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Dr. Carfora holds graduate degrees from several institutions of higher learning, including The London School of Economics, Harvard University, and a doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University. A recipient of several international awards, John regularly lectures in the USA, Canada, Europe, Africa, China, Russia, and in South and Central America. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), and was an IREX Fellow to Russia and a Fulbright Scholar to Ireland. Dr. Carfora has been a tenured professor, research scholar, and an international consultant/advisor with clients such as American Airlines, Disney, “U.S. News and World Report,”​ and the U.S. Office of Research Integrity (ORI). He was founding Curator of the Schapiro Collection at the British Library of Political and Economic Sciences (London), and is a certified Research Integrity Officer (RIO), a clinical bioethicist and Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional (CCEP).

Dr. Carfora is also an author and Lecturer at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Carfora is a member of “I-Group”​ – a National Academy of Sciences and Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable committee – which published the popular book “Examining Core Elements of International Research Collaboration”​ (National Academies Press, 2011). Dr. Carfora is a member of the Executive Advisory Board of the Higher Education Teaching and Learning Association, and Vice President of the Fulbright Association (Los Angeles). Dr. Carfora serves on the Editorial Board of The Research Management Review and is a prior member of the Board of Directors for NCURA and the National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP). Dr. Carfora previously served on the Board of Directors of the Alumni and Friends of The London School of Economics. Dr. Carfora is writing two new books, one on “Leadership, Decision-Making and the Academic Presidency,” and the other on “Grant Writing, Research Development and Proposal Management.”

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