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Kirsten Bilas

Administrative Assistant (History)

Kirsten Bilas has been with the department since February 2013. She holds a B.A. in International Relations (UCONN, 2006), M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration (Northeastern University, 2015), her Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration (Northeastern University, 2018), her M.S. in International Affairs & Global Studies (Northeastern University, 2020), and most recently her M.S in Nonprofit Management (Northeastern University, 2021), . Her research interests focuses on  international higher education, in particular support services offered to international students and their families, and the legal issues faced by this demographic caused by the visa restrictions placed on them. She has written an article based on her research focusing on international student spouses perceptions of university support systems which was published in the Journal of Comparative and International Higher Education in Fall 2020. She has presented her research at the Northeastern University School of Education Residency in 2019, 2020 NAFSA IEW Virtual Poster Fair, and been a guest on the Everything International Education podcast. Prior to working at Northeastern, Kirsten has worked for a third party study abroad provider, ESL language school, and a career certificate institution. Most recently she has been named a winner of the 2020 Northeastern University College of Social Sciences and Humanities Staff Member of the Year Award and a member of the 2020 Northeastern University Communication Staff Development Circle.

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  • Education

    B.A. in International Relations (UCONN, 2006),
    M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration (Northeastern University, 2015)
    Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration (Northeastern University, 2018)
    M.S. in International Affairs & Global Studies (Northeastern University, 2020)
    M.S. in Nonprofit Management (Northeastern University, 2021)

  • Contact

  • Address

    Department of History
    249 Meserve Hall
    Northeastern University
    360 Huntington Ave
    Boston, MA 02115

  • Office Hours

    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST
    Monday - Friday