Kevin Hovland

Kevin Hovland

Senior Director, Academic Programs

Kevin Hovland is the Senior Director of Academic Programs at NAFSA. Until 2014, he was the Senior Director of Global Learning and Curricular Change at AAC&U, in the office of Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons. He was responsible for the Shared Futures initiative as well as The Scientific Thinking and Integrative Reasoning Skills (STIRS) Scholars Program, and The Educated Citizen and Public Health project. The current Shared Futures project, General Education for a Global Century (funded by the Henry Luce Foundation), has enabled 32 colleges and universities to use global learning outcomes as an organizing principle for coherent and comprehensive general education curricular designs.

Hovland is the author of the AAC&U monograph, Shared Futures: Global Learning and Liberal Education as well as several articles further articulating global learning as an essential outcome of liberal education. He was also program director for AAC&U’s annual meeting and executive editor of Diversity & Democracy: Civic Learning for Shared Futures, an AAC&U periodical designed to provide campus practitioners with readily available information about successful diversity initiatives around the country and to support academic leaders and educators as they design and reshape their diversity programs, civic engagement initiatives, and global learning opportunities to better prepare students for principled action in today's complex world.

Hovland earned a BA in Russian Regional Studies from Columbia University and did graduate study in History at Georgetown University.