Kinser Named NAFSA Senior Fellow for Internationalization

Albany, NY (April 19, 2013) – Kevin Kinser, Educational Administration and Policy Studies, was appointed as a Senior Fellow for Internationalization by NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the leading professional association committed to international education.

The Senior Fellows program identifies individuals with expertise and experience in international education.  The Fellows contribute to advancing the goals of the Association through writing, outreach, increasing awareness, and stimulating thinking about and planning for the future of the Association.

Kevin Kinser is associate professor and chair in the Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies and fellow at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government.  Kinser studies non-traditional and alternative higher education, particularly the organization and administration of for-profit and virtual universities, and is co-leader of UAlbany's Cross-Border Education Research Team (C-Bert). He is also interested the various ways in which institutions of higher education choose to serve and support students.  Kinser is the author of more than 30 articles, chapters, and scholarly reports, and regularly presents papers at conferences in the United States and abroad.

NAFSA was established in 1948 as the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers to promote professional development for U.S. college and university officials working to assist and advise the large number of foreign students who had come to study in the United States after World War II.  Over the decades, the Association expanded and evolved and in 1990 was formally renamed NAFSA: Association of International Educators.  For more information, visit NAFSA’s website (

Read the NAFSA press release.