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Bill Robertson Geibel

Associate Director of Experiential Learning and Practicum

PhD Education, University of California, Los Angeles
MA Politics, Brandeis University
BA Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara

A global scholar and practitioner, Bill Robertson Geibel currently holds a dual appointment as a lecturer and the Associate Director of Experiential Learning. In this role he oversees and teaches within the College’s experiential learning program and works to develop educational programming and partnerships that provide students with real-world learning opportunities including study abroad, internships, and community engagement.

As an academic, Bill’s teaching and scholarship lies at the intersection of globalization, diplomacy, and higher education. In particular, much of his work is focused on understanding how globalization is shaping the way universities prepare students to be engaged citizens, both within and beyond national borders. His work has been published in multiple outlets including the Journal for Comparative and International Higher Education, the Journal of Education and Social Sciences Research, and the Journal of Turkish Weekly. He also currently sits on the San Diego International Affairs Board.

Prior to joining UC San Diego, Bill worked at UCLA’s International Institute, the Foundation for California Community Colleges, and the US State Department as a Fulbright scholar in Kirikkale, Turkey. He holds a BA from UC Santa Barbara, an MA from Brandeis University, and a PhD in International Education from UCLA.