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International Officer Appointed

Friday, March 3, 2017  
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March 3, 2017

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Board of Directors has appointed Anita Gopal, Ph.D., as an International Officer. Gopal joins Amita Bansal, Ph.D., in addressing the issues and special needs of the international postdoc community.


Anita Gopal, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral research associate and adjunct lecturer at the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to this appointment, she was a visiting scholar at the University of Toronto with the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education and the Comparative International Development Center at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Her research focuses on the retention and socialization of domestic and international graduate students studying in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines; visa and immigration regulations for international students from a comparative perspective; and the experiences of international students’ within higher education institutions. She serves as the program chair for the Association for the Study of Higher Education—Council for International Higher Education Pre-Conference.

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