Dave 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, analyse and share data in usable form to enhance CIS services and support members in the delivery of effective educational programmes.
Dave has a key role in developing and implementing strategic initiatives at CIS including the oversight of information technology related objectives. Dave works closely with CIS School Support & Evaluation leaders to support the development of the CIS International Accreditation protocol 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 organisational 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).