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Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs

William I. Brustein, PhD

William BrusteinWilliam I. Brustein assumed the newly created role of vice provost for global strategies and international affairs on July 1, 2009. He came to Ohio State from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was associate provost for international affairs and director of international programs and studies. At Illinois he also was the Alumni Professor of International Studies and a professor sociology, political science, and history.

Earlier administrative appointments included his service as director of the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh and, at the University of Minnesota, as chair of the Department of Sociology and director of the Center for European Studies.

The author of four books and numerous articles, book chapters, and essays, Vice Provost Brustein is a well-regarded expert on international education and a recent past president of the Association of International Education Administrators. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Studies in International Education, and he serves on the executive committee of the Commission on International Programs of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (A۰P۰L۰U).

Vice Provost Brustein received a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Connecticut and a master's degree in international studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He earned both master's and PhD degrees in sociology at the University of Washington.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Development of Ohio State's evolving global strategies
  • Leadership of the Office of International Affairs
  • Leadership of the President's and Provost's Council on Strategic Internationalization

Plans for a global university:

  • Increase the percentage of international faculty and students
  • Promote scholarship on the major global issues
  • Create international dual degree programs
  • Promote collaboration with Ohio's international business ventures
  • Develop an international physical presence
  • Increase the international experience for undergraduate, graduate and professional students

Learn more about Vice Provost Brustein.

Learn more about internationalization at Ohio State.

Global Strategies - Q & A with William Brustein

Vice Provost Brustein answers questions regarding internationalization of the university in the quarterly Global Perspectives newsletter.

Correspondence for Dr. Brustein should be sent to:

William Brustein, PhD
Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs
Office of the Provost
203 Bricker Hall
190 N. Oval Mall
Columbus, Ohio 43210-1358