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About Us

Gateway International Group was launched in 2020 by a team of professional and highly experienced international educators to support institutions and organizations around the world with leveraging strategic new directions and emerging opportunities in international education.

Our Story

In recent months an energetic discussion has emerged among the education community around the world on COVID-19’s impact on international higher education. The range of opinions seems to fall along two basic extremes: reassurance and panic. On the reassurance end, some are arguing that there will hardly be any disruption to internationalization as we have known it and predict only a temporary decrease and slight restriction of traditional mobility patterns. On the panic end, many are warning that this crisis will hugely transform international education for the foreseeable future, devastate all current facets of programming and practice, and cause a likely permanent rethinking in our practice.

Indeed, these are challenging times and yet, emerging developments suggest we may very well be at the beginning of a new era for international education, one which will challenge us to reexamine well-established practices, reframe our priorities and pursue emerging opportunities. Transforming immediate challenges into opportunities requires significant expertise, intense collaboration and innovative thinking.

It also appears that the pandemic has accelerated changes in international education that have been in motion for years. What were once peripheral strategies employed by a few institutions are now gaining traction by many and thus, broadening the scope and direction of international education as we have known it. Success in a new era of international education will require that we recognize that the status quo was supported by an environment that is now gone. Future opportunities will not be found in defending the status quo. Rather, institutions must innovate and change, and not just by doing things differently, but by doing different things. This certainly requires reframing the curricula to be more responsive to a new generation of internationally-engaged learners, exploring expanded uses of virtual technology and online education to bring together once disparate populations in meaningful ways, and leveraging international partnerships and linkages that are truly synergistic and based on shared and reciprocal interests.

The value and importance of international learning and engagement remains strong. It is still a goal of many institutions to graduate learners who have nuanced understandings of the international dimensions of their chosen disciplines and intercultural competency needed to live and work successfully in a globally interconnected world. What is changing however is the focus and methodologies with which these outcomes are achieved. Although internationalizing the campus and the curriculum has always been important, the dominant focus of international education at many institutions has been concerned with student and scholar mobility. In other words, if international education can be conceptualized along a continuum, the focus has traditionally been skewed to one end where optional international opportunities have been offered to an exclusive group of mobile learners
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Institutions that broaden their focus beyond mobility education to consider other dimensions along the continuum of internationalization will be better positioned to respond to the shifting demands of this new era of higher education.

Leask, B. & Green, W. (2020). “Curriculum integration: Maximizing the impact of education abroad for all students.” In Ogden, A., Streitwieser, B., & Van Mol, C. (Eds.), Education abroad: Bridging scholarship and practice. Routledge, Oxford, UK.

Our Experience

Gateway International Group was launched in 2020 by a team professional and highly experienced international educators to support institutions and organizations around the world with leveraging strategic new directions and emerging opportunities in international education. Under the leadership of Dr. Anthony C. Ogden, a scholar-practitioner with over 25 years of leadership experience in international higher education, our affiliates have the necessary knowledge and experience to support most any aspect of international higher education. On average, Gateway affiliates have worked in international higher education for 22 years and together, we have over 1300 years of professional experience in international higher education.

Indeed, Gateway International Group is well-positioned to support institutions around the world with harnessing new and expanded strategies for the next generation of international education.

Meet Our Team

International Higher Education Experts

Anthony C. Ogden​

Managing Director

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Dr. Anthony C. Ogden is a well-known and respected educator with over 25 years of experience in international higher education. He has held senior leadership positions at Pennsylvania State University, the University of Kentucky, Michigan State University and the University of Wyoming. Dr. Ogden has produced over 50 professional and scholarly publications focused on international higher education.

Gateway Affiliates

Rosa Almoguera

Toledo, Spain

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Donna Anderson​

Montana, USA

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Stephen Appiah-Padi​​

Pennsylvania, USA

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Daniela Ascarelli

Pennsylvania, USA

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Rachid Bendriss

Doha, Qatar

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Laurie Black​

Vermont, USA

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Scott G. Blair​

Paris, France

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Amy Blume​

Indiana, USA

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Thomas Bogenschild

Oregon, USA

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Gabriele Bosley​

Kentucky, USA

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Steven Boyd​

New York, USA

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William I. Brustein

Pennsylvania, USA

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Harvey Charles​

New York, USA

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David Clubb​

Virginia, USA

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David Comp​

Illinois, USA

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Sandra Crenshaw

Pennsylvania, USA

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Jenifer Cushman

Pennsylvania, USA

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David Di Maria

Maryland, USA

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James Dorsett

Maryland, USA

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Jeremy Geller

Connecticut, USA

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Noah Goldblatt​

Vermont, USA

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Nick Gozik​

North Carolina, USA

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Virginia Bunn Guneyli

Missouri, USA

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Stephen Hesse

Tokyo, Japan

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Ann Hubbard​

Minnesota, USA

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Keiko Ikeda​

Osaka, Japan

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Tim Jansa​

Georgia, USA

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George F. Kacenga​

Indiana, USA

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Susan Kassab​

Pennsylvania, USA

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Sabine Klahr

Utah, USA

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Yuichi Kondo​

Oita, Japan

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Mark Lazar​

Berlin, Germany

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Elizabeth Leibach​

Kentucky, USA

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Eric Mackintosh​

Texas, USA

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Terence Miller​

Wisconsin, USA

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Hiroshi Ota​

Tokyo, Japan

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Christopher Powers

Maryland, USA

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Kyle Rausch

Illinois, USA

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Amir Reza

Massachusetts, USA

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Jesús Rosario

California, USA

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Pamela Roy​

Vancouver, Canada

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Jenny Samaan

Hawaii, USA

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Vibha Sharma​

Delhi, India

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Whitney Sherman

Michigan, USA

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Coryn Shiflet

Georgia, USA

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Heidi Soneson

Minnesota, USA

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Martin Tillman​

Washington, DC, USA

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'Dimeji Togunde​

Georgia, USA

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Catherine Winnie​

Texas, USA

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Carlise Wynne ​

Georgia, USA

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John Wells

Pennsylvania, USA

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Gateway Associates

Elena Adlon Place

Finance

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Nichole Barbe​

Project Management

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Bill Funk

Project Manager

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Kerry Geffert

External Relations

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Maneno John

Marketing and Communications Design

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Angela Johnson

Project Management

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Jennifer Late

Communications

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Libby Lauze

Project Management

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Tina Newton​

External Relations

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Carrie (Wojenski) Prior

Operations (Affiliate)

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Bonnie Parker

Project Management

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Melquin Ramos

Business Development and Resources Specialist

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Kevin Paquette

External Relations

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Brooke Roberts

Gateway Spotlight

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Durvine Sindiga

Business Development and Communications

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George T. Sipos

Project Management

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Catharine Scruggs

Project Management (Affiliate)

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Ian Wright

External Relations

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Join the Group!  Opportunities with Gateway International Group.

Gateway International Group is a growing organization launched in 2020 by a team professional and highly experienced international educators to support institutions and organizations around the world with leveraging strategic new directions and emerging opportunities in international education.  Currently, Gateway has the following associate vacancies:

Gateway also offers remote internship opportunities for those interested in breaking into the profession/field of international education. Let us help you prepare for a lifelong career in international education.  Click here for more information.

Gateway welcomes discussions with those interested in joining our team of Affiliates.  Those interested are invited to contact Gateway’s Managing Director, Dr. Anthony C. Ogden at aogden@gatewayinternational.org

The Gateway Pledge

Gateway International Group has made the commitment to allocate 5% of all revenue to support traditionally underrepresented student participation in international learning and engagement. We have designated the Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) as a recipient of funds gathered through Gateway Education Abroad. FEA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides scholarships and ongoing support to students who are underrepresented in U.S. education abroad.

Anthony C. Ogden

Founder & Managing Director

Anthony C. Ogden earned a bachelor’s degree from Berea College and then later studied at the SIT Graduate Institute where he earned a master’s degree in International and Intercultural Management (MIIM), with a specialization in international education. Dr. Ogden completed a doctorate at Pennsylvania State University in Educational Theory and Policy with a dual title in Comparative and International Education.

Dr. Ogden has held educational leadership positions at Pennsylvania State University, where he provided oversight in the administration of education abroad programming and worked in close cooperation with all 24 Penn State campuses located throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Back in his home state, he served as the executive director of Education Abroad and Exchanges at the University of Kentucky, where he Ied dramatic growth in enrollment and co-founded the Kentucky Council on Education Abroad (KCEA). At Michigan State University, he directed one of the largest education abroad offices in the country and provided oversight of diverse programming to support the nearly 3,000 MSU students that earn credit abroad each year.

Most recently, Dr. Ogden served as the senior international officer at the University of Wyoming where he provided leadership and vision in advancing comprehensive internationalization initiatives, directly overseeing the work of the offices of International Students and Scholars (including international student recruitment) and Education Abroad, the Center for Global Studies, and the UW English Language Center.

