Author Profile

Mitch Leventhal | Professor of Professional Practice and Entrepreneurship, University at Albany-SUNY

Current Position and Past Experience
Dr. Mitch Leventhal is a Professor of Professional Practice and Entrepreneurship at the University at Albany-State University of New York (SUNY), where he focuses on international education management, educational entrepreneurship, higher education leadership and administration. Prior to his current role, Leventhal was the Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs at the SUNY System for five years. This followed four years as Vice Provost for International Affairs at the University of Cincinnati.

Concurrent to his teaching role, Leventhal served as an Academic Advisor at Human Condition Labs, which he co-founded in 2014. He also serves as a Fellow and Academic Entrepreneur-in-Residence with Shorelight Education.

Leventhal is the Co-founder and past President of the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC) and has served on the leadership team of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), where he chaired the professional development committee. He also served as the Senior Advisor for Academic Affairs at the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), where he lead a global team which developed guidelines for higher education institutions to adopt the UNGC Principles.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Leventhal earned his BA and MA in Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania (1980). He went on to earn his PhD in International Political Economy of Education from the University of Chicago (1995).

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Mitch Leventhal lives on a lake in upstate New York with his family, dog and cat.

You can find Leventhal on LinkedIn and on Twitter @mitchlev.