AIEA Leadership

AIEA Board: Officers


AIEA Committees

Past Presidents

AIEA Board: Officers


Dr. Penelope "Nell" Pynes is Associate Provost for International Programs at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She co-authored with John K. Hudzik, Developing Sustainable Resources for Internationalization (Washington, DC: NAFSA. 2014). She has been active in both NAFSA and AIEA, serving on the board, as professional development chair, as well as faculty for the AIEA SIO Academy. She holds a doctorate in Germanic Linguistics from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Cheryl Matherly headshot


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.  She is an AIEA board member, co-author of the AIEA Standards of Professional Practice, a two-time mentor for the Neal Presidential Fellows Program, and frequent conference presenter.  She writes on international education and employability. Her doctorate is from the University of Houston.

Immediate Past President

Dr. Hilary Kahn is Assistant Dean for Strategic Collaborations and Director of the Center for the Study of Global Change in the School of Global and International Studies at Indiana University. She is on the AIEA Executive Board and the AAC&U Global Learning Advisory Board. She is the author of articles and books and has spent the last decade advancing comprehensive and curriculum internationalization at colleges and universities. Professor Kahn has a Ph.D. in Anthropology.


Dr. Rodolfo Hernandez Guerrero is Director of International Partnership Development (IPD) and Senior Advisor to the Center for U.S. – Latin America Initiatives (CUSLAI) at The University of Texas at Dallas, where he led CUSLAI and the Office of International Education. He teaches 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 published in journals and newspapers and participated in documentary T.V. and radio programs in Mexico, United States, Argentina, Portugal, United Kingdom, and Australia.


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

Thomas Bogenschild, University of Oregon (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) 

Adel el Zaim, University of British Columbia (2020)
Leigh Poole, Winthrop University (2020)
Torian L. Lee, Xavier University of Louisiana (2020)
Susan Bender, University of California, Irvine (2019)
Meredith McQuaid, The University of Minnesota (2019)
Amir Reza, Babson College (2019)


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.

Leadership Development Committee (formerly under the Professional Development Committee)

Chair: Meredith McQuaid (University of Minnesota)
Vice-Chair: Kati Bell (Dominican University of California)
Vice-Chair for Gender Equity: Helen Gaudette (Fashion Institute of Technology)
Members: Shelley Stephenson (Arizona State University), Anthony Pinder (Emerson College), Malene Torp (DIS: Study Abroad in Scandinavia), Hong Yang (Bryant University), GianMario Besana (DePaul University), Jane Kucko (University of Tulsa). 

Strategic Issues Committee (formerly under the Professional Development Committee)

Chair: Susie Bender (University of California, Irvine)
Vice-Chair: Victoria Jones (University of California, Irvine)
Members: Vinita Bahri-Mehra (Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter), Marcellus Caldas (Kansas State University), Imara Dawson (University of Michigan), Lorna Jean Edmonds (Ohio University), Ryan Griffith (University of the Pacific), Mariella Hernandez (Universidad del Pacifico), Joe Potts (University of Kansas), Amy Rell (Regis University), John Sunnygard (University of Colorado, Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus).

Membership Committee

Chair: Victoria Jones (University of California, Irvine)
Members: Jennifer Engel (Loyola University Chicago), Esther Gottlieb (The Ohio State University), Richard Harvey (University of East Anglia), India Karavackas (Richard Stockton College of New Jersey), Ling Gao LeBeau (Western Carolina University), Matthew Pucciarelli (St. John's University), George T. Sipos (The College at Brockport, SUNY), Maria Soloeta (Universidad Del Salvador), H. Stephen Straight (Binghamton University), Carrie Wojenski (SUNY Albany), and Jewell Winn (Tennessee State University). 

Policy Advisory Committee (Formerly Taskforce on Advocacy)

Chair: Thomas Bogenschild (University of Oregon)
Vice- Chair: Paulo Zagalo-Melo (Western Michigan University)
Members: Mimi Barnard (Belmont University), Sharif Barsoum (New York University), William Lacy (UC Davis), Lisa Lancia (Fordham University), Gilbert Merkx (Duke University), Terence Miller (Marquette University),  Daniel Weiner (University of Connecticut).

Nominating Committee

Chair: Hilary Kahn (Indiana University)
Members: Darla K. Deardorff (Ex-officio, Duke University), Cheryl Matherly (Lehigh University), Nell Pynes (University of North Carolina at Greensboro).

Awards Committee

Chair: Adel El Zaïm (The University of British Columbia)
Members: Thomas Bogenschild (University of Oregon), Marcellus Caldas (Kansas State University), Sean Michael Cox (Bahçe┼čehir University), Maria C. Di Stefano (Truman State University), Svetlana Filiatreau (Virginia Tech), Jane Gatewood (University of Rochester).

2018 Annual Conference Committee

Chair: Penelope Pynes (The University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
Members: Clare Banks (Institute of International Education), Sherif Barsoum (New York University), Jill Blondin (Virginia Commonwealth University), Jane Blyth (Western Michigan University), Gwendolyn Bookman (Bennett College), McKenna Brown (Virginia Commonwealth University), Imara Dawson (University of Michigan), Natalia Dyba (University of Washington, Bothell), Margreet de Lange (Utrecht University), Steven Duke (University of Nebraska), Svetlana Filiatreau (Virginia Tech), Jacques Fuqua (Texas A&M University-Commerce), William A. Holmes (Central Michigan University), Kees Kouwenaar (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), CK Kwai (Jacksonville University), Lisa Lancia (Fordham University), Vanessa Laufer (University of Toronto), Ling LeBeau (Western Carolina University), Susan Mennicke (Franklin and Marshall College), Heike Michelsen (Cornell University), Terence Miller (Marquette University), Sharon Nagy (Clemson University),  Leigh M. Neys (Northern State University),  Woody Pelton (Elon University), Leigh Poole (Winthrop University),  Mamiko Reeves (Northwood University), Joanna Regulska (UC Davis), Amy B. Rell (Regis University), Gunjan M. Sanjeev (Amity University), Mark Schaub (Grand Valley State University), George T. Sipos (Yamanashi Gakuin University), Stephen Straight (Binghamton University, The State University of New York (SUNY)), Downing Thomas (The University of Iowa), Teresa Wise (The University of Alabama), Ian Wright (World Education Services), Dmytro Yakovenko (University of Agder), and Jiangyuan Zhou (Stockton University).

Editorial Committee

Chair: Amir Reza (Babson College)
Vice-Chair: Douglas Proctor (University College Dublin)
Members: Roger Adkins (Gustavus Adolphus College), Funwi Ayuninjam (Georgia Gwinnett College), Adel El Zaim (University of British Columbia), David Di Maria (University of Maryland Baltimore County), Binbin Jiang (Kennesaw State University), Wolfgang Schloer (Georgia State University),  and Teresa Wise (University of Alabama).

Endowment Committee

Chair: Gil Merkx (Duke University)
Members: Jenifer Cushman (Penn State Beaver), Darla Deardorff (Duke University - ex-officio), Joe Tullbane (St. Norbert College)

Presidential Fellows Committee

Chair: Hilary Kahn (Indiana University)
Members: Victoria Jones (University of California, Irvine), Cheryl Matherly (Lehigh University), Meredith McQuaid (University of Minnesota), Nell Pynes (University of North Carolina at Greensboro).

Forum Committee

Chair: Hilary Kahn (Indiana University)
Members: Amir Reza (Babson College), Victoria Jones (University of California, Irvine), Susan Bender (University of California,Irvine), Cheryl Matherly (Lehigh University), Nell Pynes (University of North Carolina at Greensboro).

AIEA SIO Academy Selection Committee

Chair: Gil Merkx (Duke University)
Members: Harvey Charles (SUNY Albany), Penelope Pynes (UNC Greensboro), Riall Nolan (Purdue University), Pia Wood (University of Tennessee - Knoxville)

AIEA Audit Committee

Chair: Terence Miller (Marquette University)
Members: Judith Pennywell (University of Michigan), Jennifer Robertson (Valencia College).

Taskforce on SIO Standards

Chair: Harvey Charles (University of Albany, SUNY)
Members: Elizabeth Brewer (Beloit College), Jeet Joshee (California State University, Long Beach), Cheryl Matherly (Lehigh University).

Taskforce on AIEA Partnerships

Members: Jenifer Cushman (Penn State Beaver), Rodolfo Hernandez Guerrero (University of Texas at Dallas), Terence Miller (Marquette University).

AIEA Presidential Leadership and Past Presidents

AIEA Past Presidents (left to right)

Earl Kellogg, Maria Krane, William Brustein, Stephen Dunnett, Sabine Klahr, Susan Sutton, John Heyl, Donna Scarboro, Bill Lacy, Uliana Gabara, Gil Merkx, Harvey Charles


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...