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Educational Researcher, University of California, Los Angeles

Andrew Swindell serves as the Educational Researcher and Publishing Coordinator for the OLC’s Research Center where he works with scholars, teachers, practitioners, and industry experts on how online, blended, and digital learning can help promote universal access to quality and inclusive education for all people, everywhere. Andrew’s other research interests include how education systems can better promote digital and information literacy, Global Citizenship Education (GCE), and Education in Emergencies (EiE). Before joining the OLC, Andrew worked as a foreign aid practitioner, a classroom teacher in Myanmar and Thailand, and a teaching fellow and researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences and Comparative Education from UCLA, a M.Ed. in Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum from the University of Missouri, and a B.A. in Economics and Religion from Bucknell University.


  • 2017–present
    PhD Candidate in International Education, UCLA Graduate School of Education
  • 2014–2017
    Teacher, Yangon Academy
  • 2012–2014
    Teacher, Anuban Dan Chang, Thailand
  • 2009–2012
    Program Officer, JSI Research and Training Institution, Inc.


  • 2016 
    University of Missouri, M.Ed in Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum
  • 2009 
    Bucknell University, B.A in Economics and Religion


  • 2020
    Comparative perspectives on international early childhood education in the context of the SDGs., In A. W. Wiseman (Ed.), Annual review of comparative and international education 2018 (Vol. 35)
  • 2020
    Community-based global citizenship education in Myanmar: Providing youth an alternative to learn local and think global, Global Commons Review

Professional Memberships

  • Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)