William I. Brustein
Vice Provost for Global Strategies & International Affairs
William I. Brustein assumed the newly created role of vice provost for global strategies and international affairs on July 1, 2009. He came to Ohio State from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he was associate provost for international affairs and director of international programs and studies. At Illinois he also was the Alumni Professor of International Studies and a professor of sociology, political science, and history. Earlier administrative appointments included his service as director of the University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh and, at the University of Minnesota, as chair of the Department of Sociology and director of the Center for European Studies.
The author of four books and numerous articles, book chapters, and essays, Vice Provost Brustein is a well-regarded expert on international education, recent past president of the Association of International Education Administrators and past chair of NAFSA’s International Education Leadership Knowledge Community. He currently serves as chair of the Senior International Officers of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and President, OSU Global Gateways.
Vice Provost Brustein received a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Connecticut and a master’s degree in international studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He earned both master’s and Ph.D. degrees in sociology at the University of Washington.