Showing posts with label David Comp. Show all posts
Showing posts with label David Comp. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

My Dissertation “The National Security Education Program and Its Service Requirement” is Now Available Online

Loyola University of Chicago eCommons made my dissertation available for download yesterday and should you have interest in the National Security Education Program you may find interest in my dissertation.  The suggested citation and link follow:

Comp, David J., “The National Security Education Program and Its Service Requirement: An Exploratory Study of What Areas of Government and for What Duration National Security Education Program Recipients Have Worked” (2013).Dissertations. Paper 509. http://ecommons.luc.edu/luc_diss/509

Thursday, May 9, 2013

A Note of Thanks to Everyone Who Helped Me with my Dissertation

As this blog posts here on IHEC Blog I am participating in commencement at Loyola University Chicago and will receive my Doctorate in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Comparative and International Education.  It was a long nine years to complete this degree and there are many to thank and I wish to specifically thank everyone who helped me with my dissertation and those acknowledgements follow:




THE NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION PROGRAM AND ITS SERVICE REQUIREMENT:  AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF WHAT AREAS OF GOVERNMENT AND FOR WHAT DURATION NATIONAL SECURITY EDUCATION PROGRAM RECIPIENTS HAVE WORKED

I would like to acknowledge everyone who has assisted me throughout my doctoral studies over the years.  I would first like to acknowledge my adviser, Dr. Noah Sobe, for agreeing to serve as my adviser and for his patience and feedback during the many courses I took with him and as I completed my dissertation.  Additionally, I would like to thank Dr. Robert Roemer and Dr. David Ensminger for agreeing to serve on my dissertation committee.  I truly appreciate all of their time and assistance as I navigated this process!

A very special thanks is due to my friend and colleague Dr. Kevin Gormley at the National Security Education Program for his encouragement dating back to a lunch meeting in Los Angeles in 2009 to our phone conversations and e-mail communications throughout 2010 and 2011 about my project.  This dissertation would not have been possible without Kevin’s support and assistance!  I also wish to thank the many staff members at the National Security Education Program including Dr. Michael Nugent, Judy Collier, Roy Savoy, Katie Davis, Alison Patz, and Stuart Karaffa for their approval of my project, their time in reviewing my survey instrument and providing valuable feedback at our meeting back in November 2010 and their assistance in launching my survey instrument.  I also wish to thank Genie Lomize, Treasurer of the Boren Forum, and Dr. Philip Lyon, Former Executive Director of the Boren Forum, for their support of my dissertation and for Dr. Lyon’s continued support and time to meet at the National Security Education Program Office in November 2010 to review and provide feedback on my survey instrument.  A note of thanks is also due to Christopher Powers, Director of the Boren Awards for International Study at the Institute of International Education for answering my e-mail questions about historical program dates.  I hope that the National Security Education Program, the Boren Awards for International Study and the Boren Forum will find some value in the results of my dissertation.

I also want to thank all of the National Security Education Program Alumni (Boren Scholars and Boren Fellows) who took time out of their busy schedules to complete my survey instrument!

Additional gratitude is offered to many colleagues in the field of international education who provided resources and feedback as I worked on my dissertation.  This list of individuals includes the following:  Dr. Gary Rhodes and Dr. Miloni Gandhi from the Center for Global Education at the University of California, Los Angeles for taking time out of their busy schedules to review and provide feedback on my dissertation proposal and survey instrument; Mickey Slind for sending me her personal collection of primary documents related to the early years of the National Security Education Program (they will always have a home in Bury Book International Education Library & Archive); Elizabeth Mandeville for sending me a valuable  primary document pertaining to the early years of the National Security Education program; Stephanie Kirmer for taking the time out of her schedule to meet with me and provide a statistics tutorial and for lending me one of her publications as I worked on the data analysis portion of my dissertation; Kyle Flynn for helping me better understand the statistical analysis of my results; and, Dr. Louis Berends for his friendship and support throughout our studies and time at Loyola University Chicago and beyond.

Further acknowledgement and thanks is due to my supervisor Christine Gramhofer at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  Her support for time off to work to research and write my dissertation was truly helpful and greatly appreciated!

Thank you to my mother Vicky and Sam, father Jim and Mary Ellen, and my mother and father-in-law Therese y Don Carlos for their encouragement and continued support over the years and their enthusiasm as I neared my goal.

Finally, but most importantly, I wish to thank my wife Ana and children Gabriela, AndrĂ©s y Lucas for their patience, assistance, support and faith in me.  The nights away from the family while attending classes and the days and nights away from them while writing my comprehensive exams and, in particular, this dissertation were truly difficult.

