2013-14 AIEA Presidential Mentors


Larry Bell is Director of the Office of International Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. Originally trained in Linguistics and ESL, Bell has degrees from Southern Illinois University (SIU). His higher education international experience combines for a total of over 30 years on four campuses, and he is an active participant in AIEA, NAFSA, TESOL and other professional associations. Bell developed his interest in international activities while serving as a draftee in the military in Vietnam.

alt Susan Carvalho is Associate Provost for International Programs at the University of Kentucky. She was selected as an AIEA Presidential Fellow for 2009-10, in leading the implementation of UK’s strategic plan for internationalization. In her current role, she oversees the UK International Center and chairs the faculty-based International Advisory Council. She earned her Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from the University of Virginia. 
alt Jenifer Cushman is International Dean and Associate Professor of German at Juniata College, a NAFSA Simon-Award-winning institution. With a German PhD from Ohio State, she engaged in the University of Minnesota study abroad curriculum integration effort as a faculty member at UMM. One of the first AIEA Presidential Fellows, she serves on the AIEA Executive Committee, chairs the 2014 Simon committee, and contributed to the recent NAFSA publication "Improving and Assessing Global Learning.”
alt Cheryl Matherly is Vice Provost for Global Education at The University of Tulsa, where she has responsibility for the strategic leadership of the university’s plan for comprehensive internationalization.  Dr. Matherly’ directs the NanoJapan program, funded by the National Science Foundation in order to expand international research opportunities for students in STEM fields. She is the recipient of two Fulbright grants for international education administrators (Germany and Japan.)  She has an Ed.D. in Education Leadership and Culture Studies from the University of Houston.
alt Penelope J. Pynes is the Associate Provost for International Programs at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro.   Since 1995, she has worked to promote student/faculty exchange at UNCG and in the state. She piloted the Baden-Württemberg state-to-state program which led to the establishment of UNC’s system-wide exchange program housed at UNCG. Dr. Pynes serves on the Executive Committee of the AIEA and is chair-elect of NAFSA’s International Education Leadership Knowledge Community. A former Fulbright scholar to Heidelberg, Germany,  Dr. Pynes earned a doctorate in Germanic linguistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.