Dr. Ronald Kovach is Plenary Speaker at IN4OBE Global Summit 2022
Dr. Ronald Kovach serves as Executive Director of the American International Accreditation Association of Schools and Colleges (AIAASC). Throughout his career, he has taught at various universities and has served as both a chief academic affairs officer and chief student affairs officer.
Ronald has demonstrated a career-long passion for international education by initiating administrative positions at several universities that promoted study abroad experiences for students where previously such opportunities did not exist. Additionally, he created numerous international university partnerships, trained faculty in experiential education practices internationally, and developed global expertise in integrating these concepts into university curricula.
While serving as Provost at the Mountbatten Institute, Dr. Kovach oversaw the experiential learning centers in Bangkok, London, and New York City for students working full-time internships in the financial services field while completing their graduate studies provided through two British universities.
Internationally recognized as an expert in experiential learning and international education, Dr. Kovach has presented papers and workshops on every continent, worked with faculties worldwide, and has publications on experiential education and student retention.
Dr. Kovach has been awarded over $3 million in grants including $1.75 million from the U.S. Department of Education for experiential learning. He has served the Society for Experiential Education as President, Treasurer, and Founding Director of the International Experiential Education Academy. Ron earned his doctorate in Adult Education at Northern Illinois, M.A. in English from Kent State, a postgraduate certificate in Administration and Management from Harvard, and a B.S.Ed. in English from Ohio University.