Consultants

Liz Reisberg

My professional career has encompassed a range of activities within higher education. I have always worked across cultures, beginning my career with a special program to develop better channels of communication with the Latino community in the United States in order to encourage the enrollment of talented hispanic women in four-year university degree programs. This sector of society remains sadly underrepresented in higher education to this day.

My later work involved the recruitment of international students to degree programs in the US on behalf of different universities over time. The experience introduced me to a deeper understanding of culture and an interest in comparative education.

The third stage of my higher education career as the co-founder and owner of The MBA Tour, a small company that organized international recruitment events and professional development activities for representatives of MBA programs in Asia, Canada, Europe, Latin America and the US that wanted to enroll students from other regions in each entering class.

The most recent stage of my career followed the completion of doctoral studies at the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College and resulted in more academic and consulting work. Reisberg & Associates was established in 2005; current activities include teaching, training, international collaborations, and research. I work, publish and present in both English and Spanish. View my CV here.

Associates

Reisberg & Associates works with an extensive international network of experts. Teams are assembled to respond to the unique needs and objectives of each project. The individuals listed below have collaborated on recent projects.

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Philip Altbach is research professor and the founding director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College. He has held appointments at Harvard University, the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and the State University of New York at Buffalo and has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley. Philip Altbach is internationally known for his extensive contributions to the scholarship of international higher education; he has written or edited more than 50 books. He is the editor of International Higher Education.

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Andrés Bernasconi is an associate professor and associate dean in the Faculty of Education at the Universidad Católica de Chile. He has been a research associate at the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University, Vicerrector Académico y Vicerrector de Investigación y Postgrado at the Universidad Andrés Bello, and Dean of the Facultad de Ciencias Jurídicas at the Universidad de Talca. He has provided technical support in the areas of policy and the management of higher education in 12 countries in Latin America, Europe, and Asia for the InterAmerican Development Bank, UNESCO, the World Bank and USAID, and the European Commission.


Marcelo Knobel is a professor in the Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin and the Department of Physics at the Universidad de Campinas (Unicamp). His research area is nano-structured magnetic materials. He served as Dean of Undergraduate Programs at Unicamp from 2009-2013. During his tenure he designed and implemented an innovative program to improve access for students from under-represented sectors of the greater Campinas region. "The Programa Interdisciplinario de Educación Superior (ProFIS)" provided a means for improving social inclusion with a solid general education to insure success in Unicamp’s demanding degree programs. Dr. Knobel has published more than 230 articles in international journals and 30 book chapters. He is a member of the National Commission for the Evaluation of Higher Education (CONAES) in Brasil.


Laura E. Rumbley is associate director of the Center for International Higher Education and a lecturer in the graduate program in higher education administration at Boston College. Dr. Rumbley was previously deputy director of the Academic Cooperation Association (ACA), a Brussels-based think tank focused on issues of internationalization and innovation in European higher education. She has authored and co-authored a number of publications, including Trends in Global Higher Education: Tracking an Academic Revolution, for the 2009 UNESCO World Conference on Higher Education. She currently serves on the editorial review board of the Journal of Studies in International Education, chairs the Publications Committee and is on the board of the “Research in International Education” group of the European Association for International Education (EAIE). She is affiliated with the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence.


Jamil Salmi is an international expert in the reform of higher education who currently works as an independent consultant to governments and universities, after having completed many years as the Coordinator of Tertiary Education for the World Bank. He is the principal author of multiple publications, among them the influential, The Challenge of Establishing World-Class Universities, that has been published in five languages. Dr. Salmi is a member of international advisory boards at universities in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. He has provided technical support to universities in more than 90 countries.

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