2022-23 AIEA Presidential Mentors

David Di Maria

David L. Di Maria is Associate Vice Provost for International Education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is the author or editor of three books, including Senior International Officers: Essential Roles and Responsibilities. Di Maria previously served as chair of NAFSA’s International Education Leadership Knowledge Community and president of the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC). He earned a doctorate from the University of Minnesota, where his research focused on services for international students.


Sonia Feigenbaum Sonia Feigenbaum is Senior Vice Provost for Global Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin. She is a member of AIEA, NAFSA, and APLU. Feigenbaum has held teaching and administrative positions at Brown University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She served as a senior executive at the US Department of Education and National Endowment for the Humanities responsible for policymaking with oversight of $250M+ annual budgets. Feigenbaum holds an MA and doctorate in Spanish from Indiana University. 
Jeet Joshee

Jeet Joshee is Associate Vice President and Dean of International Education and Global Engagement at California State University, Long Beach. As the Chief International Officer, he advises the President and Provost on international strategic initiatives and advances the university’s global mission by establishing institutional partnerships and programs worldwide. Joshee works closely with all campus departments to enhance the university’s comprehensive internationalization goals. He holds a doctorate in comparative international education from University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Cheryl Matherly

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.  Matherly is the current president of AIEA. Matherly is 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. Matherly doctorate is from the University of Houston.