2018-2019 AIEA Presidential Fellows

Dafna Kariv

Dafna Kariv is Vice President for Global Initiatives at the College of Management COLMAN, Israel; the Chair of Novus Entrepreneurship Center; and co-chair of Social Investments center. Kariv is the author of many research publications; her three books have been published with Routledge NY and UK. Her research focuses on entrepreneurship, education and gender. She is a recipient of several European Commission prized funds; involved in academic boards, affiliate professor at HEC, Montreal; and German-Israeli-Startup-Exchange Program ambassador. 

Tim Lewis portrait

Tim Lewis is Associate Vice Provost for Global Learning and Strategy and Senior International Officer at the University of St. Thomas. He recently completed the AIEA Leadership Academy for new SIOs. Previously he held campus and professional society leadership positions. Most of his career has been as a biology faculty member at two institutions teaching and conducting research related to international conservation issues. His doctorate is in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Gale Lynch Photo

Gale Lynch is Senior Director for Global Engagement and International Support Services at The New School in New York City.  She oversees International Student and Scholar Services and International Programs, and works to strengthen comprehensive internationalization across campus.  Lynch is active in both AIEA and NAFSA and has presented on various topics related to international education. She previously held faculty and administrative positions at Monroe Community College and Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York.

James Lynch Portrait

James Lynch is Interim Director of International Education and Director of Institutional Effectiveness at the College of Coastal Georgia, where he leads global initiatives to advance campus internationalization. His institutional effectiveness portfolio has contributed significantly in helping build the academic infrastructure to provide access to global opportunities, intercultural collaboration, and international partnerships. Lynch completed a Fulbright Scholarship Program in the United Kingdom. He holds an MFA from Columbia University and a doctorate from the College of William & Mary.