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Latz appointed Vice Provost for Global Strategies

gil latzBruce McPheron, executive vice president and provost at Ohio State, announced that Gil Latz, PhD, has accepted the offer to serve as vice provost for global strategies and international affairs. Subject to approval by the Board of Trustees, his appointment is effective on January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2023.

Since 2012, Latz has served as associate vice president for international affairs at Indiana University, a philanthropic studies affiliated faculty member at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy and professor of geography. He also has served as the associate vice chancellor for international affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. He is a world-recognized expert on curricular internationalization, including the intersection of internationalization, diversity and community engagement.

Latz has had long-standing research interests in Japan’s modernization process, beginning with the agricultural sector and, most recently, the study of philanthropy and civic leadership. His secondary research interests include international trade and the conversation of cultural landscapes in East Asia, North America and Europe. He is author or co-author of nine books, several book chapters and articles published in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at professional meetings and conferences. He has taught students at all levels, including courses on trans-pacific leadership, culture and philanthropy, the geography of Japan, China, East Asia and Pacific Asia, Pacific Rim trade, political geography, among many other related courses.

Latz’s national leadership includes service as senior associate for internationalization, Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement, American Council on Education; and editor board appointments to the Japan and Global Society Series, Toronto Press and Global Environment: Journal of History and Natural and Social Sciences. In addition, from 2015 to present, he served as president elect, president and past president of the Association of International Education Administrators. Among his many honors, Texas Tech University selected him as an inaugural external recipient of a 2018 Global Vision Award, and the Confucius Institute in Indianapolis honored him with the 2018 Board Member Award.

Latz earned his PhD and master’s degrees in geography from the University of Chicago and his bachelor’s degree in religion and English literature from Occidental College, Los Angeles.