Robert A. Cole


Robert A. Cole is Associate Provost for Academic Affairs at Roger Williams University. He oversees global and international programs on his campus. He has been a conference program reviewer for groups such as NAFSA and the American Association of Colleges and Universities, and has presented at conferences on topics such as the Arab Spring and the role of liberal education in emerging democracies, estranging undergraduate ethnographers through fieldwork abroad, international internships, and situating general education abroad.

Cole was a participant on a U.S. Department of Education Fulbright-Hays grant for an immersion, capacity building, and a curriculum development project related to Egypt and the Middle East North Africa region, and a contributor to a US Department of Education (Title VI) Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Programs grant.

He has also developed short-term faculty-led curriculum for students’ cultural immersion in The Netherlands, Belgium, and Northern Germany region. Cole holds a Ph.D. in Communication.

Author's Books

Passport to Change

Designing Academically Sound, Culturally Relevant, Short-Term, Faculty-Led Study Abroad Programs


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