Richard Gaulton



Gaulton received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University with a major in Asian Studies, a Master's in political science from the University of Washington, and his Ph.D. in government from Cornell University. His academic fields include Chinese politics and history, and international relations. He taught for ten years at Colgate University and then at a graduate program in Nanjing, China, run jointly by the Johns Hopkins University and Nanjing University. After teaching there for two years, he became the American Director of that program -- marking a career change from academics to international education administration.  After returning to the U.S., Gaulton worked at IES, a large not-for-profit study abroad provider organization, managing programs in a number of countries from their base in the U.S. He then spent 15 years as the Director of the study abroad office at Cornell University.  Retiring from that position in 2012, he moved to the Boston area, and since then he has consulted for international education and returned to the classroom as a part-time faculty member. Gaulton teaches in the field of international education, or global student mobility.  He has been teaching in the Global Studies Program of Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies since 2016.     


PhD from Cornell University (1981)

Professional Experience

2016-present    Part-time lecturer in the College of Global Studies, Northeastern University

1997-2012        Director of Cornell Abroad, the undergraduate study abroad office at Cornell University

1990-1997        Program Manager, IES (Institute for the International Education of Students)

1986-1990        Professor, then American Director, the Johns Hopkins University-Nanjing University Center for Chinese and American Studies

1976-1986        Instructor, then Assistant Professor in Political Science, Colgate University