October 10-11, 2018
Featured Speaker: Dr. Roger Brindley
Vice President, USF World
University of South Florida
Roger Brindley, Ed.D. leads USF World overseeing system-wide global engagement for the University of South Florida (USF), currently ranked 36th among public institutions in the U.S. by the Times Higher Education World Rankings and Top 100 for public universities in the U.S. by the Academic Ranking for World Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In 2013, USF World was a recipient of the Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization. During the 2015-16 year, the university was recognized as a 2016 Peace Corps Top College for undergraduate volunteers and in 2016-17 as the third ranked graduate school for Peace Corps volunteers in the United States. In 2017, the Fulbright Commission announced USF as the number one producer of Fulbright Faculty Scholars across all universities in the United States, and the institution currently ranks fourth. Recently, USF earned the designation as a “Preeminent State Research University” from the Florida Board of Governors
A USF professor for 22 years, Brindley has received the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award and the USF President’s Award for Faculty Excellence, and he was identified as an Honored Professor by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars in 2001. Brindley has written numerous articles in North American and European publications on policy and practice in higher education, has served as editor for three national/international journals, and frequently speaks at international conferences around the world. In 2014, Brindley was elected to the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) Commission on International Initiatives, and has spoken at national conferences of the APLU, the Association International Education Administrators, as well as the British Council Going Global conference. From 2015 to 2017, Brindley was elected the APLU Executive Chair for the Commission on International Initiatives.
During 2016-18 Dr. Brindley continued as Vice President while serving as Interim Dean to the College of Education. Today, he leads USF World and the international student success initiatives for almost 5,000 students from 145 countries and the 2,250 outgoing faculty, staff and students completing academic experiences abroad, while documenting the global footprint of over 1,200 USF faculty who conduct teaching, scholarship and research overseas.