Linda Drake Gobbo
Linda Drake Gobbo is currently a professor in international education, after having served in several dual administrative and teaching roles over the span of her career. Gobbo teaches strategic planning, internationalization at the organizational level, curriculum development, and multicultural group processes at SIT Graduate Institute (School for International Training). She has designed and implemented faculty-led education abroad courses in intercultural communication to Morocco, Turkey, and most recently to Costa Rica coupled with a teachers of English to speakers of other languages (TESOL) certification program. She holds an MBA, a master's degree in education, and a TESOL certification, and has lived and worked in the United Kingdom on several occasions. Gobbo annually consults on these topics as well, and is active in NAFSA leadership. She was one of the lead designers and facilitators of NAFSA's Academy for International Education; served as the first chair of the Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Knowledge Community; was a representative on the Subcommittee for Information Management; and chair of the Training Coordination Subcommittee. Recently she was honored to receive the Sally Heym award from Region XI, which honors a colleague who has made outstanding contributions to the field of international education.