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Kim Rapp

Kim Rapp

  • Assistant Vice President, International Relations
  • Instructor, Higher Education Administration and Policy


 Kim has worked in international programs in higher education for over 20 years. Before coming to Northwestern in 2014, Kim was Executive Director of Stanford University’s Global Studies Division. Kim has lived and worked in several countries including England, Côte d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Mali and Senegal. Originally from the East Coast, Kim completed her undergraduate degree in Communications and International Studies at Juniata College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, and her graduate degrees in African Languages and Literature (MA), Educational Administration (MS) and Higher Education Leadership and Policy Analysis (PhD) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her publications have focused on graduate education in the U.S., and her teaching experience has ranged from African literature to international research methods, but Kim remains most passionate about facilitating the international interests and research goals of others.


  • Faculty, Staff and Alumni Engagement
  • Grant Writing and Proposal Review
  • New Initiatives


  • PhD, Higher Education Leadership and Policy Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MS, Educational Administration, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • MA, African Languages and Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • BA, Communications and International Studies, Juniata College