NAFSA Senior Fellows for Internationalization


NAFSA Senior Fellows for Internationalization are a diverse group of individuals who lend their expertise, experience, and wisdom to NAFSA's continuing efforts in internationalization. They help identify and define the key cutting-edge topics the association should be addressing to foster internationalization dialogue.

John K. Hudzik, PhD - Chair
Michigan State University

John Hudzik, PhD, serves as chair of the NAFSA Senior Fellows for Internationalization and professor of criminal justice at Michigan State University. From 1995 to 2010, he was dean of International Studies and Programs at MSU and also served as vice president for global engagement and strategic projects and acting provost and vice president of academic affairs. Hudzik is past president and chair of the board of directors at NAFSA and past president of the Association of International Administrators (AIEA). He has served on numerous international policy and advisory boards for international development, frequently speaks at national and international conferences on the direction of global higher education and internationalization and publishes regularly on these topics.

Harvey CharlesHarvey Charles, PhD
University at Albany, State University of New York

Harvey Charles, PhD, serves as dean and vice provost for international education and Global Strategy at the University at Albany, State University of New York. He previously served as vice provost for the Center for International Education at Northern Arizona University. Charles is also is past president of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA). Beyond his long service as an SIO at multiple institutions, he presents and publishes regularly on issues including global learning, internationalizing the curriculum and comprehensive internationalization.

Madeleine GreenMadeleine F. Green, PhD
International Association of Universities

Madeleine F. Green, PhD, is an independent consultant in higher education and non-profit and association management. She also serves as senior fellow at the International Association of Universities, senior program consultant at the Teagle Foundation in New York, and is an adjunct professor for education in Associate Faculty of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Her consulting practices focuses on policy, institutional management and leadership, internationalization, governing boards, and change management. Green had a 35-year career at the American Council on Education and has served on the boards of several U.S. higher education institutions. She is widely published in the field of higher education leadership and management, global higher education issues, and internationalization.

Kevin KinserKevin Kinser, EdD
Pennsylvania State University

Kevin Kinser, EdD, is professor and department head of Education Policy Studies at Pennsylvania State University. Prior to his appointment at Penn State, he was an associate professor in the University of Albany’s School of Education. He studies nontraditional and alternative higher education, particularly the organization and administration of for-profit and virtual universities, and is co-leader of UAlbany’s Cross-Border Education Research Team (C-Bert). He is also interested in the various ways in which higher education institutions choose to serve and support students. Kinser is the author of more than 30 articles, chapters, and scholarly reports, and regularly presents papers at conferences in the United States and abroad.

Jenny LeeJenny J. Lee, PhD
University of Arizona

Jenny J. Lee, PhD, is professor at the Center for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE) at the University of Arizona and former Fulbright Scholar to South Africa (2013-2015). She served as the director of CSHE, chair for the Council of International Higher Education within the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), and chair of several internationalization task forces for both ASHE and AERA. She has produced over sixty publications in the field of higher education, including research on internationalization. Her ongoing research on international students' mobility and their experiences in the U.S., Mexico, and Korea over the past decade has been published in the top journals of higher education and cited widely. She is on numerous editorial boards, including the Journal of Higher Education, Review of Higher Education, Higher Education, and co-editor of a book series, Studies in Global Higher Education. Lee has also been appointed as a Global Professor at Korea University and is a visiting scholar at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She is the recipient of numerous local and national awards, including recognition as one of the US's top emerging scholars by Diverse Issues in Higher Education in 2011.

Kristopher N. OldsKristopher N. Olds, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kris Olds, PhD is professor of geography at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He is a faculty affiliate in the Department of Educational Policy Studies, the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, and the Department of Scandinavian Studies and serves as a Senior Fellow with the University’s Educational Innovation initiative. His current research focuses on the globalization of higher education and research, and he has conducted research on the globalization of the service industries and their relationship to urban and regional change. His teaching focuses on global cities, global elites, global networks, and global economic geographies. Olds frequently uses digital outlets to engage, serve, and engender informed debate and is co-founder and co-editor of GlobalHigherEd.

hanneke TeekensHanneke Teekens
AFS Netherlands

Hanneke Teekens is chair of the board of AFS Netherlands, and former member of the board of directors of NUFFIC: The Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education. Prior to joining NUFFIC, Teekens worked at Twente University and the Graduate School of Teaching and Learning at the University of Amsterdam. She is also founder of Climes, an international education consulting firm. Teekens has published on many aspects of international education, particularly internationalization at home.

Targino de Araujo Filho
Federal University of São Carlos

Since 1979, Targino has been a faculty member at Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), a public research university in Brazil. He is a production engineer with a master’s degree and PhD in operations research, working with planning methodologies and action research. Since 1996, he has served in the UFSCar administration as extension pro-dean for two terms (from 1996 to 2004) and rector for two terms (from 2008 to 2016). While rector, Targino was president and vice president of the National Association of Federal Universities of Brazil and also president of its international relations committee. He was also president of the Montevideo Group University Association, and was involved with the creation of Latin-American and Caribbean Higher Education Space (ENLACES).

Fellows Emeriti

Jocelyne Gacel-Ávila, PhD
University of Guadalajara

JoAnn S. McCarthy, PhD
INTO University Partnerships-North America

Alan Ruby
University of Pennsylvania

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