Dr. Keshia Abraham is Director of Strategic Initiatives at CIEE. Prior to CIEE, Dr. Abraham was the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Director of International Education, and Tenured Associate Professor of English at Florida Memorial University. A third generation HBCU graduate, with a BA in English from Spelman College, Dr. Abraham holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Binghamton University with concentrations in African/Diaspora Literature, Autobiography and Popular Education. She has lived and worked internationally for several decades and is a true global citizen.
Dr. Roger Adkins is Director of International and Cultural Education at Gustavus Adolphus College. He previously held positions at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and at the University of Oregon. Roger serves on the advisory board for CISabroad and the administrative board for the ISLE Sri Lanka program. He held a 2016-17 AIEA Presidential Fellowship, and he leads a study abroad program on folklore and social justice in the UK. He is currently working on research and writing projects on decolonizing study abroad and on applying queer theory in the work of intercultural educators.
After more than 25 years in the field of education abroad in Spain, Rosa Almoguera now works as International Education Consultant for CEU Universities. She has been able to combine her management positions with teaching. She has been a visiting professor at several universities in the U.S. and has directed the International Programs at the Fundación Ortega-Marañón in Toledo and Madrid. Rosa holds a PhD in Spanish Literature from Universidad Complutense and an MA in Romance Languages from University of Pennsylvania. She has a Competency Credential on the Foundations of Good Practice from The Forum.
José Alvarez received his PhD from Arizona State University in 1996. He has been a tenured faculty at the University of Georgia and Academic Dean for Latin America and Europe with SIT Study Abroad. Currently Jose is based in Rome, Italy and serves as Sr. VP of Academic Affairs and Initiatives at CEA Study Abroad. He is responsible for setting CEA’s academic vision in all locations, and ensuring alignment of all projects with university partners and the University of New Haven, CEA’s School of Record.
Christine Anderson is the academic director at the University of Minnesota’s Learning Abroad Center (LAC). Her interests include increasing intercultural learning on semester and instructor-led study abroad through faculty training in the U.S. and abroad. She is also interested in the impact of study abroad on career skill development. She administers, and teaches LAC’s on-line, culture learning and career development course. She has undergraduate degrees in French and International Relations, and a PhD in Comparative International Development Education.
Julianne Marie Angeli, M.Ed., is an Academic Advisor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences of the University of Illinois at Chicago. After studying abroad in France, she presented a research project on second language acquisition through immersive creative writing at the Annual International Symposium at Beloit College. She worked in the study abroad office at the University of Missouri, where she studied Educational Leadership and Policy Studies-Higher Education. Angeli is a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship alumna (Turkey 2014-15). Her experiences sparked an interest in international exchange, student learning, and advising students in pursuit of nationally competitive fellowships.
Diana Arizaga is Director of Mexico Programs for the Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University. She has been working in international and intercultural education since 1990 in various capacities, both in the U.S. and abroad. She has worked at Michigan State University’s Office of Study Abroad; the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in the U.S. and in Granada, Spain, and at the California State University-Madrid, Spain. She holds an MA in Art & Design from IADE, Madrid, Spain and is currently completing a second MA in Transgenerational Psychology at IET, Mexico City.
Jennifer Audette PT, PhD is on faculty in the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Rhode Island. She developed a course called Broadening Experiences where students observe PT education and practice in unique settings in the U.S. and abroad. Each year she travels with students to Guatemala. She is past Chair of the Health Volunteers Overseas PT Program Steering Committee and has a volunteered in Suriname and Haiti. She is Chair of the APTA Global Health Special Interest Group. Her current research explores the provision of international experiences for PT students.
Hannah Bahn is a graduate student at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service in Little Rock, AR, where she focuses on community-based learning in secondary school settings. Prior to enrolling in graduate school, Hannah taught social justice and service-learning courses at an independent school in San Diego, CA. In her time there, Hannah had the opportunity to lead students on trips to South Africa and Cambodia. These experiences, in addition to her own as a student, piqued her interest in ethical education abroad programming.
Heather Barclay Hamir is President and CEO of the Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University. Throughout her career, she has focused on diversity and inclusion and is co-editor of Promoting Inclusion in Education Abroad: A Handbook of Research and Practice (forthcoming). During her tenure at UT Austin, new initiatives resulted in greater and more representative participation abroad, for which they received NAFSA’s Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award and Diversity Abroad’s Excellence in Diversifying International Education Institutional Award in 2014.
Carolyn Becker serves as the Education Abroad Specialist at Texas Woman’s University. She works directly with students to guide and customize their education abroad experience. Carolyn manages internal education abroad scholarship opportunities, and coordinates related events and campus programming.
Steve Bell has been involved in International Education, primarily Education Abroad, for 25+ years. Since 2008, Bell has directed the Office of Study Abroad at Old Dominion University (ODU), where he also currently serves as the interim Executive Director of the Office of International Programs. Bell serves on The Forum’s Outcomes, Assessment, and Research (OAR) committee and as a peer reviewer for the Quality Improvement Program. Steve holds a PhD from Old Dominion University, a Master’s from the School for International Training, and a BA from St. Olaf College.
Rebecca Bergren is Dean for Global Initiatives College. Previously, she was Associate Director of the Study Abroad Office at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Rebecca has been active in the education abroad community, serving on boards and committees and participating as a speaker at national and international conferences. She currently serves as a Peer Reviewer for The Forum on Education Abroad’s Quality Improvement Program (QUIP). She holds a Master’s Degree in Community Services Administration from Alfred University, NY and has studied, lived, and worked in Ecuador and England.
Neringa Bigailaite Vendelbo is Program Director, the Environment, Politics & Society programs, Instructor of Danish Language and Culture. MA (Scandinavian Philology, 2005). BA (Lithuanian and Danish Philology, U. of Vilnius, 1996). International Student Advisor, Copenhagen University (2004-2005). Lithuanian language instructor, Baltisk Oplysnings Forbund (2002-2006). Studied abroad in Denmark twice, as an undergraduate student in Aalborg University and as graduate student at the University of Copenhagen. With DIS since 2005.
Jessa Boche is currently a Senior Study Abroad Advisor with International Academic Programs (IAP) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While studying at the University of Northern Iowa, Jessa completed an academic internship at the University of Liverpool in Liverpool, England. This experience introduced her to the field of international education and sparked her interest for a career in education abroad. Jessa’s background includes experience in a variety of areas within student affairs, including residence life and student activities. In her current role, Jessa advises students throughout the study abroad process and manages a large portfolio of study abroad programs. She also manages IAP’s Study Abroad Resource Center, providing direction, leadership, and guidance (to professional and student staff) related to its overall operation.
Gian Franco Borio, attorney at law and CPA, is Legal Counsel to the Association of American College and University Programs in Italy and to the European Association of Study Abroad. Mr. Borio has received a law degree cum laude from Florence University, and engaged in specialization studies at SAIS of Johns Hopkins University in D.C., London City Poly, in Germany and France. He served as Technical Counsel for Italy at the Federation of EU CPAs (FEE) to the European Commission on Corporate Law, Tax Law, SMEs. He is admitted to the Florence (Italy) Bar.
Dr. Elizabeth Brewer is Director of International Education at Beloit College, where she facilitates comprehensive internationalization. She previously held positions at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Boston University, and the New School. Her publications include Integrating Study Abroad Across the Curriculum: Theory and Practice Across the Disciplines, and Assessing Study Abroad: Theory, Tools, and Practice, both from Stylus. She is currently at work on an edited volume examining study abroad in relation to the educational continuum.
Brian Brubaker, Director of Education Abroad at The Pennsylvania State University, has been active in international education for over twenty years. He is currently serving on the Forum Council and as Chair of the Standards Committee. In previous positions he has served as AVP of Customized Programming at IES Abroad, and Director of Global learning and Engagement at Dickinson College. He is a Forum Trained Facilitator, former QUIP Peer Reviewer, and presents frequently at domestic and international conferences. Brian holds an MBA in international management and has taught courses in global marketing.
As Director of University Partnerships with EF College Study Tours, Bridget Burgoyne has developed and implemented hundreds of short-term, faculty-led study abroad programs. In her four and a half years with EF, she has helped institutions meet their global education goals by increasing short-term study abroad access. By partnering with private, state, and community colleges, she brings a variety of perspectives to the short-term study abroad community. Bridget is inspired every day by our partners’ passion to bring these opportunities to more students through a shared belief in the power of travel.
Kirsten Canterbury is the Director of Education Abroad at the Carlson Global Institute, Carlson School of Management, where all students complete an international experience as part of their curricular requirements. Kirsten earned her Master’s degree in Organizational Policy and Leadership Development from the University of Minnesota with a specialization in International Education.
Dr. Shelly Chandler is the Provost at Beacon College. She leads an international travel program each summer for Beacon students, and was instrumental in the foundation of Beacon’s satellite campus in Italy in Fall 2017. Dr. Chandler holds a doctorate in philosophy with a counseling specialization from Barry University, a master of science degree in counseling and psychology from Troy State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Oakland University.
Lisa Chieffo is Associate Director for Study Abroad in the Institute for Global Studies at the University of Delaware. Overseeing nearly 100 global programs enrolling about 1,400 students annually, she is responsible for program development, crisis management, policy development and implementation, and assessment. With 25 years’ experience in education abroad, Lisa has published widely and presented at multiple conferences. She earned her MA in German and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Delaware.
