AIEA Leadership

AIEA Board: Officers


AIEA Committees

Past Presidents

AIEA Board: Officers

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Adel El Zaïm is Chief Internationalization Officer at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Previous positions include Executive Director of the International Office, at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Director General Internationalization at Université de Sherbrooke, and Senior Programme specialist in Middle East and North Africa at Canada’s International Development Research Centre. Member of the board of AIEA, member of the Editorial committee, he chairs the AIEA Awards Committee. He holds a PhD in Linguistics.



David Fleshler is the inaugural Vice Provost for International Affairs at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), where he provides university-level vision and leadership for international activities across campus. He is an advisor to the American Council on Education’s Internationalization Laboratory. Previous positions included Chief of Staff to a U.S. congressman, attorney at an international law firm, and Director of International Operations at a non-profit. He serves on the boards of Global Cleveland and the Cleveland Council on World Affairs.

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Immediate Past President

Dr. 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 an AIEA board member, 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. Her doctorate is from the University of Houston.


Dr. Rodolfo Hernandez Guerrero leads the Office of International Partnership Development (IPD) at The University of Texas at Dallas since 2014. He has more than 19 years of experience working in the field of international education, including teaching courses on contemporary politics of U.S-Mexico. Prior to UT Dallas, he worked as researcher at several non – governmental and governmental organizations focusing on the analysis of Latin American democratization. He has participated in documentary T.V. and radio programs in Argentina, Australia, Mexico, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, United Kingdom, and United States.


Dr. Gilbert W. Merkx is Duke University's Director of International and Area Studies; Professor of the Practice of Sociology; Director of the Center for International Studies; and Director of the Duke Center for Islamic Studies. He is co-Chairman of the Council of Title VI National Resource Center Directors, a member of the Steering Committee of the Coalition for International Education, and serves on Scholars at Risk Network and Venice International University boards.

Legal Adviser

Dr. Terence Miller is Director of the Office of International Education at Marquette University. He has 14 years of experience working in the field of international education. Miller is an Adjunct Law Professor at Marquette’s Law School teaching International Human Rights. He received his BA from Manhattan College and holds a JD from St. John’s University.

Executive Director

Dr. Darla K. Deardorff has held national leadership positions with NAFSA and Forum on Education Abroad. Editor of The Sage Handbook of Intercultural Competence (Sage, 2009) and lead editor of The Sage Handbook of International Higher Education (Sage, 2012), she has published widely on international education and cross-cultural issues. With nearly 20 years of experience in intercultural education, she gives invited talks, trainings and workshops around the world.

AIEA Board

Jewell Winn, Tennessee State University (2023)
GianMario Besana, DePaul University (2023)
José C. Celso Friere Jr., São Paulo State University (2023)
Erich Dietrich, New York University (2022)

Meredith McQuaid, The University of Minnesota (2022) 

Teresa Wise, University of Alabama (2022)
Thomas Bogenschild, Independent Consultant (2021)
Victoria Jones, University of California, Irvine (2021)
Kelechi Kalu, University of California, Riverside (2021) 
Sharon Nagy, Clemson University (2021) 
Kati Csoman, Juniata College (2021) 
Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2021) 


Much of the work of AIEA is accomplished through committees that focus on various aspects of AIEA's mission. Any member of the Association is welcome to participate in the work of these committees. Committee chairs maintain a roster of currently active members. AIEA's Executive Director serves as an ex-officio member of all committees and boards within AIEA. AIEA members are encouraged to contact the chairs to learn more about committee plans and activities and to indicate their interest in committee participation.

Professional Development and Engagement Committee (Formerly Leadership Development & Strategic Issues Committees)

Co-Chair: Meredith McQuaid (University of Minnesota)
Co-Chair: Erich Dietrich (New York University)
Vice-Chair for Gender Equity: Helen Gaudette (Fashion Institute of Technology)
Members: Eny Di Iorio (Lorenzo de' Medici Institute), Susan Popko (Santa Clara University), Downing Thomas (University of Iowa), Hong Yang (Bryant University), Vinita Bahri-Mehra (Kegler Brown Hill & Ritter), Marcellus Caldas (Kansas State University), Terrence F. Graham (California State University, Long Beach), Ryan Griffith (University of the Pacific California), Mariella Hernandez (Universidad del Pacifico Peru), Randy Kluver (Oklahoma State University), Lisa M Lancia (Fordham University NY), Stephen D. McDowell (Florida State University), Richard Harvey (University of East Anglia), Maria Anastasiou (Appalachian State University), Sharon Nagy (Clemson University), Tim Lewis (University of St. Thomas), Shannon Marquez (Columbia University).

Membership Committee

Chair: Victoria Jones (University of California, Irvine)
Members: Jennifer Engel (Loyola University Chicago), Esther Gottlieb (Richard Stockton College of New Jersey), Ling Gao LeBeau (Western Carolina University), George T. Sipos (The College at Brockport, SUNY, María Soloeta (Universidad Del Salvador), H Stephen Straight (Binghamton University), R. Anderson Sutton (University of Hawaii at Manoa), Jewell Winn (Tennessee State University), Carrie Wojenski (SUNY Albany), Katie Bowler Young (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill).

Public Policy Committee (Formerly Policy Advisory)

Chair: Thomas Bogenschild (Independent Consultant)
Vice-Chair: Lisa Lancia (Fordham University)
Members: Mimi Barnard (Belmont University), Sherif Barsoum (New York University), Petra Hejnova (Syracuse University), Ling Lebeau (Western Carolina University), Torian Lee (Independent Consultant), Gilbert Merkx (Duke University), Terence Miller (Marquette University),  Sylvester Osagie(Penn State University), Jennifer Robertson (Valencia College),  Peter Vanderwater (Institute for International Education), Imara Dawson (University of Michigan), Hannah Buxbaum (Indiana University), Wesley Milner (Evansville University).

Publications and Resources Committee (Formerly Editorial)

Chair: Teresa Wise (University of Alabama)
Members: David Di Maria (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) Steven Duke (University of Nebraska), Nick Gozik (Boston College), Binbin Jiang (Kennesaw State University), James Lynch (College of Coastal Georgia), MaryTheresa Seig(Ball State University), Cheryl Young (Miami University).

Nominating Committee

Chair: Cheryl Matherly (Lehigh University)
Members: Darla K. Deardorff (Ex-officio, AIEA), Torian Lee (Independent Consultant), Adel El Zaïm (University of Ottawa)Sharon Nagy, (Clemson University), Leigh Poole (Winthrop University), Cheryl Young (Miami University)

Awards Committee

Chair: Sean Michael Cox (Bahçeşehir University)
Members: Thomas Bogenschild (University of Oregon), Marcellus Caldas (Kansas State University), Svetlana Filiatreau (Virginia Tech), Jane Gatewood (University of Rochester).

2020 Annual Conference Committee

Chair:  Cheryl Matherly (Lehigh University) 
Members: To be announced in Summer 2020

Endowment Committee

Chair: Gil Merkx (Duke University)
Members: Kati Csoman (Juniata College), David Flesher (Case Western Reserve University), Darla Deardorff (Ex-officio, AIEA).

Presidential Fellows Committee

Chair: Cheryl Matherly (Lehigh University) 
Members: Erich Dietrich (New York University), Adel el Zaim, (The University of Ottawa), David Flesher (Case Western Reserve University)Victoria Jones (University of California, Irvine). 

Forum Committee

Chair: Cheryl Matherly (Lehigh University) 
Members: Victoria Jones (University of California, Irvine), Adel el Zaim, (The University of Ottawa), David Flesher (Case Western Reserve University)Meredith McQuaid (University of Minnesota), Teresa Wise (University of Alabama).

AIEA SIO Academy Committee

Chair: Penelope Pynes (UNC Greensboro)
Members: Harvey Charles (SUNY Albany), David Di Maria (University of Maryland, Baltimore County),  Pia Wood (University of Tennessee - Knoxville).

AIEA Audit Committee

Chair: Torian Lee (Independent Consultant)
Members: Tom Bogenschild (Independent Consultant), Amir Reza (Babson College).

Task Force on AIEA Governance

Chair: Cheryl Matherly (Lehigh University)
Members: Adel El Zaïm (The University of Ottawa), Victoria Jones (University of California, Irvine), Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Meredith McQuaid (University of Minnesota), Terence Miller (Ex-officio, Marquette University).

Task Force on AIEA Mission

Chair: Kati Csoman (Juniata College)
Members: Susie Bender (Independent Consultant), Kelechi Kalu (University of California, Riverside).

Task Force on AIEA Strategic Plan 

Chair: Susan Buck Sutton (Center for International and Global Engagement, ACE)
Members: Michael Brennan (Hillsboro Community College), Harvey Charles (SUNY Albany), James Cooney (Colorado State University), Kati Csoman (Juniata College), Darla Deardorff (AIEA), Hans de Wit (Boston College), Adel El Zaim (University of British Columbia), Hilary Kahn (Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis), Cheryl Matherly (Lehigh University), Douglas Proctor (University College, Dublin), Penelope Pynes (UNC Greensboro), Donna Scarboro (George Washington University), Jewel Winn (Tennessee State University)

AIEA Presidential Leadership and Past Presidents

AIEA Past Presidents (left to right)

Harvey Charles, Susan Sutton, William Brustein, Adel El Zaïm, Cheryl Matherly, Nell Pynes, Hilary Kahn, Donna Scarboro, Bill Lacy, JoAnn McCarthy, Earl Kellogg.

Cheryl Matherly, Lehigh University 


Penelope Pynes, University of North Carolina at Greensboro


Hilary Kahn, Indiana University 


Gil Latz, Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis


Jenifer Cushman, Penn State Beaver


Harvey Charles, Northern Arizona University


Sabine C. Klahr, University of Utah


Donna Scarboro, The George Washington University


Susan Buck Sutton, Bryn Mawr College


Bill Lacy, University of California - Davis


Pia Wood, University of Tennessee - Knoxville


Gilbert Merkx, Duke University


William Brustein, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign


Uliana Gabara, University of Richmond


Stephen C. Dunnett, SUNY Buffalo


Earl Kellogg, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign


Maria Krane, Creighton University


John K. Hudzik, Michigan State University


JoAnn McCarthy, University of South Florida


John D. Heyl, Old Dominion University


Joyce M. Randolph, University of Pennsylvania


John H. Petersen, Western Kentucky University


Margaret A. Kidd, University of Texas at Austin


Edward H. Moseley*, University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa


Jean S. Aigner, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona


Barbara B. Burn*, University of Massachusetts - Amherst


Davydd Greenwood, Cornell University


Thomas H. Hoemeke, University of North Texas


Gerald M. Slavin*, The University of New Mexico


Burkart Holzner*, University of Pittsburgh


Felix V. Gagliano, Ohio University


George C. Christensen, Iowa State University


Ralph H. Smuckler*, Michigan State University


Charles Klasek*, Southern Illinois - Carbondale


Jack Van de Water, Oregon State University


Joe W. Neal*, University of Texas at Austin

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* deceased

AIEA Counselors

Counselor status was previously awarded by AIEA to long-standing members of AIEA who have made significant contributions to the organization throughout the years. The AIEA Board voted to bestow counselor-status on deserving members. Learn more...