International Education Leadership


WS21 - Beyond Management: Leadership for Comprehensive Internationalization

Monday, May 30
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Room: CCC, 301

Member Fee: $355.00 | Non-member Fee: $482.00

The leadership capacities of senior international officers are vital to successful comprehensive internationalization. Participants learn about and apply the theory of internationalization in an extensive case study, discuss challenges in leading stakeholders, and develop strategies to articulate the value of international education.

Learning Objectives:

Deborah L. Pierce

Naperville, IL

Having served as a senior international officer for nearly 18 years, Deborah Pierce, PhD, is Principal of IECompass, providing strategic and tactical directions in international education leadership. At Northern Illinois University she was associate vice president for international affairs and adjunct assistant professor of French as well as a faculty associate of the Title VI funded Center for Southeast Asian Studies. She earned her PhD in linguistics from the University of Michigan. Pierce’s primary professional interests are comprehensive internationalization, leadership training and development, and conflict transformation. In 2012 - 2014 she served on the NAFSA Board as Vice President for Education and Professional Development; she has also served on the national boards of the Association of International Education Administrators, Phi Beta Delta Honor Society, and the University Studies Abroad Consortium. Currently she is the 2016 coach of the national cohort of Academy 13.


John K. Hudzik

NAFSA Senior Scholar for Internationalization
Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan

John Hudzik, PhD, is past president and chair of the board of directors of NAFSA as well as past president of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA). He previously served as vice president for global engagement and strategic projects at Michigan State University and is a professor of criminal justice. From 1995 to 2005, he served as dean of international studies and programs at Michigan State University. He is a recognized scholar in judicial and court systems and in international education. He is the recipient of a number of national awards for his scholarly work.


Penelope JUNE. Pynes

Associate Provost, International Programs
University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

As associate provost for international programs, Penelope Pynes, PhD, leads the internationalization efforts at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro (UNCG). She works to promote student and faculty exchange at UNCG and in the state. Owing to her background in German, she piloted the Baden-Wuerttemberg state-to-state program, which led to the establishment of UNC’s system-wide exchange program housed at UNCG. Pynes facilitates and presents workshops in the areas of leadership and strategic planning, among other topics, preparing faculty and students for successful experiences abroad. She holds a PhD in Germanic linguistics from UNC, Chapel Hill and earned both an MA in German and a BS in psychology from the University of Alabama.



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