International Education Leadership (IEL)


Building a Support Culture for Internationalization and Global Learning

Wednesday, May 31
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
LACC, Room 408B

Comprehensive internationalization assumes that many individuals actively support international education in their respective departments, offices, or programs. This session explores how new senior international officers (SIOs) and other international education leaders can develop a culture of support for global education.

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Steven T. Duke

Associate Vice President for Global Strategy and International Initiatives
University of Nebraska

Steve leads the global education and internationalization efforts for the University of Nebraska, working with all four campuses of the university to support international students and education abroad and to develop global engagement programs for faculty, staff, students and community partners. He is the author of Preparing to Study Abroad: Learning to Cross Cultures (Stylus, 2014), as well as articles on international education, cross-cultural teaching and learning, and Russian and Baltic history. He was selected for a Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminar in France in 2017.


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Cheryl Matherly

Vice President/Vice Provost International Affairs
Lehigh University

Cheryl Matherly is Vice President and Vice Provost for International Affairs at Lehigh University, where she has responsibility for the strategic leadership of the university's portfolio of international education programs. Dr. Matherly’ special area of interest is with the internationalization of science and engineering education, specifically as related to workforce development. Dr. Matherly received four NSF grants for projects related to the preparation of science and engineering graduates for the global workforce. She is the recipient of two Fulbright grants for International Education Administrators, in Japan and Germany. Dr. Matherly has written extensively on the relationship between employability and education abroad, including two book chapters that examined this topic in context of comparative national policies.


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Susan Popko

Associate Provost for International Programs
Santa Clara University

Susan M. Popko has been Associate Provost for International Programs at Santa Clara University since 2011 and leads global strategy, partnerships and initiatives for the University. She has over 20 years experience in global education. Popko has served on advisory boards for several organizations and has written and presented on a wide range of topics related to international education. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of The Forum on Education and the Board of Directors of the Fund for Education Abroad. Popko earned her MA in music from the University of York and her BA in music and piano performance from St. Olaf College.


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