AIEA Leadership

AIEA Board: Officers

Board

AIEA Committees

Past Presidents

AIEA Board: Officers

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President

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.

 

President-Elect

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.
 

Secretary

*Vacant
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Treasurer

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.
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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.
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Executive Director

Darla K. Deardorff is Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA). In addition, she is a research scholar at Duke University's Social Science Research Institute and holds faculty positions at universities in several countries, including as a research associate at Nelson Mandela University (S. Africa), Meiji University (Japan), Shanghai International Studies University (China) and adjunct faculty at North Carolina State University. She is on the faculty of Harvard University's Global Education Think Tank and has served as faculty for Harvard's Future of Learning Institute as well as the Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication in Portland, OR. With over 20 years of experience in international education, she has also held national leadership positions with NAFSA and with Forum on Education Abroad. Author/editor of 8 books and over 60 book chapters and articles, her publications include The Sage Handbook of Intercultural Competence (Sage, 2009), Sage Handbook of International Higher Education (Sage, 2012), Building Cultural Competence (Stylus, 2012), Demystifying Outcome Assessment for International Educators (Stylus 2015), Intercultural Competence in Higher Education: International Approaches, Assessment and Application (Routledge, 2017), and Leading Internationalization: A Handbook for International Education Leaders (Stylus, 2018). Her most recent publication is an open access book entitled Manual for Developing Intercultural Competencies: Story Circles (Routledge/UNESCO, 2020) available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, and Russian at https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000370336. She regularly gives invited talks, trainings and workshops around the world on intercultural competence, international education assessment and global leadership, and serves as a consultant and trainer on these topics, including with UNESCO and OECD. The intercultural competence models developed from her research are being used in numerous countries and she is recipient of several awards related to her work. Founder of ICC Global, her areas of specialty include cross-cultural training, assessment and evaluation, teacher/faculty preparation/development, curriculum internationalization, global leadership, and intercultural coaching. She received her master’s and doctorate degrees from North Carolina State University.

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) 


Committees

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 except the Audit Committee. AIEA members are encouraged to contact the chairs to learn more about committee plans and activities and to indicate their interest in committee participation.

*Due to the recently passed bylaws, members of the board and standing committees are still being determined. 

Board Committees 

Executive Committee

Chair: Adel El Zaïm (University of Ottawa)
Members: Cheryl Matherly (Lehigh University), David Fleshler (Case Western University), Secretary (Vacant), Gil Merkx (Duke University), Darla Deardorff (ex-officio)

Governance Committee

Chair: Adel El Zaïm (University of Ottawa)
Members: Darla K. Deardorff (Ex-officio, AIEA)

AIEA Audit Committee

Chair: *Vacant
Members: Tom Bogenschild (Independent Consultant), Amir Reza (Babson College)

Finance Committee 

Chair: *Vacant
Members: Gil Merkx (Duke University), Darla K. Deardorff (Ex-officio, AIEA)

Standing Committees 

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: Sylvain St-Amand (Université du Luxembourg), 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), Stephanie Doscher (Florida International 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).

Member Outreach and Awards Committee (Formerly Membership Committee and Awards Committee) 

Chair: Victoria Jones (University of California, Irvine)
Sean Michael Cox (Bahçeşehir University)
Members: Jennifer Engel (Loyola University Chicago), 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), Thomas Bogenschild (University of Oregon), Marcellus Caldas (Kansas State University), Svetlana Filiatreau (Virginia Tech), Jane Gatewood (University of Rochester).

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), 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).

2021 Annual Conference Committee

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

AIEA SIO Academy Faculty

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 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 

2019

Penelope Pynes, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

2018

Hilary Kahn, Indiana University 

2017

Gil Latz, Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis

2016

Jenifer Cushman, Penn State Beaver

2015

Harvey Charles, Northern Arizona University

2014

Sabine C. Klahr, University of Utah

2013

Donna Scarboro, The George Washington University

2012

Susan Buck Sutton, Bryn Mawr College

2011

Bill Lacy, University of California - Davis

2010

Pia Wood, University of Tennessee - Knoxville

2009

Gilbert Merkx, Duke University

2008

William Brustein, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

2007

Uliana Gabara, University of Richmond

2006

Stephen C. Dunnett, SUNY Buffalo

2005

Earl Kellogg, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

2004

Maria Krane, Creighton University

2003

John K. Hudzik, Michigan State University

2002

JoAnn McCarthy, University of South Florida

2001

John D. Heyl, Old Dominion University

2000

Joyce M. Randolph, University of Pennsylvania

1999

John H. Petersen, Western Kentucky University

1998

Margaret A. Kidd, University of Texas at Austin

1997

Edward H. Moseley*, University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa

1996

Jean S. Aigner, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

1995

Barbara B. Burn*, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

1994

Davydd Greenwood, Cornell University

1993

Thomas H. Hoemeke, University of North Texas

1992

Gerald M. Slavin*, The University of New Mexico

1991

Burkart Holzner*, University of Pittsburgh

1990

Felix V. Gagliano, Ohio University

1989

George C. Christensen, Iowa State University

1988

Ralph H. Smuckler*, Michigan State University

1987

Charles Klasek*, Southern Illinois - Carbondale

1986

Jack Van de Water, Oregon State University

1985

Joe W. Neal*, University of Texas at Austin

1982, '83, '84


* 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...