Doctoral Student Spotlights

Gina Canterucci

Higher and Postsecondary Education

I chose this Doctoral Program Because:
Working with students and study abroad programs within a university setting made me curious about how federal and regional internationalization policy affects the day-to-day operations of universities not only here in the US but around the globe. In the higher and postsecondary education doctoral program I have the opportunity to answer those questions for myself through focused research, study abroad experiences, and collaboration with experienced faculty.
In 5 or 10 years I hope to:
Follow in the footsteps of my advisor, Dr. Teboho Moja, and serve as a policy advisor on higher education to a head of state.
One of the things I enjoy doing in New York City when I'm not being a doctoral student:
Visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art
A hobby I have is:
Cooking and Traveling (of course!)
My favorite place to get coffee or eat around NYU:
Galanga Thai on W. 4th St. has great drunken noodles!
Focus of my research of scholarship:
Comparing the influence of globalization/internationalization policy on higher education systems in Western and non-Western countries.
I'm interested in this topic because:
We have seen globalization transform a variety of elements of the higher education landscape, such as curriculum and degree structures in the European Union and student mobility flows around the world, and there is every reason to believe globalization will continue to exert a major influence on higher education for the foreseeable future. Understanding the short- and long-term effects of globalization on both developed and developing higher education systems can lead to better policy design and implementation to optimize the effects of globalization.
Research or scholar I most admire:
Dr. Marijk van der Wende, a scholar, policy expert and innovator in international higher education in Europe.
Professor who has influenced me the most:
Dr. Teboho Moja
Favorite course as a doctoral student:
The Global Curriculum with Professor Cynthia Miller-Idriss
What I like most about being part of a community of doctoral students:
Being able to share ideas with colleagues with such diverse professional backgrounds and experiences in higher education

Background Information

Where you grew up:
Ohio
Career Goals:
Work in higher education policy development for a multinational organization.
Other professional or service activities:
Currently work full-time as an academic advisor and Teacher in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders.