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Dr Roger Prestwich


  • M.A., Ph.D. in Economics and Geography, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Fullbright Scholar)

  • M.A. International Relations, University of Cambridge, England

  • B.A. Economics and Geography - University of Sheffield, England

  • Graduate Diploma, University of Sheffield, England


Dr. Roger Prestwich is a passionate and engaged scholar and citizen diplomat, serving as Chair of the Saint Paul-Minneapolis Committee on Foreign Relations, as a member of the Minnesota District  Export Council, and of the Midwest Global Trade Association, and also delivers talks for the Minnesota International Center/Foreign Policy Association's “Great Decisions” program.


Dr. Prestwich was the former dean of the College of Management (COM) at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota,  and the COM international programs director, and he is now professor emeritus.   He oversaw the international business program from 2002 until 2013, and served as COM’s international business curriculum coordinator, in which capacity he negotiated partnership programs with multiple universities in the Greater China



 A native of  Oldham, England, Professor Prestwich developed and taught bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral international business classes while contributing to professional publications and Twin Cities-area news media, presenting at conferences and serving on several boards.  Before joining Metropolitan State University, Dr. Prestwich served as director of the Minnesota Trade Office education program for 12 years and of the World Trade Conference Center for two years. He trained managers from more than 500 companies on exporting, garnering a special service award for outstanding contributions to international trade from then-Gov. Jesse Ventura.


[[[ Dr. Prestwich earned his BA in geography and economics and a graduate diploma in education from the University of Sheffield, England. He received his MA and Ph.D. in geography and economics from the University of Minnesota, which he attended as a Fulbright scholar.  Prestwich also earned a master’s in international relations from the University of  Cambridge, England.

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