalization in Higher Education: Next Generation Insights into Research, Policy, and Practice. Ed. Douglas Proctor and Laura E. Rumbley. Abingdon: Routledge, 2018.
White Papers, Reports, and Essays
– “The Paradoxes of Global Education.” GlobalEd. September 2022.
-“Curriculum Internationalization Restructured.” GlobalEd. August 2022.
– “Global Education as Unity.” GlobalEd. August 2022.
– “International Higher Education Research: The State of the Field.” Co-Author with Melissa Whatley. Washington, DC: NAFSA: Association of International Educators. 2020.
– “Golden Ages on the Horizon.” International Educator. NAFSA: Association of International Educators, September/October 2019.
– “Golden Ages on the Horizon: International Higher Education and the Knowledge Revolution.” Trends and Insights. NAFSA: Association of International Educators, July 2019.
– “Education for a Free Society? Ancient Knowledge, Universities, and the Neoliberal Disorder.” History of Knowledge, May 17, 2019,
– “Changing the Foundations of International Education: Fixing a Broken System and Working for Social Justice.” The Global Impact Exchange. Diversity Abroad, Winter 2018.
– “Building a ‘Philosophy of Life’”. U.S. Intellectual History Blog, August 13, 2015.
– “The Metaphysical Club as a Bildungsroman.” U.S. Intellectual History Blog, February 12, 2014,
Teaching Case Studies
–The Campaign for Spelman College. Harvard Educational Press, 2015.
Book Reviews and Review Essays
– “International Education and the Common Good: An Appraisal of the First Ten Years of the Global Studies Literature Review.” Co-author with Melissa Whatley. Global Studies Literature Review 10, January 2020.
– Promoting Inclusion in Education Abroad: A Handbook of Research and Practice edited by Heather Barclay Hamir and Nick J. Gozik. Global Studies Literature Review 9, January 2019.
– “The Power of the Disciplines and the Internationalization of Knowledge.” Global Studies Literature Review 7, 2016.- “The Climate for Progress in International Education.” Global Studies Literature Review 4, 2013.
– Challenges to the Liberal Arts Curriculum: Perspectives of Developing and Transitional Countries edited by Patti McGill Peterson. Global Studies Literature Review 4, 2013.
– Reflections on the Past, Present, and Future of Internationalizing Higher Education by Josef Mestenhauser. International Educator 22 (4), 2013, 18-19.
– Higher Education in Turmoil: The Changing World of Internationalization by Jane Knight. International Educator 20 (4), 2011, 18.
– Globalization’s Muse: Universities and Higher Education Systems in a Changing World edited by John Aubrey Douglas, C. Judson King, and Irwin Feller. International Educator 19 (4), 2010, 16.
– Know Your Enemy: The Rise and Fall of America’s Soviet Experts by David C. Engerman. Global Studies Literature Review 1, April 2010.
– “J.D. Salinger’s Pedagogic Creed.” Global Studies Literature Review 1, April 2010.
– With Daniel Araya, co-editor of The Evolution of Liberal Arts in the Global Age. Global Studies Literature Review 9, January 2019.
– With Christopher Minnix, author of Rhetoric and the Global Turn in Higher Education. Global Studies Literature Review 9, January 2019.
– With Kris Olds. “The Big Picture: Conversations with Experts in the Field of International Education.” NAFSA, 2012.
Global Studies Literature Review, 2010-2018 (Co-founding Editor)
– “Collaborating with Faculty at the Course and Program Levels – Study Abroad and Beyond.” AIEA Thematic Forum Curriculum as a Collaborative Space: How to Organize Catalytic and Effective SIO-Faculty Collaborations on Curricula. April 9, 2021.
– “International Higher Education Research: The State of the Field.” Presentation the NAFSA Academy for International Education. August 4, 2020.
Papers and Conference Panels
– “Education for a Free Society?: Ancient Knowledge, Universities, and the Neoliberal Disorder.” Political Culture and the History of Knowledge Conference, German Historical Institute, Washington, DC, June 6-8, 2019.
– “The Epistemology of Global Learning.” Symposium on Global Learning, Worcester State University, October 2, 2018.
– “The Role of God: Is American Higher Education Christian?” Conference on Creating Civic Competence: The Critical Challenges, Cambridge, MA, May 4, 2018.
– “What Happened to the ‘International Mind’ Movements?: 1930s Curricular Reform and 1940s Gate-Keeping in Elite American Universities.” American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, Thursday, April 27, 2017.
– “Utopians, One Worlders, and ‘Educationists’: The Making of Harvard’s General Education in a Free Society.” History of Education Society Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, November 5-8, 2015.
– “Interdisciplinarity and Cultural Unity at the 1936 Harvard Tercentenary Celebration.” Society for U.S. Intellectual History Annual Conference, Washington, DC, October 17, 2015.
– “The Rise and Fall of World Citizenship Courses in the 1930s and ’40s.” American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 20, 2015.- “Scientific Humanism and the Yale Curriculum.” Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, MI, March 5 – 7, 2015.
– (With Julie A. Reuben) “The Protective Veil of History: The Fate of Progressive Citizenship Education in Mid-Twentieth Century American Higher Education.” Colloquium on Cultures and Institutions, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA, November 17, 2014.
– “Searching for Modern Unity: Philosophy and General Education at 1940s Yale.” Society for U.S. Intellectual History Annual Conference, University of California-Irvine, November 1, 2013.
– “Idealist Philosophy and the Humanities at Mid-Twentieth Century Yale.” Conference of the International Society for Intellectual History, Princeton University, June 7, 2013.
Conferences and Symposia Organized
– Creating Civic Competence: The Critical Challenges. Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA, May 3-4, 2018.
– One Size Does Not Fit All: Sustained Global Commitments for the Small and Medium Sized Institution, AIEA Thematic Forum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, January 28-29, 2011.
Panels Organized, Chaired, or Presented On
– “Journals and Scholarship in International Education: Trends and Core Texts.” NAFSA Annual Conference, Washington, DC, May 30, 2019.
– Seminar on Internationalization and Innovation, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Friday, May 29, 2015.
– “Global Education’s Troubling Questions: What Are the Benefits, and For Whom.” Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA, November 12, 2014.
– “Advancing International Education on Our Campuses Through Research.” NAFSA Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO, May 2010.
– “Strategies for Advancing Peace and Justice Initiatives in International Education.” NAFSA Annual Conference, Kansas City, MO, May 2010.
– “Legitimizing International Education on Our Campuses Through Research.” NAFSA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA, May 2009.
– “Research in International Education Roundtable.” NAFSA Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA, May 2009.