Special Event
Event Date Event Time Registration Deadline Registration
December 1, 2022 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Registration Closed

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 2022 award recipient, Christina W. Yao, PhD, focusing on lessons from her research about globally mobile students [see the November 2022 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 2023 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.

The event is free of charge but must be registered for in advance. Registration closes one hour before the live event. Please note this event will be recorded and made available on NAFSA's website afterward.

Any questions about this event can be sent to NAFSA Staff via the TLS KC contact form.

Christina W. Yao, PhD

picture of Christina W. Yao, PhD
University of South Carolina
Christina W. Yao, PhD, is an associate professor of Higher Education and program coordinator of the Higher Education and Student Affairs Master’s program at the University of South Carolina. She is a qualitative researcher who studies undergraduate and graduate student engagement and learning in...

Ji-Yeung Jang, PhD

Ji-Yeung Jang
Rutgers University
Ji-Yeung Jang, PhD, is Assistant Vice President for Global Affairs at Rutgers University where she provides leadership to promote globalization through creating and fostering activities and initiatives that support global teaching, experiential learning, global diversity and inclusion, and research...

Katherine Punteney, EdD

Katherine Punteney
Middlebury Institute of International Studies
Past Chair, Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Knowledge Community (TLS KC)
Katherine Punteney, EdD, is a professor and founder of the MA in International Education Management program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) in Monterey, California. Katherine has more than 20 years of experience in the field of international education and is the author of...

Kate Hellmann, PhD

Kate Hellmann photo
Washington State University
Coordinator, Programs and Resources (TLS KC)
Kate Hellmann, PhD, is a faculty administrator and researcher in the field of international education and TESOL. She has a PhD in Education with a focus on International Education and a Master's in Applied Linguistics. Spanish is her second language. She researches faculty experiences with...

Read Christina Yao's Trends & Insights Article

In the November 2022 Trends & Insights article, Christina W. Yao addresses common challenges facing globally mobile students and highlights examples of programs and initiatives that are designed to address them.