Dean of Cooperative, Experiential and International Education
Richard Kraince is associate professor of cooperative education at Antioch College where he concentrates on the role of the university in social change as both a scholar and educator. He conducts research on the relationships between social movements and educational reform in Indonesia, Malaysia, and southern Thailand. He recently held posts as research professor and academic coordinator at El Colegio de México where he taught graduate level courses on contemporary movements, social research methods and the political sociology of Islam. From 2003 to 2006, Kraince directed Ohio University’s Inter-Religious Dialogue Project and he remains an Adjunct Professor affiliated with Ohio’s Southeast Asia Studies Program. He was previously employed as a program officer with the Asia Foundation’s Islam and Civil Society program based in Jakarta in 2001. He conducted field research in Indonesia for more than three years as a Foreign Language and Areas Studies grantee in 1998–99, a Fulbright Dissertation Research Program Fellow in 2000 and as a Fulbright New Century Scholar in 2005. He also has several years of experience leading experiential education programs in the Caribbean. Kraince speaks English, Indonesian/Malay, Spanish and is currently working on Portuguese.
Ph.D., Sociology of Education, Ohio University
M.A., International Affairs—Southeast Asia Studies, Ohio University
M.A., Education, University of Rhode Island
B.S., Geology, Ohio University
RECENT RESEARCH PROJECTS
- “Human Security and Social Conflicts: A Study of New Civil Society Movements in Asia.” March 2011 to present. Academic Research Group on Transnational Movements, Conflicts and International Security in Asia, El Colegio de Mexico, Center for Asian and African Studies.
- “Islamic Higher Education and Social Cohesion in Indonesia Fulbright New Century Scholars Program (NCS).” September 2005 to December 2006. Member of a group of 10 American and 21 international scholars exploring the theme of “Higher Education in the 21st Century: Global Challenge and National Response.” Collaborating on a comparative study of the impact of universities on social cohesion Indonesia, South Africa, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and the Netherlands. Program Coordinator: Philip G. Altbach, Director, Center for International Higher Education, Boston College.
- “Formalizing Tradition: Trends in Islamic Education in Malaysia The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)” - December 2004 to December 2006. Part of a five-member research team finalizing an overview of Islamic education in Southeast Asia for NBR’s Southeast Asian Education Survey. Research Coordinator: Robert W. Hefner, Director, Program on Civil Society & Civic Culture, Boston University.