Michelle Cobb has been the Student Information Director at the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) for over ten years. Michelle graduated from the University of San Diego with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish where she studied abroad in Mexico and a semester in Spain. She received a Master’s Degree in Education through the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program in conjunction with Americorps and later worked in Chile. Her current role involves oversight of pre-departure, health & safety, visas, advisement, program development, and more. Michelle has traveled extensively throughout South America, Mexico, Europe, Asia, and Oceania.
Katie Cohen is London Operations Director for Samford and has over ten years experience running immersive academic experiences for American students in the UK. Katie completed a BA undergraduate degree at the University of Birmingham in the UK, and as part of that degree studied for one year at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the U.S. This inspired her to seek a career in study abroad after realizing the many life-changing opportunities it brings. A Londoner by birth, Katie is responsible for most aspects of Samford’s London programs, offering expertise and advice to students.
Shay Collins, a Fulbright and Critical Language Scholarship recipient, is the Assistant Director for Co-Curricular Initiatives at the Brown Center for Students of Color. She works with undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, alumni, and colleagues to create and implement initiatives that facilitate an inclusive campus environment and build a sense of community among students, faculty, and staff of color and their allies. A licensed clinical social worker, Shay earned an MSW and MA in Women’s Studies and Gender Studies from Loyola University Chicago and a BA at Arizona State University.
Michelle Colosimo has over 10 years of crisis response experience responding to national and international crises including active shooter incidents, terrorist attacks, mass fatality events, natural disasters and cyber/data breaches, among others. She is a director at Black Swan Solutions where she directs all operations and provides strategic oversight while also consulting with organizations on program development and operational execution of deliverables. In addition, she oversees all aspects of product development, marketing and sales.
Mark Connellan is the Director of the Boston University Sydney Centre.
Dr. Lucia Conte is the Director of Education Abroad Programs at Universitat Pompeu Fabra where she leads the program management and development and also serves as a professor of History at the same university. A Forum Certified Professional with a long experience in education abroad, she regularly presents and participates in conferences of the field. She has formerly served as Resident Director at CIEE and as a professor at IES Abroad and several other study abroad programs.
Linda Copney-Okeke graduated with her BS degree in Business Administrations and her MA degree in Community Clinical Psychology from the University of New Haven. She has been the Director of the university’s Accessibility Resources Center since 1994, and has been at UNH since 1984.
John Coumbe-Lilley is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition in the College of Applied Health Sciences. He is also the Chancellor’s Faculty Athletics Representative facilitating the integration of academic and athletic components to enhance the student-athlete experience. As a STEM faculty, he has developed and led six-week study abroad programs to Ireland and Spain using visual and qualitative research methods emphasizing participant observation, photography, photo-elicitation, digital storytelling, literature reviews, and student presentations.
Andrea Custodi is a seasoned leader in the field of study abroad, with over 15 years of experience designing and managing academic programs, and developing policies and best practices. Andrea has served as Chair of The Forum on Education Abroad’s Curriculum Committee, Standards Committee, and Outcomes Assessment Committee, and as member of the Forum Council, the Ethics Committee, and the Trained Facilitator Corps. Andrea has a PhD in critical theory and an interdisciplinary academic background spanning South Asian religious studies, psychoanalysis, and French feminist theory.
Anne D’Angelo is the Assistant Dean of Global Initiatives at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Over the past decade, she has developed the strategy and led the growth and expansion of the Carlson Global Institute (CGI). Dr. D’Angelo earned her PhD in Organizational Policy and Leadership Development with a specialization in Comparative Education and International Development. Anne D’Angelo has over twenty years of experience in international development and education.
Elizabeth Davis is the Director of International and Off-Campus Programs at McDaniel College, and has worked in the field of education abroad for over five years. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Education Administration & Higher Education at Kent State University. Her research area of interest is the identity development of students who study abroad.
Darla Deardorff is executive director of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) based at Duke University, where she is also a research scholar. She also holds faculty appointments at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (South Africa), Meiji University (Japan), and Shanghai International Studies University (China), as well as other institutions. She is a widely published author, invited speaker, and consultant who is well-known for her work on intercultural competence development and assessment. Her most recent books include Building Cultural Competence (Stylus, 2012) and Demystifying Outcomes Assessment for International Educators (Stylus, 2015), with a forthcoming book entitled Intercultural Competence in International Higher Education (Routledge). Her work in teacher education includes developing an online intercultural competence course for teachers, teaching at Harvard’s Future of Learning Institute, keynoting several teacher education conferences, and serving as a consultant to universities in this area.
Chris Deegan is the Executive Director of Study Abroad at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a large urban research institution with one of the most diverse undergraduate populations in the U.S. He first became involved in international education work in 1988 as the director of a study abroad program center in India and has developed programs throughout the Asia-Pacific region. His academic research is grounded in social history and cultural geography with a particular interest on pilgrimage patterns in a central India river valley.
Ryan DeStefano serves as VP of Security and oversees On Call’s team of Global Security Specialists. Ryan is responsible for the development, implementation, and management of the organization’s security assistance services, products, and strategies. He provides thought leadership on industry trends and best practices. Ryan has over 15 years of diverse security and management experience including three different Fortune 100 companies Ryan has a Bachelor of Criminal Justice, Master of Criminal Justice, and an MBA in International Business and Supply Chain Management.
Kate Diamond is a PhD Candidate studying higher education in the Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development department at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. With a background in university teaching and learning and international education, Kate is interested in using mixed methods research and evaluation to improve equity and student success in postsecondary contexts, both in the United States and abroad. Kate has a BA in sociology and international relations from Tufts University and an Ed.M. in international education policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Paula DiBiasio PT, DPT, MS is an associate professor at Elon University in the Department of Physical Therapy. She has developed a successful global education program for DPT and PA students. Paula works to establish high quality global learning experiences within reciprocating community partnerships. She is leading a multi-site study examining intercultural competence and a study assessing the concurrent validity of two outcome measures. Paula has presented nationally on topics related to outcomes in global education and facilitating faculty development in the scholarship of global engagement
Amelia Dietrich serves as the Associate Editor of Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad and is Associate Director for Programs and Resources at The Forum on Education Abroad, where she focuses on resource development and data collection efforts, including The Forum’s Insurance Claims Data Report and the Critical Incident Database. She holds a PhD in Spanish and Language Science from Penn State University, where her research focused on bilingualism and second language processing, and is a former Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow. Amelia is a Certified Professional in Education Abroad.
Dr. Thandi Dinani is the Director of the Office of Study Abroad at Belmont University. Dr. Dinani has traveled and lived on four continents, coordinating service learning and study abroad programs on three continents. Prior to coming to Belmont, Dr. Dinani was the Director of Global Academic Programming at Utah Valley University, and previously worked as a Coordinator for International Projects at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Dinani enjoys teaching and writing on topics ranging from freshmen seminars to intercultural education courses.
As the Director of International Health, Safety, and Security for the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Andrea Drake is responsible for developing systems to support students, staff, and faculty traveling abroad as well as the implementation of comprehensive international travel safety policies and strategies for campus. Andrea earned a dual BA degree from Northeastern University in International Affairs and Languages, Literature, and Cultures with a minor in Middle East Studies. Andrea is currently pursuing her Master’s in Higher Education Administration at UMass Amherst.
Andy Dunlap earned his MSW from the University of Kansas and his PhD from the Smith College School for Social Welfare. He is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in early adulthood. His primary research examines the coming out experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. He has presented at the annual conference for The Forum on Education Abroad on the topic of strengths based advising for students studying away. Dr. Dunlap teaches practice classes and supervises domestic and international internships through the Social Work department at Elizabethtown College.
Ryan Dye is the Director of International Education and Professor of History at St. Ambrose University. He earned his PhD at Northwestern University in Modern British and Irish History, and he has published several articles on the Irish diaspora in Britain and the United States. Since Dye started as Director in 2007, St. Ambrose has increased its study abroad participation by 50%, largely by facilitating new faculty-led study abroad programs. He is the current President of the Upper Midwest Association of Intercultural Education (UMAIE), a consortium that has organized faculty-led study abroad programs for over 50 years.
Lauren Easterling is the Associate Director of UW Study Abroad at the University of Washington. She has worked in international education for 14 years, both in administration and in the field. She has co-led three study abroad programs to Rome, Italy and manages a team that supports UW’s 90 faculty-led programs and 1,700 participants. She received her bachelor’s degree from UW in Art History and participated in three study abroad programs as an undergraduate and graduate student to Rome and Japan. Lauren is currently working on a master’s degree in Art History from UW.
Heidi Eigsti, PT, DPT, PhD, PCS, is an associate professor at Regis University School of Physical Therapy. Heidi has presented at national conferences on topics related to healthcare education research for leadership and intercultural sensitivity training. Her research interests are in the efficacy of leadership and intercultural competency-based curricula in healthcare higher education. Heidi is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory Assessment and has worked collaboratively with physical therapists internationally in community-based rehabilitation programs.
Solomon Eisenberg is the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs for Boston University’s College of Engineering. He is also a Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering.
