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WS35 - Case Studies for Restructuring in International Education

Tuesday, May 31
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Room: CCC, 301

Member Fee: $300.00 | Non-member Fee: $429.00

This workshop evaluates institutional challenges and decisions from a number of higher education institutions in the United States and internationally. By analyzing restructuring case studies, current and aspiring managers and directors prepare for the successful management of internal and external events that cause and are a result of restructuring.

Learning Objectives:

Stephen K. Appiah-Padi

Director, Office of Global and Off-campus Education
Bucknell University Office of International Education
Lewisburg, PA

Dr. Stephen Appiah-Padi is the Director of the Office of International Education at Bucknell University. He has over 15 years’ experience in international education working with universities and colleges in Canada and the US. In his current position, he directs Bucknell University's study abroad programs and leads campus internationalization. He was the Director of the CIIE at Lansing Community College, Lansing, Michigan, and Adjunct Professor and Director of International Programs at Northwestern College, Orange City, Iowa. He has presented at national conferences, including NAFSA, CIES, CCID, and NCORE. He served on NAFSA's Career Task Force and is currently a NAFSA Trainer Corps member, Workshop Dean, and Chair of the Africa SIG. Dr. Appiah-Padi has many years of experience managing international education offices in two liberal arts universities and a community college. During this period he oversaw several restructuring/change processes in the international education offices he managed.


Adriane Van Gils-Pierce

Director Of Study Abroad/Study Away Programs
Clark University Study Abroad Office
Worcester, Massachusetts

Adriane came to Clark in 1996 and has held several positions, including Study Abroad Coordinator, Associate Director of Career Services, and Program Manager of Community Engagement and Volunteering. She has been Director of the Study Abroad and Away office at Clark since 2005, and also serves as Associate Director of the LEEP Center (Liberal Education and Effective Practice), providing academic, career, and college life advising to the undeclared student population.
Adriane was born in the Netherlands, earned a BA and MA from Clark University, and is active on various advisory committees. Adriane is a member of the NAFSA Trainer Corps and has presented sessions and workshops at the Forum on Education Abroad and NAFSA.


Jennifer ELLIS. Fritz

Associate Director of International Education
Bucknell University Office of International Education
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Jennifer Ellis Fritz is the Associate Director for the Office of Global & Off-campus Education (OGOE) at Bucknell University. Fritz has worked in the field of International Education for 10 years and manages the offices daily administrative operations. Prior to working at Bucknell, Fritz worked at the University of Pittsburgh as a study abroad advisor and co-managed the business and engineering Plus Three Program, awarded the Institute of International Education (IIE) Andrew Heiskell Award for Excellence in Study Abroad. Fritz holds her B.A. in Political Science from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and her M.P.A. from Pennsylvania State University. Fritz is also a graduate of NAFSA Academy, Bucknell Emerging Leaders Program, NAFSA Connecting Our World Leadership Program, NAFSA Trainer Corps, and Institute at the Institute: Risk and Crisis Management-IFSA Butler. Additionally Fritz was a 2014-2015 Diversity Abroad Network Task Force First Generation member and currently is a member of the IFSA-Butler NAC Executive Committee. Fritz has presented at over 6 regional and national conferences.


Jeffrey Whitehead

University of Pittsburgh Study Abroad Office/UCIS
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jeff Whitehead is the director of the study abroad office at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is also a member of the university's Safety Abroad Standing Committee and Study Abroad Advisory Committee. Prior to his current role, he managed all of the University of Pittsburgh’s faculty-developed programs. He has developed and managed dozens of programs over the course of the last decade. He previously functioned as a trip leader and assistant on a variety of faculty-led short courses. Whitehead received his MPIA in global political economy and MBA in marketing and operations from the University of Pittsburgh. He is also an avid screenwriter and sports enthusiast.


Anne-Marie Bruner Tracey

U.S. Educational Consultant
Dukes Education Group
London, United Kingdom

Anne-Marie Bruner-Tracey has worked in higher education admissions and recruitment, guidance, and study abroad programme development and management on both sides of the Atlantic since 1998. She currently serves on the Forum on Education Abroad European Conference Committee and is a member of the NAFSA Training Corps. She has been active in university working groups for internationalisation and pastoral support and served on the BUTEX Executive Committee from 2012-2014. A former Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, her professional passion is facilitating student and staff mobility and promoting inter-cultural understanding and awareness. Anne-Marie received her MA in Applied Linguistics from Cardiff University.



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