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Aryn Baxter

Aryn Baxter

Assistant Research Professor, Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

aryn.baxter@asu.edu

Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education
Arizona State University
PO Box 871372
Tempe, AZ 85287-1372

Titles

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Assistant Research Professor, Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
  • Director, MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at ASU, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Biography

Aryn Baxter is Assistant Research Professor and Director of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Arizona State University. She holds a PhD in Comparative and International Development Education from the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development.

Housed within the Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education, Aryn leads efforts to implement and learn from two comprehensive scholarship initiatives funded by the MasterCard Foundation that expand educational and leadership development opportunities for students from African countries. Previously, she lived and worked in Rwanda as an international educator and conducted educational research and program evaluations throughout East Africa. As a scholar-practitioner working at the intersection of international education and international development, she seeks to advance the transformative potential of international higher education.

Education

  • PhD, Education Policy and Administration, University of Minnesota, 2014
  • MA, Education Policy and Administration, University of Minnesota, 2008
  • BA, International Affairs and Sociology, Gordon College, 2005

Expertise

Journal Articles

2015

Pellowski Wiger, N., D. W. Chapman, A. R. Baxter and J. DeJaeghere. 2015. Context matters: A model of the factors associated with the effectiveness of youth entrepreneurship training. Prospects 45(4):533-547. DOI: 10.1007/s11125-015-9366-x. (link )

2014

DeJaeghere, J. and A. R. Baxter. 2014. Entrepreneurship education for youth in sub-Saharan Africa: A capabilities approach as an alternative framework to neoliberalism’s individualizing risks. Progress in Development Studies 14(1):61-76. DOI: 10.1177/1464993413504353. (link )

2011

Baxter, A. R. 2011. Higher education mission and vision in Rwanda: A comparative and critical discourse analysis. Reconsidering Development 2(2):. (link )

Book Chapters

2014

Baxter, A. R., D. W. Chapman, J. DeJaeghere, A. R. Pekol and T. Weiss. 2014. Youth entrepreneurship education and training for poverty alleviation: A review of international literature and local experiences. Pp. 33-58 In: Wiseman, A. W. ed., International Education Innovation and Public Sector Entrepreneurship. Vol 23. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. DOI: 10.1108/S1479-3679(2013)0000023010. ISBN: 978-1-78190-708-5. (link )

Presentations

2016

Baxter, A. R. 2016. Connections to home: A multi-university mixed methods study on the career and life trajectories of African alumni of international universities. Presentation at the CIES 2016 Conference: Six Decades of Comparative and International Education: Taking Stock and Looking Forward, 6-10 March 2016, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

2015

Baxter, A. R. 2015. Designing education for peace. Presentation at the South Sudan Education Fellows Program, March, Santa Monica, California.

Baxter, A. R. 2015. The cultural politics of identity, mobility and globalization among Rwandan international scholarship recipients. Presentation at the Should I Stay or Should I Go: Maximizing the Contribution of Higher Education to Development in Africa, 19-20 March 2015, Montreal, Canada.

Baxter, A. R. and E. Amoako-Agyel. 2015. Africa, business and culture. Presentation at the Arizona State University Global Business Club Meeting, February, Tempe, Arizona.

Baxter, A. R. and A. Ngwenya. 2015. Reflections on identity and race in American classroom. Presentation at the Voice of the 21st Century Student Panel, November, Tempe, Arizona.

Baxter, A. R. and D. Ross. 2015. Expanding international access: Program design and lived expereince of the MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at Arizona State University. Presentation at the New Paradigms in Inclusion and Education: Pedagogy and Practice in the 21st Century, 16 November 2015, Tempe, Arizona.

2014

Baxter, A. R. 2014. Responsibilities and burdens among Rwanda's "best and brightest": Navigating migration dilemmas and (re)imagining the future as international scholarship recipients. Presentation at the 58th Annual Conference of the Comparative & International Education Society, 10-15 March 2014, Toronto, Canada.

2013

Baxter, A. R. 2013. Scholarships for change: An exploration of motivations and experiences across stakeholder perspectives. Presentation at the 57th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, 10-15 March 2013, New Orleans, Louisiana.

2012

Baxter, A. R. and J. DeJaeghere. 2012. A capabilities approach as a framework for learning and livelihood for youth. Presentation at the 56th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, 22-27 April 2012, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Baxter, A. R., A. R. Pekol and B. Krause. 2012. The eco-system of program evaluation: Foundations, NGOs and academics. Presentation at the American Evaluation Association Annual Conference, October, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2011

Baxter, A. R. and A. Lutterman-Aguilar. 2011. Student learning abroad – At whose expense and/or benefit?. Presentation at the Council on International Education Exchange Annual Conference, November, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Baxter, A. R. and M. Pike-Baky. 2011. Kneading the dough: An academic-practitioner dialogue. Presentation at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Comparative and International Education Society, 1-5 May 2011, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

2009

Baxter, A. R. 2009. Transformation for whom? Considering the community impact of study abroad and service-learning. Presentation at the Transformational Development Conference, 7-9 August 2009, Eastern University, St Davids, Pennsylvania.