Dr. Bill Robertson Geibel

GlobalEd Early Career Research Fellow


A global scholar and practitioner, Bill Robertson Geibel currently holds a dual appointment at UC San Diego’s Sixth College as a faculty member and the Associate Director of Experiential Learning. In this role he oversees and teaches within the College’s experiential learning program, where he strives to develop real world learning opportunities that incorporate the values of civic engagement, critical reflection, and  global citizenship. 

As an academic, Bill’s teaching and scholarship lies at the intersection of globalization, diplomacy, and higher education. In particular, much of his work investigates the diplomatic role of universities, including how they prepare students to be engaged citizens, both within and beyond national borders. His work has been published in multiple outlets including the Journal for Comparative and International Higher Education, the Journal of Education and Social Sciences Research, and the Journal of Turkish Weekly.

Prior to joining UC San Diego, Bill worked at UCLA’s International Institute, the Foundation for California Community Colleges, and the US State Department as a Fulbright scholar in Kirikkale, Turkey. He holds a BA from UC Santa Barbara, an MA from Brandeis University, and a PhD in International Education from UCLA. 

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