Howard Rollins is executive director of the Institute for Comparative and international Studies at Emory. He was instrumental in creating ICIS and in establishing the Center for International Programs Abroad (CIPA). Under his direction, the number of students who studied abroad grew from 60 to more than 600. Dr. Rollins also has been at the forefront of developing institutional links with university partners from Shanghai to Cape Town. In addition, CIPA this year started the Tibetan Studies program in Dharamsala. He also helped to establish the Emory College Language Center, inaugurated last spring.
He received his bachelor's degree from Wake Forest University in 1964 and his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1968. He has been on the Emory faculty since 1968, currently as professor of psychology. He served as chair of the psychology department for eight years and as associate dean of Emory College for five years. He also chaired the college curriculum committee and served as a member of the college Executive Committee. Dr. Rollins is the author of more than three dozen scholarly articles and chapters and has presented numerous research colloquia in the U.S. and abroad.