Keri Myrick, Ph.D., is director of the Office of Global Engagement & Special Programs at the University of Houston Honors College. She received her doctorate in higher education leadership and policy studies – comparative and international education. Her dissertation work examined the challenges to Syrian refugee education in Jordan. Her research interests include Education in Emergencies, identity and forced migration, and sense-of-belonging in post-national adolescents. Her current project focuses on conflict, climate change, and public health in the Middle East. She has participated in multiple research fellowships in the MENA region, where she examined K-20 education in Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, and Jordan. She is director of the Medical Ethics & Humanitarian Aid Service-Learning Program in Jordan. She holds an advisory position on the School for International Training’s Partnership Council and serves as Educational Liaison to the Bilateral Chamber of Commerce and the Osgood Center for International Studies.