The NAFSA Senior Fellows provide intellectual support to NAFSA’s efforts in thought leadership and research and scholarship generation in higher education internationalization, global learning, and international affairs. Recognized for their significant experience and outstanding academic scholarship, the Fellows provide strong intellectual groundwork in the field of environmental sustainability through shared research and collaboration for NAFSA. The 2020-2021 NAFSA Senior Fellows have worked with NAFSA to develop two critical resources on climate change, sustainability, and international higher education.

John Trelawney Hoal, PhD

John Trelawney Hoal
Washington University in St. Louis
NAFSA Senior Fellow
John Trelawney Hoal, PhD, is a professor of architecture and urban design. Hoal was the chair of Urban Design from 2007 to 2019, directing the master of urban design program. He was the founding director of the doctor of sustainable urbanism degree, serving from 2015 to 2019, and is currently a...

Janet Ilieva, PhD

Janet Ilieva
Education Insight
NAFSA Senior Fellow
Janet Ilieva, PhD, is founder and director of Education Insight, a research consultancy specializing in international higher education. Ilieva’s research focuses on global student mobility, national policies and regulatory environments for higher education engagement, university partnerships, and...

Ailsa Lamont

Ailsa Lamont
Pomegranate Global
NAFSA Senior Fellow
After 25 years of professional experience—spanning capacity building, social innovation, and international education—as well as roles as international director and pro vice-chancellor international at three Australian universities, Ailsa Lamont founded Pomegranate Global in 2016 to guide the...

Lisa Sachs, JD

Lisa Sachs
Columbia University
NAFSA Senior Fellow
Lisa Sachs, JD, is the director of the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI). Since joining CCSI in 2008, she established, and now oversees, CCSI’s robust research portfolio and has led advisory work in Chile, Guinea, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Paraguay, Tanzania, and Timor-Leste, among...

David Martin Ssekamatte, PhD

David Ssekamatte
Uganda Management Institute, Uganda
NAFSA Senior Fellow; NAFSA Global Dialogue Fellow
David Martin Ssekamatte is currently a consultant and lecturer in monitoring and evaluation at the Uganda Management Institute. Previously, Ssekamatte worked with various education service and health related development organizations as program manager and monitoring and evaluation manager. He has...
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