Michele Elmer is the International Studies Program Chair and Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Murray State College (MSC). She received a BS and MT degree from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. She has been teaching at Murray State College since 2009 and started the international studies program at MSC in 2016.
Steve Erfle, Professor of International Business and Management at Dickinson College, is author of Intermediate Microeconomics: An Interactive Approach (Textbook Media Press, 2016) and is coauthor of Managerial Economics: Economic Tools for Today’s Decision Makers, 7th edition (Pearson, 2013). He is interested in interdisciplinary research and teaching pedagogy. He has consulted for Seagram Classics Wine Company, BlueSky Investment Management, The Forum on Education Abroad, and the Pennsylvania Department of Health and his published research ranges from economics and economic pedagogy to political geography and communications theory to physical education and public health.
Susan Evans has worked in the study abroad office at Yale since 2006. She has held the positions of Study Abroad Adviser, Assistant Director and, most recently, Associate Director of Study Abroad. Susan received her MA in International Education through the SIT Graduate Institute and her BA in Anthropology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. As an undergraduate, Susan spent a semester abroad in both Indonesia and Independent Samoa.
Julie Ficarra is Associate Director of International Programs at SUNY Cortland, and a PhD Candidate in at Syracuse University, where she is finishing a dissertation focused on the impact of U.S. study abroad students on host communities in San Jose, Costa Rica and Florence, Italy. Julie recently published an article on decolonizing institutional study abroad portfolios, “Curating Cartographies of Knowledge: Reading Institutional Study Abroad Portfolios as Text” in Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, and is currently writing about developing and implementing a returned-study abroad course.
Janice Finn is Associate Dean for International Affairs at Arcadia University where she manages and directs International Affairs and reentry programs and liaises with department offices and faculty. She has worked extensively on Arcadia’s signature freshman fall abroad programs. Jan is an active member of the education abroad community at the local, state, and national levels and has most recently served on the Board of Directors of the Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PACIE), having just completed a term as President. She holds a BA in Journalism from Penn State University.
Yasmin Fischdick is one of the two Executive Directors of Freie Universität Berlin European Studies Program (FU-BEST) and Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS). In this role, deciding about FU-BEST program development, structural, financial and legal matters as well as supervising their implementation and observation are some of her key tasks. Before taking on this responsibility, Yasmin was a financial manager of a renowned German fashion label where she provided financial advice and ensured that the financial practices were in line with all statutory leg
Dr. Marissa Floyd specializes in sport education and curricular development. Her research involves relationships, culture, and identity in sport as well as structural tensions in student-athlete’s academic experiences. Marissa has served on faculties at private, public, and state institutions. She strives to increase sport-focused curriculum and academic support for student-athletes. As the Director of Academic Programs at SAA, Marissa integrates international education, service-learning, and internship experience to meet a wide range of needs for high school and collegiate athletes.
Jessica Francis is the Director for Global Abroad Programs at Wake Forest University where she is responsible for developing semester programs, global service and continued review of programming. Jessica focuses on inclusive excellence and increasing participation in education abroad among under-represented populations including serving as chair of the Diversity Abroad Task Force on First Gen Students. She has been active in presenting at national and international conferences on topics ranging from advising first gen college students to best practices for working with faculty on abroad programs.
Bill Frederick is the founder of Lodestone Safety International, a training and consulting company specializing in health, safety and security for educational organizations operating abroad. Prior to that he held the position of Director of Safety at the School for Field Studies for eight years and served with Outward Bound for 16 years. Bill was chair for The Forum on Education Abroad’s pilot incident database and served for three years as co chair for the Forum Standards Institute: Beyond the Basics of Health, Safety and Security. As a faculty committee member for Wilderness Medical Associates, Bill designed the travel medicine curriculum and has taught emergency medicine extensively overseas. He has led numerous international safety reviews and has provided risk management training and program development for well over 100 educational and service institutions. He holds a BA from the University of Colorado, an MEd from Harvard University and a CTH from the International Society of Travel Medicine.
Zachary Frieders is Director of UC Davis Study Abroad, which has one of the largest study abroad portfolios in the UC system. Over 1,400 students participate on UC Davis programs annually through a mix of 50+ faculty-led programs, internships, seminars abroad, domestic off-campus programs, as well as traditional exchanges. Zachary holds a MA in Educational Policy and is currently conducting multi-institutional research on student learning and academic outcomes of study abroad, and connections between self-efficacy and program selection/study abroad preparation.
Kristina Gallagher is an Education Abroad Advisor at Pace University in Pleasantville, New York where her main focus is student advisement and coordinating of faculty-led study abroad programs. She received a BS in International Hotel and Tourism Management from Johnson & Wales University and completed her M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from CUNY Baruch College. Her passion for study abroad came from her experiences in both Greece and Switzerland during her time as an undergrad.
Brooke Galloway provides training and consulting services on international sexual assault prevention and response to universities and study abroad programs as an independent consultant. She has more than a decade of experience serving survivors of gender-based violence in international and intercultural settings. Brooke is also the Assistant Director for Pathways to Safety International (formerly the Americans Overseas Domestic Violence Crisis Center and the Sexual Assault Support and Help for Americans Abroad SASHAA Program) and has been with the organization since 2009. She oversees organization operations and has conducted outreach and education on international gender-based violence prevention and response including sexual assault to the Americans overseas community, working in more than 15 countries. She was a co-convener for the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act and has worked on other pieces of legislation. Additionally, she is a Training and Technical Assistance Consultant for the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime. Brooke has her master’s in International Conflict Resolution from Portland State University and has extensive experience working in intercultural and international settings.
Jenna Garchar’s interest in international education began when she studied abroad on a short-term faculty-led program in Vietnam and soon after spent a semester studying in Senegal. Jenna previously worked as a TEFL Program Coordinator and joined the Faculty-led & Custom Programs team in 2015. She builds program proposals, manages program budgets, and facilitates program development between faculty, Study Abroad staff, and CIEE Centers where programs are hosted. Jenna holds a Bachelor of Arts in Global Studies-Africa and French and a certificate from the Global Leadership Center from Ohio University.
Nicole Garcia is an Assistant Director for the Office of International Education at Harvard. She came to the College from an international education foundation in Boston in 2007, becoming OIE’s first Summer Programs Assistant and Coordinator for Harvard Summer School’s faculty-led programs abroad, and later OIE’s first Program Coordinator. Four years of study and work in Latin America and Spain influenced Nicole’s decision to pursue a career in international education.
Olivia Ghiz is the London Site Director for the College of Charleston’s iCharleston program. Olivia has a BA in Spanish and International Studies from the College of Charleston, and studied abroad in Cuba and Argentina. Previous to her current role at the College of Charleston, she worked as a campus tour guide, Spanish tutor, and peer mentor to first-year honor students. In London, Olivia leads the London iCharleston program, providing pastoral support, guidance, and disciplinary action while helping the students’ transition to living abroad.
Joan Gillespie is Vice President and Director of Off-Campus Study Programs at the Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM). She was a member of the Forum Council and is an instructor at Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy in the graduate program in Higher Education Administration and Policy. Her research has included quality standards and evaluation in international settings, the assessment of student learning, and a multi-institutional project sponsored by Elon University Center for Engaged Learning on the impact on faculty of leading study away
Yosefa Gilon is currently a Special Programs Coordinator in the Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) at Stanford University where she works on coordinating logistics and training faculty for 13 faculty-led programs. BOSP sends 1,000 students abroad each year. Yosefa has a Master of Arts degree in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute. Before coming to Stanford, she worked for a traveling boarding school that spent every term in a different country. She has experience working with international students, high school teachers and students, and faculty and undergraduate students.
Frederick Gooding, Jr. is an Assistant Professor within the Ethnic Studies Program at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. A trained historian, Gooding most effectively analyzes contemporary mainstream media with a careful eye for persistent patterns along racial lines that appear benign but indeed have problematic historical roots. Uncomfortable with the status quo approach within academia, Gooding has also fostered new learning opportunities for students and community members to appreciate the genius of learning through new courses, seminars and study tours abroad as far away as South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. A developing scholar, Gooding’s most well-known work thus far is “You Mean, There’s RACE in My Movie? The Complete Guide to Understanding Race in Mainstream Hollywood.” His upcoming book on the growth of black federal workers in the postwar era will be published by the University of Pittsburgh Press in 2018.
Dr. Emily Gorlewski is the Associate Director of Study Abroad in the Fries Center for Global Studies at Wesleyan University. She has worked in the field of international education for 12 years. She has been responsible for all aspects of education abroad administration, including program design, faculty leader preparation, evaluation, and assessment. She received her Ed.D. from the University of Minnesota, where her dissertation topic was the engagement of multicultural student affairs professionals in internationalization. She has presented many times at international education conferences.
Sharon Gosz has worked in the field of education abroad for almost 20 years and has been working at UWM’s Center for International Education since 2005. She previously served in the role of Study Abroad Coordinator and has been Assistant Director since 2013. A large portion of Sharon’s time is devoted to managing all aspects of the implementation of approximately 50 faculty-led programs annually. Sharon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and a Master of Education degree from Carroll University.
Dana Gross is Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary and General Studies and Professor of Psychology at St. Olaf College, where she works closely with the Office of International and Off-Campus Studies. She leads a short-term psychology course in India, is co-editor of a contributor to “Internationalizing the Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum: Practical Lessons Learned at Home and Abroad” (APA books, 2016) and has organized faculty workshops on developing and leading off-campus study programs.
Staci Hagen is the new University of California Education Abroad Program (UCEAP) Assistant Director recently appointed to support the international health, safety & emergency response unit. Prior to accepting this position, Staci was the Operations Lead at the University of California, Davis Study Abroad for six years. She has led or supported a number of study abroad programs focused on sustainable living and the environment, working for The School for Field Studies in Baja, The Experiment in International Living in Mexico and Northeastern University in Greece. Staci holds a MA in International Education from the SIT Graduate Institute, a BA in Spanish and Political Science from Iowa State University and participated in three study abroad semesters as an undergraduate.
Mike Hainzinger is Associate Professor of English and Chinese at Joliet Junior College. He is also the author of the “Chinese with Mike” Mandarin language textbook series. He is the faculty lead for the Joliet Junior College short-term study abroad program in Nanjing, China, where he has brought students and faculty.
Rob Hallworth is the Vice President & Deputy Director of Academic Programs at IES Abroad. He has worked in the field of education abroad for the past 20 years. He is currently a member of the Forum Council and has served on several working and planning committees and was part of The Forum’s Trained Facilitator Team, facilitating workshops and webinars. He has served on the Arcadia University National Advisory Board twice as well as SIT’s Partnership Council. Rob has worked at The George Washington University, Salisbury University, and at his alma mater, the University of New Hampshire.
Chad Hamill’s scholarship is focused on song traditions of the Interior Northwest, including those carried by his Spokane ancestors. In addition to his book, Songs of Power and Prayer in the Columbia Plateau, he has produced numerous articles centered on Columbia Plateau songs, exploring topics ranging from sovereignty to Indigenous ecological knowledge. Prior to his current position as Vice President for Native American Initiatives, Hamill served as Chair of the Department of Applied Indigenous Studies at NAU. Currently, he sits on the Advisory Committee of the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and serves as Vice President and Treasurer of the Spokane Language House
Jen Hamlow is the Director of Education Abroad at Portland State University. She has worked in education abroad for more than 18 years, working with provider organizations (IES and AHA) before coming to PSU in 2012. Since starting at PSU, she has worked extensively with faculty-led program development as a viable programming option to help address the specific needs of a non-traditional student body. She has also been particularly keen to develop protocols and procedures centered around best practices, as hardly anything was written down when she started her job at PSU.
Melissa Hardin is Assistant Dean for International Studies at Ursinus College. She was named 2017 David A. Portlock Outstanding International Educator Award by the Pennsylvania Council for International Education (PaCIE). She serves on advisory boards for and conducts external reviews of study abroad programs. She is a trained Quality Insurance Program (QUIP) peer reviewer. Melissa was awarded an International Education Administrators Fulbright in Japan. She holds degrees in Spanish from Washington University in St. Louis (PhD), Middlebury College (MA), and the University of Missouri (BA).
Marcia Henisz is Director of International Health, Safety and Security at Drexel University. Her work focuses on the management and mitigation of international risk for all travelers at the University, including incident response, strategy and policy development and education of travelers. She has worked in international education for over 18 years in several roles including study abroad advising, program development and coordination of inbound exchange students. She is an active member of the OSAC AWG and PULSE and has presented on safety and security strategies at NAFSA and OSAC conferences.
Adam Henry is Director of Study Abroad at Arizona State University, and has been active in international education for 18 years. He currently leads the ASU Study Abroad Office and works closely with a wide array of ASU faculty and senior administration to develop and advance study abroad goals and initiatives for the institution. He is a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory, a member of the CIEE Academic Consortium Board, and presents frequently at international education conferences. He holds a doctorate of education and teaches within the ASU School of Politics & Global Studies.
Shayla Herndon-Edmonds (she/her/hers/Shayla) is Director of Diversity Education at Wake Forest University where she develops and facilitates workshops and interventions that enhance the cultural competence of faculty, staff, and students. As a personal wellness and development professional, Edmunds helps individuals and organizations to identify their goals and strategies for moving forward toward inclusive excellence. Edmunds is a first-generation college student who has received training and certifications in emotional intelligence, unconscious bias, mindfulness & intercultural development.
Chris Hirschler is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Health and Physical Education at Monmouth University. Chris was the founding Faculty Director of Study Abroad at Monmouth University (2011-2016), and he continues to direct faculty-led programs in Guatemala and Costa Rica. He produces YouTube videos, blogs for One Green Planet, and he has been published in Inside Higher Ed and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Chris is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist and frequent national and international conference presenter.
Barbara Hoffman has been the Assistant Director of Off-Campus Studies at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington since 2011. Before coming to the study abroad field, she taught developmental writing and reading at Walla Walla Community College for six years and was the chair of the pre-college department there. In addition, she taught high school English for ten years. She studied abroad for two terms at Cambridge University in England, and she lived abroad for a year in Christchurch, NZ with her husband and three sons. A Minnesota native, Barbara graduated from St Olaf College in 1987 and completed a master’s degree in English Education at The University of Georgia in 1992.
Kelly Holland is the Institutional Relations Manager at Global Experiences in Annapolis, Maryland. She holds a M.Ed. in Comparative & International Education from Lehigh University and a BA in International Business Management and Spanish from Moravian College. Prior to joining GE, Kelly served as Associate Director of Study Abroad at Towson University and Interim Director of Study Abroad at Eastern Illinois University and worked for the Spanish Ministry of Education.
At MIT, Todd Holmes coordinates the Institute’s International Emergency Team, manages the services with MIT’s global assistance provider, as well as currently serves on PULSE’s executive committee. Todd brings 20 plus years’ experience as regional and global security advisor, humanitarian relief and development professional from several global NGOs, such as World Vision International, Catholic Relief Services, and the U.S. Peace Corps. Todd has lived and worked in the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe, South Asia, the Caribbean, and Central America.
After working for several years in Education Abroad, Jason Hope was hired to be the University of Kentucky’s first Director of International Health, Safety & Security in 2015. He works to support employee and student travel overseas, manages the institution’s international insurance plan, sets institutional policy, and serves as the institution’s international crisis manager. He is a member of PULSE, and serves as NAFSA’s national Health & Safety Content Coordinator. Jason holds BAs in Spanish and International Studies, and an MS in Educational Policy, all from the University of Kentucky.
Hannah Hopkins Kilgore is the Study Abroad Officer for Trinity College Dublin. She holds an M.Ed. in Higher Education from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, an M.Phil. in Medieval Literature from Trinity College Dublin, and has worked in the field for a decade. She worked for six years in Harvard’s Office of International Education and served on Harvard’s Board of Freshman Advisors. She is Chair of Harvard’s Admissions Committee for Ireland, is on the Board of the Harvard Club of Ireland, a reviewer for the Fund for Education Abroad, an alumni interviewer, and a Trinity mentor.
Michael Houston, the Ecolab-Pierson Grieve Chair in International Marketing, currently serves as Associate Dean of Global Initiatives at the Carlson School of Management. He has also served as Academic Director, Center for International Business Education and Research, Interim Dean of the Carlson School of Management, Associate Dean of Faculty and Research, and Chair, Department of Marketing. He holds a PhD in marketing from the University of Illinois, and has been a member of the faculty at the Carlson School since 1986.
Tom Howard has worked in study abroad for nearly 30 years, with UK, European and Australian institutions. During this time, he opened and served as the first Director of the Australian Education Office (now Austrade – Washington DC). He also served as the first Regional Director for the former AustraLearn (now ISA/GlobaLinks), a major Provider organization. From 2001, he has worked directly with a core group of international universities – also helping to start a former ship-based study abroad program called The Scholar Ship.
William Hoye is Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel at IES Abroad, a non-profit organization providing study abroad programs to over 8,000+ U.S. college and university students per year. Prior to joining IES, Bill served as Associate Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at the University of Notre Dame. For more than 20 years, he also served as Faculty Editor of The Journal of College and University Law. He is a Fellow of NACUA and has given over 100 presentations on international education.
Ann Hubbard is a vice president with AIFS Study Abroad where she is responsible for university relations for customized programs and academic assessment initiatives. She has conducted intercultural training, developed faculty-led programs, and taught an honors seminar. She has worked on the topic of study abroad and career skill development over many years—and it is the focus of her dissertation as a doctoral candidate in Higher Education Internationalisation at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. Ann serves as a QUIP reviewer.
Nicole Hughes joined the study abroad field in November 2015 as a campus coordinator at Valparaiso University where she advises on study abroad programs, manages data collection/analysis, and oversees marketing and outreach. Nicole graduated with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Spanish. During her junior year at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, she studied abroad in Granada, Spain, where she developed an understanding of the importance of international, cross-cultural experiences. Upon graduation, Nicole returned to Spain to teach English in a secondary school in Almeria and has since led other student groups to locations such as Spain and Argentina.
Anne Hulse is a Programs Abroad Coordinator at the University of Tennessee. In this role, she has managed faculty-led, academic internship, service-learning, exchange/direct and international education programs in the Americas, Spain, Oceania, and Asia, with faculty, students, and partners. Anne also previously oversaw study abroad scholarships, financial aid, and diversity-related affairs. Inspired by an undergraduate study abroad experience in Cuba and, later, a Master of Arts program in London, her passion for education abroad has led Anne to over a decade-long career in higher education.
Patricia Izek is a Chicago native of Mexican heritage living in Minnesota. Former Litigation Paralegal and Teacher/Head of Spanish Department. Presently a Human Resource Consultant/Diversity & Inclusion Recruiter at the University of Minnesota. This work often requires she recall one of her father’s favorite quotes from Benito Juarez, the first indigenous President of Mexico, “el respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz”, “respect for the rights of others is peace.” She believes the work of equity, diversity, and inclusion is slow, challenging, and essential for us to move forward respectfully.
Based in New York City, Rebecca James is Regional Director–East with CEA Study Abroad where she works closely with university advisors, faculty, and staff to support the student exploration, advising and registration processes as well as to identify ways in which CEA Study Abroad can assist in the success of the campus’ agenda for internationalization. Prior to joining CEA in August 2009, Rebecca worked as the Director of Study Abroad for Dublin Business School, a private college in Dublin, Ireland. Rebecca also serves as the NAFSA Consular Liaison to the New York Consulate of France.
Jen Jobrack is the Senior National Director of Advocacy for Food Allergy Research & Education, the nation’s largest organization working on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies. Jen manages FARE’s public policy work focused on the inclusion and safety of people with food allergies. Recent campaigns include access to epinephrine in schools, public places and airlines; college preparedness; restaurant accommodations; food labeling, and improving the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis.
Dr. Naomi Kagawa is an associate professor at Shimane University, in Matsue, Japan. She received her PhD from the University of Minnesota. Her areas of expertise include communication, global education, and culture and education.
Jim Kelly is an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Media School at Indiana University where he teaches photojournalism and healthcare reporting. A former newspaper and wire service photographer involved in documentary filmmaking, his research examines audience perceptions of photojournalism ethics. He is the former editor of Visual Communication Quarterly and has headed five Citizen Exchanges for the U.S. Department of State that trained working journalists in South Asia and East Africa on social issues reporting including HIV/AIDS. He is a Herman Frederic Lieber Distinguished Teaching Professor at Indiana University where he received his PhD in Mass Communication in 1990.
Currently the Resident Director at the CASA Granada Divisional Center in Granada, Spain, Christine Kelly-Vereda has had the great fortune to work in all aspects of international education since she entered the field 23 years ago. She has worked at U.S. universities with incoming and outgoing students and has been working in Spain for a total of 15 years in director positions at top study abroad programs and in an associate director role at a leading host institution. Christine holds an MA in Developmental Psychology with a focus on college-age students from Boston College and a BA from Simmons College.
Deborah Kim has worked in study abroad since 2000, both in program administration and at small private colleges. As Director, she chairs Wheaton’s Global Programs Coordination Committee and is a member of the International Risk Assessment & Management Committee, which sets policy and reviews all college-related international travel. Each year, 25% of the college’s student body travels internationally and Deborah is responsible for their pre-departure health & safety orientation. In addition, she provides emergency response protocol training for leaders and assists with support of all travelers.
Chelsea Kindred is Director of Alumni Development and Research at Academic Programs International (API), an international education organization based in Austin, Texas. Chelsea manages API’s Alumni Development Programs, where her responsibilities include drafting curriculum, facilitating training, managing professional contextualization of the international experience for participants. Chelsea wrote the “Re-Entry: Advising Strategies and Programming” chapter in NAFSA’s Guide to Education Abroad: 4th Edition and will co-author a 2018 NAFSA publication on education abroad returnee learning.
Working in international education since 1998, Jason Kinnear has held positions in international students & scholar services, education abroad, and service-learning at the University of Northern Colorado, Colorado State University, and the University of Missouri. These positions focused on exchange, study abroad, faculty-led, service, and internship programs. He also worked on The Forum on Education Abroad Glossary Task Force, Second Edition. He received a MA in Educational Leadership from the Univ. of Northern Colorado and is completing a PhD in Educational Leadership from Colorado State University.
Jane Kucko is the Vice Provost for Global Education at the University of Tulsa where she over sees campus internationalization. Kucko’s most recent work centers around a short term program abroad for incoming first year students prior to beginning their academic career and the development of “World Perspectives” as a framework for study abroad programming. Prior to joining TU in 2016, Kucko served as Director for International Studies at Texas Christian University for ten years. Kucko received TCU’s Ferrari Award for Distinguished Leadership and Service in 2012.
Samantha LaCroix, University Relations Director for EUSA- Academic Internship Experts, supervises the University Relations and Development team and supports a collaborative working environment with other departments in EUSA to develop and manage internship programs in London, Dublin, Madrid, Paris and Prague for EUSA’s university partners. As a member of EUSA’s Management Team, she guides the creation and execution of strategies and initiatives that support program development and growth with current partners. Prior to joining EUSA in 2007, Samantha worked at CIEE, in Employer Services’ Sales Operations and later as a Product and Event Manager for their Work & Travel programs. Samantha holds a Masters in Innovation from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and International Business from Northeastern University.
As the Director of University Relations at Beyond Sports/ Student-Athletes Abroad, Krista Lane is responsible for the management and growth of strategic university partnerships across the U.S. in all programming types (customized faculty-led, service-learning, internship, academic, team and individual trips) as well as the development of the sales team and strategy. Krista previously worked for STA Travel and simultaneously directed the Oregon University System International Programs Office as well as the office of education abroad at Oregon State University.
Cara Lane-Toomey received her MA from the American University in Cairo in Middle East Studies and also holds a BA from the University of St. Thomas. Cara serves as the Director of Study Abroad for Where There Be Dragons, where she oversees College Study Abroad Programs in China, India, Nepal, and South America as well as a portfolio of high-school and gap year programs in the Middle East and Africa. Prior to this, Cara worked for AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs overseeing programs in the Middle East for six years, led study abroad programs in Morocco, and served as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer.
Sarah Langston has worked in the field of international education since 2008 and currently serves as Senior University Relations Manager for SAI Programs, an education abroad provider organization. In her current role, Sarah works to build relationships and develop programmatic initiatives with a variety of partners. Sarah is responsible for managing communication and outreach campaigns, as well as identifying creative avenues to expand student participation in education abroad. Prior to her position at SAI, Sarah served as Associate Director of Study Abroad at the University of South Carolina.
Prudence Layne is Associate Professor of English at Elon University. She has taught in Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean, and directed an island program in the UK. She is co-editor of and contributor to “Global Innovation of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Transgressing Boundaries” (Springer Press, 2015) and leads workshops on faculty roles, diversity, recruitment, and marketing of short-term study abroad programs.
Christine Lee is the proud daughter of Korean immigrants and a first-generation college student. A senior at Brown University, Christine majors in the racial history of the United States. She has served on University committees as a student representative to ensure that Brown continues working toward diversifying the student body and faculty while providing adequate support for people of marginalized identities. Christine plans on building a career that will allow her to merge her passion for social justice with her acquired critical thinking skills in order to inspire generations to come.
Dr. Ellen Leggett is Professor of the Practice of Psychology and Director of the Master of Science in Applied Psychology program at University of Southern California. She provides leadership in curriculum development for a specialized master’s program focused on applications of psychology to business and has over 25 years of experience as a consultant to major corporations nationwide. She believes that in today’s global marketplace and workforce, international internships are crucial. The USC program requires every student to complete an internship which is accompanied by a university course.
Grant Leslie is a Co-founder and Director of Program Development. He has been developing programs designed for student-athletes since 2010 and has recruited thousands of student-athletes from over 350 different universities across the United States. He studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark during graduate school and was a three-sport collegiate athlete as an undergraduate.
Alice Lesnick is an academic leader whose mission is to foster transformative learning that integrates study with experience. At Bryn Mawr College, where she has been on the faculty for 21 years, she is Faculty Convener for International Programs; Director of the Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Program; and leader of Lagim Tehi Tuma, a summer action research program in which U.S. and Ghanaian students intern with community-based mentors in Northern Ghana while studying the local language, collaborating, and uncovering assumptions in order to rethink the role of education in liberation.
Lisa Loberg, Ed.D., is Director of Study Abroad and Senior Lecturer at California Lutheran University, where she has overseen the creation of a Study Abroad Center and the expansion of international programs and partnerships. She has worked on initiatives to drive campus internationalization, including partnering with the university’s alumni board to establish a $1 million endowment for study abroad scholarships. Lisa received her Ed.D. from University of California, Los Angeles and her MA in French from Boston College. Her research examines factors of student participation in study abroad.
Cheryl Lochner-Wright is a senior study abroad coordinator at UW-Eau Claire. She has a BA in German/Secondary Ed from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN, and an MA in Counseling & Student Personnel Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She has studied and worked as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Germany, conducted her master’s research in Guatemala, and worked in international education at both alma maters prior to starting at Eau Claire. Cheryl is a Forum Certified Education Abroad Professional, a Peer Reviewer for The Forum’s Quality Assurance Program, and a Forum Certification Assessor.
