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Christopher J. Garnier, PhD

Dr. Chris Garnier

Executive Director, Executive Education and the Center for Management Development, Barton School of Business.


Doctorate in Global Education, University of Southern California

Master of Arts in Teaching, University of Southern California

Master of Science equivalency in Aeronautical Engineering, United States Navy


Executive Director, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand.

Managing Partner, EdXecutives.

Dean, Ace International Business School, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Ambassador, HundrEdorg

Captain, US Marine Corps

Dr. Christopher Garnier became the Director of Executive Education and Center for Management Development (CMD) in the spring 2023.  Dr. Garnier is a managing partner for EdXecutives, an international education advocacy and consulting firm. He is also the former Executive Director of AIT Extension, the executive education and corporate training division of the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand.

While at AIT, Dr. Garnier also served as an instructor for the university’s School of Management where he taught graduate students a course he created entitled, “Developing Leadership Skills.” Throughout his career, Dr. Garnier has focused on being a progress-driven educator, motivational leader and student advocate with a passion for empowering and supporting academic communities. Prior to AIT, he served as the Dean of Ace International Business School in Kathmandu, Nepal. He is also an ambassador for HundrEd, an international education think tank and served as the inaugural CEO of Premier, a company focused on leadership training for adolescents throughout the southwest region of the US. Prior to his work in education, Dr. Garnier was a Captain in the US Marine Corps where he earned six Air Medals and multiple other honors as a combat helicopter pilot.

Dr. Garnier earned his Doctorate in Global Education from the University of Southern California. He holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from USC and a Master of Science equivalency in Aeronautical Engineering from the United States Navy.

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