About Us

Nigel Boyle, Ph.D.

Nigel Boyle is the Associate Dean for Global and Local Programs, Director of the Institute for Global Local Action and Study (IGLAS), and he holds the IGLAS Chair in Political Studies.

Nigel has been a professor at Pitzer since 1992, including a term as Dean of Faculty 2015-19.  He was a Fulbright Global Scholar in 2019-20 (in Vietnam, Pakistan and Germany – foreshortened by the covid crisis).  He has been Pitzer’s Fulbright advisor for most of the last 20 years.  Nigel is the architect of the Claremont colleges‘ Justice Education initiative, including the largest concentration of “inside out” courses (incarcerated and outside students taught in the same classes) in the US.

As founding Director of the Institute for Global Local Action and Study, Nigel has worked to integrate Pitzer’s renowned study abroad and community engagement programs to help students address Pitzer’s four core educational requirements: local and global intercultural understanding, and social justice theory and practice.


Noosha Malek
Noosha G. Malek
Director, Office of Fellowships & Scholarships

Noosha Malek received her BA degree in International Studies at California State University, Long Beach. She also completed an academic year abroad in Paris, France, which became the catalyst for her pursuit of a career promoting cultural understanding. She received her doctorate in educational leadership at the University of Southern California. At USC, her research explored the paradox of internationalization at community colleges.

Dr. Malek started her professional career at USC, where she first worked in international admissions and student affairs. She transitioned to academic affairs for what would become a ten-year career managing competitive fellowship and scholarship programs. She also led the university to receive continuous distinction as a “Top Fulbright-Producing Institution” and expanded its scholarship and student engagement efforts.

Dr. Malek has presented and published on cultural identity and received university recognition for her leadership in international education. An avid traveler with a love for adventure, she enjoys spending her free time with her family taking in new experiences near and far.