David Comp

Associate Director of International Programs
University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

David Comp currently works as the Associate Director of International Programs in the University of Chicago Booth School Of Business.  David also serves as a Study Abroad Research Consult for the Center for Global Education at the California State University at Dominguez Hills. Prior to his position at Chicago Booth, David worked as the Senior Adviser for International Initiatives in The College and an Assistant Director in the Office of International Affairs, both at The University of Chicago.

David serves on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Studies in International Education (JSIE) and has co-authored several book chapters, journal articles and reports on international education topics.  Additionally, David publishes the International Higher Education Consulting Blog, one of six blogs worldwide selected by the New York Times editors to feed into the International Education section of the New York Times online.  David has also served on multiple task forces and committees of The Forum on Education Abroad and NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

His research focuses on the use of international education for soft power and public diplomacy efforts; underrepresentation in education abroad; methodology of data collection on global student and scholar mobility and on the history of international education exchanges.

David received his B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, his M.S. in Family Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his Ph.D. in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Comparative and International Education at Loyola University Chicago.