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About Krishna Bista

Krishna Bista is an Associate Professor in the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy at Morgan State University, Maryland (USA). His research focuses on college student experiences, faculty-student relationships, and cross-cultural teaching and learning strategies in higher education. Previously, Dr. Bista served as the director of Global Education at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he was the Chase Endowed Professor of Education in the School of Education.  Dr. Bista is the founding editor of the Journal of International Students, a quarterly publication in international education. He is also the founding chair of the Study Abroad and International Students SIG at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). He has reviewed several book projects related to educational research, international and comparative education series for Routledge, Sage, MacMillan, and Bloomsbury publications. 


Present Associate Professor of Higher Education, Morgan State University
Present Founder/Editor-in-Chief, Journal of International Students

Research Interests

Educational Research/Statistics, Educational Leadership/Higher Education, International Higher Education, and Professional Development Practices

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Honors and Awards

  • 2014-2017 Chase Endowed Professorship, University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • 2018 Best Book Award, Comparative and International Education Society/ Higher Education
  • 2016 Award for Excellence in Research, College of Arts, Education, and Sciences
  • 2012 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Arkansas State University
  • 2011 Outstanding Graduate Research Assistant Award, Arkansas State University
  • 2011 McFarland Academic Freedom Scholarship, American Assoc. of University Professors
  • 2011 Best Graduate Research Paper Award, Arkansas State University
  • 2009 Chancellor’s Fellowship Award, Troy University
  • 2005 Queen Ratna Gold Medal


  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Qualitative Research
  • Mixed Methods Research
  • Introduction to Educational Research

Contact Information

Journal of International Students


Books (8)

(books related to college students- both domestic and international students)

Book Chapters (8)

Articles (23)