John H. Yopp – Member, Board of Trustees, Goldwater Foundation

John H. YoppJohn H. Yopp is immediate past Associate Provost for Educational Partnerships and International Affairs at the University of Kentucky. He is currently Director of Strategic Partnerships, Tuning USA, for the Institute for Evidence-Based Change (Lumina Foundation funded). Yopp is also past Vice President for Graduate and Professional Education at Educational Testing Service, past Associate Vice Chancellor at Southern Illinois University and Dean of the Graduate School, where he was also Professor of Biology.

John has served on the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees of the Council on International Educational Exchange (2004-2016) and currently serves on the Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation (President Obama appointment, approved by the U.S. Senate).

A long-time presenter at the European Association for International Education (EAIE), EAIE’s National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA) Workshops, Conferences of the U.S.–European Fulbright Commissions, American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), Council of
Graduate Schools (CGS), Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), and NAFSA on international higher education, especially the Bologna Process and Tuning.

John’s awards include: Outstanding International Educator, awarded by AACRAO (2009); Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education, awarded by the Institute of International Education (2012) to the US-Germany Fulbright Commission and the University of Kentucky for the Discover Germany-Discover USA Minority Exchange Program created through his partnership with the US–German Fulbright Director; and the Transatlantic Leadership Award, awarded by the EAIE (2012).

Yopp’s degrees in biology are from Georgetown University (B.S.) and the University of Louisville (Ph.D.)