Laura Engel

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Laura Engel

Associate Professor of International Education and International Affairs

Full-time Faculty


Laura Engel is Associate Professor of International Education and International Affairs at the George Washington University, where she directs the International Education Program and the GW Global Education Lab, and serves as co-chair of the GW UNESCO Chair in International Education for Development. Previously, Dr. Engel was a research fellow at University of Nottingham (UK), working on two European Union funded research projects on education and social policy to advance inclusion and social cohesion. Her interests focus on global education policy trends in federal systems, and national and cross-national studies of internationalization of education. Her research, which has been funded by the American Educational Research Association, the National Geographic Society, and the Stevens Initiative, has been published in three books and over 50 articles, book chapters, and policy briefs. Dr. Engel serves on the board of directors of the NEA Foundation, is a Fulbright Specialist, and is joint editor of International Studies in Sociology of Education. Dr. Engel earned her PhD in education policy from the University of Illinois.

International and comparative education, globalization, citizenship, education policy, federal systems, Spain/Catalonia, equity

EDUC 6601 International and Comparative Education

EDUC 6602 Education and Diversity in Europe and the EU

EDUC 6615 Internationalizing U.S. Schools

EDUC 6640 Citizenship, Language, Culture and Nation-building in the Global Era

Ph.D., 2007, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign