AIEA Leadership

AIEA Board: Officers


AIEA Committees

Past Presidents

AIEA Board: Officers

president elect


Jeet Joshee is Associate Vice President and Dean of International Education and Global Engagement at California State University, Long Beach. As the Chief International Officer, he advises the President and Provost on international strategic initiatives and advances the university’s global mission by establishing institutional partnerships and programs worldwide. Joshee works closely with campus leadership and departments to enhance the university’s comprehensive internationalization goals. He holds a doctorate in international education from University of Massachusetts Amherst.



Amir Reza is Dean of Babson Academy & Global Education, and formerly served as Babson College’s Vice Provost for International & Multicultural Education. He has served on leadership boards for AIEA, IFSA, NAFSA, and several institutions abroad. He has presented at numerous national and international conferences on international education. Reza holds a B.A. and M.Ed. from the University of Maine, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Boston College’s Center for International Higher Education.


Immediate Past President

Jewell Green Winn serves Tennessee State University as Senior International Officer, Exec Dir for Int'l Affairs, Chief Diversity Officer, and Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Administration. She serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE), Tennessee Diversity Consortium and Alignment Nashville. She is a graduate of Leadership Nashville, the Maxine Smith Fellows Program, the Middle Tennessee Leadership Development Program, the Millennium Leadership Institute, the American Council on Education's Spectrum Executive Leadership Program and the Senior International Officer's Institute.

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Leigh Poole is the Senior International Officer at Winthrop University where she leads internationalization initiatives as the Director of the International Center. Previously she served on the AIEA Board, was a Presidential Fellow, and served on several AIEA committees. Poole has held national leadership positions with NAFSA and studied higher education as a Fulbright Scholar in Germany, South Korea, and France. Currently an Assistant Professor, she received her BA from Wofford College and holds a PhD from the University of Georgia.
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David Fleshler is the inaugural Vice Provost for International Affairs at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), where he provides university-level vision and leadership for international activities across campus. Fleshler is an advisor to the American Council on Education’s Internationalization Laboratory. Previous positions included Chief of Staff to a U.S. congressman, attorney at an international law firm, and Director of International Operations at a non-profit. He serves on the boards of Global Cleveland and the Cleveland Council on World Affairs. Fleshler is an AIEA Past President.
Darla Deardorff

Executive Director

Darla K. Deardorff is Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA). In addition, she is a research scholar at Duke University's Social Science Research Institute and holds faculty positions at universities in several countries, including as UNESCO Chair of Intercultural Competences at Stellenbosch University (South Africa), as a research associate at Durban University of Technology and Nelson Mandela University (South Africa), Meiji University (Japan), Shanghai International Studies University (China), and York University (Canada). She has served on the faculty of Harvard University's Global Education Think Tank and as faculty for Harvard's Future of Learning Institute as well as the Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication in Portland, OR and adjunct faculty at several institutions including North Carolina State University. With over 20 years of experience in international education, she has also held national leadership positions with NAFSA and with Forum on Education Abroad. Author/editor of 12+ books and over 70 book chapters and articles, her publications include The Sage Handbook of Intercultural Competence (Sage, 2009), Sage Handbook of International Higher Education, (Sage, 2012), Building Cultural Competence (Stylus, 2012), Demystifying Outcome Assessment for International Educators (Stylus, 2015), Intercultural Competence in Higher Education: International Approaches, Assessment and Application (Routledge, 2017), and Leading Internationalization: A Handbook for International Education Leaders (Stylus, 2018). One of her most recent publication is an open access book entitled Manual for Developing Intercultural Competencies: Story Circles (Routledge/UNESCO, 2020) available in 6+ languages at She regularly gives invited talks, trainings and workshops around the world on intercultural competence, international education assessment, and global leadership and serves as a consultant and trainer on these topics, including with UNESCO and OECD. The intercultural competence models developed from her research are being used in numerous countries, and she is the recipient of several awards related to her work. Founding President of the World Council on Intercultural and Global Competence, her areas of specialty include cross-cultural training, assessment and evaluation, teacher/faculty preparation/development, curriculum internationalization, global leadership, and intercultural coaching. She received her master’s and doctorate degrees from North Carolina State University.

