Associate Director, International Partnerships
Shawn Conner-Rondot has served as Associate Director of International Partnerships at Indiana University since 2012. In this capacity, he ensures academic units and offices comply with relevant university policies when undertaking international activities, works closely with IU faculty and staff on the development of partnership agreements, administers university-wide graduate and faculty exchange programs, and helps facilitate institutional engagements in Latin America.
Previously, he was Associate Director of the Title VI Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at the Kelley School of Business. In 2011, he published "Why CIBERs matter to the competitiveness of U.S. businesses in the 21st century" in Business Horizons, a response to proposed budgetary cuts to Title VI area studies programs by the U.S. Congress.
Conner-Rondot is active in NAFSA and the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) and presents regularly at regional and national conferences. He published an article on "Institutional Partnerships: Strategic Planning" with the American Council on Education in 2016. He has a forthcoming publication (Spring 2019) with NAFSA on “comprehensive” international partnerships.
Conner-Rondot is also an advanced doctoral student in education policy studies at the IU School of Education. His minors are in comparative international education and Latin American and Caribbean Studies. His research examines education policy from socio-legal perspectives and focuses primarily on the processes of policy development and implementation undertaken by higher education institutions in response to constitutional provisions, legal statutes, governmental mandates, and social and political pressures. He is particularly interested in the comparative study of policies on internationalization, affirmative action, and anti-discrimination in the higher education sector across the Americas.
Conner-Rondot is a member of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), NAFSA, and the Association of International Education Administrators.