2018 Forum on Global Learning Presenters


Developing Capacity for Global Impact: From Skill Sets to Mindsets

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Larry A. Braskamp, PhD
Global Perspective Institute
Larry A. Braskamp graduated from Central College (Pella, IA) and earned his PhD from the University of Iowa, with a dual focus on student learning and development and statistics. He was a faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and was assistant to the president. Larry has held administrative positions as associate vice chancellor of academic affairs and as dean of applied life studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He served as dean of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). While at UIC he took a leave from UIC to become the first executive director of the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). He is president of the Global Perspective Institute, and consults with a number of colleges, universities, and other organizations on institutional leadership and enhancing the global learning of students.

Jason A. Scorza, PhD
Farleigh Dickinson University
Jason A. Scorza is professor of political science and philosophy and vice provost for academic and international affairs at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey (USA). In the latter capacity he oversees international global learning programs, global partnerships, and international initiatives. Under his leadership, Fairleigh Dickinson University was recognized with a 2009 Spotlight Award by NAFSA: Association of International Educators for its exceptional use of technology and professional development programs to promote campus internationalization. Scorza earned his PhD in politics at Princeton University and is author of one book, Strong Liberalism: Habits of Mind for Democratic Citizenship (Tufts University Press, 2007) and editor of another book, Higher Education as a Bridge to the Future (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016).

Dawn Michele Whitehead, PhD
Association of American Colleges and Universities
Dawn Michele Whitehead is the senior director for global learning and curricular change at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). At AAC&U, she focuses on advancing practices, strategies, and projects for integrative global learning across the undergraduate curriculum. In her work, she has worked with institutions to develop thematic local and international curricular and co-curricular experiences to provide students with global learning opportunities throughout the undergraduate experience to prepare students to function and thrive in life, work, and citizenship. She has also worked on projects that have integrated high-impact practices across general education and the majors to provide students with consistent, high-quality liberal learning. Whitehead holds a PhD from Indiana University-Bloomington.