Front Matter

  • HLRC Editor


Higher Learning Research Communications (HLRC, ISSN: 2157-6254 [Online]) is published collaboratively by Walden University (USA), Universidad Andrés Bello (Chile), Universidad Europea de Madrid (Spain) and Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey). Written communication to HLRC should be addressed to the office of the Executive Director at Laureate Education, Inc. 701 Brickell Ave Ste. 1700, Miami, FL 33131, USA. HLRC is designed for open access and online distribution through

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The Guest Editors gratefully acknowledge the substantial contribution of the readers for the blind peer review of essays submitted for this special issue as exemplars of individuals from around the world who have come together in a collective endeavor for the common good: Robert Bringle (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, US), Linda Buckley (University of the Pacific, US), Guillermo Calleja (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain), Eva Egron-Polak (International Association of Universities, France), Heather Friesen (Abu Dhabi University, UAE), Saran Gill (National University of Malaysia, Malaysia), Chester Haskell (higher education consultant, US), Kanokkarn Kaewnuch (National Institute for Development Administration, Thailand), Gil Latz (Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, US), Molly Lee (higher education consultant, Malaysia), Deane Neubauer (East-West Center at University of Hawaii, US), Susan Sutton (Bryn Mawr College, US), Francis Wambalaba (United States International University, Kenya), and Richard Winn (higher education consultant, US).

Author Biography

HLRC Editor
Dr. Thalia N. Nazario currently serves as Director for Research and Accountability at the Laureate Network Office, as well as Managing Editor for the HLRC Journal. She holds a Bachelor of Arts, Summa Cum Laude, in Languages and Literature in Spanish, English and French, and has studied Italian, Portuguese and Catalonian as well. Nazario has graduate studies in Writing for Mass Media Communications and in Applied Research in Gender and Citizenship studies, and in addition holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence, Cum Laude. For the past decade, she has worked as a legal researcher, legislative advocate, translator, editor, technical writer, publishing consultant and communications specialist in various industries, including technology, law, banking, government, higher education, and human rights and non-profit organizations.
How to Cite
Editor, H. (2016). Front Matter. Higher Learning Research Communications, 6(2). Retrieved from