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Heather Barclay Hamir, PhD

President and CEO
Institute for Study Abroad
NAFSA Secretary

Heather Barclay Hamir, PhD, is president and CEO of the Institute for Study Abroad. Hamir has worked in international education for 2 decades at both public and private universities. Over her career, she has focused on inclusion in study abroad and enhancing the quality of the educational experience, serving as an active contributor in national discussions on both topics. While at the University of Texas-Austin, the institution was recognized with the Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award for Campus Internationalization and the Diversity Abroad Excellence in Diversifying International Education Institutional Award for initiatives that substantially increased participation among underrepresented populations. Barclay Hamir is co-editor of Promoting Inclusion in Education Abroad: A Handbook of Research and Practice (2018) and A House Where All Belong: Redesigning Education Abroad for Inclusive Excellence (forthcoming). She is an emeritus member of the Fund for Education Abroad’s Board of Directors and a past member of the Forum on Education Abroad’s Forum Council and Diversity Abroad’s Advisory Committee.