Kyle A. Long is an administrator at Northwestern University and a scholar of international education and public diplomacy. He teaches a graduate-level course on the intersection of these fields at the George Washington University. Dr. Long’s research focuses on overseas American universities and foreign interference in higher education. His writing has appeared in International Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning. He is currently editing a special issue on foreign interference for the Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education. He is presently a Fulbright Specialist (2021–25) and formerly a Boren Fellow (2016–17). Dr. Long serves as Vice President of the American University of Iraq Foundation, a U.S. tax-exempt charitable organization that supports liberal arts education in Iraq. He is an active member of the Public Diplomacy Council. Among his prior appointments are UNESCO Co-Chair of International Education for Development at the George Washington University, Director of Higher Education Research for Hanover Research, and inaugural Director of the U.S. Office for the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani. Dr. Long earned a Ph.D. in International and Comparative Education from Columbia University.
Dr. Long’s 2022–24 CPD Research Fellowship project is “Global American Higher Education,” which will identify, analyze, and visualize American higher education institutions outside the fifty states from 1860 to the present.