Dr. Canny has nearly three decades of experience in higher education as a senior administrator as well as a faculty member.  He is a faculty member at the University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education in the Doctoral Programs for Organizational Change Leadership and Education Leadership. Dr. Canny has also taught at Stetson University and Grand Canyon University.  


Dr. Canny serves as Director of Higher Education Partnerships at nextSource, aligning the needs of contingent labor with tertiary. He was a Founding Director and Chief Innovation Officer for the Global Risk Mitigation Foundation, the only entity of its kind globally that administers large-scale development projects identifying the risk gaps that often occur when risks from pre-planning through outcomes are not looked at holistically and longitudinally.  Previously, Dr. Canny served as Vice President for Program Management at CEA Study Abroad, as well as Dean of Global Education at Augsburg University, overseeing the nationally award-winning Center for Global Education and Experience.  Other positions held include Stetson University, University of North Texas, New York University, Columbia University, and The Hetrick-Martin Institute. 


He presents globally on topics relating to international education; diversity, equity, and inclusion; adult learning; higher education trends and recommended practices; leadership; cultural transmission; risk assessment and mitigation; holistic large-scale program development and implementation; and gap analysis.  Dr. Canny has been an invited delegate to the World Innovation Summit for Education, where he has presented multiple times.


Dr. Canny was team-lead for opening US educational institutions in Argentina, China, Costa Rica, France, Ghana, Israel, Myanmar, Palestine, and the United Kingdom.  He has overseen expansion of existing programs in Chile, Cuba, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Mexico, Namibia, Nicaragua, Spain, and Thailand as well as other countries. He received his B.F.A and M.A. from New York University, and his Doctorate from the University of Southern California.

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