Whitney Longnecker joined the Study Abroad Office at Texas Tech University in August, 2016. As the Faculty-Led Program Administrator, Whitney manages all aspects of nearly 70 faculty-led programs including program development, faculty training, and student support. Whitney has experience working with both universities and third-party providers including Central College Abroad, the Institute for Shipboard Education | Semester at Sea, and Penn State University. She earned a MA in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute and a BA in Business Management and Psychology from Central College.
Paula Lucas is a survivor of overseas domestic violence, who escaped from Dubai back to the USA with her children in 1999 after fleeing a dangerous marriage, which left her homeless and hiding from her abuser. Paula founded a non-profit called Pathways to Safety International for American survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence occurring overseas. In the past 18 years she and her team have helped thousands of Americans victimized abroad. She is the author of Harvesting Stones – An American Woman’s International Journey of Survival.
Liz Mach is the Assistant Director of Health and Safety at the Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA-Butler), a role that provides support for international health, safety, and security issues for students traveling on IFSA-Butler programs. Liz is responsible for overseeing health and wellness pre-arrival advising of student applicants and assists with managing overseas incidents and conducting risk management research. Liz has worked in international education since 2008 and also has experience in academic affairs, program coordination and student advising.
Dorothee Mackowiak is Program Coordinator of the Freie Universität Berlin International Summer and Winter University (FUBiS), an intensive short-term study abroad program for incoming students. She studied French Studies at Freie Universität Berlin and Université Rennes 2 (France). Her semester abroad sparked her enthusiasm for international student mobility, and she hence joined FUBiS in 2011.
Katherine Martin is the Study Abroad Manager at the University of Limerick (UL). Katherine has worked in International Education since 2010 where she gained experience working on the Erasmus+ programme; Student recruitment in the U.S. and Middle East; and International Student Support. Since 2013, Katherine has been responsible for the Study Abroad and Summer School programs at UL. In this time, she has overseen many improvements to the program itself and to international student supports in general. Katherine holds a BA in History, Politics and Social Studies and a MA in Gender and Cultural Studies, both from the University of Limerick.
Michelle McCauley is chair of the Middlebury College Department of Psychology, and Professor of Psychology, Environmental Studies Program Affiliate. She joined the Department of Psychology in 1995. In addition to teaching Research Methods, she teaches three applied courses: Legal Psychology, Psychology of Work, and Environmental Problems and Human Behavior. Her research focuses on applying cognitive, social, and developmental theory to applied problems across multiple domains. She received her BA from the University of Iowa in 1985 and her MS and PhD form Florida International University in 1993 and 1995, respectively.”
Bradley Miner is the International Programs Coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh, College of Business Administration, where he manages first-year, faculty-led programs. He transitioned to the business school in 2016 from a regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh, where he managed a one-person study abroad office. He received his BS in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford, and is currently pursuing his MBA at the University of Pittsburgh, Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business.
Ike J. Mohar was born and bred in the Midwestern U.S. before moving to California to pursue his BA in Sociology and LGBTQ Studies at the UCSB. While pursuing a MA from Goldsmiths University of London, Ike joined FIE in early 2009 and is currently Diversity Initiatives and Special Projects Coordinator for FIE, with particular purview in mentoring Communities of Color, LGBTQ, and First-Generation college students. In addition to his role as DISPC, Ike is PhD candidate at University of Southampton, researching the reception and distribution of British film in the conservative areas of the U.S.
Patrick Morgan has worked in the field of international health, safety, and security at Michigan since 2011, is a Steering Committee member of the Overseas Security Advisory Council’s Academic Working Group and is a member of PULSE. Among other responsibilities, Patrick creates international travel policy and resources, and provides emergency support for Michigan’s 8,500+ international travelers. He revised the U-M’s health disclosure process in 2016 in coordination with the University Health Services, Counseling and Psychological Services, Services for Students with Disabilities and others.
Dr. Kevin Murphy earned his PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London in 1997. He is currently Dean of the University of New Haven’s Tuscany Campus in Prato, Italy. He has taught at many North American programs in Italy and was for many years Director of the Art History department at the British Institute of Florence. Before taking up his position in Prato, Kevin was Academic Dean and Campus Director of the CEA Global Education Programs in Rome and Florence.
Camila Nardozzi is the Director for the Office of International Education (OIE) at Harvard University. Prior to joining the OIE team in 2014, Camila managed the MIT International Science & Technology department, placing MIT undergraduate and graduate students in research and internship experiences in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay, and began her career at Syracuse University, as the counselor for the Syracuse University study abroad programs in Istanbul, Madrid, and Santiago. Camila fell in love with the world of study abroad after her own experience studying in Madrid as a college junior.
Tonija Hope Navas brings over 20 years of experience in international education to the Ralph Bunche International Affairs Center at Howard University. Prior to joining Howard as Deputy Director, Ms. Navas served as Executive Director of the Baoba Fund for Racial Equity. She received her BA in Latin American Studies/History from Macalester College and her Master’s in Tourism Administration specializing in International Education from George Washington University. Ms. Navas speaks Spanish and Portuguese and is deeply committed to increasing the participation of students of color in study abroad!
Michael Nelson has worked nationally in Campus Relations with reputable academic program providers for the last fifteen years, including IFSA-Butler, CET Academic Programs, and Barcelona SAE. Michael is passionate about how mentorship and memory build the culture of the Education Abroad Field and drive us to excellence. Preserving the fabric and historical knowledge of our field through relationship and story is core to Michael’s work. In addition to his full-time role at Barcelona SAE, Michael is Executive Co-Char of GOSAT…Growing Old in Study Abroad Together.
Helen Newman is the Assistant Director, Outbound Immigration and Mobility Services at NYU and serves students, faculty, staff and their families as they begin their international journeys and assignments abroad. As part of NYU’s Office of Global Services, Helen is well versed in immigration regulations and rules governing travel in over 14 countries. Her expertise and ability to see both the macro and micro issues allow her to anticipate and help avoid unnecessary hurdles for travelers. Helen holds a MA in IE and also serves on NAFSA’s EA Knowledge Community, Visa Education Subcommittee.
Dr. Ifeyinwa Onyenekwu is an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Prior to coming to joining the faculty at Rutgers, Dr. Onyenekwu worked in several administrative, research, and teaching capacities. Dr. Onyenekwu has developed a research agenda centered around three threads of scholarly inquiry: (a) college student development; (b) internationalization and globalization of higher education; and (c) African and African Diaspora populations in higher education.
Kathleen Opel has worked in international education as a teacher, teacher trainer, and administrator. In Alaska and Micronesia, she coordinated and taught ESL; in the Philippines, she was director of refugee education programs in the U.S. State Department’s Overseas Refugee Training Program; and at University of Wisconsin-Madison, she was a senior research and training specialist offering sessions for teachers throughout the Midwest working with new immigrant, migrant, and refugee populations. Since 2008, Kathleen directs ND’s Study Abroad with a special focus on health and safety issues.
Dr. Kate Patch is the Senior Director of Global Initiatives at Grinnell College. Her current research examines the how theory and practice pedagogy lead to intercultural competency outcomes for students participating on short-term, faculty-led programs abroad.
Eric Pedersen is a behavioral scientist at the RAND Corporation. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington. His work with study abroad students has illuminated the need for targeted attention to this subpopulation of students by documenting heavy drinking risk via peer-reviewed publications, presentations at several professional conferences, and sharing findings with student affairs personnel. He has been funded by NIAAA to implement a randomized controlled trial testing the efficacy of online personalized feedback interventions for study abroad students.
Allison Pirpich joined the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development in September 2014 as an Assistant Director and Career Development Coach, and now serves as the Manager of Global Career Development. Allison’s current work builds a bridge between the career development center and study abroad office. Prior to NYU, Allison was a career coach for The New School and event coordinator for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. She holds a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Texas Tech University and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Tamara Ponzo Brattoli is Professor of English and Coordinator of International Education at Joliet Junior College. She is also the grant director for a three-year Department of Education UISFL grant. She has led faculty development programs to Brazil, Morocco, and China, and she has led student trips to Japan, Brazil, and China.
As the Associate Director Global Leadership and Employability, Davina Potts leads the team responsible for supporting the employability success of students. Programs include a range of experiential learning opportunities including learning abroad, peer leadership, alumni mentoring and part-time work opportunities on campus. Her research interests span international higher education with a particular focus on the intersection of international experiences and employment.
Penelope Pynes is the Associate Provost for International Programs at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she leads internationalization efforts. Since 1995, she has worked to promote student/faculty exchange at UNCG and in the state. She piloted the Baden-Württemberg state-to-state program, which led to the establishment of UNC’s system-wide exchange program housed at UNCG. In 2005, she represented the UNC system in an administrative exchange at the Ministry of Science and Arts in Baden-Württemberg. Penelope facilitates diversity and intercultural workshops on and off campus to prepare faculty and students for successful experiences abroad. She is a former Fulbright scholar to Heidelberg, Germany, and was awarded a Rotary Club Study Exchange Scholarship to Norway. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Alabama and a doctorate in Germanic linguistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Erica Qualheim is an Associate Program Director in the Learning Abroad Center at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. She has a Masters in Sustainable Tourism from Arizona State University where she developed a comprehensive understanding of the environmental, economic, and social aspects of tourism and how these aspects and sustainability issues impact tourism enterprise stakeholders, host communities, and environmental systems.
