Ling LeBeau, PhD

Director of International Student Success
Syracuse University
2024 Annual Conference Committee Member, TLS KC

Ling Gao LeBeau, PhD, is director of international student success at Syracuse University. LeBeau is a scholar practitioner in the field of international higher education with many years of experiences in teaching, research, and administration. She has served in various roles in international education at five universities. Her work experiences range from teaching undergraduate and graduate students, advising international students and scholars, directing study abroad programs, developing international partnerships, to leading and implementing campus internationalization initiatives. She was senior international officer at Western Carolina University for five years prior to Syracuse University. LeBeau serves on various leadership committees of AIEA and NAFSA. She served as co-leader, resources and networking, for the International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC) from 2019-20. She is currently serving as the Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLS KC) Annual Conference Committee Member. LeBeau frequently presents and publishes on issues of international higher education. LeBeau’s research interests include global learning, curriculum internationalization, international partnerships, assessment, student and faculty mobility. LeBeau holds a PhD in higher education and an MS in language education from Indiana University Bloomington.