David Comp currently serves as the Assistant Provost for Global Education at Columbia College Chicago. Prior to his position at Columbia College, he worked for seventeen years as Associate Director of International Programs at the Booth School of Business, as Senior Adviser for International Initiatives in The College and as Assistant Director in the Office of International Affairs, all 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.