Members In the News
October-December 2022
AIEA Member Judith Pennywell has been named as one of the 2022 recipients of the President’s Award for Distinguished Service in International Education by University of Michigan. UM President's award winners.

September 2022

AIEA member and Louisiana State University SIO, Samba Dieng contributed to the article "Why the Next Wave of International Students May Come From Africa" published on

October - December 2021

AIEA member and Louisiana State University SIO, Samba Dieng contributed to the article "Why the Next Wave of International Students May Come From Africa" published on

Congratulations AIEA member, Dr. Kalpen Trivedi for being honored with the 2021 IIE Senior International Officer of the Year Award

Congratulations to a number of AIEA member institutions for being recognized by NAFSA, receiving the 2021 Senator Paul Simon Award! Among the recipients of the 2021 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization were member institutions Florida International University, Lehigh University, and The University of Texas at Austin. The 2021 NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award was awarded to three institutions, two of which are AIEA member institutions: Indiana University Bloomington, for its Global Gateway for Teachers program and the University of North Carolina Wilmington, for its First-Year Spring Admit (FYSA) in the UK program.

January–May 2021 

President Harvey Charles and AIEA member Anthony Ogden contributed the article "Only Experienced International Educators Need Apply" to University World News. 

The AIEA Occasional Paper "Today's Women Leaders in International Education" (by Helen Gaudette, Clare Overmann, Joanna Regulska, and Mrinmoyee Bhattacharya) was cited and discussed in an article from the 2020-2021 Diversity Abroad Taskforce for Career Advancement and Belonging, "The Cascading Impact of COVID-19 on Women in International Education."

Congratulations to AIEA member institutions Florida International University and the Institute of International Education (IIE) on being selected as 2021 Stevens Initiative Grantees for their virtual exchange programs! The programs selected for grants were FIU Tabadul: Creating Language-Learning Community Through Virtual Reality and Harnessing Innovation through Virtual Exchange for Enhanced Results (HIVER).

AIEA was noted in Karin Fischer's examination of gender parity in international education leadership at the Chronicle of Higher Education

June–August 2020

AIEA member David DiMaria contributed an article to The Conversation titled "6 ways a drop in international students could set back US higher education."

2019 Josephson Award recipient Santiago Castiello-Gutiérrez co-authored the essay "We are More Than Your Paycheck: The Dehumanization of International Students in the United States".

AIEA Past President William Brustein's article "10 Ways to Make a Case for the Future for International Education" was featured in the July 2020 issue of NAFSA's International Educator.

Congratulations to AIEA Immediate Past President Cheryl Matherly for being honored with 2020 IIE Senior International Office of the Year Award!

AIEA Member Kendra Sharp published the opinion piece "The Trump Administration is Moving to Restrict International Students. Why That's a Bad Idea." in the Washington Post.

Past President Penelope Pynes steps down as Associate Provost of International Programs at UNC Greensboro after more than 20 years in international education leadership. Congratulations, Nell!

January–May 2020

AIEA Executive Director Darla Deardorff and Past President Harvey Charles co-authored the articles “The pandemic has shown us the imperative for global engagement in higher education” and "International educators must lead on anti-racist education" in Times Higher Education.

A number of AIEA members and institutions were presented with awards at the 2020 NAFSA conference. AIEA members Stephen C. Dunnett and Heidi Gregori-Gahan were awarded NAFSA's 2020 Life Membership Award for their career achievements in the field. Among the recipients of the 2020 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization were member institutions Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach Campus; Emerson College; and University of California, Davis. The 2020 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award was awarded to three AIEA member institutions: Agnes Scott College for its Summit – Global Learning Program, DePaul University for its Global Learning Experience Program, and University of Maryland for its Year of Immigration Initiative.

Professional Development and Engagement Committee co-chair Erich Dietrich was quoted in the ABC news piece “Coronavirus leaves international college students in limbo over their futures.”

AIEA member Anthony Ogden co-authored the article "How COVID-19 could accelerate opportunities for IHE" in University World News.

With their 2020 AIEA Innovation Award selection, the International Office of the University of Calgary (led by AIEA member Janaka Ruwanpura) celebrates its second innovation award and sixth excellence award win since 2016.

Immediate Past President Cheryl Matherly was quoted in the CNN Health article "Why the impact of coronavirus could be particularly bad on college campuses."

AIEA Board Member Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela, Executive Director Darla Deardorff, and members Lindsay Addington, Peter Baker, and Jennifer Evanuik contributed articles to the latest issue of IIE Networker.

