Krishna Bista, EdD

Associate Professor, Community College Leadership
Office Location: 
Banneker, Suite 200


EdD- Educational Leadership/Higher Education (Arkansas State University)
EdS- Community College Teaching & Administration (Arkansas State University)
MS- Post Secondary Education & English (Troy University)
MA -English Language & Literature (Tribhuvan University)

Biography/Professional Summary

Dr. Krishna Bista is an Associate Professor in the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy at Morgan State University. His research focuses on college student experiences related to classroom participation, perceptions of academic integrity, faculty-student relationships, role of advisors, and cross-cultural teaching and learning strategies in higher education. Previously, Dr. Bista served as the director of Global Education at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he was Chase Endowed Professor of Education in the School of Education.

Currently, Dr. Bista is working on a book project Global Perspectives on International Student Experiences in Higher Education: Tensions and Issues (Routledge, New York). Dr. Bista is the Founding Editor of the Journal of International Students, a quarterly publication on international higher education. He is also associate editor of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education. Dr. Bista serves on the editorial review boards for Kappa Delta Pi Record, Teachers College Record, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, and International Journal of Leadership in Education. He has reviewed several book projects related to educational research, international and comparative education series for Routledge, Sage, Palgrave MacMillan, and Bloomsbury publications. Dr. Bista presents annually at national and international conferences—American Educational Research Association, Comparative and International Educational Society, and Association for the Study of Higher Education.

Courses taught

EDSR 622 Quantitative Research Methods in Education
EDSR 604 Introduction to Educational Research

Selected Publications

Articles/Book Chapters

Bista, K. (2017). Do academic and social experiences predict sense of belonging? Comparison among American and international undergraduate students. In A. W. Abe, L. Tran, & I. Liyanage (eds.), Reciprocal adaptability between international students and stakeholders: Responsibility, values and challenges (pp. 1-11). New York, NY: Routledge.

Bista, K., & Gaulee U. (2017). Revising community colleges in Nepal: Preparing all students for success. In R. L. Raby, & E. J. Valeau (eds.), International handbook on comparative studies on community colleges and global counterparts (pp. 35-50). New York, NY: Springer.

Strawser, M. G., McCormick, J. K., & Bista, K. (2017). International organization culture: Expanding an intercultural understanding of the global workplace. In J. Wenshan (ed.), Intercultural communication: Adapting to emerging global realities: A reader (2nd Ed.) (pp. 1-12). San Diego, CA: Congella.

Bista, K., & Dagley, A. (2016). Course cases related to international students in the United States. In K. Bista & C. Foster (eds.), Campus support services, programs, and policies for international students (pp. 289-301). Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publications. doi: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9752-2.ch015

Bista, K. (2016). Faculty international experience and internationalization efforts at two-year colleges in the United States. In R. L. Raby & E. Valeau (Eds.), International education at community colleges: Themes, practices, and case studies (pp. 23-38). New York, NY: Palgrave Publishers.

Bista, K., & Dagley, A. (2015). Higher education preparation and decision making trends among international students. College & University, 90(3), 2-11.

Bista, K. (2015). Is twitter a pedagogical tool in higher education? Perspectives of education graduate students. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Leaning, 15(2), 83-102.


Bista, K., & Foster, C. (eds.) (2016). Global perspectives and local challenges surrounding international student mobility. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publications. doi: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9746-1

Bista, K., & Foster, C. (eds.) (2016). Exploring the social and academic experiences of international students in higher education institutions. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publications. doi: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9749-2

Bista, K., & Foster, C. (eds.) (2016). Campus support services, programs, and policies for international students. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Publications. doi: 10.4018/978-1-4666-9752-2