Bernhard Streitwieser

Bernhard Streitwieser
Assistant Professor
International Education
(202) 994-4672
Background

Bernhard Streitwieser is an assistant professor in international education and co-chair of the UNESCO Chair in Education for Development. Dr. 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 was conducted as part of the group study tour he led for GW students from June 25-July 5 to Berlin and Bonn on “Internationalization of European Higher Education: Case Study Germany.”

Education
Ph.D., Columbia University, Teachers College
M.A., Georgetown University
B.A., University of Virginia
Publications

Streitwieser, B., Miller-Idriss, C., and deWit, H. (Forthcoming January 2017). Higher Education’s Response to the European Refugee Crisis. In Jocelyne Gacel-Avila, Elspeth Jones, Nico Jooste, Hans de Wit (Eds.), The Globalization of Internationalization: Emerging Voices and Perspectives in the series, Internationalization in Higher Education. London: Routledge. ISBN-13: 978-1138100640

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:
https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/world-view/international-students-s...

Streitwieser, B., and Ogden, A. (2016). Supporting Scholar-Practitioners in International Higher Education. Trends & Insights. NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Washington, DC. http://www.nafsa.org/_/File/_/ti_may2016.pdf

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. http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ihe

Streitwieser, B. & Morris-Lange, S. (2016, August 12). Barriers to providing HE to refugees must be breached. University World News, 423. http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160809120339971

Streitwieser, B., and Taylor, M. (2016, August). Credentialing Procedures for Migrants Seeking Entrance to German Higher Education. International Education Management Spotlight, 13 (2). Retrieved from http://www.nafsa.org/Professional_Resources/Browse_by_Interest/Internati...

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.

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.

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. http://cerc.edu.hku.hk/product/unescos-origins-achievements-problems-and...

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: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/etudes/STUD/2015/540370/IPOL_STU%2...

Miller-Idriss C. & Streitwieser, B. (2015, May 7). Foreign students not a threat but an advantage. The Conversation. Available at http://theconversation.com/foreign-students-not-a-threat-but-an-advantag...

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: http://theconversation.com/us-student-body-grows-ever-more-international...

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

Streitwieser, B. (2014). Editor. Internationalization of Higher Education and Global Mobility. Oxford Studies in Comparative Education. Oxford, UK: Symposium Books. http://www.symposium-books.co.uk/books/bookdetails.asp?bid=87

  • 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. (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: www.carem.hva.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Internationalisation-Revisit...

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

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. https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415991612

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.

Presentations

Streitwieser, B. (2016, April). Defining the Scholar-Practitioner in International Higher Education: Context, Potential, and Future Prospects. American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual conference, Washington, DC, April 8-12, 2016.

Streitwieser, B. (2016, March). The Relationship Between the Academic Community and UNESCO: A Survey of European UNESCO Chairs. Part of the panel on “Bridges between international organizations, academic communities and practice: UNESCO chairs at the forefront of ensuring inclusive approaches in education.” Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) annual conference. Vancouver, Canada, March 6-10, 2016.

Streitwieser, B. (2016, March). Bridging the Scholars and Practitioners in International Higher Education. Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) annual conference. Vancouver, Canada, March 6-10, 2016.

Streitwieser, B. (2015, May 5). On the Uses and Misuses of Research in Education Abroad – How to Interpret Research to Help Inform Your Work. [Webinar]. NAFSA Webinar Series. (2015, May 5). http://www.nafsa.org/Professional_Resources/Learning_and_Training/e-Lear...

Streitwieser, B. (2015, May 5). On the Uses and Misuses of Research in Education Abroad – How to Interpret Research to Help Inform Your Work. [Webinar]. NAFSA Webinar Series. (2015, May 5). http://www.nafsa.org/Attend_Events/Online/Webinars/Education_Abroad_Rese...

Streitwieser, B. (2015, November 2). International Higher Education’s Scholar-Practitioners: Bridging Research and Practice. Presentation of a forthcoming book. Presented at the Critical Questions in Education Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Streitwieser, B. From the Excellence Initiative to Studieren Weltweit: Internationalization of German Higher Education. (March 2015). Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference. Washington, DC.

Streitwieser, B. Closing Remarks. (March 2015). Unpacking Education and the Civic Good: The Potential and Role of Education in the Era of Global Markets and Powers. GW UNESCO Chair in International Education for Development Conference. Washington, DC.

Streitwieser, B. The Internationalization of Higher Education and National Reactions to Critical Trends: A Student Research Panel. Panel Chair. (March 2015). Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) Annual Conference. Washington, DC.

Streitwieser, B. (2015, October 27). What is International Education? Expert Panel Discussion on the Internationalization of Higher Education. Global Education Forum. The American University.

Streitwieser, B. (2014, November 20). College Classroom Culture. [Webinar]. U.S. Department of State EducationUSA Interactive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3m-kAHBpPH4

Streitwieser, B. (2014, November 20). College Classroom Culture. [Webinar]. U.S. Department of State EducationUSA Interactive. https://conx.state.gov/event/educationusa-interactive-understanding-the-...

Streitwieser, B. Confronting Identity: Changing Perceptions of Citizenship Identity through Study Abroad Experience in Europe. (September 2013). European Association of International Educators, Istanbul, Turkey.

Streitwieser, B. Mobility in Europe: Reflections on Citizenship Identity In a Time of Crisis (March 2013) for the panel, “Motives, Arbiters, Obstacles and Impacts: New Perspectives on Mobility in the Global University Landscape.” Presentation at the Comparative and International Education Society Annual Meeting (CIES). New Orleans, LA.

Streitwieser, B. Transcending National Identity? U.S. and European University Students and Conceptions of Citizenship Identity through Study Abroad/Mobility Experiences. (September 2011). Presentation for the European Conference on Educational Research Annual Meeting (ECER). Berlin, Germany.

Streitwieser, B. and Light, G. Conceptions of Global Citizenship Among American Study Abroad Students and European Students in the ‘Erasmus’ Mobility Program. (May 2011). Presentation at the Comparative and International Education Society Annual Meeting (CIES). Montreal, Canada.

In the News

Dr. Bernhard Streitwieser led a study tour to Berlin and Bonn, Germany, focused on the Internationalization of European Higher Education: Case Study Germany. The 12 GW MA students, mostly from the International Education Program, met with experts at 15 different higher education institutions, foundations, think tanks, and ministry offices. The group also had a chance to take in some local activities, including a live broadcast of a Europa Cup soccer match, a networking reception overlooking the Brandenburg Gate, cultural excursions to numerous historic sites, and of course one or two evenings at Berlin's relaxing beer gardens.

Dr. Bernhard Streitwieser published an article on The Scholar-Practitioner Debate in International Higher Education in International Higher Education.

Dr. Bernhard Streitwieser published an article in NAFSA: Association of International Educators' online publication Trends & Insights called Supporting Scholar-Practitioners in International Higher Education.