As an educator, scholar and three-time Fulbright recipient, Dr. Ogden has numerous publications to his credit, including co-edited books focused on the emerging issue of scholar-practitioners in international higher education (Symposium Books, 2016), the integration of education abroad into the undergraduate curriculum (Stylus, 2019), and a comprehensive compendium on international education research (Routledge, 2020). He serves as an external reviewer for numerous journals, including the Journal of Studies in International Education and the Journal of International Students, and holds faculty appointments at the Middlebury Institute for International Studies in Monterey and the American College of Education.

Dr. Ogden has been an active member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators since 1996, through which he has given numerous presentations, workshops and webinars on various aspects of international education. He is also involved with the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), the European Association of International Education (EAIE), and The Forum on Education Abroad. He has served on numerous international boards focused on higher education and was a founding member of the Fund for Education Abroad.

A noted international education expert by the U.S. Department of State, Dr. Ogden has conducted formal program evaluations in 25 countries across Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Europe. He regularly offers invited seminars around the world on topics related to international higher education, most recently with Slovenia’s national agency for advancing international student and scholar mobility (CMEPIUS) and Thailand’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research, and Innovation (MHESI).

Dr. Ogden has lived in Japan, Australia and Cameroon and has professional experience in over 80 countries. He is married to his lifelong partner, whom he met in Japan many years ago. A member of Rotary International, he enjoys traveling, reading, and community engagement.

Education Abroad (Internationalization in Higher Education Series): Ogden, Anthony C.
Education Abroad and the Undergraduate Experience: Critical Perspectives and Approaches to Integration with Student Learning and Development: Brewer, Elizabeth, Ogden, Anthony C., Whalen, Brian
International Higher Education’s Scholar-Practitioners: bridging research and practice: Bernhard Streitwieser, Anthony C. Ogden, Bernhard Streitwieser, Anthony C. Ogden

Rosa Almoguera

AFFILIATE

Dr. Rosa Almoguera has worked as an international educator for over twenty years. She was trained as a Hispanic Philologist at the Universidad Complutense, in Madrid, and did her M.A. at the University of Pennsylvania. Her Ph.D., from Universidad Complutense included a field study and edition of written balladry “Romancero”. During many years Rosa combined teaching and her role as a senior administrator at the Fundación Ortega-Marañón in Toledo, Spain. At the Foundation, Rosa directed and, in many cases created, programs for the University of Minnesota, Notre Dame, Princeton, Ohio State, Arcadia, and the University of Chicago. She has also been a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota, University of Portland, and Interamericana de Puerto Rico.

Beginning in 2016, Rosa works as an international education consultant for both public and private European and US higher education institutions. Rosa has been successful in developing new partnerships and programs, as well as helping improve already existing ones.

Rosa is a member of Forum and NAFSA and has presented with higher education professionals on innovative academic and research programming, STEM in study abroad and Nationalism in Europe. Rosa is currently completing the final Professional Certification from the Forum on Education Abroad.
 

Specialization Areas:

– Student services
– Education abroad programming
– Institutional partnerships
– Education and training

Donna Anderson

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Dr. Donna Anderson is an international education administrator with over 20 years of experience in international higher education. She has held senior leadership positions at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and the University of Montana. Dr. Anderson has provided leadership in the areas of Education Abroad, International Partnerships and Agreements, International Student and Scholar Services, Intensive English Language Programs, and International Student Recruitment.

She has worked with administrators, faculty, and staff to create global opportunities; expand international components of teaching, research, and engagement activities; recruit and support international students and scholars; provide education abroad opportunities; and facilitate development of international partnerships. Dr. Anderson’s major research interests include the areas of international student identity development, and diversity, equity and inclusion in international education. Her most recent publication appears in the Journal of International Students. Dr. Anderson is an active member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators and the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA). She has been a frequent presenter at NAFSA state and regional conferences.

Dr. Anderson holds a bachelor’s degree in German and Sociology from Luther College, a master’s degree in Education from Loras College, and a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Colorado State University-Fort Collins.

Specialization Areas:

– Education abroad
– Institutional partnerships
– International student success
– Program management

Stephen Appiah-Padi​

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Stephen Appiah-Padi is an international educator with several years of teaching and administrative experience in both 4 and 2-year HEIs. An experienced global education practitioner-scholar, with a demonstrated history of success in the field.

Dr. Appiah-Padi has a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in Educational Policy & Administration with a specialization in International/Intercultural Education.

At Northwestern College, he provided oversight in the administration of education abroad and international student services. In Lansing, Michigan, he first oversaw diversity and intercultural education at Lansing Community College, and later created the Center for International and Intercultural Education (CIIE) which merged intercultural engagement and international education programs of the institution, and he became its first director. Additionally, Dr. Appiah-Padi taught a course, “Diversity in the American Workplace”, to undergraduate management students of the College. In his current position, he provides leadership and vision in advancing strategic internationalization initiatives, including international partnerships and study abroad programs at Bucknell University.

