Bernhard Streitwieser

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

Bernhard Streitwieser’s research looks comparatively at the impact of globalization on the internationalization of higher education. He has three main focus areas:

  • Mobility: research on study abroad, international student exchange, and the professional identity of ‘scholar-practitioners’ managing international education
  • Integration: research on the integration of migrants and refugees into higher education, with a geographic focus on Europe (Germany in particular) and the United States
  • Competition: research on international branch campuses and education hubs

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 Dr. Streitwieser was a visiting professor at Berlin's Humboldt Universität, where he also served in 2012-2013 as Interim Department Chair for the Department of Comparative Education. At the HU he lectured on the internationalization of higher education, student identity development, and global mobility and conducted research funded by the Fulbright Commission and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) on the EU’s Erasmus Mobility Programme. From 2002-2010 Dr. Streitwieser was an Associate Director and Senior Researcher at Northwestern University's Searle Center for Advancing Learning and Teaching, and a Lecturer in the School of Education and Social Policy. From 2006-08 he was also the Associate Director of Northwestern’s Study Abroad Office.

Before his time at Northwestern, Dr. Streitwieser was a guest researcher at the Max-Planck-Institut für-Bildungsforschung in Berlin and also a Research Analyst at American Institutes for Research in Washington, DC.

In 2014 Dr. Streitwieser published an edited book on Internationalisation of Higher Education and Global Mobility for the Oxford Studies in Comparative Education series, and in 2016 he published a second edited book, International Higher Education’s Scholar-Practitioners: Bridging Research and Practice, for Symposium Books.

Dr. Streitwieser's publications have appeared in books by Springer Press, Routledge, Teachers College Press, Sense, Symposium, IGI Global Press, the Schneider Verlag, and the Verlag Dr. Kovac, and in the journals Higher Education, Journal of Innovative Higher Education, International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, Research in International and Comparative Education, Journal of the Knowledge Economy, Educational Research & Evaluation, European Education: Issues and Studies, and the American Journal of Evaluation.

In 2016 Dr. Streitwieser won a 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. His research for this work included taking GW students on a study tour to Berlin and Bonn in June 2016, where they met with 15 policy makers and researchers at ministries, institutes, foundations and universities; a return data collection trip in January 2017 included interviews with refugee students as part of a Berlin-based research group; a third data collection trip is planned to Germany in Summer of 2017. Dr. Streitwieser most recently presented his research on refugee integration at a conference he organized for the German Alexander von Humboldt Foundation on migration on October 22, 2016; at a research symposium he organized with invited experts at GW on March 23, 2017; and on June 22nd at the Summer Seminar “International Education in a New Political Environment” at Boston College’s Center for International Higher Education and with World Education Services.

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

Publications

Streitwieser, B., & Beecher, B. (Forthcoming Nov/Dec 2017). Information Sharing in the Age of Hyper Competition: Opening an International Branch Campus. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning.

Pineda, P., & Streitwieser, B. (In press). Research partnerships over Neocolonialism: Max Planck society policy in Latin America. In G. Gregorutti & N. Svenson (Eds.), Innovative north-south university research partnerships in Latin America and the Caribbean. Palgrave Macmillan, International and Development Education Series.

Streitwieser, B., Brueck, L., Moody, R., & Taylor, M. (In press). The Potential and Reality of New Refugees Entering German Higher Education: The Case of Berlin Institutions. Forthcoming in European Education: Issues and Studies, special issue on “internationalization in conflict-ridden societies and within migrant populations."

Streitwieser, B., & Light, G. (2017). Student conceptions of international experience in the study abroad context. Higher Education. Online First: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10734-017-0150-0

Beecher, B., & Streitwieser, B. (2017). A risk management approach for the internationalization of higher education. Journal of the Knowledge Economy. Online First. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13132-017-0468-y

Whitey, K., Reid, L., & Streitwieser, B. (In press). Vietnam and higher education internationalization: The promise of community colleges. In R. L. Raby & E. Valeau (Eds.), The international handbook on comparative studies on community colleges and global counterparts. Springer Publishers.

Streitwieser, B., Miller-Idriss, C., & de Wit, H. (2017). Higher education’s response to the european refugee crisis. In J. Gacel-Avila, E. Jones, N. Jooste, & H. de Wit (Eds.), The Globalization of Internationalization: Emerging Voices and Perspectives in the series, Internationalization in Higher Education (pp. 29-39). London: Routledge. ISBN-13: 978-1138100640

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., & 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., & Ogden, A. (2016). Preface. In B. Streitwieser & A. Ogden (Eds.), International higher education’s scholar-practitioners: Bridging research and practice. Oxford, UK: Symposium Books.

Streitwieser, B., & Ogden, A. (2016). Chapter 1: Heralding the scholar-practitioner in international higher education. In B. Streitwieser & A. Ogden (Eds.), International higher education’s scholar-practitioners: Bridging research and practice. Oxford, UK: Symposium Books.

