AIEA Leadership

AIEA Board: Officers


AIEA Committees

Past Presidents

AIEA Board: Officers


Dr. Penelope "Nell" Pynes is Associate Provost for International Programs at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She co-authored with John K. Hudzik, Developing Sustainable Resources for Internationalization (Washington, DC: NAFSA. 2014). She has been active in both NAFSA and AIEA, serving on the board, as professional development chair, as well as faculty for the AIEA SIO Academy. She holds a doctorate in Germanic Linguistics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Cheryl Matherly headshot


Dr. Cheryl Matherly is Vice President and Vice Provost for International Affairs at Lehigh University and Professor of Practice in Comparative and International Education.  She previously served as SIO for the University of Tulsa.  She is an AIEA board member, co-author of the AIEA Standards of Professional Practice, a two-time mentor for the AIEA Presidential Fellows Program, and frequent conference presenter.  She writes on international education and employability. Her doctorate is from the University of Houston.

Immediate Past President

Dr. Hilary Kahn is Assistant Dean for Strategic Collaborations and Director of the Center for the Study of Global Change in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University. She is on the AIEA Executive Board and the AAC&U Global Learning Advisory Board. She is the author of articles and books and has spent the last decade advancing comprehensive and curriculum internationalization at colleges and universities. Professor Kahn has a Ph.D. in Anthropology.


Dr. Rodolfo Hernandez Guerrero is Director of International Partnership Development (IPD) and Senior Advisor to the Center for U.S. – Latin America Initiatives (CUSLAI) at The University of Texas at Dallas, where he led CUSLAI and the Office of International Education. He teaches courses on contemporary politics of U.S-Mexico. Prior to UT Dallas, he worked as researcher at several non – governmental and governmental organizations focusing on the analysis of Latin American democratization. He has published in journals and newspapers and participated in documentary T.V. and radio programs in Mexico, United States, Argentina, Portugal, United Kingdom, and Australia.


Dr. Gilbert W. Merkx is Duke University's Director of International and Area Studies; Professor of the Practice of Sociology; Director of the Center for International Studies; and Director of the Duke Center for Islamic Studies. He is co-Chairman of the Council of Title VI National Resource Center Directors, a member of the Steering Committee of the Coalition for International Education, and serves on Scholars at Risk Network and Venice International University boards.

Legal Adviser

Dr. Terence Miller is Director of the Office of International Education at Marquette University. He has 14 years of experience working in the field of international education. Miller is an Adjunct Law Professor at Marquette’s Law School teaching International Human Rights. He received his BA from Manhattan College and holds a JD from St. John’s University.

Executive Director

Dr. Darla K. Deardorff has held national leadership positions with NAFSA and Forum on Education Abroad. Editor of The Sage Handbook of Intercultural Competence (Sage, 2009) and lead editor of The Sage Handbook of International Higher Education (Sage, 2012), she has published widely on international education and cross-cultural issues. With nearly 20 years of experience in intercultural education, she gives invited talks, trainings and workshops around the world.

AIEA Board

Thomas Bogenschild, University of Oregon (2021)
Victoria Jones, University of California, Irvine (2021)
Kelechi Kalu, University of California, Riverside (2021) 
Sharon Nagy, Clemson University (2021) 
Kati Csoman, Juniata College (2021) 
Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2021) 

Adel el Zaim, The University of Ottawa (2020)
Leigh Poole, Winthrop University (2020)
Torian L. Lee, Xavier University of Louisiana (2020)
Susan Bender, Independent Consultant (2019)
Meredith McQuaid, The University of Minnesota (2019)
Amir Reza, Babson College (2019)


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. AIEA members are encouraged to contact the chairs to learn more about committee plans and activities and to indicate their interest in committee participation.

Leadership Development Committee (formerly under the Professional Development Committee)

Chair: Meredith McQuaid (University of Minnesota)
Vice-Chair: Kati Bell (Dominican University of California)
Vice-Chair for Gender Equity: Helen Gaudette (Fashion Institute of Technology)
Members: Shelley Stephenson (Arizona State University), Anthony Pinder (Emerson College), Malene Torp (DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia), Hong Yang (Bryant University), GianMario Besana (DePaul University).

Strategic Issues Committee (formerly under the Professional Development Committee)

Chair: Susie Bender (Independent Consultant)
Vice-Chair: Lorna Edmonds (Ohio University)
Members: Vinita Bahri-Mehra (Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter), Marcellus Caldas (Kansas State University), Imara Dawson (University of Michigan), Ryan Griffith (University of the Pacific), Mariella Hernandez (Universidad del Pacifico), Joe Potts (University of Kansas), Amy Rell (Regis University), John Sunnygard (University of Colorado, Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus).

Membership Committee

Chair: Victoria Jones (University of California, Irvine)
Members: Jennifer Engel (Loyola University Chicago), Esther Gottlieb (The Ohio State University), Richard Harvey (University of East Anglia), India Karavackas (Richard Stockton College of New Jersey), Ling Gao LeBeau (Western Carolina University), Matthew Pucciarelli (St. John's University), George T. Sipos (The College at Brockport, SUNY), Maria Soloeta (Universidad Del Salvador), H. Stephen Straight (Binghamton University), Carrie Wojenski (SUNY Albany), and Jewell Winn (Tennessee State University). 

Policy Advisory Committee (Formerly Taskforce on Advocacy)

Chair: Thomas Bogenschild (University of Oregon)
Vice-Chair: Paulo Zagalo-Melo (Western Michigan University)
Members: Mimi Barnard (Belmont University), Sherif Barsoum (New York University), Petra Hejnova (Syracuse University), William Lacy (UC Davis), Lisa Lancia (Fordham University), Ling Gao LeBeau (Western Carolina University), Torian Lee (Xavier University of Louisiana), Gilbert Merkx (Duke University), Terence Miller (Marquette University), Jennifer Robertson (Valencia College), JR Swanegan (Stetson University College of Law), Peter Vanderwater (Institute of International Education), Daniel Weiner (University of Connecticut).

Editorial Committee

Chair: Amir Reza (Babson College)
Vice-Chair: Douglas Proctor (University College Dublin)
Members: Roger Adkins (Gustavus Adolphus College), Funwi Ayuninjam (Georgia Gwinnett College), Adel El Zaim (The University of Ottawa), David Di Maria (University of Maryland Baltimore County), Binbin Jiang (Kennesaw State University), Wolfgang Schloer (Georgia State University), Teresa Wise (University of Alabama).

Nominating Committee

Chair: Hilary Kahn (Indiana University)
Members: Darla K. Deardorff (Ex-officio, Duke University), Torian Lee (Xavier University of Louisiana), Cheryl Matherly (Lehigh University), Sharon Nagy, (Clemson University), Leigh Poole (Winthrop University), Nell Pynes (University of North Carolina at Greensboro). 

Awards Committee

Chair: Adel El Zaïm (The University of Ottawa)
Vice-Chair: Sean Michael Cox (Bahçe┼čehir University)
Members: Thomas Bogenschild (University of Oregon), Marcellus Caldas (Kansas State University),  Svetlana Filiatreau (Virginia Tech), Jane Gatewood (University of Rochester).

2019 Annual Conference Committee

Chair: Cheryl Matherly (Lehigh University )
Members: Amy Bass Henry (Georgia Institute of Technology), Michael Benedik (Texas A&M University), Jill Blondin (Bowman) (Virginia Commonwealth University), R. McKenna Brown (Virginia Commonwealth University), Ruby Cheng (University of Colorado Colorado Springs), Kati Csoman (Juniata College), Eny Di Iorio (Lorenzo de' Medici Institute), Steven Duke (University of Nebraska), Svetlana Filiatreau (Virginia Tech), Carol Fimmen (Alamo Colleges), Garett Gietzen (University of California, Merced), Rebecca Hovey (Smith College), Monica Jacobe (The College of New Jersey), Ni Jadon (McMaster University), George Kacenga (CU Denver), Lise Laporte (Western University), Ling LeBeau (Western Carolina University), Luchen Li (Northeastern University), Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaig), Ida Mansourian (California State University, Monterey Bay), Peter May (Peter F. May Consulting International), Heike Michelsen (Cornell University), Martyn Miller (Temple University), Sukant Misra (Texas Tech University), Sharon Nagy (Clemson University), Leigh Poole (Winthrop University), Matthew Pucciarelli (St. John's University), Jaishankar Raman (Valparaiso University), Amy Rell (Regis University), George Sipos (SUNY College at Brockport), Jon Stauff (Monmouth University), Stephen Straight (Binghamton University), Julie Strecker (Mercer University), Robert Summers (SUNY Buffalo State), JR Swanegan (Stetson University College of Law), Jewell Winn (Tennessee State University), Teresa Wise (University of Alabama), Yenbo Wu (San Francisco State University), Dmytro Yakovenko (University of Agder), JY Zhou (Stockton University). 

Endowment Committee

Chair: Gil Merkx (Duke University)
Members: Jenifer Cushman (Penn State Beaver), Darla Deardorff (Duke University - ex-officio), Joe Tullbane (St. Norbert College)

Presidential Fellows Committee

Chair: Hilary Kahn (Indiana University)
Members: Victoria Jones (University of California, Irvine), Cheryl Matherly (Lehigh University), Meredith McQuaid (University of Minnesota), Nell Pynes (University of North Carolina at Greensboro).

Forum Committee

Chair: Hilary Kahn (Indiana University)
Members: Amir Reza (Babson College), Victoria Jones (University of California, Irvine), Susan Bender (Independent Consultant), Cheryl Matherly (Lehigh University), Nell Pynes (University of North Carolina at Greensboro).

AIEA SIO Academy Selection Committee

Chair: Gil Merkx (Duke University)
Members: Harvey Charles (SUNY Albany), Penelope Pynes (UNC Greensboro), Riall Nolan (Purdue University), Pia Wood (University of Tennessee - Knoxville)

AIEA Audit Committee

Chair: Torian Lee (Xavier University of Louisiana)
Members: Tom Bogenschild (University of Oregon), Amir Reza (Babson College).

Taskforce on AIEA Governance

Chair: Cheryl Matherly (Lehigh University)
Members: Adel El Zaïm (The University of Ottawa), Victoria Jones (University of California, Irvine), Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Meredith McQuaid (University of Minnesota), Terence Miller (Ex-officio, Marquette University).

Taskforce on AIEA Mission

Chair: Kati Csoman (Juniata College)
Members: Susie Bender (Independent Consultant), Kelechi Kalu (University of California, Riverside).

AIEA Presidential Leadership and Past Presidents

AIEA Past Presidents (left to right)

Earl Kellogg, Maria Krane, William Brustein, Stephen Dunnett, Sabine Klahr, Susan Sutton, John Heyl, Donna Scarboro, Bill Lacy, Uliana Gabara, Gil Merkx, Harvey Charles


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...