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John H. 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 continuing education that respond to regional, state, and international markets; and administrative support of international programs.

With his transition for the classroom to higher education administration, he has added a focus in International Education. John is currently participating in a bi-annual PhD Research Seminar at the Center for Higher Education Internationalisation at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore with the objective of pursuing a PhD in Internationalization of Higher Education. His research area is intercultural learning among globally diverse students with a focus on multicultural collaborative learning.

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.