I could not have completed my research without the support of all these wonderful people!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

IHEC Blog's Facebook Page Reaches 1,000 Followers

Earlier this week, IHEC Blog's Facebook page reached 1,000 Followers. Thanks to all who have come along for the ride and for those of you who have yet to join the fun you can certainly do so at https://www.facebook.com/IHECblog.


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Top 17 IHEC Blog Posts of 2012

Long time readers of IHEC Blog have noticed a variety of changes here over the years.  One noticeable change has been in the way I post.  Like many, my life is crazy busy.  I have a family of three young children, a full-time job, trying to finish my dissertation, on the editorial board of the Journal of Studies in International Education, I edit and publish IHEC Blog as well as manage several related internet properties, and occasionally I try to find some time to relax.  As a result, my blog posts have changed over the years and often times I only have enough time to embed a video that may be of interest to readers.  I also have significantly decreased the number of times I post to IHEC Blog (from a high of 282 posts in 2009 to 61 posts in 2012).  Despite all of this, IHEC Blog had a good year in terms of readership and when analyzing the various analytic tools and data available to me (and factoring out SPAM, bots and other non-interested visitors) it appears to be a worthy endeavor.

Following are the top 17 most visited IHEC Blog posts in 2012.


Future Conference Sites of U.S. Based International Education Organizations

Tips for Getting into the International Education Field

At What Age Can Someone Study Abroad?

The Climate for Innovation

List of Movies/Television Programs where the Characters go Abroad

We need students. For each student you bring us, we give you a 100 euros commission

Bibliography of Select Articles & Resources to Help International Educators Establish a New Media Presence

French Fries, French Dressing, French Bread and to drink, Peru

If you are interested you can link the top posts of 2011, 2010 and 2009 (didn't produce a list for 2008).  You'll notice some overlap between the years with popular posts.  Perhaps a Top 10 (or Top 23) all time most popular post compilation is due...but that won't happen until things slow down!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

IHEC Blog will Return to Regular Programming Soon!

I've been out of the blogging game for a bit.  Work is crazy busy, I fit in a short family vacation, I'm trying to work on (and finish) my dissertation, work became even more crazy busy upon return from vacation and my full-time job as father (and husband) is always in constant motion and demands the most valuable time so posting to IHEC Blog was and remains on hold.

I'll be back soon...at least that is the plan!

Photo credit:  lethaargic

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

International Higher Education Consulting website has new look

I have a healthy web presence within the international education community and the main website for my side consulting work International Higher Education Consulting can be found at davidcomp.wordpress.com/.  My other main website, IHEC Blog (where this post originated from), could arguably be called my home base as it is much more popular and the content is more robust and frequent.  I do have plans to rework and rethink my entire web presence and social media strategy but for now all is currently working very well for me and all roads lead to my International Higher Education Consulting website.  For some time now I've been thinking and working to change the look and feel of the website and after numerous small adjustments I have what I think will be the final product (until I decide to change yet again).  Below is a screen shot of the new site with one of my favorite posts.  What do you think?


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Using LinkedIn as an International Educator

Following is my LinkedIn profile in it's current state.  My profile is always up to date but it is, of course, an abbreviated version of my CV.  Is your LinkedIn profile up to date?

I don't have the magical answer on how best to use LinkedIn as an International Educator but I do keep my profile up to date and am a frequent visitor seeking to connect with fellow International Educators, posting a status update now and then and contributing to the dialogue in the various groups I have joined.  


Are you an active user/participant on LinkedIn and/or do you connect with other International Educators?  How do you use LinkedIn as an International Educator?


Are we connected on LinkedIn?  

David Comp

David Comp


International Education Professional and Scholar
Chicago, Illinois (Greater Chicago Area) 
International Affairs
Current
Past
Education
  • Loyola University of Chicago
Recommendations
2 people have recommended David
Connections
500+ connections
Websites

David Comp's Summary

I currently work as the Associate Director of International Programs at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. I also serve as a Study Abroad Research Consultant for the Center for Global Education at the University of California, Los Angeles. Prior to my position at Chicago Booth, I worked as the Senior Adviser for International Initiatives in The College and as an Assistant Director in the Office of International Affairs, both at The University of Chicago.

I serve on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Studies in International Education (JSIE) and have co-authored several book chapters, journal articles and reports on international education topics. Additionally, I publish the International Higher Education Consulting Blog, one of five blogs worldwide selected by the New York Times editors to feed into the International Education section of the New York Times online. I have also served on multiple task forces and committees of The Forum on Education Abroad and NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

I received my Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Latin American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and my Master of Science in Family Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I’m currently at the dissertation stage in Comparative and International Education at Loyola University Chicago.

The opinions expressed are my own, and they do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of my employer. Also, posting about, linking to or RT does not always equal endorsement.

