Eduardo (Eddie) Contreras
Vice Provost for Global Engagement
Dr. Eduardo “Eddie” Contreras is an educator with over 20 years of experience as a successful teacher, facilitator, curriculum developer, advisor, mentor, and collaborative administrator. Throughout his career, he has been committed to upholding internationalization and inclusive excellence in U.S. public and private higher education. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Contreras earned his B.A. in history and master’s degree in Asian cultures and languages from the university, followed by his Ed.M. in higher education and Ed.D. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is fluent in Spanish and brings additional languages, including Hindi/Urdu (speaking/reading/writing) and Sanskrit (reading/writing ability).
Dr. Contreras joined Baylor in 2023, coming from the University of Portland (UP), a private Catholic university in Portland, Oregon, where he initially served as director of the Office of Studies Abroad before becoming assistant provost in 2018. He served as UP’s first associate provost for international education, diversity, and inclusion, where he led Study Abroad, International Student Services, the Collaborative on International Studies and Global Outreach, diversity and inclusion, and the Diversity Center.
He has presented his research extensively at NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the American Educational Research Association, the American Historical Association, and the Global Inclusion Conference. He has been a committee member for the annual Diversity Abroad Global Inclusion Conference since its inception in 2013 and a conference committee chair since 2016. Professionally, he serves on the Forum on Education Abroad Board, North American Advisory Board for Education New Zealand, and he is a faculty co-chair for the Harvard Management Development Program.