A number of AIEA members—Past President William Brustein, Immediate Past President Cheryl Matherly, Cheryl Delk-Le Good, Phil Honeywood, Lindsay Addington, Rajika Bhandari—were quoted in the February 13 Inside Higher Ed article "Will Coronavirus Crisis Trigger an Enrollment Crisis?"

October-December 2019

Executive Director Darla Deardorff and AIEA member Rajika Bhandari both had publications highlighted in EAIE's blog post "EAIE New Knowledge Alert: November 2019."

Toyo University received the Strategy Monitoring and Achievements Award at the IAU 2019 International Conference, Transforming Higher Education for the Futurewhich was held November 13-15 in Puebla, Mexico.

AIEA President Cheryl Matherly will deliver a keynote speech at the Westminster Higher Education Forum's policy conference "Growing international student numbers in the UK - recruitment, visa reform, student experience and career progression."

AIEA Past President John Hudzik contributed the essay "Higher Education Civic (Dis)Engagement and Internationalization" to NAFSA’s International Education in a Time of Global Disruption report (available for free).

AIEA Treasurer and Past President Gil Merkx was a keynote speaker at the Center of National Resource Center Directors Meeting in New Orleans, LA. 

July–September 2019

AIEA member Joanna Regulska’s essay “The Changing Role of the SIO: New Directions in Internationalization and Student Success” was featured in the Fall 2019 issue of the IIENetworker magazine, The New Student: Shifting the Global Education Paradigm.

AIEA President Cheryl Matherly will deliver the keynote speech "The UK’s competitive position in the global HE market" at the Westminster Higher Education Forum's policy conference "Growing international student numbers in the UK - recruitment, visa reform, student experience and career progression."

Written by Executive Director Darla Deardoff, the Routledge Focus on Environment and Sustainability series entry Manual for Developing Intercultural Competencies: Story Circles was published and made available through open access in August 2019.

AIEA President Cheryl Matherly co-authored the chapter "Linking Learning Abroad and Employability" in Routledge's Internationalization and Employability in Higher Education. This volume also includes a chapter co-authored by Executive Director Darla Deardorff titled "Cultural understanding as a key skill for employability."

May–June 2019

The New York Times article "From Albania to Singapore, U.S. Students Look for Tailored Experiences Abroad" featured quotes and commentary from AIEA President Cheryl Matherly, Policy Advisory Committee chair Tom Bogenschild, and members Melissa Torres, Donald Rubin, and Andrew Gordon.

AIEA member Joanna Regulska was selected as the first-ever recipient of the Senior International Officer (SIO) Award from the Institute of International Education (IIE).

Members Elizabeth Brewer and Anthony Ogden co-authored the May 2019 Stylus publication Education Abroad and the Undergraduate Experiencewhich also features a foreword by AIEA member Brian Whalen.

AIEA member Brett Berquist was announced as a Keynote Speaker at The World of Work: IEAA Employability Symposium 2019. 

AIEA member Jeet Joshee co-led a book release for Kiran Marahatta’s book Nepali Who is Who in the USA and was interviewed for the event by

AIEA President Cheryl Matherly was quoted in The PIE News's article "US ushers in huge hike in SEVIS fee charged to international students."

AIEA member Rahul Choudaha was quoted in the SI News article "How are Chinese students being affected by the US-China trade war?"

Leadership Development Committee member Stephanie Doscher published a featured essay in University World News called "Why the future is bright for international higher education."

Past President Hilary Kahn was named Associate Vice Chancellor for International Affairs and Associate Vice President for International Affairs at Indiana University.

March-April 2019

The April 2019 Stylus publication Integrating Worlds: How Off-Campus Study Can Transform Undergraduate Education is co-authored by AIEA member Malene Torp and features a foreword by member Jane Edwards.

AIEA members GianMario Besana, Ni Jadon, Jose Santiago, José Celso Freire Junior, Thomas Buntru, Kees Kouwenaar, and Michael Wilhelm presented at the FAUBAI 2019 Conference.

Work by AIEA members was featured in the April 21, 2019 issue of University World News . AIEA Member JY Zhou authored the article "How to engage faculty in curriculum internationalisation," while member (and 2019 Klasek Award recipient) Hans De Wit contributed to the featured editorial, "Internationalisation in Higher Education for Society."

AIEA President Cheryl Matherly led a plenary session at CONAHEC's 19th North American Higher Education Conference, where member Sean Manley-Casimir led an opening session; AIEA member Thomas Buntru also presented.

AIEA member Elaine Meyer-Lee delivered a plenary lecture entitled “The Value and Pedagogy of Global Learning for 21st Century Students" to mark the opening of the two-day conference "Global Education for All: Renewing Our Vision" at Goshen College.

