Luther S. Luedtke is president and CEO of EDC. Since his appointment in 2006, Luedtke has led EDC’s organization-wide strategy, growth, and restructuring. Prior to his tenure at EDC, Luedtke was president of California Lutheran University and a professor and administrator in English, American studies, and journalism at the University of Southern California.
Luedtke has been a Fulbright Lecturer in Germany, a Distinguished Fulbright Scholar, director of the American Studies Research Centre in India, and a resident scholar with the U.S. Information Agency. He has consulted widely for the U.S. Department of Education, the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, and other private and governmental bodies. He is widely published in the fields of American literature and history and international relations.
Luedtke holds a BA from Gustavus Adolphus College and a PhD in American civilization from Brown University.