Biography

Shawn Conner has served as Associate Director of International Partnerships at Indiana University since 2012. In this capacity, he works closely with IU faculty and staff on the development of partnership agreements, manages graduate and faculty exchange programs, and facilitates 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 is active in NAFSA and the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) and presents regularly at regional and national conferences. He has a forthcoming article on "Institutional strategic planning and international partnerships in higher education" with the American Council on Education.

In addition, he is a second year doctoral student in education policy studies with a concentration in comparative international education and a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. His research focuses on the intersection of constitutional law, higher education governance, and affirmative action policies across the Americas. He is a member of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA) and the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES).