Erich Dietrich has researched, published and taught on the internationalization of higher education, equity in access to higher education, and race and SES in affirmative action policies in a comparative context. An expert on Brazil, Dietrich has served on the advisory board for the Institute of International Education’s International Academic Partnership Program for Brazil, which promotes collaborations in higher education. He regularly teaches a graduate-level study abroad course, Race, Class and Equity in Higher Education in Brazil. He is co-PI on a grant from the CAPES Foundation of the Brazilian Ministry of Education on “Access and Retention of Black Students in Higher Education: Advances and Challenges in a Comparative Perspective.”
Dietrich serves on the Board of AIEA, the Association of International Education Administrators, the premier association for leaders in international education. He also sits on the Advisory Board of CASSIE, the Consortium for Analysis of Student Success through International Education, a federally funded research project that expands the empirical evidence on international education and student outcomes by establishing a national databank and co-laboratory that will enable a big data approach to understanding the impact of international education on college success.
Prior to joining the department, Dietrich was Assistant Vice President of NYU Global Programs and Associate Dean of Global Affairs at NYU Steinhardt. He holds a PhD from New York University, a master’s from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a BA, magna cum laude, from Carleton College.
He received a Fulbright International Education Award to India in 2016, and he was invited by the US Embassy in Greece to conduct training workshops on building capacity for study abroad in Greece in 2019.