David Clubb is a faculty member at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) where he serves as the Director of the Cranwell International Center. He is responsible for leading a wide range of strategic initiatives designed to support the comprehensive internationalization of the university, with a particular focus on the role of international students and the value they bring to Virginia Tech and the broader community, amplifying their contributions to the development of intercultural competence in all students and to the advancement of Virginia Tech as a global land-grant institution.
In addition to his role leading Cranwell International Center, David also serves as an Instructor, teaching a 3-credit University Studies First-Year Experience (FYE) course that is part of the Pathways General Education Curriculum and counts towards “Concept 3: Reasoning in the Social Sciences.”
Prior to joining Virginia Tech in August 2015, David spent 20 years working in the field of international education in various capacities at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Colorado (Denver Campus and Anschutz Medical Campus). Immediately prior to joining Virginia Tech, he served as the Assistant Vice President for International Education at Norwich University (America’s oldest private military college).
David has extensive experience and expertise in all areas of international education, including but not limited to: education abroad; international enrollment management, Intensive English Programs (IEP); international student and scholar services; international partnerships; international risk management; and global, international, and intercultural competency (GII). He is a licensed Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory (ICS).
David earned a Master of Arts degree in Intercultural Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies. He also completed the MBA Essentials (MBAe) certificate program in the Center for Executive Education at the University of Pittsburgh's Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business. David is also a graduate of the FBI Citizens Academy (Pittsburgh Field Office).
He is the recipient of a Fulbright International Education Administrators Award for the Germany Seminar, as well as a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholarship award to attend the "Germany Today" program. In addition, David received a grant from the German-American Fulbright Commission in 2017, 2018, and 2019 to host a three-week Summer Institute at Virginia Tech for a cohort of German Fulbright students from Universities of Applied Sciences throughout Germany.
David has traveled abroad extensively to countries including but not limited to: Belize, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Djibouti, Egypt, France, Greece, Haiti, India, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, and Singapore.