Astrid Schmidt-King, J.D., LL.M., M.A.
- Academic Focus International Business
“To me, Loyola is more than an institution; it’s a mindset, an approach to life, and a community in good times—and more importantly—during tough times,” says Astrid Schmidt-King, J.D., executive in residence and director of the international business program at Loyola. In her classroom, she works to develop a trusting relationship with her students, always considering their best interests. Schmidt-King earned her B.A. in International Relations from New York University; she holds a juris doctorate from the University of Baltimore School of Law and her LL.M. in Law and Government from the Washington College of Law at American University. She also earned her M.A. in International Relations and Global Politics from Freie University in Berlin, Germany. At Loyola she serves as chair of the dean's steering committee for Building a Better World Through Business and academic director of the Sellinger Scholars program, Loyola’s learning community for business honors students. She also served as co-chair for the American Council on Education (ACE) Internationalization Lab. Schmidt-King, who is from Queens, N.Y., says students might be surprised to learn before she became a college professor, she was a practicing attorney; growing up, she worked at her family’s restaurant, where she learned many life lessons. In 2019, Schmidt-King was named as a 2020 Bowe Fellow for Emerging and Developing Global Executives by the World Trade Center Institute.
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“Loyola’s international business program seeks to create and deliver a learning environment and student experience that prepares students for this ever-changing global landscape.”