Roger Ludeman has spent his entire career working with students at all levels of U.S. public education with the last 35 years being in higher education student affairs and services. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in 1973. Roger entered student affairs work in 1967 serving in senior level student affairs positions in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Most of his writing and research was in international education. Roger initiated the NASPA International Symposium and International Exchange Program in 1996.
Roger’s serves as editor-in-chief of the new IASAS – Deutsches Studentenwerk (DSW) 2019-20 book on student affairs and services around the world. He has served as a consultant for numerous students, institutions and organizations all over the world, the latest being in Turkey. He received three Fulbright grants (Germany, Japan and South Africa). Roger is founder of IASAS and President Emeritus.
In addition to volunteering at homeless shelters in Eugene, Oregon, he also has been active in supporting gay rights and serving on boards of several community organizations. He currently sings in both the Eugene Concert Choir and the Eugene Symphony Chorus. He and his wife, Sandy, together have 6 children and 4 grandchildren.