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About Krishna Bista

Krishna Bista is a Senior Executive Vice-President of the STAR Scholars Network, and a Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy at Morgan State University, Maryland (USA). His research focuses on Artificial Intelligence (AI) in higher education, college student experiences, faculty-student relationships, and global student mobility issues. Dr. Bista has published 15 books and more than 100 research articles and book chapters on higher education topics. 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 on international education. He is also the Founding Chair of the Study Abroad and International Students SIG at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES). 


Present Executive Vice-President, STAR Scholars Network
Present Founding Editor, Journal of International Students
Present Professor of Higher Education, Morgan State University

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 (23)

Higher Education/International Education

Articles (25)