Roberta Malee Bassett, PhD is Global Lead for Tertiary Education at the World Bank, where she leads reform efforts addressing issues such as finance, governance, and quality assurance; internationalization; equity/access; research/innovation/competitiveness; skills; and remote delivery/learning. Before joining the Bank, Dr Bassett worked for many years in both university administration and academia, having served in such roles as lecturer in higher education management and policy at Univ of Southampton (UK) and Assistant Dean of Continuing Studies and Summer Session at Stanford University (USA). She is the author/editor of numerous books and articles on issues related to international higher education. Roberta holds a Ph.D. from the Center for International Higher Education, Boston College (USA); M.A in higher education from Stanford University; and B.A. in political science—international relations from Columbia University (USA).