Mark McCormick is a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Global and International Education. He spent nine years in mainland China, working in the study abroad industry and the internationalization of higher education in China. He is currently a graduate assistant with Student Athlete Academic Services, a consultant for The Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation (MiSK) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and an educational specialist for YEE Academy’s 7th grade program in Chongqing, China. In his free time, he enjoys realizing he has free time.

Research Interests

Mark’s research interests are the internationalization of higher education, international student mobility, and the intersection of culture and education.

Ph.D. Track

Global & International Education

COE Affiliation

Educational Foundations


B.A., Psychology and Sociology. (2005)
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

M.S., Sociology. (2007)
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Journal Articles

McCormick, M. (in publication). Examining the Role of Study Abroad Agencies in Mainland China. In C. Glass and K. Bista (Eds.), Reimagining Mobility in Higher Education. Routledge.

Edwards, D., Sustarsic, M., Chiba, M., McCormick, M., Goo, M., & Perriton, S. (2020). Achieving and Monitoring Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Sustainability 2020, 12, 1383; doi:10.3390/su12041383.


Edwards, D., Sustarsic, M., Miller, S., Saito, Y., & McCormick, M. (2020, December 8-11). International Trends and Internationalisation in Education around the Pacific [Conference panel]. 48th annual conference for the Oceania Comparative and International Education Society.

McCormick, M. (2019, April). Ethics in the Chinese Study Abroad Industry: A Case Study. Paper presented at the 63rd annual conference for the Comparative & International Education Society, San Francisco, California.