Alexander Cromwell

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Associate Director, Dean's Scholars and Experiential Learning
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Alexander Cromwell is the Associate Director, Dean’s Scholars and Experiential Learning at the Elliott School. In this role, he oversees the ESIA Dean’s Scholars undergraduate research program and teaches the three required courses for the program. As part of his experiential learning portfolio, Cromwell designed and teaches the internship-for-credit professional development course and facilitates workshops for faculty in the undergraduate program to discuss their online teaching. He also manages the design and implementation of ESIA’s short-term abroad courses.

Cromwell specializes in experiential learning pedagogy, and has conducted research on Pakistani, Indonesian, Afghan, and US student experiences of encounter-based peace education and other field-based programs. Before coming to the Elliott School, Cromwell taught courses at American University and George Mason University, where he specialized in topics such as conflict resolution, cross-cultural communication, internships-for-credit, and project design/evaluation. Cromwell has also led various programs bringing students to Indonesia and Thailand and teaches conflict resolution courses at the Elliott School. He received his PhD from the Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University.