Jason E. Lane is Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Strategic Leadership and Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for the State University of New York, where he responsible for the development and implementation of academic, economic, global, and leadership initiatives across the system. Dr. Lane is also co-director of the Cross-Border Education Research Team , with academic appoints at the Rockefeller Institute of Government and the State University of New York at Albany. His scholarly expertise focuses the leadership and governance of higher education, particularly as it relates to the emerging relationship between higher education, policy and politics, and globalization. A Fulbright New Century Scholar, he has conducted research in more than 30 countries on the development of mufti-national colleges and universities. He has written more than 50 journal articles, book chapters, and policy reports; and authored or edited 10 books, including Multi-National Colleges and Universities: Leadership and Administration of International Branch Campuses, Colleges and Universities as Economic Drivers, Academic Leadership and Governance of Higher Education, and Building a Smarter University. He serves as co-editor for two book series with SUNY Press and has served on the boards of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES), Council for International Higher Education (CIHE), the Gulf Comparative Education Society (GCES), and SUNY Korea.