Dr Appiah-Padi has created and facilitated several workshops for faculty and staff development in higher education and in business organizations. He has presented at several national and international conferences. In NAFSA, among several volunteer leadership positions, he has served as Dean of the Fundamentals of Intercultural Communication Workshop, the Leadership Development Committee member, Chair of the Africa Special Interest Group, and a Fellow of the Global Fellowship Program for mentoring emerging leaders of internationalization in African HEIs. He currently serves as a member of the NAFSA Board of Directors.

Specialization Areas:

– Education Abroad
– International education leadership development
– Intercultural education and engagement
– International partnerships and linkages

Daniela Ascarelli

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Daniela Ascarelli is an experienced higher education professional with strong budgetary experience, strong communication skills and strong people skills. She enjoys working with diverse stakeholders, including faculty, staff, students, donors, and other funding agencies in order to find both opportunities and solutions that will allow institutions to articulate and impliment their global strategy.  She has worked with both undergraduate, graduate and professional programs, including law schools and colleges of medicine.

Specialization Areas:

– Bilateral exchange opportunities
– STEM students abroad
– Professional school internationalization
– Work experiences abroad

Rachid Bendriss

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Dr. Rachid Bendriss is an ESL faculty and Assistant Dean for Student Recruitment, Outreach, and Foundation programs at Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q). He graduated from the University of Central Florida (UCF) with an MA in TESOL and a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership. Dr. Bendriss provides a dynamic and forward-looking leadership to attract underrepresented student talent through innovative pathway programs and engaged relationship-building. To strengthen long-term partnerships with education stakeholders, Dr. Bendriss established creative initiatives focused on effective college readiness for prospective students, yielding a significant number of highly motivated applicants from Qatar, the GCC, and the entire MENA region.

Prior to joining WCM-Q, Dr. Bendriss was a faculty member at Valencia College and UCF, where he also assumed several administrative leadership roles, such as Assistant Director for the Center for Multilingual Multicultural Studies and the International Services Center, leading institutional global initiatives to internationalize curricula.

At WCM-Q, Dr. Bendriss serves as chair and member of numerous committees, task forces, and advisory boards focused on curriculum reform, admissions, student research experience, educational technology, academic readiness, and student advising. Dr. Bendriss has lectured and written extensively on the internationalization of higher education, recruitment and enrollment management, academic English development, information fluency, and college readiness.

A scholar-practitioner, Dr. Bendriss received the prestigious U.S. Department of State Fulbright Award of International Education, the distinguished Florida Association of International Education Annual Award, and multiple Teaching Excellence Awards.

Specialization Areas:

– Student recruitment and outreach
– Program and curriculum development
– Higher education administration and leadership
– ESL and foundation programs

Laurie Black

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Laurie’s international education career spans 25+ years and has focused on strategic partnerships, marketing, enrollment, program development, and grants management. Active in issues of access and inclusion, she has worked with institutions and organizations to support underrepresented students. Her first position in the field was study abroad adviser at University of Vermont. She then joined School for International Training as admissions counselor for SIT Study Abroad, eventually becoming dean for external relations and strategic enrollment management for high school, undergraduate, and graduate programs.

Laurie next served as inaugural director of the high school/pre-college division at CET Academic Programs where she developed a portfolio of programs with college credit for high school and gap students. Laurie earned her BA in Sociology at University of Virginia and MA in International Education at SIT Graduate Institute. She is engaged in several professional associations and served on the NAFSA regional team, Forum on Education Abroad Council, Diversity Abroad High School Task Force, and Gap Year Association Higher Education Committee in addition to presenting on numerous topics at national conferences. Laurie studied in London, lived in New Zealand, and has traveled extensively in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, the Middle East, and Oceania.

Specialization Areas:

– Strategic partnerships
– Organizational positioning and marketing
– Virtual education abroad advising
– Pre-college and gap year programming

Scott G. Blair

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Scott G. Blair, PhD, is a seasoned scholar-practitioner in the design, delivery, and assessment of experiential learning programs in education abroad. Based in Paris, his professional life spans some 30+ years as instructor, Academic Director, Director of Assessment, and consultant for US study abroad providers. He recently served as Resident Director at Boston College Paris; Director of Assessment & Sustainability at TEAN; Research & Scholarship Network Leader for the Teaching, Learning & Scholarship Knowledge Community of NAFSA; and member of the Board of Directors at NSEE (National Society for Experiential Education).