Specialties

I specialize in new media/social networks within the international education community, campus internationalization efforts, study abroad program evaluation, international education outcomes assessment and research, international student service operations, international scholarship/fellowship competitions, and diversity issues.

David Comp's Experience


Associate Director for International Programs

University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry
September 2011 – Present (10 months) Hyde Park, Chicago
Administer international programs and opportunities offered through Chicago Booth. Develop, review and administer the international study administrative and program budgets, including the development and projection of budgetary information. Make decisions regarding funding requests and set programs fees for programs. Research and provide up to date information on financial assistance for students studying abroad. Keep track of the status and deadlines of institutional agreements and contracts with site agents and other providers. Responsible for content and publication of all marketing materials. Write and revise international study applications, evaluation materials and all other program materials. Manage the admissions process for the International Business Exchange Program (IBEP) and the enrollment process for the International MBA degree program (IMBA). Develop new programming and implement appropriate policies and strategies for more effective service to students, including maintenance of cooperative relationships with partner schools, with other university departments, and with students. Advise students in the general MBA population regarding curricular matters, co-curricular opportunities and personal difficulties as they arise.

Study Abroad Research Consultant

Center for Global Education at UCLA

December 2010 – Present (1 year 7 months) E-commute
Assist the Center with various projects related to global and international education including final review and edits of projects before launch, assisting with the compilation of annotated bibliographies on study abroad and provide general advise on projects as needed.

Editorial Advisory Board Member

Journal of Studies in International Education

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Publishing industry
December 2008 – Present (3 years 7 months)

Editor & Publisher

International Higher Education Consulting Blog

February 2007 – Present (5 years 5 months)
International Higher Education Consulting Blog provides timely news and informational pieces that are of interest to both the international education and public diplomacy communities. From time to time, International Higher Education Consulting Blog will post thought provoking pieces to challenge readers and to encourage comments and professional dialogue.

International Higher Education Consulting Blog is one of five blogs worldwide selected by the New York Times editors to feed into the International Education section of the New York Times online at http://nyti.ms/elrsC4

Senior Adviser for International Initiatives in The College

The University of Chicago

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry
January 2008 – September 2011 (3 years 9 months) Hyde Park, Chicago
Maintain all exchange agreements with partner institutions abroad and coordinate all details related to incoming international exchange students and serve as primary adviser for these students. Assist the Study Abroad Office with special projects including data collection efforts. Manage and advise international education scholarship/fellowship competitions including the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, David L. Boren National Security Education Program (NSEP) Undergraduate Scholarship, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, Freeman-ASIA, DAAD German Academic Exchange Service Scholarships, Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program and other international funding opportunities. Member of the senior staff in the Dean of Student’s Office which involves working with senior staff colleagues in planning for the office, interviewing adviser applicants and discussing issues related to the curriculum.

Adviser in the College

The University of Chicago

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry
September 2005 – January 2008 (2 years 5 months) Hyde Park, Chicago
Coordinated with partner institutions abroad on details related to incoming international exchange students and served as primary adviser for these students.
Coordinated and advised undergraduate students on procedures and strategies for study and research abroad grant competitions: Fulbright U.S. Student Program, David L. Boren National Security Education Program (NSEP) Undergraduate Scholarship, Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program, DAAD German Academic Exchange Service Scholarships and other international funding opportunities. Oversaw the academic programs of assigned group of undergraduate students and monitor their progress towards completion of their degrees. Advised undergraduate students on the curriculum, study abroad programs, graduate school, career planning, and internships. Served as the liaison to the Chemistry and Biological Chemistry programs of study.

Assistant Director, Office of International Affairs

The University of Chicago

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry
September 2000 – July 2005 (4 years 11 months)
Managed and administered graduate level academic exchange agreements with Rikkyo and Waseda Universities in Japan and the DAAD German Academic Exchange Service. Coordinated and advised faculty and students on procedures and strategies for study and research abroad grant competitions: Fulbright Scholar and U.S. Student Programs, David L. Boren National Security Education Program (NSEP) graduate and undergraduate scholarships, DAAD German Academic Exchange Service Scholarships, Georges Lurcy Fellowship and several internal graduate level grants. Evaluated foreign academic credentials for graduate international student admissions. Issued immigration documents to all F-1 and J-1 international students admitted to the University and advised these students on U.S. immigration regulations and procedures. Supervised student staff members.

