History of Education Abroad Leaders

April 14, 2014

Chairs of the Education Abroad Knowledge Community (2005-present) and its precursor, NAFSA Section on U.S. Students Abroad (SECUSSA), 1971 to 2004, and its precursor, the NAFSA Committee on U.S. Students Abroad (USSA), 1963-1971.

Education Abroad Knowledge Community Chairs

  • 2018: Lou Berends, Syracuse University (Current Chair)
  • 2017: Margaret Wiedenhoeft, Kalamazoo College (Past Chair)
  • 2016: Amanda Kelso, Duke University
  • 2015: David Wick, Santa Clara University (extended term from July 2014)
  • 2014: Kelly Marton, Jacksonville University
  • 2013: Brad Sekulich, University of North Carolina - Charlotte
  • 2012: Susan Carty, Indiana University
  • 2011: Kerry Geffert, CEA Global Education 
  • 2010: Cynthia Banks, Global Links Learning Abroad (AustraLearn)
  • 2009: Stacia Biel, CAPA International Education
  • 2008: Jim Gehlhar, East Carolina University
  • 2007: Stephen Ferst, Rutgers University
  • 2006: Nancy Ericksen, Trinity University
  • 2005: Carl Herrin, Herrin Associates

2004-1971 SECUSSA Chairs

  • 2003-2004: Margaret Riley, Duke University (Extended Term)
  • 2002-2003: Mickey Slind, Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University
  • 2001-2002: Bill Nolting, University of Michigan
  • 2000-2001: Joseph Brockington, Kalamazoo College
  • 1999-2000: Kathleen Sideli, Indiana University-Bloomington
  • 1998-1999: Patricia C. Martin, University of Pennsylvania
  • 1997-1998: Paul DeYoung, Reed College
  • 1996-1997: John Pearson, Stanford University
  • 1995-1996: Rick Weaver, University of Maryland
  • 1994-1995: Sarah Stevenson, University of St. Thomas
  • 1993-1994: Jane Cary, Amherst College
  • 1992-1993: William Hoffa, Council on International Educational Exchange
  • 1991-1992: Charles Gliozzo, Michigan State University
  • 1990-1991: Marv Slind, Washington State University
  • 1989-1990: Mary Anne Grant, International Student Exchange Program
  • 1988-1989: Margaret Bannister, Boston University
  • 1987-1988: Joan Solaun, University of Illinois
  • 1986-1987: Tom Roberts, Beaver College
  • 1985-1986: Joseph Lurie, Adelphi University
  • 1984-1985: Henry Weaver, University of California-Santa Barbara
  • 1983-1984: David Sanford, Macalester College
  • 1982-1983: Gail Cohen [now Hochhauser], Institute of International Education
  • 1981-1982: Jean Delaney, University of Colorado
  • 1980-1981: Colleen Zarich, Council on International Educational Exchange
  • 1979-1980: Dorothy Foley, Iowa State University
  • 1978-1979: Jon Booth, University of Michigan.
  • 1977-1978: Nancy McCormack [now McGlasson] University of Tennessee
  • 1976-1977: Archer Schreiber [now Brown], Council on Int’l Educational Exchange
  • 1975-1976: Reginald Smart, Youth for Understanding
  • 1974-1975: Barbara R. Lewis, The Experiment in International Living
  • 1973-1974: Mark T. Orr, University of South Florida
  • 1972-1973: Christopher Duffy, University of Illinois
  • 1971-1972: Gerhard Mundinger, University of Denver

1971-1963 USSA Chairs

  • 1970-1971: Ward Beecher, University of California-San Diego
  • 1969-1970: Alice Mothershead, Pasadena City College
  • 1967-1969: John Bowman, Council on International Education Exchange
  • 1963-1967: Bill Allaway, University of California-Santa Barbara