NAFSA Executive Internationalization Leadership e-Institute

Strategic Leadership for Comprehensive Internationalization

The Executive Leadership e-Institute is presented by the most experienced team of NAFSA Program Faculty - all global campus internationalization experts. Our faculty have managed internationalization initiatives, published extensively, and presented at numerous workshops, forums, and conferences. Participants will be able to link theory to practice. Individualized mentoring and assistance will enable each participant to develop success strategies unique to their needs.

The application period for the 2021-2022 e-Institute has ended.


Participants in the Executive Leadership e-Institute will be provided with a portfolio of related resources which draw from rich NAFSA content featured in NAFSA books, publications and white papers, webinars, presentations, and workshops. All participants will be able to leverage elements of the NAFSA’s IE Professional Competencies for their unique needs.

Every participant enrolled in the community will have the opportunity to network and connect with their program cohort and a resource partner with NAFSA. Opportunities to connect with authors, presenters, and well-known Senior International Officers will also be provided.

Upon successful completion of the program every graduate will be awarded with a NAFSA Executive Leadership e-Institute Certificate, along with digital Credentials.

Curriculum & Learning Outcomes

David Di Maria, EdD

David Di Maria
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Past Chair, International Education Leadership Knowledge Community
David L. Di Maria is senior international officer and associate vice provost for international education at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His responsibilities include leading internationalization strategy and overseeing the programs, services, and activities of UMBC’s Center for...

Jane Gatewood, PhD

Jane Gatewood
University of Rochester
Jane Gatewood is the vice provost for global engagement at the University of Rochester (New York). She earned a bachelor’s degree from Emory University and a PhD from the University of Georgia. Her administrative experience includes developing complex bi- and multi-lateral international partnerships...

Hilary Landorf, PhD

Hilary Landorf
Florida International University
Hilary Landorf is the founding Executive Director of the Office of Global Learning Initiatives at Florida International University (FIU). In this position, she oversees FIU’s university-wide initiative, Global Learning for Global Citizenship, recipient of NAFSA’s 2021 Paul Simon Award for...

Joanna Regulska, PhD

Joanna Regulska
University of California-Davis
NAFSA Vice President for Public Policy and Practice
Joanna Regulska, PhD, vice provost and dean of global affairs and professor of gender, sexuality, and women’s studies at the University of California-Davis, has for more than 30 years led large-scale programs that transform institutions, establish collaborative partnerships, and significantly...
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Staff Development and Team Building
Leveraging Data and Resources