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Ted Purinton

Dean of the Graduate School of Education the American University in Cairo, Egypt

Dr. Ted Purinton is the Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the American University in Cairo (AUC). As Dean, he leads an influential faculty in the areas of higher education policy, educational administration, and comparative and international education. The faculty of his school is actively involved in reform and research for schools, universities, governments, NGOs, multi-lateral organizations, and other educationally related institutions. Previously, Purinton served AUC as the Associate Provost, responsible for the university’s academic administration, institutional partnerships, academic policies, strategic initiatives, online and MOOC offerings, accreditations, study abroad programs, and international student and faculty mobility. At AUC, Purinton has also served as Associate Dean to the Graduate School of Education, responsible for academic administration, faculty, fundraising, research, and outreach. He currently holds a tenured faculty position as Associate Professor of International & Comparative Education. His doctoral degree, in educational policy and administration, comes from the University of Southern California.

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