2018 AIEA Leadership Academy for New SIOs 

April 30 - May 4, 2018 
Duke University, Durham, NC 

2018 AIEA Leadership Academy Participants
2018 Faculty and Participants 


Harvey Charles serves as Dean for International Education and Vice Provost for Global Strategy at the University at Albany, State University of New York (SUNY).  He is Past President of the Association of International Education Administrators.  Beyond his administrative responsibilities, Charles presents and publishes regularly on issues including global learning, internationalizing the curriculum and comprehensive internationalization. Charles has been an SIO at various institutions around the US over the past 25 years.

Darla K. Deardorff is AIEA Executive Director and affiliated faculty at Duke and numerous institutions worldwide.  Author/editor of seven books and over 50 articles and book chapters, she is regularly invited to speak and consult around the world including the UN and OECD.  Her doctorate is from NC State University.

Riall Nolan is Professor of Anthropology at Purdue, where he was formerly Associate Provost and Dean of International Programs. He has also held administrative and/or teaching positions at the University of Cincinnati, Golden Gate University, the University of Pittsburgh, the School for International Training, Georgia State University, the University of Papua New Guinea, and at Cambridge University.

Penelope "Nell" Pynes is Associate Provost for International Programs at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, leading internationalization efforts, directing the University's Global Engagement Quality Enhancement Plan and promoting student/faculty exchange. She has recently served as chair of NAFSA's International Education Leadership Knowledge Community and is currently the President of AIEA. A regular presenter on comprehensive internationalization and co-designer of several SIO training programs, she has a doctorate in Germanic linguistics from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Pia Wood is the Vice Provost and Dean of International Studies at the University of North Texas. Her responsibilities include Study Abroad, International Student and Scholar Services, Sponsored Students, International Partnerships, Intensive English Language Program, and International Recruitment. She is a past president of AIEA. Wood earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Geneva in Switzerland.


Linda Beck is the Director of Global Education at the University of Maine at Farmington. She holds a doctorate in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. An Africanist by training, she has published various articles in academic journals and a book on Senegalese politics. She has done international consulting with the World Bank, International Budget Partnership, and USAID. Biannually she leads a travel course to Tanzania based on her current research on environmental activism.

Charlie Brainer is Dean of International Programs and Director of the Spencer Centre for Global Engagement at Taylor University. He has been active in international education leadership for over thirty years in U.S. public and private universities as well as in higher education contexts abroad (China). Charlie holds an M.A. from University of Michigan and doctorate in English (Applied Linguistics) from Michigan State University.

Claire Doran is Interim Director of Internationalization at Maynooth University. She is responsible for international-student recruitment and admissions, education abroad and international-student services, and contributes to partnership management, strategic planning and campus internationalization. She previously held administrative positions at Dublin Institute of Technology and Trinity College Dublin. She holds a B.A. in Applied Languages, an M.A. in French from the University of Limerick, and a M.Ed. in Educational Guidance & Counselling from Trinity College Dublin.

Lara Hanna-Wakim is Dean of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at USEK, Lebanon. She is the MENA Region representative at the Governing Council of the International Union of Food Science and Technology, Canada. She held several leadership positions, and has granted several awards. 

Alice Lesnick is Faculty Convener for International Programs at Bryn Mawr College and Director, Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Program. Her most recent publication is “Lagim Tehi Tuma/Thinking Together: Between Risk, Restriction, and Learning in a U.S.-Ghana Collaborative” in Collaborations: A Journal of Community-Based Research and Practice (2017). She holds an M.A. in Liberal Education from St. John’s College and a Ph.D. in Reading/Writing/Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania.

Tim Lewis is Associate Vice Provost for Global Learning and Strategy and Senior International Officer at the University of St. Thomas. Most of his career has been as a biology faculty member at two institutions teaching and conducting research related to international conservation issues. On campus, he held most faculty leadership roles and hopes to use that to help increase campus globalization. His doctorate is in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Angie Maffeo is Director of the International Programs Office at University of St. Francis. She manages the university’s international student services, study abroad, intensive ESL, international partnership agreements, and international enrollment plan. Maffeo is active in AIEA, EAIE, IEI, and NAFSA. She holds a MA in TESL/TEFL from Northeastern Illinois University and a M.A. in Political Science from Loyola University Chicago. She is currently a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership at University of St. Francis.

Amela Malkic is the Director for Global Engagement at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. She has been personally and professionally involved in International Education over the past two decades, and has worked at different types of universities in the United States, including a land- grant, public, research-intensive university, a mid-size university and a small, private college, leading innovations in international education including study abroad, community outreach, faculty development, curriculum development and international student recruitment.

Jerry Martin is Regional Director, ELC & Global Regional Programs at Miami University Regionals. He is active in both AIEA and NAFSA and recently completed the NAFSA Academy in 2017. He presents on issues integrating international students in service and volunteer programs. He specializes in developing revenue-generating programs such as intensive English and English for international business. He holds an MBA in global management and a doctorate in education leadership from the University of Phoenix. 

Judy Peter is an Associate Professor, art historian, curator, and Director: Academic Services at the University of Johannesburg. She has worked extensively on transnational research collaborations before joining the Division and published in the areas of gender studies, post-colonial studies and cultural studies in national and international journals. She has also facilitated outbound short learning programs for students from the University of Johannesburg to Zagreb, New York and Paris since 2014. 

Annie Phillips is the Director of Education Abroad at Texas Woman’s University. She is an active member of NAFSA and The Forum. Annie is also a communication consultant and keynote speaker. She previously served as the Interim Executive Director of the Center for Women in Business, Assistant Director of Commuter and Online Students, and faculty in Communication Studies. She holds a MA in Communication Studies and a PhD in Higher Education from the University of North Texas.

Charles Reilly is Executive Director of Research Support & International Affairs at Gallaudet University. The office funds student-faculty studies and disseminates on research activity, as well as handles international student & scholar services, education abroad, internationalization planning, and facilitating strategic partnerships. Earlier, he did program design, implementation, and evaluation in international development projects primarily with deaf people in Southeast Asia. Reilly holds an MA and Ph.D. in Education Policy from University of Maryland.

Sue Roberts is Associate Provost for Internationalization at the University of Kentucky and Professor of Geography. In her SIO role she leads the University of Kentucky’s International Center, home to: Education Abroad & Exchanges; International Student and Scholar Services; International Health, Safety and Security; International Student Recruitment; International Partnerships & Research; and the Confucius Institute. Roberts has MA and PhD degrees from Syracuse University, and her BA is from the University of Leicester (Great Britain).

Barry Stinson is the Assistant Vice President for International Programs at Pace University. He is also an adjunct professor at New York University. He previously held administrative positions at Adelphi University, GlobaLinks, the American College of Norway and the University of North Dakota. He holds MAs from the Ohio State University and a doctorate in higher and postsecondary education from New York University.