Alexander Cromwell

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Associate Director, Dean's Scholars and Experiential Learning
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Dr. 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 all of the courses in the program. As part of his experiential learning portfolio, he provides leadership for the design and implementation of ESIA’s short-term abroad and domestic short-term programs offered at the school. Before coming to the Elliott School, Cromwell served as a faculty member for 4 years at the School of International Service at American University. He specializes in experiential learning pedagogy, and has conducted research on Pakistani, Indonesian, Afghan, and US student experiences of various international education programs. Additionally, he taught a short-term study abroad capstone practicum for SIS grad students for the past 3 years to Southeast Asia, and he Co-Directed the Indonesia-U.S. Youth Leadership Program, which brought Indonesian high school students to the United States and American high school students to Indonesia for a conflict resolution and leadership education program. He also previously administered study abroad courses run through the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution to places such as Israel/Palestine, Egypt, Indonesia, and the Balkans. Cromwell received his PhD from the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University.