Brad Farnsworth is interim vice president of ACE's Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement. He is responsible for several programs, including the Internationalization Collaborative, the Institute for Leading Internationalization, and engagement with the Washington-based diplomatic community. He is also responsible for implementing the Center's fundraising strategy.
From 1991 until joining ACE in early 2012, Farnsworth was director of the Center for International Business Education in the Ross Business School at the University of Michigan. The center's programs included faculty research projects, foreign language courses, education abroad, executive development programs, and student internships. The Michigan CIBE was known for its strong ties to the liberal arts; Farnsworth helped to establish the program in international studies, serving as its director while developing and teaching one of its core courses. He also taught courses on international management, the world economy, and business in China to MBAs, undergraduates and executives.
From 1982 to 1991, Farnsworth was associate director of the Yale-China Association, an educational organization based at Yale University that was established in the early 20th century. During that time he developed one of the first management training programs with foreign cooperation in mainland China. He has focused on China throughout his career, visiting the country frequently and serving as a faculty associate in the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan.
Farnsworth holds master's degrees in business and Chinese studies from Washington University in St. Louis, both awarded in 1981.