TitleAssistant Vice President for International Affairs
Office BuildingHilton M. Briggs Library
Mailing AddressBriggs Library 119
International Affairs-Box 2115
Brookings, SD 57007
EducationA.B., History, William & Mary
M.A., History, State University of New York at Buffalo
Ph.D., Modern European History, State University of New York at Buffalo
Academic InterestsModern German History
Awards and HonorsPhi Beta Kappa (Alpha of Virginia)
Helen Shaw Staff Excellence and Special Achievement Award (The College of New Jersey)
State History Day in Iowa, Judges' Recognition Award
Lynn Turner Paper Prize, Phi Alpha Theta
GrantsWokini Challenge Grant, 2021-2023
American Council of International Education, Virtual Partnership Development Grant, 2020
New Jersey Council for the Humanities, Major Grant: "Envisioning Europe: Tyranny and Freedom in History, Literature, and Film"
Institute of International Education, IAPP China Program
Australian Education International, Seminar Grant
American Council of International Education, Junior Faculty Development Program
US Department of Education, Business and International Education Program ($138,000), PI
NAFSA Training Grant - Marhaba: Serving Arab Students and Scholars in the Quad Cities
Global Studies Program, University of Wisconsin - Development Grant
Humanities Iowa Major Grant: "Migration to the Heartland"
German Fulbright Commission: German Studies Seminar
German Fulbright Commission: Exchange Fellowship
German Academic Exchange Service: Various grants, including dissertation fellowship
Professional MembershipsNAFSA: Association of International Educators
AIEA: Association of International Education Administrators
American Historical Association
Phi Beta Kappa
Work ExperienceMonmouth University: Vice Provost for Global Education, 2016-2019
The College of New Jersey: Senior International Officer/Director, Center for Global Engagement, 2009-2016
Radford University: Director of International Education, 2007-2009
St. Ambrose University: Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs and Professor of History, 1993-2007
Creative ActivitiesRecent Professional Activities:
Editor (with Jill Blondin), Promoting Intercultural Agility and Leadership Development at Home and Abroad for First-Year Students, book under contract with IGI-Global, 2023.
"Post-Pandemic Approaches to Partnership Development - Access, Innovation and Global Mobility," The PIE Live, London, March 2023.
"The SIO [Senior International Officer] Role in Leading Global Learning," Association of International Education Administrators, Washington, February 2023.
"Education Abroad and the First-Year Student: North American and European Perspectives," Forum on Education Abroad - European and Middle East Area Conference, Milan, October 2022.
Keynote Speaker, Global Studies: Covid-19 and Beyond Conference, Normal, IL, October 2021.
"Innovation in Short-Term Programming: Creating Faculty Collaboration through Institutional Partnerships," Workshop presented at the Forum on Education Abroad European Conference, Milan, October 2020.
“A Sense of Place: Creating Spaces for Intercultural Learning in Study Abroad," in Gabrielle Malfatti, ed., People-Centered Approaches toward the Internationalization of Higher Education, 2020, 112-132.
Chair and Panelist, “Engaging Faculty in Education Abroad: Innovative Ideas and New Best Practices,” NAFSA Region VI Conference, Indianapolis, and Region XI Conference, Worcester, MA, October 2019
Panelist, Senior International Officer Roundtable, NAFSA Region IV Conference, Fargo, October 2019
“Compassion in Study Abroad,” CIEE Conference, Barcelona, November 2018
“Who’s Got Your Back?: Applying Internal Strategic Alignment Towards International
Recruitment Goals,” NAFSA 2018 Annual Conference, Philadelphia, June 2018, and AIRC – American
International Recruitment Council Annual Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, December 2017
“Building a Strategic Program Portfolio: Who, What, Why, and How,” NAFSA 2017 Annual Conference, Los Angeles, June 2017
“Moving from ‘Study Abroad’ to ‘Education Abroad’: Collaboration with NGOs to Enhance and Expand International Education Programming,” Intercultural Education: Global Citizenship in Changing World Scenarios, Regent’s University – London, January 2017
Panelist, “Busy Intersections: How to Navigate the Multitude of Education Abroad Programs to Build a Streamlined and Effective Program Portfolio,” Forum on Education Abroad Conference, Atlanta, April 2016
“European Acculturation of American Study Abroad Students,” at CEPA Foundation/Université de Strasbourg International Symposium, “European vs. American Identities,” Château de Pourtalès, Strasbourg, France, March 2016
Presentations on “Undergraduate Education in the United States” and “Study Abroad in New Jersey” at EducationUSA workshops in Kyiv, Ukraine; Tbilisi, Georgia; Beijing, China; Yerevan, Armenia, and Istanbul, Turkey: October and November 2013-November 2015
“Study Abroad and the Promotion of the Critical Investigation of Self and Nation,” in Anthony Gristwood and Michael Woolf, eds., ‘Ain’t Gonna Study War No More’: The Lost Agenda in Education Abroad. (London: CAPA, 2015), 166-171