With a special focus on designing and delivering programs that foster sustainability literacy in today’s anxious students, he advocates for assessing student learning outcomes in terms of climate sustainability, biodiversity, global health, and human equity. His research on assessing experiential learning, intercultural competence, global learning, and sustainability literacy has appeared in Frontiers, Routledge, Stylus, EAIE Forum, and CAPA publications and he is a frequent speaker at NAFSA, Forum, and EAIE conferences on learning outcomes assessment and study abroad program design aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

He served on the faculties of the University of New Haven, the Institut National des Sciences Politiques, the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, and the American University of Paris. Scott Blair holds a doctorate in history from the Sorbonne, an MA in European history from Georgetown University, and a BA in English from Miami of Ohio.

Specialization Areas:

– Sustainability literacy
– Outcomes assessment
– Education and training
– Education abroad

Amy Blume

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Amy Bartnick Blume was a Butler University Chemistry major when she studied abroad at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. She pivoted from this initial degree to her international higher education career by making the most of happenstance from study abroad. Over her years in education abroad, Amy worked in student advising, academic affairs, institutional engagement, and recruitment at the Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University (IFSA).

Amy received her Master’s in Public Affairs in Nonprofit Management at Indiana University and during that time worked at the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment. In her positions at IFSA, Amy engaged and connected with hundreds of students and institutions around the world to build partnerships, promote new education abroad models, and match curricular needs.

Traveling in the U.S. and to over 50 countries around the world, allows Amy the chance to constantly use and expand her intercultural learning. Amy has presented on appreciative advising, alumni engagement, and various topics in education abroad at NAFSA and Forum conferences. As an advocate for diversity and inclusion, Amy has supported efforts in the field by volunteering on committees and as a mentor for underrepresented students.

Specialization Areas:

– Education Abroad Recruitment Strategy
– Appreciative Advising
– Partnership and Project Development
– Custom and Virtual Embedded Programs

Thomas Bogenschild

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Dr. Thomas Bogenschild has worked as an international educator for more than three decades. He was trained as a cultural anthropologist at Occidental College and the University of Chicago, with additional postgraduate training in social and intellectual history, and political science at the University of California at Berkeley. He holds an A.B. and an A.M. in cultural anthropology, and a Ph.D. in Latin American Studies. He is an experienced teacher and administrator, holding senior positions in international education at a variety of institutions including Stanford, Berkeley, Princeton, Notre Dame, New Mexico, Vanderbilt, and the Naval Postgraduate School, among others. 

He is an experienced consultant and reviewer, serving public and private institutions and government agencies including the U.S. Departments of Education and State. He has worked professionally on 5 continents, and sustains research interests in Latin America, Eastern and Western Europe, Central Asia, and Africa, and Australia. He is active in various professional organizations, and has served as Chair of the Public Policy Advocacy Committee for the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) for the past 6 years. Special interests include public policy in international education, ethical management, cultural and intercultural theory, globalization, and experiential pedagogies.

Gabriele Bosley​

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Academic leader with extensive experience in best practices for comprehensive internationalization of higher education, including student and scholar mobility, partnerships, linkages, curriculum integration, assessment, and faculty engagement. Founding Chair of Bellarmine University’s Foreign Languages and International Studies Department, developed, implemented, and chaired Bellarmine’s Foreign Languages & International Studies Baccalaureate Degree and Minor in International Studies from 1995-2008. Founding Director of Bellarmine’s International Programs Office 1995-2020. As tenured Full Professor and SIO responsible for funding, international strategy and operations across all BU colleges, creating and managing 40+ active bilateral exchange partnerships for long term student and faculty exchanges, and 15+ annual faculty led short-term programs in Europe, Australia, Africa, Asia, and Latin America for study, internships, clinicals, student teaching, and service learning. Secured external funding for and guided the 5-year Internationalization QEP from 2008-2013 for the University’s SACS reaccreditation. Co-developer of an asynchronous on-line Intervention Pedagogy for students on long-term study abroad, with pre, during, and post programming with outcomes assessment. Recipient of numerous regional and national grants and awards. Research, publications and presentations focus on intercultural education, intervention theory, assessment, curriculum development and foreign language acquisition. Regular presenter at AAC&U, AIEA, NAFSA, EAIE, FORUM, ISEP, CIEE, IIE et al. Served or serving on the boards of AATG, AIEA, ISEP, CCSA, KIIS, CC-CS, Via Lingua, the KY Department of Education Standards Board, Asia Institute, Louisville Mayor’s International Advisory Council for three administrations, and numerous internal BU committees.

Specialization Areas:

– Mobility partnerships and programming development
– Curriculum integration
– Intercultural pedagogy
– Qualitative and quantitative assessment