David Stanfield joined the Council of International Schools in 2014 as the Head of Research & Development. In this role, Dave develops processes and systems to collect, analyze and share data in usable form to enhance CIS services and support members in the delivery of effective educational programmes.
Dave is also helping guide the CIS strategic planning process including the oversight of information technology related objectives. Furthermore, Dave is supporting the development of the CIS International Accreditation and is responsible for cultivating strategic partnerships with educational researchers.
Prior to joining CIS, Dave was a Research Assistant at the Boston College Center for International Higher Education and Harvard University. He earned his Ph.D. in higher education administration at Boston College, USA following completion of a dissertation exploring international branch campus (higher education) strategies and organizational structures.
From 2006-2011, Dave served as the Director of Student Activities and First-Year Programmes at Carnegie Mellon University’s international branch campus in Doha, Qatar. Dave earned a master’s degree in College Student Personnel from Miami University in Ohio (USA) and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas A&M University (USA).