Dr. Alan Broomhead has devoted his career to making life opportunities available to people from all over the world through international education. As a teacher and administrator, he has always been driven by the knowledge that learning languages, traveling to new places, and engaging with people from other cultures broadens the mind, fosters mutual understanding, and creates the conditions for peace in the world.
Dr. Broomhead began his teaching career with the JET Program in Tochigi Prefecture, Japan, where he taught English and French in high schools and adult education programs. Following this, he taught English at Kumon Leysin Academy in Switzerland, and launched the school’s French program. He held various teaching positions in schools in the U.S., and moved into program administration. He established and managed OISE Boston in Back Bay, then moved to Northeastern University to direct English language programs and the country's first pathway program. During this time, he was a site reviewer and commissioner with the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), and served as commission chair in 2009.
He is currently overseeing English language program delivery at Approach International Student Center during a time of rapid enrollment growth.
Originally from England, Alan earned his Bachelor’s degree in European Studies at Bradford University, and his Master’s in TESOL at the Institute of Education, University of London. He completed his Ed.D in International Education at Northeastern University in 2013. He previously held the positions of Academic Programs Manager, Associate Director, and Managing Director at CELOP, Boston University.