Dr. Jeffrey Peck
Until 2015 Professor Jeffrey Peck was Dean of the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences and Vice Provost for Global Strategies at Baruch College/City University of New York, one of the most diverse higher education institutions in the United States. Thereafter, he moved to Berlin to assume a Mercator Senior Fellowship to study the relationship between diversity and internationalization at three types of Berlin Hochschulen. The topic of diversity continues to be a focus within his expertise on higher education management. For example, he worked closely with the German-American Fulbright Commission on their new European Fulbright Diversity Initiative (EFDI) and co-authored its subsequent report. Professor Peck is also the President of the Friends and Sponsors of the German American Fulbright Commission (VFF) which itself has sponsored and supported an important diversity project that brings Germans with minority backgrounds to the United States to meet with Americans of similar upbringing. As Board Member for the American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, he co-authored its Diversity Statement and recently participated at the Humboldt Foundation itself (along with Ailsa Kienberger of the British Council) in a lively discussion about bringing diversity to bear on all aspects of such international educational organizations.