Ogden, A., & 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 E. Jones, R. Coelen, J. Beelen, & H. de Wit (Eds.), Global and local internationalization. (Series editor: Philip Altbach). Rotterdam. Sense Publishers.

Gopal, A., & 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., & 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., & Ogden, A. (2016). Editors. International Higher Education’s Scholar-Practitioners: Bridging Research and Practice. Oxford, UK: Symposium Books. http://www.symposium-books.co.uk/bookdetails/96/

Publicity on the book:

Streitwieser, B., & Ogden, A. C. (2016). The scholar-practitioner debate in international higher education. International Higher Education, 86, 6-8. http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ihe

Engel, L., Streitwieser, B., & Williams, J. (2015). Foreword. In R. 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., & 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., Olson, J., Burkhart, S., & Klabunde, N. (2015). Coordinated German internationalization: Broadening perspectives. International Higher Education, 83, 24-26. Special Issue.

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

  • Critical reviews of the book available at: http://www.symposium-books.co.uk/bookdetails/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., & Crawford, E. (2014). Empty meeting grounds: Situating intercultural learning in U.S. education abroad. In B. Streitwieser (Ed.), Internationalization of Higher Education and Global Mobility (pp. 229-258). Oxford Studies in Comparative Education: Symposium Books.

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

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. (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: 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., & 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.

Micari, M., Pazos, P., Streitwieser, B., & 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., & 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., & 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.

Streitwieser, B. (2009). Undergraduate research during study abroad: Scope, meaning, and potential. In R. Lewin (Ed.), The Handbook of Practice and Research in Study Abroad: Higher Education and the Quest for Global Citizenship (pp. 399-419). New York: Routledge. 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., & 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, pp. 14-17.

Micari, M., Light, G., Calkins, S., & 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 (pp. 114-128). New York: Teachers College Press.

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.), Globalization, 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, October 27). Internationalization of Higher Education. Panel Discussion. Global Education Forum. The American University.

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...

Engel, L., & Streitwieser, B. (2015, January 21). Higher Education and Global University Rankings: Meanings, Implications, Impact. American Council on Education Washington, International Education Group.

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. (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. http://www.nafsa.org/Professional_Resources/Learning_and_Training/e-Lear...

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, November 2). International Higher Education’s Scholar-Practitioners: Bridging Research and Practice. A presentation on a forthcoming book. Presented at the Critical Questions in Education Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Streitwieser, B. (2014, November 20). College Classroom Culture. [Webinar]. U.S. Department of State EducationUSA Interactive. https://educationusa.state.gov/videos/college-classroom-culture

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. 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. How the Internationalization of Higher Education Impacts Today’s University Students. (February 11, 2013). Invited live-stream lecture at the Europa Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt an der Oder, Germany.

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. 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., & 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.

Streitwieser, B. European University Students and Conceptions of Citizenship Identity During Study Abroad. (December 14, 2011). Presentation to the graduate Kolloquium zur vergleichenden Bildungsforschung, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft, Muenster, Germany.

Streitwieser, B. European University Students and Conceptions of Citizenship Identity: Genesis of a Research Study. (November 14, 2011). Presentation to the Masters Program of the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy. Berlin, Germany.

Streitwieser, B. European University Students and Conceptions of Citizenship Identity. (April 2011). Presentation for the Symposium on “Internationalisation of higher education: Misconceptions and challenges” at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, University of Applied Sciences, on the occasion of the inaugural (public) lecture of professor Hans de Wit, School of Economics and Management.

Streitwieser, B. European University Students and Citizenship Identity. (March 2011). Presentation for the Fulbright Academy of Science and Technology Sixth Annual Conference. Heidelberg, Germany.

Streitwieser, B. Study Abroad: Possibilities, Challenges and Responsibilities. (March 2011). Presentation for the Checkpoint Charlie Foundation, Student and Teacher Exchange Program, Berlin-Wannsee, Germany.

In the News

Dr. Bernhard Streitwieser presented a paper entitled "Supporting Immigrants, Refugees and Students from Countries in Turmoil" for the seminar International Education in a New Political Climate, hosted by Boston College's Center for Comparative and International Higher Education and World Education Services.

Dr. Bernhard Streitwieser was quoted in the German news magazine Der Spiegel for an article on higher education tuition titled Die Abkehr vom Geld.

Dr. Bernhard Streitwieser and Dr. Brad Beecher, GSEHD alumnus (Ed.D., higher education administration), published an article in the Journal of the Knowledge Economy entitled A Risk Management Approach for the Internationalization of Higher Education.

Research from three international education students, Arayael Bradner, Lauren Kardos and Hannah Reedy, was recently published in the Winter 2016 edition of Comparative and International Higher Education, a publication of the Higher Education Special Interest Group of the Comparative and International Education Society. The students' work was developed while taking Dr. Bernhard Streitwieser's course on Writing for Scholar-Practitioners.