UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Beverly Lindsay, a professor and senior scientist of higher education and international policy studies at Penn State, has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Lindsay was elected a Fellow for her distinguished contributions to enhancing international scientific education, leadership, and scholarship, particularly as a global leader in efforts to promote international understanding through curricular and policy changes.
AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society with over 130,000 members and is the publisher of the journal Science. Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. Less than 7 percent of members are elected as Fellows. This year, 539 Fellows were selected for their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. These individuals will be recognized for their contributions to science and technology and will be inducted at the Fellows Forum to be held in February 2012 during the AAAS Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada.
Lindsay is particularly well known for her research regarding working conditions of faculty members and administrators in light of the current economic downturn and for examining universities' roles in preparing students and professionals for changing international environments. She was an Invited Visiting Professor at the Institute of Education, University of London, and provided university-wide invited lectures at Green Templeton College of Oxford University and the University of Bristol. She was also the Inaugural University Fellow and Professor at Dillard University in New Orleans. This position required her to chair a university-wide task force on rebuilding New Orleans and the Gulf Coast and to foster the development of a University Policy Center to guide leadership efforts to build peaceful and responsive environments post-Katrina.
Lindsay held a Distinguished Fulbright Fellowship at Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, Mozambique, where she engaged in peace and conflict resolutions with executives and civic leaders, initiated executive and faculty development, fostered strategic planning, and delivered media presentations. She also was the first American recipient of a Senior Fulbright Specialist Grant to Korea. In addition, Lindsay was an executive fellow at the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy, and she was a former dean at Hampton University and at Penn State for international education and policy studies and international programs, respectively.
As a senior administrator at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Lindsay administered cultural/public diplomacy programs in cooperation with the U.S. Agency for International Development, the British Council, and several ministries of foreign affairs programs. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Lindsay has published over 100 articles, chapters, and essays, and she has produced seven books, including Universities and Global Diversity, Terrorism’s Unanswered Questions, and The Quest for Equity in Higher Education. She earned a doctorate degree in administration and management and in program development and evaluation from American University in Washington, D.C., and a doctor of education degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amhurst.