Karin Fischer's Chronicle of Higher Education article "How International Education’s Golden Age Lost Its Sheen" features quotes from AIEA members Ahmad Ezzeddine, Hans de Wit, Joanna Regulska, Patti McGill Peterson, William Brustein, and Patricia Juza.  

Immediate Past President Penelope Pynes presented at APAIE 2019 Malaysia along with members Linda Angell, Shingo Ashizawa, Katherine Belov, Lee Sternberger, Darren Schemmer, Downing Thomas, Jason Cushen, Brent White, Judy Peter, Joanna Regulska, Regine Legault-Bouchard, Margaret de Lange, Douglas Proctor, Peter Mascher, Karen Schwartz, Amy Conger, Hsiu-Zu Ho, Katherine Beaumont, Edilio Mazzoleni, and Ivor Emmanuel.

Congratulations to all the AIEA member institutions awarded NAFSA's 2019 Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization! Among the honorees of the 2019 Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization were Kirkwood Community College, Miami University, and West Virginia University. The 2019 Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award was given to SUNY Buffalo State (for the International Professional Development Schools Consortium), the University of Evansville (for UE Builds: Local and Global), and Virginia Tech (for the Rising Sophomore Abroad Program). 

An article entitled "Commercialization of Internationalization: Context, Trends, Limits, and Dangers" by AIEA Past President John Hudzik was included in the March 2019 NAFSA Senior Fellows publication Internationalization in a Time of Disruption.

AIEA Past President Sabine Klahr and AIEA member Hilary Landorf co-authored the article "Global Learning Inspires College-Level Mathematics" in the January/February 2019 edition of AAC&U News. 

AIEA member Rahul Choudaha was quoted in the article "US colleges fret over fall in Chinese students" on

January-February 2019

AIEA President Cheryl Matherly and Past Presidents William Brustein and Susan Buck Sutton presented at the IIE Summit 2019 along with members Mark Algren, Tim Barnes, Angela Bell, Rajika Bhandari, McKenna Brown, Mary Catherine Chase, Dan Davidson, Jennifer Engel, Cheryl Francisconi, Athena Fulay, Jane Gatewood, Wondwossen Gebreyes, Andrew Gordon, Gundolf Graml, Stephen Hanson, Donald Hempson, Chad Hoseth, Dale LaFleur, Rick Lee, Wesley Milner, Rick Nader, Clare Overmann, Suzanne Panferov Reese, Joanna Regulska, and Don Rubin. 

Member institutions Agnes Scott College, Lehigh University, the University of Evansville, and the University of South Florida were named among the Heiskell Award Winners at the IIE Summit 2019. 

AIEA member Rahul Choudaha was interviewed on immigration policy for the U.S. News and World Report article "Immigration Sting Could Hurt U.S. Reputation" and the PIE News article "US: Fake 'Uni' Sting Could Harm Int'l Numbers."

As detailed by the Times of India, AIEA member Jun Liu met with leaders from Panjab University to discuss Stony Brook University and PU's Joint Institute of Sustainability Development.

In an article published by CNBC-TV18, AIEA member Rahul Choudaha examined the study-abroad trends of students from India.

Choudaha was also interviewed by Business in Vancouver on the effects of the Huawei backlash on international education in British Columbia.

October-December 2018

AIEA member Rahul Choudaha was interviewed by The PIE News on international student enrollment in the United States.

AIEA board member Torian Lee was recognized by Mayor LaToya Cantrell of New Orleans and the mayor's Office of International Relations as part of the city's International Education Day event.

AIEA Members Megan Gibbons, Ricardo Castro-Salazar, Martha Johnson, Joel Gallegos, John Stauff, and Ilir Zherka are all slated to present at CIEE in November.

Members Chris Cartwright, Joseph Hoff, and Stephanie Doscher presented at the IUPI Assessment Institute, while Past President Gil Latz served as Global Learning Track Coordinator. Members Shawn Conner-Rondot and Angela Miller also attended.

At AAC&U’s 2018 Global Engagement and Spaces of Practice, Sharon Nagy led a session called “Becoming a Strategic Priority in Both Word and Deed.” Kati Csoman led a facilitated discussion called “Intentional Learning Spaces: Living and Learning Communities.”

Executive Director Darla K. Deardorff presented at the REIES 2018 Conference in Quito, Ecuador. The conference theme was Comprehensive Internationalization: Key Issues y Decisive Resources for Ecuadorian Higher Education. Around 30 institutions attended the conference at the National Polytechnic School.

