Bernhard Streitwieser

Bernhard Streitwieser
Assistant Professor
International Education
(202) 994-4672
Bernhard Streitwieser's research looks broadly at the impact of globalization on the internationalization of higher education comparatively and focuses in particular on 1) study abroad and international student exchange, 2) fostering the identity of ‘scholar-practitioners’ in international education, and 3) challenges of access, equity and inclusion for internationally mobile students. Dr. Streitwieser earned his PhD in International and Comparative Education from Columbia University, Teachers College, his MS in Applied Linguistics from Georgetown University, and his BA in International Relations and Minor in Spanish from the University of Virginia. From 2010-2013 he was a visiting professor at Berlin's Humboldt Universität, where he also served as acting co-chair for the Department of Comparative Education in 2012-2013 and lectured on the internationalization of higher education, student identity development, and global mobility. In Berlin Dr. Streitwieser conducted a study funded by grants from the Fulbright Commission and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) on the Erasmus Mobility Programme and student identity development. While in Berlin he also remained an International Research Fellow of Northwestern University's Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, where he was an Associate Director, Senior Researcher, and Lecturer from 2002-2010 and also Associate Director of the Study Abroad Office from 2006-2008. Prior to serving at Northwestern Dr. Streitwieser was a guest researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut für-Bildungsforschung in Berlin and was also a Research Analyst at American Institutes for Research in Washington, DC.  In 2014 Dr. Streitwieser published an edited volume on Internationalisation of Higher Education and Global Mobility for the Oxford Studies in Comparative Education series. Dr. Streitwieser's publications have also appeared in books by Routledge Press, Teachers College Press, Sense Publishers, Symposium Books and the Schneider Verlag and in journals including the International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education; Research in International and Comparative Education; Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning; European Education: Issues and Studies; Educational Research & Evaluation; the American Journal of Evaluation; and the Journal of Innovative Higher Education. Along with other projects, Dr. Streitwieser has just completed a new co-edited book for Symposium, International Higher Education’s Scholar-Practitioners: Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice (March 2016). In April he won a small research grant from the International Education Research Foundation for his study on “German Higher Education and Credentialing Newly Arrived Immigrants,” focusing on Syrian and other newly arrived refugees integrating into German higher education. The research will be part of the group study tour he is leading for GW students from June 25-July 5 to Berlin and Bonn on “Internationalization of European Higher Education: Case Study Germany.”
Ph.D., Columbia University, Teachers College
M.A., Georgetown University
B.A., University of Virginia

Streitwieser, B. and Ogden, A. (2016). Editors. International Higher Education’s Scholar-Practitioners: Bridging Research and Practice. Oxford, UK: Symposium Books.

Publicity on the book:

Streitwieser, B. and Ogden, A. C. (2016). The Scholar-Practitioner Debate in International Higher Education. International Higher Education, No. 86, pp. 6-8.

Streitwieser, B. and Ogden, A. (2016). Preface. In B. Streitwieser and A. Ogden (Editors) International Higher Education’s Scholar-Practitioners: Bridging Research and Practice. Oxford, UK: Symposium Books.

Streitwieser, B. and Ogden, A. (2016). Chapter 1: Heralding the Scholar-Practitioner in International Higher Education. In B. Streitwieser and A. Ogden (Editors) International Higher Education’s Scholar-Practitioners: Bridging Research and Practice. Oxford, UK: Symposium Books.

Ogden, A. and Streitwieser, B. (2016). A Concise Overview of Research on U.S. Education Abroad. In D. Velliaris & D. Coleman-George (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Study Abroad Programs and Outbound Mobility, IGI Global Press. Adelaide, Australia.

Streitwieser, B. & Light, G. (2016). The Grand Promise of Global Citizenship Through Study Abroad: The Student View. In Elspeth Jones, Robert Coelen, Jos Beelen & Hans deWit (Eds.), Global and Local Internationalization. (Series editor: Philip Altbach). Rotterdam. Sense Publishers.

Gopal, A. and Streitwieser, B. (2016, January 3). International Students, Support Structures, and the Equity Question [web log post]. The World View-Inside Higher Ed. Available at:

Streitwieser, B., and Ogden, A. (2016). Supporting Scholar-Practitioners in International Higher Education. Trends & Insights. NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Washington, DC.

Engel, L., Streitwieser, B., & Williams, J. (2015). Foreword. In Raymond Wanner, UNESCO’s Origins, Achievements, Problems and Promise: An Inside/Outside Perspective from the U.S. (pp. 1-3). Foreword. Hong Kong: Comparative Education Research Center, University of Hong Kong.

Streitwieser, B., and Klabunde, N. (2015). Germany. Internationalisation of Higher Education Study. European Parliament, Directorate-General for Internal Policies. Policy Department B: Structural and Cohension Policies. Culture and Education. IP/CULT/IC/2014-002. Brussels, Belgium: European Parliament. Retrieved August 12 from:

Miller-Idriss C. & Streitwieser, B. (2015, May 7). Foreign students not a threat but an advantage. The Conversation. Available at

Streitwieser, B. Olson, J., Burkhart, S. and Klabunde, N. (2015). Coordinated German Internationalization: Broadening Perspectives. International Higher Education, No 83, pp. 24-26. Special Issue.

