Director of International Initiatives and Relations
CEHD Dean's Office
International Initiatives & Relations
104 Burton Hall
178 Pillsbury Dr SE
Christopher Johnstone is Director of International Initiatives and Relations at the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development. In this role he facilitates international activities for his college in a “comprehensive internationalization” framework. Specifically, he works with internal and external partners to foster: 1) global experiences for all students; 2) integration of international students and scholars; 3) international research opportunities for faculty and staff; 4) formal partnerships; and 5) international resource-generating activities. Johnstone has a PhD in Comparative and International Development Education (CIDE) from the University of Minnesota. He teaches in the CIDE former program as well as the university’s Master of Development Practice Program. Dr. Johnstone’s research interests focus on inclusive education in primary and secondary schools as well as internationalization of higher education institutions. His current projects include research on youth employment programs (sponsored by MasterCard Foundation, Kenya), a University of Minnesota research project aimed at identifying the educational impact of international students on teaching and learning, and an examination of the educational impacts of global experiences for undergraduate students.