A native of Texas, Andy Riess earned his B.A. from Baylor University (history, political science, philosophy, Latin) and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Indiana University (Russian history, Inner Asia, Eastern Europe, Ottoman Empire). A veteran of the United States Army Security Agency, he has also studied at the Frei Universität - Berlin, Moscow State University, and the Graduate School of Business, New York University. Dr. Riess has worked in the worlds of academia, for-profit, and not-for-profit in the United States and abroad. For 18 years he managed Fulbright Scholar programs in the Former Soviet Union, Western Europe, and Asia for Council for International Exchange of Scholars in Washington, D.C. He was named, early in 2008, to head recruitment, advertising, and publication efforts for American scholars for the Fulbright Scholar Program at CIES.
Andrew Riess, PhD
Assistant Director - Outreach and Communication
Institute of International Education
Department of Scholar and Professional Programs
Council for International Exchange of Scholars