Michael Ballagh

Associate Vice President, Study Abroad & International Programs

Ann E. Pitzer Director of International Programs


With Pitzer Since: 1998
Field Group: Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Campus Address: West Hall, Suite 100
Phone: 621.8104
Email: michael_ballagh@pitzer.edu


PhD, Claremont Graduate School

MA, Louisiana State University
BA (honors), Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Selected Publications

“A Tale of Pragmatic Interventions and Factional Politics in Iran and the United States,” Public Diplomacy (Winter/Spring 2017).  With Hamid Rezai.

“The Ethnorelative Engineer: Culturally Immersive Study Abroad Programs for Engineering Students,” IIE Networker: The Journal of the Institute of International Education (Spring 2011). With Rhonda Chiles and Mike Donahue.

Recent Grants

The US Department of State and Partners of the Americas : 2016 Capacity Building Grant for US Undergraduate Study Abroad ($50,000) to  develop two new study abroad programs, one in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, the other in Huế, Vietnam.

Selected Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

“Challenges and Solutions to Direct Assessment of Student Learning on Study Abroad Programs,” paper presented at the Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement 2013 Conference, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, February 2013. With Mike Donahue.

“A Holistic Approach to Direct Assessment of Student Learning in Study Abroad,” paper presented at the Forum on Education Abroad Annual Conference, Boston, MA, April 7, 2011. With Mike Donahue.

“Igniting Change: The Goals of Foundation Funding to Institutions of Higher Education in the U.S.,” paper presented at the Public Policy Forum at theAssociation for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November 17, 2010.

Selected Public Commentary and Media Coverage

“The Rise and Fall of the Celtic Tiger,” The American Institute for Progressive Democracy,  no. 12 (fall 2012).

Selected Grants, Awards and Honors

Appointed chair of the national Diversity Abroad Task Force on LGBTQ students by Diversity Network, May 2014.

Appointed to the review board of the International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing, 2013.

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