Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Anne C. Campbell

Assistant Professor, International Education Management

1. What is it that you are most passionate about?  

I am most passionate about the power of education. With quality education, people can expand their ideas, try new approaches, and transform their societies.

2. What do you enjoy most about teaching and/or what excites you about being a professor at MIIS? 

Being a professor at MIIS is a wonderful opportunity to work with bright students who are committed to helping others, thinking critically, and challenging the status quo. 


International Higher Education
Comparative Education
Education and Development
Civil Society and Social Change
International Scholarship and Fellowship Programs

 Recent Accomplishments

  • Through the Open Society Foundations' Pre-Academic Summer School, taught over 300 international scholarship grantees in civil society project development. 
  • Through the Learn, Earn, and Save Partnership between The MasterCard Foundation and the University of Minnesota, led international research teams to conduct program evaluation of a youth skills training program in rural Tanzania. 
  • Received the U.S. Department of State/IREX Individual Advanced Research Opportunities Award to support doctoral research in the Republics of Georgia and Moldova. 

Previous Work

My areas of interest relate to the intersection of international development and education. Before joining MIIS in August 2016, I worked for the Open Society Foundations, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, the African Rescue Committee, and various other international projects and programs, as an employee, consultant, and volunteer. My deepest experience is with international scholarships, including managing programs, conducting research and evaluation, teaching and mentoring current scholars, serving on selection committees, and participating myself.


PhD, Comparative and International Development Education, University of Minnesota, United States.

MA, Critical Theory and Cultural Studies, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom. 

BS, History and Interdisciplinary Studies, Iowa State University, United States.


Campbell, A. (2016). International scholarship graduates influencing social and economic development at home: The role of alumni networks in Georgia and Moldova. Current Issues in Comparative Education, 19(1), 76-91. Available at http://www.tc.columbia.edu/cice/current-issue/07_Campbell.pdf

Campbell, A. & Gorgozde, S. (2016). Internationalization in Higher Education in the Republic of Georgia: Influences of Accreditation and Student Mobility. Hungarian Educational Research Journal, 6(1), 22-37. Available at http://herj.lib.unideb.hu/megjelent/index/56

Campbell, A. (2016). Review of Approaches Improving Education Quality in Rural Communities in the Global South. Report prepared for the Open Society Foundations' Education Support Program

Campbell, A. (2016, January 29). The Impact of Home-Country Context on Scholarship Outcomes [blog post]. The Association of Commonwealth Universities. Available at https://www.acu.ac.uk/about-us/blog/measuring-success

Campbell, A., & Vavrus, F. (2015). Mapping Education Quality Initiatives by Foundations and Donor-Led Funds. Report prepared for the Open Society Foundations' Education Support Program 

Campbell, A. (2014, October 15). "Words Matter": Terminology for Students at the Global Margins [blog post]. Salzburg Global Seminar. Available at http://www.salzburgglobal.org/topics/imagination/article/anne-campbell-words-matter.html

Course List

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IEMG8530 - Comparative Intl Education      

This course offers an introduction to the breadth of educational systems and structures around the world, and the cultural, historical, philosophical, and economic forces that shape these systems. Additional topics to be studied include the effects of globalization on education systems; the role of international organizations and NGOs in the provision of formal and non-formal education; and issues of diversity, access, and inclusion as they manifest internationally.

Fall 2016 - MIIS, Spring 2017 - MIIS

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IEMG8533 / DPPG9533 - Education & Development      

The course aims to introduce students to perspectives and debates relevant to understanding the relationship between education and development (economic, political, social, etc.) and the politics of education development, with a focus on less developed countries. Students will examine international education initiatives (e.g., the Sustainable Development Goals, the Education for All goals, Poverty Reduction Strategies) and the work of multilateral (e.g., UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank), bilateral (e.g., USAID, DFID) and international non-governmental organizations (e.g., Save the Children, Plan International, others), including debates on aid modalities in education development.

Spring 2017 - MIIS

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IEMG8600 - Intl Education Policy      

This course examines the role of global and national policies in shaping education. Course topics include among others, the role international organizations play in the global governance of education. National polices of education are examined in the contexts of policy convergence, policy borrowing and lending. Trends in national policies related to education are also explored such as education as a form of soft power, education as a form of trade, and aid for education. The need to balance national policies with international demands and trends are explored.

Fall 2016 - MIIS

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IEMG8612 - Intl Scholarship Program Mgmt      

International Scholarship Program Management

At the crossroads of higher education and international development, scholarship programs provide opportunities for outstanding students not readily available at home. An increasing number of these programs expect that students return home to improve their countries. In this course - through class exercises, discussions, and course readings - students will be able to identify various program structures, critique existing models, and learn the nuts and bolts of administering scholarships.

Spring 2016 - MIIS, MIIS Winter/J Term only, Spring 2017 - MIIS, MIIS Workshop

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