July-September 2018
AIEA member institution Xavier University of Louisiana featured in recent article in Inside Higher Education on study abroad at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
April-June 2018

Congratulations to the AIEA members presenting in the following conferences: 

  • NAFSA: Sara Allaei, Patricia Bello, Susan Bender, Rajika Bhandari, Thomas Bogenschild, Lucia Brajkovic, Jennifer Campbell, Robin Catmur, Amy Conger, Anne D’Angelo, Jennifer Evanuik, Jermain Griffin, Patricia Juza, George Kacenga, Kelechi Kalu, Megan Lawther, Jin Li, Kim McGrath, Angela Miller, Angelina Palumbo, Judith Pennywell, Laura Rumbley, Christina Sanchez, R. Anderson Sutton, Willis Wang, Wesley Young, Jiangyuan Zhou, Linda Angell, Shingo Ashizawa, Britta Baron, Brett Berquist, Steven Boyd, Roger Brindley, William Brustein, Ryan Buck, Jennifer Creamer, Darla Deardorff, David Di Maria, Dudley Doane, Angelle Edwards, Ivor Emmanuel, Joel Gallegos, Jane Gatewood, Amy Henry, Victoria Jones, Hilary Kahn, Ling LeBeau, Jun Liu, Jesse Lutabingwa, Mihaela Metianu, Allen Miller, Woody Pelton, Sabine Pendl, Penelope Pynes, Amy Rell, Amir Reza, Charlie Schwartz, Maria Soloeta, Jon Stauff, Brenda Tooley, Jewell Winn, Chunsheng Zhang, Pamela Barrett, Rahul Choudaha, Mike Nieto, Ben Waxman, Lindsay Addington, Cherly Delk-Le Good, Andrew Gordon, Dawn Whitehead, Ian Wright, Ilir Zherka, and Susan Sutton. 
  • The Forum on Education Abroad: Jose B. Alvarez, Anne D’Angelo, Zachary Frieders, Jason Kinnear, Patrick Morgan, John Singleton, Roger Adkins, Steve Bell, Elizabeth Brewer, Darla Deardorff, Ryan Dye, Adam Henry, Jane Kucko, Kate Patch, Penelope Pynes, Margaret Wiedenhoeft, Joan Gillespie, and Brian Whalen. 
  • Diversity Abroad: Sentwali Bakari, Stephanie Doscher, Martha Johnson, Hilary Landorf, Megan Lawther, Torian Lee, Elaine Meyer Lee, Shannon Marquez, Amir Reza, and Dawn Whitehead.
  • APAIE: Shingo Ashizawa, Katherine Belov, Brett Berquist, Eric Bullard, Thomas Buntru, Rahul Choudaha, Darla Deardorff, Simon Evans, Jane Gatewood, Bronwyn Jenkins-Deas, Nico Jooste, Douglas Proctor, Peter Mascher, Anne Pakir, Leonie Patrick, Douglas Proctor, Penelope Pynes, Joanna Regulska, Janaka Ruwanpura, Robin Sakamoto, Trine Sand, George Sipos, and Michael Wilhelm.
  • FAUBAI: Angelle Edwards and Peter Mascher. 

Congratulations to AIEA Member Rahul Choudaha on the publishing of A Third Wave of International Student Mobility: Global Competitiveness and American Higher Education by Berkeley’s Center for Studies in Higher Education.

Congratulations also to AIEA Past President Gil Latz on receiving the Global Citizen Award from Texas Tech University. 

January-March 2018

Congratulations to AIEA member institutions Babson College, Stony Brook University, Texas Tech University, and the University of Florida for receiving the 2018 NAFSA Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. Congratulations also to the University of Georgia on receiving the NAFSA Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award. 

Many congratulations to AIEA member Miriam Kazanjian on receiving the Modern Language Association/Association of Departments of Foreign Languages  "Award for Distinguished Service to the Profession."

AIEA Executive Director Darla K. Deardorff published blog in Education Weekly titled "How To Assess Global Competence."

Congratulations to AIEA members Adam Henry and Melanie Gottlieb for publishing articles in the Spring 2018 IIE Networker Magazine. 

October-December 2017

AIEA member Rahul Choudaha's article  “How the US can stem decline in international students” published in University World News.

AIEA member Elaine Meyer-Lee is presenting at the 2017 IAU Conference in Accra, Ghana (October 17-20). 

AIEA members Stephanie Doscher, Jeffrey Hamilton, Matthew Jacobs, Hilary Landorf, Susan Sutton, and Dawn Whitehead are presenting at  AAC&U’s Network for Academic Renewal Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana (October 12-14). 

AIEA members Leslie A. Bozeman, Chris T. Cartwright, Madeleine F. Green are presenting at the 27th IUPUI Assessment Institute (October 22-24) in Indianapolis, Indiana.  

