Kyle is a PhD candidate in the International and Comparative Education program at Teachers College, Columbia University. His dissertation, “The Emergence of the American University Abroad,” explores the growth of self-labeled American higher education institutions overseas. Part of his study examines how U.S. diplomats have responded to the establishment of these institutions. During the 2016-17 academic year, he will conduct dissertation research in the United Arab Emirates as a National Security Education Program David L. Boren Fellow.
Prior to his doctoral work, Kyle was an administrator and lecturer at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani. He has also served as a consultant for colleges and universities on issues concerning institutional governance and assessment of student learning outcomes. Kyle earned graduate and undergraduate degrees from St. John's College (MD) and Wabash College (IN).