Jeffrey Simpson, PhD, is the Assistant Dean - Director of Global Partnerships at Oklahoma State University. He is a NAFSA Academy 7 alumnus and has served in several positions on the Region III Team, including Chair in 2020. He was the recipient of the 2017 NAFSA Award for Service for Oklahoma and the 2014 Special Service to International Education for Region III. Simpson received his PhD in Higher Education Leadership and Policy from Oklahoma State University. His primary research interests include the imagineering process students engage to imagine and construct study abroad experiences, the application of self-representation in narrating international experiences as well as the salience of gendered behavior when constructing experiences in international education spaces.