AIEA Board

Jill Blondin, Viriginia Commonwealth University (2027)
Imara Dawson, University of Michigan (2027)
Patricia Céspedes-Sánchez, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (2026)
Tonija Hope, Howard University (2026)
Philipp Reichert, The University of British Columbia-Okanagan Campus (2026)
Fabiola Riobé, Rockland Community College (2026)
Wing-Kai To, Bridgewater State University (2027)
Judy Peter, Cape Peninsula University of Technology (2025)

Funwi Ayuninjam, Georgia Gwinnett College (2025)
Matthew Pucciarelli, Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP (2025)
Sherif Barsoum, New York University (2024)
Paulo Zagalo-Melo, Western Michigan University (2024)
Jane Gatewood, University of Rochester (2024)
Shannon Márquez, Columbia University (2024)
Lisa Lancia (Legal Advisor to the Board), Fordham University (2024) 


Much of the work of AIEA is accomplished through committees that focus on various aspects of AIEA's mission. Any member of the Association is welcome to participate in the work of these committees. Committee chairs maintain a roster of currently active members. AIEA's Executive Director serves as an ex-officio member of all committees and boards within AIEA except the Audit Committee. AIEA members are encouraged to contact the chairs to learn more about committee plans and activities and to indicate their interest in committee participation.

Board Committees 

Executive Committee

Chair: Jeet Joshee (California State University-Long Beach)
Members: Jewell Winn (Tennessee State University), Amir Reza (Babson College)Leigh Poole (Winthrop University), David Fleshler (Case Western Reserve University), Darla Deardorff (ex-officio)

Governance Committee

Chair: Jeet Joshee (California State University-Long Beach)
Members: Amir Reza (Babson College)Jewell Winn (Tennessee State University), Shannon Márquez (Columbia University), Patricia Céspedes-Sánchez (Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas)Darla K. Deardorff (Ex-officio, AIEA)

AIEA Audit Committee

Chair: Philipp Reichert (The University of British Columbia-Okanagan Campus)
Members: Tom Bogenschild (Gateway International Group), Amir Reza (Babson College)

Finance Committee 

Chair: Jane Gatewood (University of Rochester)
Members: David Fleshler (Case Western Reserve University), Amir Reza (Babson College),  Darla K. Deardorff (Ex-officio, AIEA)

Standing Committees 

Professional Development and Engagement Committee (Formerly Leadership Development & Strategic Issues Committees)

Chair: Matthew Pucciarelli (Kramer Levin)
Vice-Chair: Wing-Kai To (Bridgewater State University)
AIEA Thematic Forum Sub-Committee: Judy Peter (Cape Peninsula University of Technology), Jennifer Evanuik (Central Michigan University)
AIEA Presidential Fellows Program Sub-Committee: Kalpen Trivedi (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Matthew Pucciarelli, Roger Brindley (Pennsylvania State University)
Senior Advisers Program Sub-Committee: Jennifer Evanuik (Central Michigan University), Jamie McGowan (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
SIO Academy Program Sub-CommitteeKathleen Fairfax (Colorado State University), Annie Phillips Munson (Texas Woman's University), Sufei Li (American Association of State Colleges and Universities)
Town Halls Sub-CommitteeWing-kai To (Bridgewater State University), Vinitha Gengatharan (York University), CK Kwai (Cleveland State University), JY Zhou (Stockton University), Christa Olson (The College of New Jersey)

Member Outreach and Awards Committee (Formerly Membership Committee and Awards Committee) 

Chair: Paulo Zagalo-Melo (Western Michigan University)
Co-Chair: Jill Blondin (Virginia Commonwealth University)
Members: Mariella Hernandez Salazar (Universidad del Pacfico), Judith Pennywell (University of Michigan), Lise Laporte (Western University), Philipp Reichert (University of British Columbia (Okanagan), Steven Hales (Contra Costa Community College District), Yana Cornish (University of Georgia), Orlina Boteva (University of Maine), Jon Stauff (South Dakota State University), Christina Sanchez (California Lutheran University), Laura Mazzeo Allen (Kettering University)

