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Leasa Weimer

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PhD, 2013

Leasa Weimer currently serves as the Director for Strategic Partnerships at the University of Denver. 

Previously, she led as the Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives for the Fulbright Finland Foundation in Helsinki, where she oversaw partnership-building, alumni development and grant programs for senior scholars. In addition, she is a Research Fellow at the Finnish Institute for Educational Research, University of Jyväskylä and a member of the Finnish national team conducting an international comparative study with IIEP-UNESCO on flexible learning pathways.

Weimer has over 20 years of experience as a scholar/practitioner in international higher education, previously she served as Knowledge Development Adviser for the European Association in International Education, located in Amsterdam, and president of the global Erasmus Mundus Student and Alumni Association. Bridging research with practice, she has edited numerous volumes, authored journal articles, book chapters, and commissioned policy papers considering the intersection of the political economy, policies, and the implementation of international higher education.

During her time at IHE, she received a Fulbright grant to conduct dissertation research in Finland and the 2011 Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) Harold Josephson Award for Professional Promise in International Education.  

Weimer holds a PhD in higher education from the University of Georgia and an Erasmus Mundus joint master’s degree in European higher education from the University of Oslo, Norway; University of Tampere, Finland; and University of Aveiro, Portugal and a Bachelor's double degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

News Featuring Leasa Weimer

Leasa Weimer (PhD 2013) served as the principal investigator for a study commissioned by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture that investigated the internationalization at home (IAH) "state of arts" in Finnish higher education and research institutes…

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