Extended Education and International Programs

John H. Binkley

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John Binkley

Mr. John H. Binkley has over 20 years of professional experience of non-profit and higher Education financial management and academic curriculum development. He has had a successful and rewarding career within the California State University (CSU). August 2001, he joined the Theatre Department at California State University Northridge (CSUN) as an Assistant Professor. He successfully completed the retention, tenure and promotion process to the level of Professor August 2011. He transitioned to the role of Associate Dean for Tseng College: Graduate, International and Midcareer at CSUN January 2014. In this role, he oversaw the management of self-support degree, certificate and executive education programs.  He also acted as the Deputy Senior International Officer during this time and supported CSUN’s Senior International Officer for CSUN international policies and processes, and agreements with international partners among other duties. March 2, 2020, he was appointed as the Dean of the College of Extended Education and International Programs at California State University Monterey Bay where he provides administrative leadership for the development and expansion of professional and continuing education that respond to regional, state, and international markets; and administrative support of international programs.

With his transition from the classroom to higher education administration, he has added a focus in internationalization. John has been admitted to the PhD programme as an Executive PhD scholar at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore for the research project in “Higher Education, Internationalisation and Educational Strategies and Practice” entitled Intercultural learning through interactions among globally diverse students: Internationalization at home and collaborative engagement.

Dean Binkley graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts, then earned his Master of Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University Meadows School of the Arts.