David Comp


David Comp
Assistant Provost for Global Education
600 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 700
Chicago, IL 60605




David Comp, PhD, serves as the assistant provost for Global Education at Columbia College Chicago. He provides strategic direction that affects the educational experience of international students on campus and students studying abroad. Through the expansion of global partnerships, Comp creates opportunities for student mobility around the world. Additionally, he handles the day-to-day stewardship of the Global Education office, which includes international student recruitment and admissions, international student and scholar services, education abroad, articulation agreements, and special programs.

Comp serves on the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Studies in International Education (JSIE), as assistant/copy editor for the Journal of International Students, as a peer reviewer for Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, and has co-authored several book chapters, journal articles and reports on international education topics. Additionally, he publishes the International Higher Education Consulting Blog, one of six blogs worldwide selected by The New York Times editors for their International Education section. He has served on multiple task forces and committees for The Forum on Education Abroad and NAFSA: Association of International Educators and he is currently a board member for the Fund for Education Abroad. He also serves as a Study Abroad Research Consultant for the Center for Global Education at California State University at Dominguez Hills. 

Prior to joining Columbia, Comp worked at The University of Chicago. His experience includes serving as associate director of International Programs at the Booth School of Business, senior adviser for International Initiatives, and assistant director in the Office of International Affairs. He has also taught online for The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development.

He received a PhD in Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Comparative and International Education from Loyola University Chicago, an MS in Family Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a BA in Spanish and Latin American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.