Hazael Andrew is the Associate Director of UNC World View. As part of his role, Hazael researches, plans, and administers professional development programs for K-12 and community college educators on global topics, including Global Migration, Africa and the African Diaspora, Global Poverty, the Future of Work, and Global Climate Change.
Hazael collaborates with 31 community colleges in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida on the Scholar of Global Distinction program, a program where community colleges and their faculty commit to develop and offer globally intensive courses and activities through which students can earn a global distinction credential.
One of Hazael’s most sobering memories at UNC World View is being in Ireland with K-12 superintendents and community college presidents in February 2020 when the first case of Covid-19 was revealed on that island.
Hazael maintains an active research agenda, partnering with UNC faculty to produce publications on current and emerging issues related to international students in educational systems. His publications can be found in the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice and in the Journal of Translational Behavioral Medicine, to name a few. Hazael is working with external partners on a mixed-method research study that examines the impact of the Scholar of Global Distinction program.
Prior to joining UNC World View, Hazael directed the student affairs experience of 4,200 first-year residential students at UNC-Chapel Hill. Beyond domestic educational engagement, Hazael has extended his strategic global engagement, where he worked in China, piloting a large-scale summer academic enrichment program for Chinese, Indian and American students at Duke Kunshan University. Similarly, Hazael created an inaugural program for UNC Chapel Hill that cultivated a new collaborative relationship with the University of the West Indies, exposing students in the United States to the British education system, and fostering increased cultural awareness through travel and engagement in Trinidad and Tobago.
Hazael’s educational background includes a Ph.D. in Educational Studies with a concentration in Cultural Foundations from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, an MBA in Finance from Mississippi State University, and a dual bachelor’s degree in Managerial Economics and Finance from Fayetteville State University.