Gil Latz is vice provost for global strategies and international affairs and professor of geography, The Ohio State University. This appointment includes serving as President, Ohio State Global Gateway Network, overseeing offices in Shanghai, Mumbai and Sao Paulo.
Latz is broadly interested in the internationalization of higher education in the United States and Asia. His research career has focused on comparative study of regional development and resource management policy in East Asia, North America and Europe. His currently researches the role played by philanthropy and civic leadership in Japan’s modernization process.
Latz holds a BA (1974) from Occidental College, majoring in Religious Studies and English Literature. He earned graduate degrees (MA (1978); PhD (1985) in geography from the University of Chicago. He was a graduate research student at the University of Tokyo as part of his dissertation field work on 20th century agricultural development policy (1980-84). In 2001-02, he was a Fulbright research affiliated scholar at the University of Florence studying the conservation of cultural landscapes.
Latz’s national leadership includes service as: president, Association of International Education Administrators (2015-2017); senior associate for internationalization, American Council on Education (2016- ); and advisory board member, US-Japan Higher Education Engagement Study (2019-21).