Maryann Rapposelli became interested in education abroad at the University of Delaware after serving as a co-leader on travel study programs to Australia and Brazil. She is currently a program coordinator who manages a portfolio of both semester and faculty led programs. She has also recently traveled to Rome with first semester freshmen who spend their first semester at John Cabot University. She has been at the University of Delaware for more than 20 years.
Ellen Reid joined the Learning Abroad Center (LAC) at the University of Minnesota as a Program Director in 2015 after working for seven years at The School for Field Studies in Queensland, Australia and in Beverly, Massachusetts. Ellen is part of a team working with research initiatives abroad on LAC and affiliate programs. Ellen has a BA from Boston University and MS from Louisiana State University, both in biology. Ellen minored in Spanish and studied biology abroad in Ecuador and Costa Rica.
Richard Rexeisen is a Professor at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. His research interests focus on how study abroad impacts the development of cross-cultural competency, attitudes towards the environment and moral reasoning. He also conducts research and publishes in the area of student outcomes assessment and critical thinking and is exploring & developing methods for enhancing student cross-cultural learning. He has directed or been involved in 7 semester long study abroad programs in London and taught in the Semester at Sea Program.
Gary Rhodes, PhD, is Associate Dean, International Education and Senior International Officer at California State University at Dominguez Hills and Director of the Center for Global Education. He supports the international higher education efforts at his campus and supports research, resource development, publishes articles, and presents widely on issues of university internationalization, increasing diversity, international learning, safety, risk, crisis management, legal issues, and U.S. and international student mobility trends. He has taught courses at the graduate level at USC and UCLA.
Mark Ritchie, PhD, is the Executive Director and founder of the International Sustainable Development Studies Institute (ISDSI). He has lived and worked in Thailand for over 20 years, both in international education/study abroad as well as social impact analysis, specifically looking at how development projects make an impact on local communities.
Gary Robinson is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) as well as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) and is licensed to practice in New York and Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work program and completed his graduate work in Counseling Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. Gary’s professional interests include the management of depression and anxiety symptoms, substance abuse, crisis and critical incident stress de-briefing, and cross-cultural counseling.
As member of the University of Barcelona Research Group, since 1999, “Labor, Gender and Institutions”, Juanjo Romero-Marín has participated in several national and European projects as the European Network of Gender and Wellbeing (ESF) or the European Labour Network. As professor, his experience has been mainly teaching U.S. undergraduate students on topics related to Spanish Modern History. In addition, during the last years, Juanjo has been involved in different initiatives—mass graves excavations and publications—carried out by international students on the field of the Spanish Civil War memory.
Erika Ryser is Assistant Vice President for Program Management at the Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University. She has served as Director of Education Abroad for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences and as Illinois’ Associate Director of Study Abroad. Erika holds an M.Ed. in administration, planning, and social policy from Harvard University, and a BA in history, Spanish and Latin American studies from Macalester College.
Helle Rytkønen is the Academic Director of DIS – Study Abroad in Scandinavia. She joined DIS in 2012 after 20 years in the U.S. studying and teaching at U.C. Berkeley and Stanford University. Helle holds a PhD from Stanford University and an M.Sc. and a B.Sc. from University of Copenhagen. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Research Institute for Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University and taught undergraduate research classes for six years. Her own research has focused on contemporary European identity construction in relation to Muslim immigration.
Prema Samuel began her career at Sarah Lawrence in Admissions and transitioned to study abroad shortly thereafter. She has been at Sarah Lawrence for 25 years and has served as the Associate Dean of International and Exchange programs for the past 9 years. Along with her colleague, Chris Olson, they advise and support SLC students as they make their way through the study abroad process and upon their return. Approximately 45% of Sarah Lawrence students study abroad for either a semester or a year. Sarah Lawrence manages their own study abroad programs in Havana, Paris, London and Oxford.
Anna Santiago is a senior at Colgate University, where she is pursuing a double major in Peace and Conflict Studies and Spanish. She studied abroad in Havana, Cuba during the Fall 2016 semester. On campus, Anna is involved in a mentoring program with local elementary students and the Office of Off-Campus Study, where she works as a Peer Advisor. Anna was a Global Ambassador for IFSA-Butler last year and is now oversees her own cohort of Ambassadors as an Ambassador Student Assistant. Anna is originally from Arlington, Virginia.
Kelsey Schultz is the Assistant Director for the Center for Study Away at Macalester College. In this role, she advises students, organizes returnee programming, reviews and assesses programming options, and coordinates student learning assessment. Kelsey’s first study abroad experience in France and Spain was followed by a semester in Chile. She has worked as an international and intercultural educator since 2009. She holds an MA in Comparative and International Development Education from University of Minnesota and a BA in International Relations and Spanish from St. Cloud State Univ.
Maxwell Semler has worked for EF Education First; a private international education company for 5+ years. Within EF, Max works for the EF College Study division developing short-term faculty-led study abroad programs. He spent three years working directly with Faculty and Administrators from Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas and currently manages the Traveler Support team and is involved in external conference planning as well as faculty development among institutions that EF partners with.
Malaika Serrano joined ISA in 2017 as an Associate Vice President for Strategic Partnerships. Previously, she served as Executive Director, Academic and Field Programs, Semester at Sea; Associate Director for Global Communities, University of Maryland; Outreach and Alumni Officer with the Critical Language Program; Associate Director for Education Abroad at NAFSA; and Study Abroad Coordinator, University of Tennessee. Significant International experiences include a semester in Australia, J-term in Brazil, teaching English in Venezuela, and leading programs to the Dominican Republic and Colombia.
David Shallenberger presently is Academic Dean of the International Honors Program at School for International Training (SIT). Prior, David has also served as Dean and a faculty member in the SIT Graduate Institute’s international education program, and directed European and Middle Eastern studies for SIT Study Abroad. David is a Forum Certified Professional in Education Abroad. He holds a PhD from Fielding Institute, an MBA from Stanford University, and a BA from Pomona College.
Heather Shea is an advanced doctoral student in the Higher Adult and Lifelong Education Program at Michigan State University. She is the Assistant Director of the Residential Initiative on the Study of the Environment at Michigan State University. She has led study abroad programs to the Netherlands.
Dru Simmons is the International Risk Manager for The Ohio State University. He implements the operating procedures of the university’s International Travel Policy Committee. In his role he develops and administers content for orientation of over 400 faculty/staff program leaders and 3000 students annually. Dru has 20+ years in education abroad administration domestically and overseas. He has presented and led training within The Forum on Education Abroad, NAFSA and URMIA.
John Singleton is Director of International Services at TCU and co-author of TCU’s Discovering Global Citizenship, a 5 year project engaging students with the developing world in meaningful, authentic and measurable ways. Discovering Global Citizenship has been recognized in 2015 with the Institute for International Education’s Heiskell Award and in 2016 with NAFSA’s Senator Paul Simon Award.
Priya Sivaraj is an Exchange Officer at Sydney Global Mobility, her portfolio including students across Europe and Asia. She also coordinates two support programs for inbound exchange students, the Mates Abroad mentoring program, targeting social integration, and Study Hall, an academic support initiative. An alumni of the University of Sydney, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Languages) (Honours) in 2016, and can speak German, French & Mandarin after having spent two semesters abroad in Geneva and Shanghai.
Aaron Slosberg completed a masters degree in History at UCLA with a focus on U.S. economic involvement in Latin America and Southeast Asia. After graduate school, Aaron developed Dragons’ first programming in Indonesia in 2010, which involved extensive community home-stay collaboration. Aaron has spent over 600 days in the field as an educator and program coordinator. As Director of Student Programming, Aaron oversees Dragons curriculum, program logistics, training, and community sustainability practices. Aaron regularly leads trainings on risk management, leadership, and cross-cultural communication.
Cory Smith holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education and Spanish from St. Lawrence University, a M.Ed. from Fitchburg State College, and a MA in Spanish from Saint Louis University, Madrid. She works as Assistant Director at University of Cincinnati, where she leads initiatives in strategic partner planning, faculty and program development, and coordinates 100+ faculty-led programs annually. In her 6 years working with Program Providers in Madrid she led program development collaborating with universities on culturally rich and innovative MBA, short-term, summer and semester programs.
Eric Sneddon has been Associate Director at NYU London since 2009, with general responsibility for site operations and collaborating in new programme development. During this period NYUL has witnessed considerable growth in student numbers and on-site programme activity, including new graduate and undergraduate academic and cultural programmes, intersession courses and the introduction of internships. From 2001 Eric was London Director, then Director of International Programs for Central College Abroad. Eric is an MA graduate of the University of Edinburgh and gained his postgraduate teaching diploma from the University of Cambridge.
Catherine Spaeth is an Executive Director at Seminars International. She works with faculty, study abroad offices, and program directors on customized program development and arrangements for faculty-led courses and performing groups. Catherine directed the study abroad office and internationalization initiative at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and served on the Board of Directors of the UMAIE January term consortium from 2007 – 2015, including as V.P. and president. She received a BA from the College of St. Benedict and a PhD from the University of Minnesota.
Natalie Spencer is the current Program Officer for Recruitment and Selection for the Critical Language Scholarship Program. Natalie holds an MA in International Education Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA.