AIEA members Chris Cartwright, Natalia Dyba, Hsiu-Zu Ho, and Ilir Zherka are presenting at the 2017 CIEE Annual Conference (November 8-11) in Austin, Texas. 

AIEA members Cheryl Matherly and Margaret Everett were both published in Fall 2017 edition of the IIE Networker. 

AIEA Past President Gil Latz presented at ACE Executive Forum. 

July-September 2017

Many AIEA members quoted or contributed to the research in The Chronicle of Higher Education article "Many Colleges See Drop in International Students, Chronicle Survey Finds" by Karin Fischer.

AIEA members Richard Nader, Cheryl Matherly, and Margaret Everett published in Fall 2017 IIE Networker "Coming to America: Navigating International Education in These Uncertain Times."  

AIEA Members Jill Blondin, Robin Matross Helms, Sean Manley-Casimir, R. McKenna Brown, and Anthony Shull are presenting at the Higher Education Partnership: Internationalization in the Americas Conference October 17-19 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

AIEA Executive Director Dr. Darla K. Deardorff featured on Fresh Ed Podcast. For a succinct summary of Dr. Deardorff's seminal work on intercultural competence, see: Fresh Ed #80 - What are intercultural competencies?

Many congratulations to the many AIEA members who presented at the EAIE conference, including: Shingo Ashizawa, Darla K. Deardorff, Stephen C. Dunnett, Joel Gallegos, Daniel Guhr, Nico Jooste, Benjamin Levy, Tania Lima, Mercedes Lopez Roldan, Randall Martin, Terence Miller, Laura Montgomery, Anne Pakir, Julie Marie Pollard, Douglas Proctor, Caroline Renaud, Trine Sand, Linda Tobash, Pierre Willa, and John Wood.

AIEA memberIvor Emmanuel and Nico Jooste presented at this year's IEASA Conference

AIEA Executive Director Dr. Darla K. Deardorff quoted in Huffington Post article "Campuses Flourish with Teachers Travel.

Congratulations to the many AIEA members who presented at the NAFSA conference, including: Lindsay Mathers Addington, Gifty Ako-Adounvo, Maria Anastasiou, Stephen K. Appiah-Padi, Shingo Ashizawa, Britta Baron, Pamela K. Barrett, Elizabeth Brewer, Nancy Campbell, Richard Carter, Jennifer M. Creamer, Anne D’Angelo, Darla K. Deardorff, Cheryl Delk-Le Good, Steven T. Duke, Natalia Dyba, Lorna Jean Edmonds, Angie V. Edwards, Ivor M. Emmanuel, Joël A. Gallegos, Jane Gatewood, Nick J. Gozik, Madeleine F. Green, Daniel Guhr, Katherine Hammett, Adam Henry, Paula Hentz, Chad Hoseth, Martha Johnson, Victoria Jones, Nico Jooste, Patricia Juza, George F. Kacenga, Hilary Kahn, Amanda Kelso, Kevin Kinser, Zachary Klim, Ann Kuhlman, Dale LaFleur, Beth M. Laux, Jami Leibowitz, Jun Liu, Samantha Lu, Angela Maffeo, Sean Manley-Casimir, Scott Manning, Shannon Marquez, Cheryl Matherly, Peter McCagg, Mihaela Metianu, Elaine Meyer-Lee, Terence W. Miller, Wesley Milner, Leigh Neys, Anne Pakir, Woody Pelton, Susan Popko, Penelope J. Pynes, Curt Rom, Laura E. Rumbley, Susan B. Sutton, Downing Thomas, Linda Tobash, Kalpen Trivedi, Heather H. Ward, Benjamin Waxman, Dawn Whitehead, Margaret Widenhoeft, Jewel Winn, Ian Wright, Wesley Young, Chungsheng Zhang, and Ilir Zherka.

May -June 2017

AIEA members Maria de los Angeles Crummett, Christopher Medalis, and Rajika Bhandari all published articles in the Spring 2017 IIE Networker. 

Congratulations to AIEA Executive Director Dr. Darla K. Deardorff  on the publication of Intercultural Competence in Higher Education: International Approaches, Assessment and Application, co-edited by Lily A. Arasaratnam-Smith.

Executive Director Dr. Darla K. Deardorff recently received the Martha Fitch Trigonis Individual Award at the 2017 N.C. Association for International Educators annual conference.The award is presented annually to an individual who has shown excellence in the field of international education. Read the announcement in Duke Today or the AIEA Press Release

AIEA Editorial Chair Amir Reza quoted in University World News article "Universities look for upside of Trump and Brexit effect."


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