Dr. Peggy Gesing – STAR Fellow
Dr. Peggy Gesing is an assistant professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School. The foundation for her research and teaching is built on 16-years of experience at multiple top-ranked, research universities and is informed by educational experiences studying and working at urban research universities. Her research and practice are built on the belief that research should lead to action, providing data that can inform practice across multiple venues. The foundation for her research and teaching is built on my practitioner experience at multiple top-ranked research universities where she has worked with diverse student populations to provide advising, instruction, and program management. Her research focuses on international student mobility and education as a driver of economic opportunity and social justice, and contributes to the conversation around high-skilled student mobility, global workforce development, and immigration policy. She is an editor for the Journal of Higher Education Politics & Economics and the Journal of International Students, and am an active member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), and the Comparative & International Education Society (CIES). She is currently an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Medical and Health Professions Education Programs at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She earned my Ph.D. in Higher Education from Old Dominion University and her Master’s of Education in Adult Learning and Development at Cleveland State University.