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.

Get to Know the Community

Mariette Thomas

Mariette Thomas
Tulane University
Mariette Thomas is the chair-elect of the Education Abroad Knowledge Community (EA KC).

Karen McBride, EdD

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University of Dayton, School of Law
Karen McBride is the past-chair of the Education Abroad Knowledge Community (EA KC).

Kate Moore, EdD

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Academic Internship Council
Kate Moore is the program and resource coordinator and WIVRA chair of the Education Abroad Knowledge Community (EA KC).

Jason Hope

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University of Kentucky
Jason Hope is the content coordinator for health and safety for the Education Abroad Knowledge Community (EA KC).

Nancy Campbell

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Vice President of Enrollment Management
Nancy Campbell is the network leader and communication and information coordinator of the Education Abroad Knowledge Community (EA KC).

Irene Scott

Irene Scott
Texas A&M University
Irene Scott is the content coordinator for leadership cultivation and the co-chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Subcomittee for the Education Abroad Knowledge Committee (EA KC).

Bradley Titus

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University of Minnesota Learning Abroad Center
Bradley (BJ) Titus is the regional outreach and management content coordinator of the Education Abroad Knowledge Community (EA KC). Bradley Titus works in the Learning Abroad Center at the University of Minnesota. He has served at the university for most of his professional career and presently is...

Katey Palumbo

Katey Palumbo
Worcester State University
Katey is the the content coordinator for advocacy and regulatory for the Education Abroad Knowledge Community (EA KC).

Regional Liaisons

  • Region I: Krista Mantello, Western Washington University
  • Region II: Joe Milostan, Kansas State University
  • Region III: Sabrina Cortez, Trinity University
  • Region IV: Emily Dougherty, University of North Dakota¬†
  • Region V: Karli Webster - Marquette University
    Katie Burke - IES Abroad
  • Region VI: Erin Kunert, Valparaiso University
  • Region VII: Kim Priebe, NC State University
  • Region VIII: Michelle Barton, Villanova University
  • Region X: Tim White, New Jersey City University
  • Region XI: Ilene Tillman, Academic Programs International
  • Region XII: Katie Weibel, UC Berkeley