Public Policy Committee (Formerly Policy Advisory Committee)

Chair: Sherif Barsoum (New York University) 
Co-Chair: Imara Dawson (University of Michigan)
Members: Mihela Metianu (Florida Atlantic University), Marja Unkuri-Chaudhry (University of Montana), Michael Pippenger (University of Notre Dame), Sue Roberts (University of Kentucky)

Publications and Resources Committee (Formerly Editorial Committee)

Chair: Funwi Ayuninjam (Georgia Gwinnett College)
Members: Blair McElroy (University of Mississippi), Yu Jiang (Xavier University of Louisiana), Yimin Wang (Northern Arizona University), Voytek Wloch (Sacred Heart University), Chris Busch (University of Windsor), Kati Bell, Mirka Martel (Institute of International Education)

AIEA SIO Academy Faculty

Members: Harvey Charles (SUNY Albany), David Di Maria (University of Maryland, Baltimore County), Cheryl Matherly (Lehigh University), Amir Reza (Babson College)

AIEA Task Forces 

AIEA Strategic Planning Task Force
Chair: Jenifer Cushman (Chancellor at Penn State Beaver) 

AIEA IDEA+Justice Task Force
Chairs: Shannon Marquez (Columbia University),  Jose Celso Freire Junior (Sao Paulo State University) 
Members: Imara Dawson (University of Michigan), Athena Mision Fulay (The Institute of International Education), Marisa Atencio (Oglethorpe University), Garett Heysel (Emory College of Arts and Sciences), Jon Stauff (South Dakota State University), Yimin Wang (Weber State University)

AIEA Presidential Leadership and Past Presidents

AIEA Past Presidents (left to right)

Harvey Charles, Susan Sutton, William Brustein, Adel El Zaïm, Cheryl Matherly, Nell Pynes, Hilary Kahn, Donna Scarboro, Bill Lacy, JoAnn McCarthy, Earl Kellogg.


Jewell Winn, Tennessee State University 


David Fleshler, Case Western Reserve University


Adel El Zaïm, Université du Québec en Outaouais


Cheryl Matherly, Lehigh University 


Penelope Pynes, University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Hilary Kahn, Indiana University 


Gil Latz, Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis


Jenifer Cushman, Penn State Beaver


Harvey Charles, Northern Arizona University


Sabine C. Klahr, University of Utah


Donna Scarboro, The George Washington University


Susan Buck Sutton, Bryn Mawr College


Bill Lacy, University of California - Davis


Pia Wood, University of Tennessee - Knoxville


Gilbert Merkx, Duke University


William Brustein, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign


Uliana Gabara, University of Richmond


Stephen C. Dunnett, SUNY Buffalo


Earl Kellogg, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign


Maria Krane, Creighton University


John K. Hudzik, Michigan State University


JoAnn McCarthy, University of South Florida


John D. Heyl, Old Dominion University


Joyce M. Randolph, University of Pennsylvania


John H. Petersen, Western Kentucky University


Margaret A. Kidd, University of Texas at Austin


Edward H. Moseley,* University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa


Jean S. Aigner, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona


Barbara B. Burn,* University of Massachusetts - Amherst


Davydd Greenwood, Cornell University


Thomas H. Hoemeke, University of North Texas


Gerald M. Slavin,* The University of New Mexico


Burkart Holzner,* University of Pittsburgh


Felix V. Gagliano, Ohio University


George C. Christensen,*  Iowa State University


Ralph H. Smuckler,* Michigan State University


Charles Klasek,* Southern Illinois - Carbondale


Jack Van de Water, Oregon State University


Joe W. Neal*, University of Texas at Austin

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* deceased

AIEA Counselors

Counselor status was previously awarded by AIEA to long-standing members of AIEA who have made significant contributions to the organization throughout the years. The AIEA Board voted to bestow counselor-status on deserving members. Learn more...