The Education Abroad Knowledge Community


Community is crucial to education abroad professionals. We rely on colleagues for advice, guidance, sympathy, and motivation. The Education Abroad Knowledge Community (EA KC), which includes a discussion forum, called the EA KC Network, is your community focused on the needs of education abroad professionals. The Knowledge Community is led by a team of dedicated professionals from the field.

Get to Know the Community

Team Members

Karen McBride, EdD - EA KC Chair Eduardo Contreras, EdD– EA KC Chair-elect
Karen McBride
  • Director of Education Abroad & Partnerships, University of Dayton
  • Creates the 2018 work plan.
  • Assists with the leadership of the EA KC Team.
  • IE Competency focus: Leadership
Eduardo Contreras
  • International Programs and Studies, Assistant Provost for International Education, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Portland
Louis Berends, PhD – EA KC Past - Chair Kate Moore, Ed.D. - Program & Resource Coordinator and WIVRA Chair
Louis Berends
  • Director of Academic Programs, Syracuse University
  • Provides leadership to the Education Abroad Knowledge Community.
  • Oversees the work of the content coordinators, regional outreach coordinator, and other NAFSA committees.
  • Created the 2017 work plan
  • IE Competency focus: Comprehensive Internationalization
Kate Moore
  • Executive Director of Academic Internship Council
  • Serves as the content coordinator for programs and resources involving, work, internships, volunteering, and research abroad (WIVRA).
Jason Hope – Content Coordinator for Health and Safety Nancy Campbell - Network Leader and Communication and Information Coordinator
  • Manager of International Health, Safety & Security, University of Kentucky
  • Serves as the content coordinator for Health and Safety including participation in the Health and Safety subcommittee.
  • IE Competency focus: Student Health & Safety, Risk & Crisis Management
Nancy Campbell
  • Vice President of Enrollment Management, International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP)
  • Assists in coordinating posts and discussions for the EA KC Network
Stephen Appiah-Padi, PhD - Leadership Cultivation & Vice-Chair of Diversity and Inclusion Bradley Titus – Regional Outreach and Management Content Coordinator
Stephen Appiah-Padi
  • Director, Office of Global and Off-campus Education,. Bucknell University
  • Serves as the content coordinator for leadership cultivation and a leader for EA diversity and inclusion initiatives.
BJ Titus
  • Director of Institutional Relations & Diversity Initiatives, University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center
  • Serves as the liaison to Regional EA KC Liaisons.
  • Holds meetings with the EA KC Regional Liaisons to stay up-to-date on trends/issues in the field.
  • IE Competency focus: Office Administration, Human Resources, Financial Stewardship.
Sarah Langston - Content Coordinator for Advocacy and Regulatory EA KC Regional Liaisons
Sarah Langston
  • Senior University Relations and Recruitment Manager, SAI Programs
  • Serves as the content coordinator for advocacy and regulatory including participation in the Financing Education Abroad and Visa Education subcommittees.
  • IE Competency focus: Advocacy, Funding & Financing

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