Garett Heysel

Placed Leader

Garett Heysel

Associate Dean for the Office of International and Summer Programs
Emory University

September 17, 2020

Koya’s Beth Schaefer, Amy Sugin, and Josyanne Roche partnered with Emory University on the search for an Associate Dean for the Office of International and Summer Programs. Emory University, a top research university located in Atlanta, Georgia, is an inquiry-driven, ethically engaged and diverse community whose members work collaboratively for positive transformation in the world through courageous leadership in teaching, research, scholarship, health care and social action. The university is recognized internationally for its outstanding liberal arts college, superb professional schools and one of the Southeast’s leading health care systems.

Our work with Emory resulted in the placement of Garett Heysel. As the Associate Dean for the Office of International and Summer Programs (OISP), Heysel leads the institution’s study abroad, summer, and online academic programs.

Before joining Emory, he was Senior Associate Director of the University Honors and Scholars Center at The Ohio State University, and then Assistant Dean and Director of Global Education for the College of Arts and Sciences where he was responsible for curriculum in Arts and Humanities and internationalization across the college.

Heysel has taught at Connecticut College, Utah State University, and Lycoming College where he was an Associate Professor and Chair of Modern Language Studies. Heysel was also Dean of the French Language Village at Concordia Language Villages in Minnesota for 14 summers. His research interests involve the intersections of queer desire and corporeal representation in avant-garde art, popular press, film, and literature. He has published in the areas of 19th and 20th-century French literature, culture, and film.