About Us

Meet the USF World Leadership

Vice Provost and USF System Associate Vice President for USF World


Dr. Roger BrindleyDr. Roger Brindley

A Professor in the College of Education, Dr. Brindley has served USF for seventeen years. He is committed to extending the global curriculum and helping the next generation of university students develop global perspectives and international cultural competencies, initiating the British Schools Experience in 1998 and directing two cohorts of the USF/Shortwood Early Childhood Education masters program in Jamaica.

In 2000, Dr. Brindley received the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award from USF and was identified as an "Honored Professor" by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars in 2001. The recipient of the USF President's Award for Faculty Excellence in 2003, Dr. Brindley was a department Chair from 2006-2009 and Chair of the University Graduate Committee from 2007-2009. He served on multiple university and national committees, has written numerous articles published in national and international Education journals, and served as Editor for three national/international journals before joining the exciting new initiative to create USF World in 2009.


Executive Director, Center for Strategic and Diplomatic Studies


Dr. Mohsen M. MilaniDr. Mohsen M. Milani

Mohsen Milani is the Executive Director of the Center for Strategic & Diplomatic Studies (CSDS) and Professor of Politics. He served as a department chair from 1998 to 2012.

An internationally acclaimed scholar, his advice is solicited by private and governmental entities. He has served as a fellow at Harvard, Oxford, and Foscari University (Italy). Since 2002, he has given more than 100 lectures in 20 countries. An author of a classic book on the causes of Iran's Revolution, he has published more than 60 academic pieces, including "Iran's Policy toward the U.S," "The Ayatollah's Game Plan," "Rouhani's Foreign Policy," and "Meet Me in Baghdad," all in Foreign Affairs."

He has been interviewed/quoted in The New York Times; The Economist; BBC, Der Spiegel; Le Monde; The Washington Post; The Wall Street Journal; The Atlantic; Forbes; CNN; ABC Nightline; NPR; Chuo-Koron (Japan); Avvenenire (Italy); Publico (Portugal); Nepszabadsag (Hungary); and Globo News (Brazil). 




Dr. Kiki Caruson Dr. Kiki Caruson

Kiki Caruson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Government and International Affairs and serves as the Assistant Vice President for Research, Innovation and Global Affairs for USF World. Dr. Caruson was a Faculty Fellow with USF's Office of Research and Innovation (2010-13) and participated in the USIEF India Fulbright Program for senior international education administrators in March of 2013. As a member of the USF World team, Dr. Caruson is responsible for comprehensively mapping USF's global engagement and for promoting the university's international research activities.

Dr. Caruson is an active scholar, teacher, and mentor. She has twice received USF's Outstanding Teaching Award, serves as the Faculty Advisor to the Kosove Scholars Society—recipient of the USF Outstanding Volunteer Organization of the Year (2012-13), and maintains a vibrant research agenda, including disaster resiliency research in Africa, and is active in numerous professional and community organizations.