Before coming to West Virginia University in 2016, he was the Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs and President of The Ohio State University Global Gateways.  Professor Brustein has published widely in the areas of political extremism and ethnic/religious/racial prejudice.  Brustein’s book The Logic of Evil: The Social Origins of the Nazi Party, 1925-1933 (Yale University Press) was named the winner of the 1997 James S. Coleman Distinguished Contribution to Rational-Choice Scholarship from the American Sociological Association. He has previously served as president of the Association of International Education Administrators, chair of NAFSA’s International Education Leadership Knowledge Community and chair of the Senior International Officers of the Big Ten Academic Alliance.  He is also the recipient of the 2013 Charles Klasek Award for outstanding service to the field of international education administration by the Association of International Education Administrators.