Dr. Christopher Johnstone in an adjunct professor in the Institute’s International Education management program.
Johnstone served as the Director of International Initiatives at the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development between 2008 and 2015. During this time he initiated numerous programs and linkages in order to create a comprehensively international college at a research intensive university. These initiatives intentionally focused on linkages with diversity programs to ensure inclusive participation of students and faculty interests. In 2015 Johnstone began a full-time faculty position in the University of Minnesota’s Leadership in International Education PhD program. This program focuses on internationalization of education from pre-school through higher education and in educational organizations.
Courses offered in the past two years.
- Current term ●
- Upcoming term(s) ○
This course provides a general overview to the various types of partnerships in which universities engage, including exchanges, research partnerships, and transnational education delivery. Literature from various sources is used to help shape broad definitions of what effective partnerships may be, and service learning literature will be reviewed in order to critically characterize elements of exploitative, transactional, and transformative relationships.
Spring 2017 - MIIS, MIIS Winter/J Term only, Spring 2018 - MIIS, MIIS Winter/J Term only
Areas of Interest
International partnerships; international student engagement; international development; inclusive education
- PhD in Comparative and International Development Education, University of Minnesota
- MS in Special Education, Syracuse University
- BS in Special Education, State University of New York
- Engsig, T.T. & Johnstone, C. (2014). Is there something rotten in the state of Denmark? The paradoxical policies of inclusive education – lessons from Denmark. International Journal of Inclusive Education. DOI: 10.1080/13603116.2014.940068
- Johnstone, C. (2014). Five (more) reasons why international and diversity offices should collaborate in universities. Association of International Education Administrators Issue Brief.
- Johnstone, C., DeJaeghere, J. & McCleary, K. (2013). Internationalizing the curriculum through international development projects: A case study on reflexivity, collaboration, and experiential learning. International Higher Education Teaching and Learning Review, 2 (1).
- Schuelka, M.J. & Johnstone, C.J. (2011). Global trends in meeting the educational rights of children with disabilities: From international institutions to local responses. Reconsidering Development, 2 (2).