NAFSA’s Admissions and Credential Evaluation Subcommittee is charged with creating a virtual newsletter to disseminate knowledge and facilitate an exchange of ideas among international educators whose jobs include international admissions, credential evaluation, intensive English programs, international recruitment, overseas educational advising, and international enrollment management.

This newsletter, the IEM Spotlight, is produced three times annually and each issue features a specific country or a topic.

Past issues are available in the IEM Spotlight Archive and have lots of valuable information and articles on both specific countries as well as best practices in the field.

The IEM Spotlight is produced by a group of volunteer member leaders.

Read the Latest Issue

The final issue of IEM Spotlight celebrates the legacy of our newsletter and embodies the enthusiasm and dedication that have been mainstays since our first edition.

Megan Prettyman

Megan Prettyman
Managing Editor of IEM Spotlight
Megan Prettyman is the Managing Editor of IEM Spotlight.

Aleksander Morawski, MA

Scholaro, Inc.
IEM Spotlight Member Editor
Aleks Morawski is the director of evaluation services at Scholaro, based in Chicago, IL. He holds a BA and MA degrees in political science earned in the United States. His professional experience includes credential evaluation at private agencies, international admissions and recruitment at major US...

Emily Tse, MPhil

Emily Tse
International Education Research Foundation (IERF)
Emily is the director of evaluations at International Education Research Foundation (IERF). Prior to joining IERF, she received an MPhil in classics from Cambridge University. Active in the field of international comparative education for over 15 years, Emily has presented at many conferences at the...

Jenna Briggs, EdD

Jenna Briggs
Saginaw Valley State University
Admissions and Credential Evaluation Network Leader
Jenna Briggs has been working in international enrollment management for the past 12 years. She currently serves as the senior director for international and graduate studies at SVSU where she oversees international recruitment, admissions, ISSS, study abroad, and the English language program in...

Ryan Fleming

Ryan Fleming
IDP Connect
IEM Spotlight Member Editor
Ryan Fleming has been working in international education since 2011. Currently, he serves as Client Director at IDP Connect, digital marketing, and student placement company. Since 2015, Ryan has advised a portfolio of institutions on their international enrollment strategies, developed dozens of...

Joel Bauman

Joel Bauman
Stetson University
Member Editor
Joel Bauman has been involved in international enrollment management since 1989, most recently as vice president for enrollment management at Stetson University. He has previously served as a board member of the Admissions and Enrollment Services Advisory Group of the college board and on the boards...

Andy Ray

Andy Ray
Ohio University
Member Editor
Andy graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a bachelor of science in audio engineering and a bachelor of arts in Spanish. He served in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica with his wife and later obtained an MA and a PhD in Spanish from the University of Tennessee. In 2016, he published a...

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