Meg P. Gardinier

Meg P. Gardinier

Independent Scholar in International and Intercultural Education

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  • Ph.D., Education with a specialization in Comparative and International Education, Cornell University , 2012


Dr. Meg P. Gardinier is an educator and researcher with over 15 years of experience working in the field of international and comparative education. Her research explores the intersection of global education policies and local pedagogical practices, particularly in the context of democratization and social change. During 2012-2018, she served as Assistant Professor of International and Intercultural Education (IIE) at Florida International University (FIU) where she developed and taught blended and fully online graduate education classes on a range of issues including international education and development; human rights and global citizenship education; intercultural competency; and global education policy. Dr. Gardinier holds a Ph.D. in Education, with a specialization in Comparative and International Education, from Cornell University (2012) and an Ed.M. in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University (2002) with a focus on peace and human rights education. Her dissertation, titled: “From Global Projects to Classroom Practice: The Localization of Democratic Citizenship Education in Post-Communist Albania,” was based on 32 months of ethnographic research in Albania. Meg has been awarded fellowships from Fulbright, National Security Education Program/Boren, IREX, Spencer Foundation, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Biosophical Institute. Her work has been published in Comparative Education Review, Comparative Education, European Journal of Education, and in several peer-reviewed edited volumes. Dr. Gardinier has consulted with international agencies such as the United Nations Teaching and Learning Project (Cyberschoolbus), Save the Children, UNESCO, and the Open Society Institute in Albania. Prior to completing her Ph.D., Meg worked as the Global Campaign Coordinator for the Hague Appeal for Peace Global Campaign for Peace Education based in New York City.