Sydney Van Morgan
Senior Lecturer; Director of International Studies
Sydney Van Morgan, director of the International Studies Program and operations manager for the Office of International Centers & Programs, holds a PhD in government from Cornell University and has taught courses on European comparative political sociology, ethnic violence, and political parties. As director of ISP, she is responsible for the academic coordination of six stakeholder departments in the Humanities and Social Sciences, establishing the curriculum for the major in collaboration with these departments, and the supervision of a complex advising system for more than 400 undergraduate majors. She also administers the BA/MA Program with the Paul H. Nitze School for Advanced International Studies in DC, the Junior Year Abroad Program at SAIS Europe in Bologna, the Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship Program, and a range of activities associated with the new Aronson Center for International Studies.
Dr. Van Morgan is actively involved in several professional organizations in the field of international education, where she has presented papers on topics such as evaluation practices and enrollment trends in international studies.