Gary Gaffield has over thirty years of experience in higher education, international exchange, and international development. He began his career as a faculty member and American Studies program chair at Manhattanville College and, for twenty-five years, was an administrator at Wittenberg University, where he served as Vice Provost. His responsibilities at Wittenberg included oversight of university computing, international education, the Registrar, academic planning and budgeting, the libraries, intercollegiate athletics, career services, institutional research and assessment, and corporate/foundation/government relations for the academic programs. After leaving Wittenberg, he worked for two international NGOs: IIE, where he was Deputy Executive Director of the Fulbright Scholar Program, and the Academy for Educational Development/FHI 360, where he was Director of University Partnerships. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in US history at Columbia University.