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Vice Provost for Global Affairs and International Studies


Lorna Jean Edmonds Lorna Jean Edmonds, Ph.D.

Dr. Lorna Jean Edmonds is the Vice Provost for Global Affairs and International Studies at OHIO. She also serves as the Director of the Center for International Studies and as a Professor of Health Sciences and Professions.

Dr. Edmonds joined OHIO in 2013 after having worked in four of Canada’s research-intensive universities. 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 in higher education strategy, research performance, public/private sector collaboration, and globalization is based upon more than 20 years of experience in academia, government relations and international development. She has extensive international experience, working with universities, governments, industry and research funding and development agencies, and banks in more than 60 countries in Asia, the Americas, Europe and Africa.

In addition, Dr. Edmonds is an active contributor to the internationalization of higher education, university-public/private sector collaboration, international development, and new frontiers in science and scholarship with a particular interest in trend analysis, managing social change and space relations.  She serves on several international boards including the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine International Research Collaborations Working Group, the Illuminate Consulting International Academic Advisory Board, and the Policy and Law Track (Co-Chair) of the NSS International Space Development Conference in 2016. She received her Ph.D. at the University of East Anglia, UK; her M.H.A. at the, University of Ottawa, CAN; and her B.A. (Sciences) at Queen’s University, CAN.

If you would like to check the availability of Dr. Edmonds’ schedule or to have her appear or speak at an event, please contact Gloria Matheny at  balchg@ohio.edu  or at 740-597-1618.

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