Featured Speaker: Lorna Jean Edmonds, PhD
Lorna Jean Edmonds is the Vice Provost for Global Affairs and International Studies at Ohio University and Professor in the College of Health Sciences and Professions. Prior to this appointment, she served as the University of Toronto’s Assistant Vice President, International Relations; Executive Advisor, Research, University of Ottawa; Executive Director, International Research and Advancement, Western University; and Director, Research Services and the Director, International Center for the Advancement of Community Based Rehabilitation, Queen’s University.
Dr. Edmonds’ expertise is in strategy and performance, international development, and globalization of higher education. She has worked with universities, governments, industry and research funding and development agencies and banks in more than 60 countries in Asia, the Americas, Europe and Africa. Dr. Edmonds has a particular interest in trend analysis, managing social change and new frontiers in education and research, including outer space and space relations. She received her PhD, University of East Anglia, UK; MHA, University of Ottawa; and BA (Sciences), Queen’s University.