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Amir Reza, Ph.D.

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Amir Reza, Ph.D.

Dean, Babson Academy and Global Education at Babson College
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Amir Reza is the Dean of the Babson Academy for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurial Learning and Dean of Global Education at Babson College. He is responsible for leading Babson Academy’s strategy, and for advancing overall internationalization efforts for Babson College through curricular and co-curricular programs.

Reza formerly was vice provost for International & Multicultural Education at Babson College. His leadership efforts in internationalization of Babson College were recognized through the prestigious Senator Paul Simon Comprehensive Internationalization Award, and Forbes ranking Babson as the best school for international students in the U.S. He has held numerous positions in academic affairs, student affairs, and international education during the past 21 years at Babson.

Reza has served on regional leadership boards for NAFSA and the Association of International Education Administrators. He has presented at numerous national and international conferences on international education. He also has served on the international advisory board of Tongji University, Shanghai, China; CIEE Entrepreneurship Lab in Berlin, Germany; and the University of Maine. In addition, he has provided consulting on pedagogy and curriculum development in international higher education at a number of institutions.

Reza’s areas of expertise include international education, global competency, higher education administration, and global entrepreneurship education. His research focus is on learning outcomes of higher education internationalization, intercultural development, and educating entrepreneurial leaders with a global mindset. In 2109, he coauthored a book, Careers in International Education: A Guide for New Professionals.

Reza earned his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and his master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Maine. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy in higher education administration at Boston College’s Center for International Higher Education.