David Comp's Skills & Expertise

David Comp's Publications

  • Qualitative Standards and Learning Outcomes for Study Abroad

    • in "A History of US Study Abroad: 1965 to Present" by The Forum on Education Abroad/Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad
    • March 2010
    Authors: David Comp, Martha Merritt
    Full Citation: Comp, D. & Merritt, M. (2010, March). Qualitative Standards and Learning Outcomes for Study Abroad. In W.W. Hoffa & S. DePaul (Eds.). "A History of US Study Abroad: 1965 to Present." Carlisle, PA: The Forum on Education Abroad/Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad.
  • The Diversification of the Student Profile

    • in "A History of US Study Abroad: 1965 to Present" by The Forum on Education Abroad/Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad
    • March 2010
    Authors: David CompElizabeth Stallman MaddenJinous Kasravi, Gayle Woodruff
    Full Citation: Stallman, E., Woodruff, G., Kasravi, J., & Comp, D. (2010, March). The Diversification of the Student Profile. In W.W. Hoffa & S. DePaul (Eds.). "A History of US Study Abroad: 1965 to Present." Carlisle, PA: The Forum on Education Abroad/Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad.
  • Education Abroad Outcomes Assessment Literature and Resources

    • in a "Guide to Outcomes Assessment in Education Abroad" by The Forum on Education Abroad/Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad.
    • March 2007
    Authors: David CompMichael Vande Berg, Skye Stephenson, Sophie Gladding, Gary Rhodes
    Full Citation: Comp, D., Vande Berg, M., Stephenson, S., Gladding, S., & Rhodes, G. (2007, March). Education Abroad Outcomes Assessment Literature and Resources. In M. Bolen (Ed.), "Guide to Outcomes Assessment in Education Abroad", 97-135. Carlisle, PA: The Forum on Education Abroad/Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad.
  • Germany as a Study Abroad Destination of American Students in the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Fields

    • Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad
    • 2010
    Authors: David Comp
    Full Citation: Comp, D. (2010, Fall/Winter). Germany as a Study Abroad Destination of American Students in the Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) Fields. "Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad", Vol. XIX.
  • U.S. Heritage-Seeking Students Discover Minority Communities in Western Europe

    • Journal of Studies in International Education
    • 2008
    Authors: David Comp
    Full Citation: Comp, D. (2008, Spring). U.S. Heritage-Seeking Students Discover Minority Communities in Western Europe. "Journal of Studies in International Education", 12 (1), 29-37.
  • Identifying Sojourner Change after a Study Abroad Experience: A Content Analysis Approach

    • International Topics
    • 2008
    Authors: David Comp
    Full Citation: Comp, D. (2008, Spring). Identifying Sojourner Change after a Study Abroad Experience: A Content Analysis Approach. "International Topics", 2 (1), 65-87.
  • What We Know About Diversity in Education Abroad: State of the Research

    • Academy for Educational Development
    • May 2007
    Authors: David Comp
    Full Citation: Comp, D. (2007, May). What We Know About Diversity in Education Abroad: State of the Research. "The Proceedings for the Colloquium on Diversity in Education Abroad: How to Change the Picture", 48-53. Colloquium organized and hosted by the Academy for Educational Development on May 2, 2006 in Washington, DC.
  • Comparative Data Tables on Race and Ethnicity in Education Abroad

    • American Institute for Foreign Study
    • September 2010
    Authors: David Comp
    Full Citation: Comp, D.J. (2010, September). "Comparative Data Tables on Race and Ethnicity in Education Abroad". Invited to compile comparative data tables for the Diversity in International Education Hands-On Workshop, National Press Club, Washington, D.C.
  • Selected Bibliography on Standards of Good Practice in Education Abroad

    • Forum on Education Abroad
    • 2008
    Authors: David Comp
    Full Citation: Comp, D.J. (2008). "Selected Bibliography on Standards of Good Practice in Education Abroad". Invited to compile bibliography for Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad, 3rd Edition, 20-21. Carlisle, PA: The Forum on Education Abroad.
  • Standards Toolbox

    • Forum on Education Abroad
    • 2007
    Authors: David Comp
    Full Citation: Comp, D. (2007). "Standards Toolbox". On-line interactive resource providing examples of documents and policies related to the Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad of the Forum on Education Abroad.
  • Annotated Bibliographies of Research on U.S. Students Abroad

    • Center for Global Education at the University of California, Los Angeles
    Authors: David Comp
    In addition to my work on the various Annotated Bibliographies of Research on U.S. Students Abroad I assisted with preparing the Annotated Bibliography of Research on International Students at http://bit.ly/ejweS0

David Comp's Education

Loyola University of Chicago

CandidateCultural and Educational Policy Studies, Comparative and International Education

2004 – 2012
Dissertation title: "The National Security Education Program and its Service Requirement: In what Areas of Government and for what Duration have NSEP Recipients Worked?"

David Comp's Additional Information

Contact David for:

  • career opportunities
  • consulting offers
  • new ventures
  • job inquiries
  • expertise requests
  • business deals
  • reference requests