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.

EA KC Year in Review 2017

This event highlights education abroad knowledge community initiatives and resources from the past year and introduces upcoming priorities for 2018. Current chair, Margaret Wiedenhoeft and past-chair, Lou Berends walk the audience through this accomplishments and goals for next year.

Watch the recording

Get to Know the Community

Team Members

Margaret Wiedenhoeft – Chair Louis Berends – Chair-elect
Margaret Wiedenhoeft
  • Director, Center for International Programs, Kalamazoo College
  • Provides leadership to the Education Abroad Knowledge Community.
  • Oversees the work of the content coordinators, regional outreach coordinator, and other NAFSA committees.
  • Created the 2016 work plan
  • IE Competency focus: Comprehensive Internationalization
  • margaret.wiedenhoeft@kzoo.edu
 
Louis Berends
  • Director of Academic Programs, Syracuse University
  • Creates the 2017 work plan.
  • Assists with the leadership of the EA KC Team.
  • IE Competency focus: Leadership
  • lmberend@syr.edu
 
Amanda Kelso – Past-Chair Kate Moore, Ed.D. - Program & Resource Coordinator and WIVRA Chair
Amanda Kelso
  • Assistant Vice Provost, Undergraduate Education, Duke University
  • Serves as the EA representative on the Annual Conference Committee the Annual Conference Committee.
  • Coordinates all Education Abroad related sessions for the 2018 conference in Philadelphia.
  • Assists with the leadership of the current EA KC Team.
  • IE Competency focus: Strategic Planning
  • amanda.kelso@duke.edu
 
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).
  • kate@academicinternshipcouncil.org
 
Jason Hope – Content Coordinator for Health and Safety Nancy Campbell - Network Leader and Communication and Information Coordinator
Jason
  • 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
  •  jasonhope@uky.edu 
 
Nancy Campbell
  • Vice President of Enrollment Management, International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP)
  • ssists in coordinating posts and discussions for the EA KC Network
  • ncampbell@isep.org
 
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.
  • Skap0906@gmail.com
 
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.
  • titus007@umn.edu
 
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
  • s.langston@saiprogram.com
 
 

EA Summit

Join us for the Education Abroad Regulatory Summit Mar. 21, 2018 and gain insights from government officials about the most pressing regulatory issues for EA.

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