Joe Stanley is the Director of the Center for Global Education at Simmons College. As Director, Joe oversees International Student Services and all Education Abroad programs. His research interests include European urban studies, intellectual history and politics, and pedagogical approaches to international education. Joe also serves as Lecturer in the Simmons College Department of History and the TLS Representative for NAFSA Region XI. He holds a PhD in History from Binghamton University (SUNY) and has published in the NAFSA Review of Global Studies Literature, Verge Magazine, and Life After Study Abroad.
Whitney Strickler joined the UNC Charlotte Office of Education Abroad in January 2017 where she oversees the development and management of 50-60 short-term faculty-led programs annually. Whitney has served previously as an Education Abroad Adviser, and Manager of Advising at Penn State University; and prior to that, as the European Council Coordinator for the University System of Georgia. She holds a BA in Art History from the University of Virginia, and an MS in Sociology from Valdosta State University. Whitney is a Certified Professional in The Forum’s Standards of Good Practice for Education Abroad.
Dr. April Stroud worked in education abroad for 12 years prior to becoming the Director of Study Abroad at the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives at Mount Holyoke College (her alma mater) in September 2017. April holds an Ed.D. in Educational Policy & Leadership from UMass Amherst and has published her research about factors that influence student intent to and participation in study abroad. Her current interests and recent conference presentations are related to curriculum integration, strategies to increase STEM major participation and identifying and removing barriers to study abroad.
As director of the Farmer School of Business Programs, Kim Suellau provides administrative leadership and strategic planning for Global Business Programs. She oversees program design; marketing; recruiting; financial management; scholarship disbursement; pre-departure preparation; program execution; and faculty selection for faculty-led programs. She has increased the number of business majors studying abroad from 40% to 60%; grown branded programs from five to 16; initiated the Global Internship program; written and received the Freeman Foundation Grant; and awarded $160,000 in annual scholarships.
Jenny Sullivan is the Director of Education Abroad & International Fellowships at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY. In her 7 year tenure at RIT she has focused on strategic program development especially around STEM education abroad, international research/internships and improving access for diverse students. Jenny works closely with teams at RIT’s 5 global campuses in Croatia, Kosovo, United Arab Emirates and China, facilitates an average 25 faculty-led programs per year and manages advising for competitive international fellowships.
Charles Tappa retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2006. He spent most of his military career as a logistics officer gaining extensive experience in operational planning. He lived/worked in Asia and Europe and had one combat tour in Iraq. For the last 10 years he has been coordinating faculty-led programs at Whitworth University.
Mikaela Terry is a Study Abroad Advisor for Northern Arizona University (NAU). She has worked in the field for over two years. Previously she worked in the Office of Student Life at NAU adjudicating student disciplinary cases. Mikaela earned her Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, International Business and International Studies from Coastal Carolina University and her Master’s degree in Bilingual Multicultural Education from Northern Arizona University. In her current role she oversees the region of Latin America and the Caribbean. She organizes the NAU Study Abroad Fair, runs the global ambassador program and is the coordinator for the NAU pre-departure orientations.
Director of the CIEE London Global Institute, Elizabeth Terry has 20 years’ experience working with U.S. students in London, first as Director of the University of Delaware’s London Centre then Director of ACCENT’s London Study Centre, managing customized study abroad including internships, freshmen, semesters and faculty led short-term programs. Elizabeth has a BA in The History of Art from the University of East Anglia and an MSc in the History of Modern Architecture from University College London.
Zach Tobin is Interim Director for Education Abroad at Northern Arizona University. Zach earned his MA in Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State University and his BA in International Studies at the University of Washington. Zach has 10+ years of professional experience in higher education, including positions within education abroad, international student services and residence life.
Michele L. Tomseth is the associate director of International Programs at Linfield College. She is a first generation college graduate and began her career in international education 19 years ago. At Linfield she works primarily with semester/year abroad programs and short-term faculty-led courses, and she is also a DSO.
Melissa Torres is the Vice President for Institutional Relations at GVI. She works with colleges and universities to develop innovative, service-learning, internship and volunteer programs. Her responsibilities include assessment and evaluation of over 100 international education programs. Melissa has worked in the international education field for almost 20 years, including time spent at 3 universities: Brown University, UNC/Chapel Hill, and Ohio State. She holds a BA in International Studies from Stonehill College and a Master’s degree in Global Education from Ohio State University.
Nicole Uhlinger is an Enrollment Coordinator & Advisor at UC Davis Study Abroad. She earned her bachelor’s degree in American Studies and Communication with a minor in History from UC Davis. After participating in a Study Abroad program in London through UC Davis during college, she deepened her passion for travel and adventure and looks back on the program as the highlight of her college career. After returning from the program she worked in the UC Davis Study Abroad Office as a student assistant for three years and began her career in the field of International Education.
Vanessa Walton is an Associate Program Director in the Learning Abroad Center at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities where she is currently working toward a MS in Heritage Conservation and Preservation. Her research focuses on sites of conscience, preserving and interpreting difficult histories, and community engagement around these subjects. She has worked in the field of international education for 11 years and is currently working with the National Park Service on a project that seeks to foster engagement in underrepresented communities around historic preservation and storytelling.
Tracy Weber is Associate Director of Study Abroad at University of California Berkeley, where she oversees a variety of summer, semester and internship programs, as well on-campus programs for freshmen, transfer students, and high school students. Previously, Tracy developed programs and advised students and scholars for a variety of organizations, including George Washington University, Embassy of Japan, Fulbright Scholar program, and Sister City exchange. She holds an MA in International Communication from American University and a BA in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.
Annmarie Whalen is Vice President for Programs and Publications at The Forum on Education Abroad, with responsibility for managing the full complement of Forum projects and activities, including the Quality Improvement Program (QUIP). Annmarie has worked in higher education for over 25 years in a variety of roles.
Since 2006, Brian Whalen has served as the President and CEO of The Forum on Education Abroad. He began his career in 1985 when he entered the international education field as an English as a Foreign Language instructor. From 1987-92 he served as a professor and on-site resident director in Italy for the University of Dallas and Boston University. After returning to the U.S. in 1992, he held international education positions at Boston University, Marist College, and Dickinson College (where The Forum continues to be housed). Brian is the founding editor of Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, started in 1994 as the first academic journal devoted to study abroad, and continues to serve as its executive editor. During his career Brian has developed and overseen a wide range of education abroad, study away, EFL, exchange and community-based programs. He has served in a variety of committee, conference, and leadership roles for a wide range of professional associations. Brian holds a PhD in psychology and writes and speaks on a variety of international higher education topics.
Caroline Donovan White is Senior Director for Education Abroad Services at NAFSA: Association of International Educators, providing staff leadership for professional development programs and services. Prior to joining the NAFSA staff in 2012, Caroline managed international programs for 13 years at The George Washington University. She also holds an adjunct faculty position at GW, teaching a graduate course in the MA in International Education Program. Caroline has worked at the Institute of International Education, Delphi International, and Arlington Area Summer School in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Dr. Margaret Wiedenhoeft is Executive Director of the Center for International Programs at Kalamazoo College where she focuses on new program development, faculty engagement, and risk assessment and management. She earned a BA from Emory University, and an MBA and PhD from Western Michigan University, focusing on student development and cultural acceptance as a result of study abroad. She has held numerous leadership positions both on campus and in international education organizations. Her most recent publication is NAFSA’s Guide to Education Abroad for Advisers and Administrators.
Dr. Edna Wilson serves as Vice President for Academic Affairs at SAI Programs. At SAI, Dr. Wilson works closely with U.S. and international universities to identify ways SAI can meet the academic, personal, and professional needs of students. Dr. Wilson also works to develop collaborative programs with faculty from universities across the US. In addition to her leadership, teaching and advising roles in higher education, Dr. Wilson is an advocate of reflective practice and has counseled individuals and groups seeking employment or changing careers.
Dr. David Wong is an associate professor in the College of Education at Michigan State University. He receive his PhD in educational psychology from Stanford University. He has led study abroad programs to Japan, China, the Netherlands, England, and Switzerland. His research interests focus on the effect of intercultural experiences on student development.
Stacey Woody Thebodo received her BA in Psychology from Central College and a Master’s of International Administration with a focus in International Education, from the School for International Training (SIT). As an undergraduate Stacey studied abroad in Mexico and England and interned at a social services agency in London. Prior to coming to Middlebury College in 1997, Stacey worked for SIT and was a Study Abroad Adviser at the University of Vermont.
Dr. Michael Woolf is Deputy President for Strategic Development at CAPA Global Education Network. Much of Mike’s career has been in an international context. He taught American literature in the universities of Hull, Middlesex, Padova and Venice; worked as a researcher-writer for BBC radio; and has held leadership roles in international education with, among others FIE, CIEE and Syracuse University. Mike has written widely on international education and cultural studies, serves on a number of boards, and was a member of The Forum on Education Abroad’s Board of Directors from 2006 to 2012.
Kenneth Yanes is the Director of International Studies & Study Abroad at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY. Prior, he served as Assistant Director of Study Abroad at Princeton University. Prior to Princeton, he served as Associate Director of International Programs and Adjunct Lecturer in International Studies at The City College of New York, CUNY. He has also served as Visiting Faculty at the School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute, where he advised MA candidates during capstone projects. He is a PhD candidate in Comparative & International Development Education.