What’s Next? A New Era


  • Ryan M. Allen
  • Krishna Bista
  • Roy Y. Chan


What’s Next? A New Era 


Ryan M. Allen, Krishna Bista, and Roy Y. Chan


The global pandemic has challenged everything we thought we knew about international higher education. National borders closed, college campuses were empty, and classrooms were completely digitized. What does a sector that thrived on global movement look like when no one can move? Is this the end of global higher education? The experiences and research presented throughout this volume have illustrated that the sector and its stakeholders will not let go that easy. As a community, we have survived and some have even thrived in these challenging times. This year experience under COVID-19 has changed the way that the world operates like no other event since World War II. In many ways, the post-World War II era defined and made possible the Golden Age of International Higher Education, especially after the Cold War, with robusts systems of education across the world and scholars, students moving to new places. Just as what happened after the war shaped the next fifty years, what happens after COVID will remake the world for the next fifty. 


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Author Biographies

Ryan M. Allen

Ryan M. Allen is Assistant Professor of Practice in the Attallah College of Educational Studies at Chapman University. His research interest includes international and comparative education, globalization of higher education, international students and study abroad, and educational technology. Dr. Allen’s work can be seen in various publications such as University World News, China Daily, and the Global Times. Dr. Allen holds a Ph.D. in International and Comparative Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, an M.A. in Politics and Education from Columbia University, and a B.A. from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Krishna Bista

Krishna Bista is a Professor in the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy at Morgan State University, Maryland. Dr. Bista is the founding editor of the Journal of International Students, a quarterly publication in international education. His latest books include Higher Education in Nepal (Routledge, 2020), and Global Perspectives on International Experiences in Higher Education: Tensions and Issues (Routledge, 2019). 

Roy Y. Chan

Roy Y. Chan is Assistant Professor of Education & Director of the Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) program in Leadership and Professional Practice in the Helen DeVos College of Education at Lee University. His latest books include Online Teaching and Learning in Higher Education during COVID-19: International Perspectives and Experiences (Routledge, 2021), The Future of Accessibility in International Higher Education (IGI Global, 2017) and Higher Education: A Worldwide Inventory of Research Centers, Academic Programs, Journals and Publications (Lemmens Media, 2014). Dr. Chan holds a Ph.D. in History, Philosophy, and Policy in Education from Indiana University Bloomington, an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Boston College, an M.Ed. in Comparative Higher Education from The University of Hong Kong, and a B.A. from the University of California, Irvine. 





How to Cite

Allen, R. M. ., Bista, K. ., & Chan, R. Y. (2021). What’s Next? A New Era . STAR Scholar Books. Retrieved from https://ojed.org/index.php/gsm/article/view/4148



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