Peer-to-Peer Perspective

The connection between research and practice in international education is vital. Each year, NAFSA's Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Knowledge Community (TLS KC) honors an individual's contributions to the knowledge and practice of the field through the Innovative Research in International Education Award.

This event will feature a presentation from the 2021 award recipientTang T. Heng, EdD, focusing on lessons from her research about understanding and engaging Chinese international students [see the November 2021 Trends & Insights article where she expands on these ideas.] TLS KC member leaders will also provide opportunities for large-group discussion about the impacts of research in the field and provide guidance about the process to apply for the 2022 TLS KC Award.

This event is open to scholar-practitioners and researchers of all levels. All are encouraged to come with any questions you may have.

NAFSA Peer-to-Peer Perspectives facilitate an online dialogue between international education professionals. Participants should come prepared to listen, learn, and share with their peers. These events are free and open to all international education professionals.

Any questions about this event can be sent to NAFSA Staff via the Research form.

Watch the Recording

Tang T. Heng, EdD

Tang Heng
National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University
Tang Heng is an assistant professor at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. By studying what happens when people and ideas circulate across borders, she highlights issues related to diversity and education through a comparative and international education...

Ji-Yeung Jang, PhD

Ji-Yeung Jang
Ohio University
Chair, Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLS) KC
At Ohio University, Jang leads pan-university global strategy, global partnerships, and strategic communication. She also oversees the offices that manage study abroad programs and international student services. She has worked in the field of international education for more than 17 years, aspiring...

Holly Carter, PhD

Holly Carter
University of Evansville
Past Chair, Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLS) KC
Holly Carter, PhD, has worked in international education for 20 years and held senior leadership positions at multiple universities. She is currently the principal of Harlaxton College in the UK and associate professor of sociology at the University of Evansville.

Melissa Whatley, PhD

Melissa Whatley
School for International Training Graduate Institute
Research & Scholarship Network Leader & Subcommittee Chair (TLS KC)
Melissa Whatley, PhD, is an assistant professor of international and global education at the School for International Training Graduate Institute. Her research applies mixed methods and advanced quantitative analytic approaches to improve the understanding of policies and practices that diversify...