2013-14 AIEA Presidential Fellows


Natalia Dyba is the Director of Global Initiatives at the University of Washington Bothell, a UW campus recognized for its interdisciplinary academic programs, diverse student population and entrepreneurial spirit. Natalia is building a new office to support internationalization efforts across campus. Her prior experience includes working for the Institute of International Education, teaching English as a Fulbrighter in Argentina, and researching civic participation while earning an MA in Central European Studies from the Jagiellonian University in Poland.

Dr. Helen Gaudette

Helen Gaudette is the Director of Global Education Initiatives and Lecturer in European History at Queens College, CUNY. In this position, she promotes global engagement and provides leadership for international education at the college. She plans, develops and coordinates international programs and initiatives, supervises the Education Abroad Office, and works with global partners. She has a BA in Economics from Boston College, an MA in History from Hunter College, CUNY, and a PhD in History from the Graduate Center, CUNY.

alt Astrid Schmidt-King, Associate Dean for International Education and Associate Faculty at Notre Dame of Maryland University, earned her J.D. and LL.M. and practiced immigration law before entering international higher education.  As head of the Office of International Programs, she leads internationalization efforts, oversees study/service abroad, international student/immigration services and the English Language Institute.  She chairs NAFSA’s Women’s College and University MIG, was named a 2012 Leading Women by The Daily Record and participated in the Fulbright IEA Seminar in Germany.  From November 2013 through April 2014, she will begin a new assignment as Special Assistant for Programming at the Office of International Programs at The George Washington University. 

Anthony J. Shull is the Executive Director for International Affairs at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs. He has both developed and participated in international education and international projects throughout his academic and business careers and with his MA TESOL taught for seven years in Mexico City, Mexico. In his current charge he is responsible for the Office of International Affairs and internationalization advocacy initiatives across the university.


Kevin Timlin is Director of International Programs at Northern Michigan University.  Under Kevin’s leadership, the International Programs office plays a key role in numerous aspects of comprehensive internationalization, including international enrollment management and study abroad.  Kevin has been actively involved in international education for over 15 years, including Peace Corps service in the Kyrgyz Republic, and a Fulbright program grantee in South Korea.  He is currently a doctoral candidate in International Education at the University of Minnesota, has an MA from the University of Oklahoma, and a BA from the University of Northern Iowa.

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