NWC hires new director of global education

Northwestern College has hired Dr. William Hyndman as director of the college’s Global Education Center.

In addition to overseeing Northwestern’s semester abroad programs in Denver, Oman and Romania and advising students who seek to study internationally, Hyndman will also explore additional sites for the establishment of Northwestern study abroad semesters.

Before coming to Northwestern, Hyndman filled short-term roles as president of InternshipDesk, a provider of domestic and international internship programs based in Chicago, and as dean of overseas studies at Lexia International, a study abroad provider based in Cambridge, Mass.

From 2009 to 2012, he directed the office of international study programs at Northeastern University in Boston, where he worked with professors to develop 50 faculty-led study abroad programs and increased study abroad enrollment by 20 percent. His academic experience also includes serving as an English literature and English as a foreign language professor in Lyon, France.

Hyndman earned a doctorate in higher education leadership at Widener University in Pennsylvania and a master’s in English literature at the Université d’Avignon in France. His bachelor’s degree in international politics is from Pennsylvania State University.