Streitwieser, B. (2014). Editor. Internationalization of Higher Education and Global Mobility. Oxford Studies in Comparative Education. Oxford, UK: Symposium Books.

  • Winner, Best Book of the Year, from the Comparative and International Education Society Higher Education Special Interest Group.
  • “Top 10 absolute must-reads for international higher education professionals” by the European Association for International Education.

Ogden, A., Streitwieser, B., and Crawford, E. (2014). Empty Meeting Grounds: Situating Intercultural Learning in U.S. Education Abroad. In Bernhard Streitwieser (Ed.), Internationalization of Higher Education and Global Mobility. Oxford Studies in Comparative Education: Symposium Books. Pp. 229-258.

Streitwieser, B. & Van Winkle, Z. (2014). The Erasmus Citizen: Student’s Conceptions of Citizenship Identity in the Erasmus Mobility Programme in Germany. In Bernhard Streitwieser (Ed.), Internationalization of Higher Education and Global Mobility. Oxford Studies in Comparative Education: Symposium Books. Pp. 259-286.

Streitwieser, B. (2014, Nov 26). U.S. student body grows ever more international, but inequality persists. The Conversation. Available at:

Choudaha, R. & Streitwieser, B. (2014, October 3). How do we assess the impact of internationalization? University World News. Retrieved from

Streitwieser, B. (2012). Negotiating Transformation: East Berlin Teachers in the Post-Unification Decade. AV Akademikerverlag. ISBN 978-3-8465-8264-0

Streitwieser, B. (2012). Erasmus Mobility and Students' Conceptions of National, Regional and Global Citizenship Identity. In J. Beelen & H. de Wit (Eds.), Internationalisation revisited; New dimensions in the internationalisation of higher education, pp. 135-150. Amsterdam: CAREM. Available at:

Streitwieser, B. (2012). Editorial. Research in International and Comparative Education, 7(1), 5-19.

Streitwieser, B., Le, E. and Rust, V. (2012). Research on Study Abroad, Mobility, and Student Exchange in Comparative Education Scholarship. Research in International and Comparative Education, 7(1), 1-4.

Streitwieser, B. and Light, G. (2010). When Undergraduates Teach Undergraduates—Conceptions of and Approaches to Teaching in a Peer-led Team Learning Intervention in the STEM Disciplines: Results of a Two Year Study. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 22(3), 346-356.

Micari, M., Pazos, P., Streitwieser, B., and Light, G. (2010). Small-group learning in undergraduate STEM disciplines: effect of group type on student achievement. Collaborative Learning in Undergraduate STEM Disciplines. Educational Research & Evaluation, 16, 3, 269-286.

Streitwieser, B. Light, G., and Pazos, P. (2010, May-June). Enabling Young Scientists to Enter the Community of Practitioners: A Science Research Workshop Model. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, May-June, 17-23.

Streitwieser, B. (2009). Undergraduate Research During Study Abroad: Scope, Meaning, and Potential. In Ross Lewin (Ed.), The Handbook of Practice and Research in Study Abroad: Higher Education and the Quest for Global Citizenship. New York: Routledge. Pp. 399-419.

Streitwieser, B., Sobania, N. (2008). Overseeing Study Abroad Research: Challenges, Responsibilities, and the Institutional Review Board. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, XVI, 1-16.

Streitwieser, B. and Lys, F. (2008). “I asked my parents why a wall was so important:” Teaching about the GDR and Post-reunification Germany. Die Unterrichtspraxis-Teaching German, 41(2), 134-143.

Streitwieser, B., Leephaibul, R. (2007). Enhancing the Study Abroad Experience through Independent Research in Germany. Die Unterrichtspraxis-Teaching German, 40.2, 164-170.

Bilyalov, D., Streitwieser, B. (2007). New Dimensions of a Kazakh-U.S. Partnership. International Educator, November-December, 2007, 14-17.

Micari, M., Light, G., Calkins, S., and Streitwieser, B. (2007). Assessment Beyond Performance: Phenomenography in Educational Evaluation. American Journal of Evaluation, 28, 4, 458-476.

Streitwieser, B. (2004). Local reactions to imposed transfer: The case of eastern Berlin secondary school teachers. In G. Steiner-Khamsi (Ed.) The Global Politics of Educational Borrowing and Lending. New York: Teachers College Press. Pp. 114-128.

Händle, C. & Streitwieser, B. (2002). Integrative Traditionen in der Sekundarstufe? Portraits von vier ostberliner Schulen (A Tradition of Integration in Secondary Schooling? Portraits of Four Eastern Berlin Schools). Hamburg: Verlag Dr. Kovac.

Streitwieser, B. (2000). Pedagogical Challenges in Post-Wende East Germany. In T. Mebrahtu, M. Crossley & D. Johnson (Eds.) Globalisation, Educational Transformation and Societies in Transition. London: Symposium Books, pp. 81-98.