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Linda Drake Gobbo

Professor
Antioch University - New England
Management Development Program Trainer

Linda Drake Gobbo is associate provost at Antioch University-New England and consultant in higher and international education. Earlier in 2019, she was named as professor emerita in international education at the SIT Graduate Institute (School for International Training), where she also had served as dean of special programs, degree chair, and chief student affairs officer at different points in her tenure there. Drake Gobbo’s areas of specialization include strategic planning, internationalization in higher education, curriculum development, and multicultural group processes. She designed and implemented education abroad courses in intercultural communication to Morocco, Turkey, and most recently to Costa Rica coupled with a TESOL certification program. She holds an MBA, MEd, and TESOL certification, and lived and worked in the United Kingdom on several occasions. Linda is active in NAFSA leadership. Currently, Linda is a trainer for the Management Development Program, a NAFSA signature program. She was one of the lead designers and facilitators of NAFSA's Academy for International Education, served as the first elected chair of the Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLS) Knowledge Community, and a representative on several committees. She is a recipient of NAFSA’s Sally Heym award, which honors a colleague in the New England region who has made outstanding contributions to the field of international education.