Rebecca Clothey, PhD, is an associate professor of education and the idepartment head for Global Studies and Modern Languages at Drexel University. Dr. Clothey's research interests explore the intersections of international education and education policy, issues of ethnicity, and community driven education initiatives in China, the U.S., and Turkey. Clothey's passion for international education began while she attended an international boarding school in Tamil Nadu, South India – and ever since then, her global interests have continued to expand. In addition to the United States, she has lived for extended periods in India, China, Turkey, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. She has traveled frequently to China since 1993, where she lived off and on for almost six years.
Dr. Clothey has been awarded grants for her research from Fulbright, including one to China and one to Uzbekistan; the Spencer Foundation; ARIT-NEH; and the Drexel Social Science Research Fund among others. She is a 2021-2022 recipient of the Drexel University Provost Award for Outstanding Mid-Career Scholarly Achievement.