Nafsa Conference 2012
Debra W. Stewart, PhD, is the president of the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), the leading organization dedicated to the improvement and advancement of graduate education in the U.S. and around the world, where she has served since 2000. Prior to joining CGS, Stewart was vice chancellor and dean of the graduate school at North Carolina State University. She also served as interim chancellor at UNC-Greensboro (1994) and as graduate dean and then vice provost (1988-1998) at NC State. She serves on the ETS Board of Trustees, the International Advisory Board of the Freie Universität Berlin, and the International Board of the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Stewart has written on a wide array of higher education issues. She lectures on higher education, research, and global competitiveness at major universities and education organizations in North America, Australia, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, and continental Europe. She is the author or coauthor of numerous scholarly articles on administrative theory and public policy. Stewart received her PhD in political science from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, her master's degree from the University of Maryland, and her BA from Marquette University.