2012-13 AIEA Presidential Fellows

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Dr. Jack Ahern is Vice Provost for International Programs and Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass). He has been active in international education throughout his academic career, including his Ph.D. from Wageningen University, Netherlands, a Fulbright fellowship in Portugal, and lecturing at more than 20 universities in Europe, South America and Asia. At UMass, Ahern is currently expanding the mission of the International Programs Office to more broadly support campus internationalization.

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Dr. Jun Liu is Associate Provost for International Initiatives, Senior International Officer, and Professor of Applied Linguistics at Georgia State University. An international educator and leader, Liu is Past President of TESOL International (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc.), Vice President of ISCLT (International Society of Chinese Language Teaching), and Senior Advisor for Hanban (Office of the Chinese Language Council International). Liu has published extensively in the areas of intercultural communication, communicative competence, and language education.

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Dr. Susan Popko is Associate Provost for International Programs at Santa Clara University, California, promoting global engagement and providing leadership for international education at the University. As part of her portfolio, she plans, develops and coordinates international programs and initiatives, supervises the Study Abroad Office, and represents the University in interactions with global and community partners. Susan also plays an active role in the international education community through presentations, committees and advisory boards, including serving on the Board of Directors of the Forum on Education Abroad.