Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLS)


Trends in Academic Mobility and International Student Engagement

Wednesday, May 31
11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
LACC, Room 409

This session explores how international students and faculty navigate national policies and intercultural dynamics from three perspectives: engagement of socioeconomically diverse international undergraduates; socialization and retention of STEM graduate students; and long-term recruitment and retention of international faculty in ten countries.

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Chris R. Glass

Assistant Professor
Old Dominion University

Chris R. Glass, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership at Old Dominion University. He takes a social psychological approach to researching issues in American higher education, with an interest in how the presence of others affects educational outcomes such as achievement, motivation, and social development.


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Anita Gopal

Postdoctoral Research Associate
The University of Maryland-College Park

Anita Gopal, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer in the International Education Policy Program at the University of Maryland.
Prior to this appointment, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on the retention and socialization of domestic and international graduate students studying in STEM disciplines; visa and immigration regulations for international students from a comparative perspective; and the experiences of international students’ within higher education institutions. She serves as the Program Chair for the ASHE-CIHE Pre-Conference and as an International Officer with the National Postdoctoral Association. Her work has appeared in journals such as the International Journal of Teaching and Learning, Inside HigherEd, and Strategic Enrollment Management Quarterly.


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Laura E. Rumbley

Associate Director Knowledge Development & Research
European Association for International Education (EAIE)

Laura E. Rumbley is Associate Director Knowledge Development and Research for the European Association for International Education (EAIE), based in Amsterdam. She served from 2012 to 2018 as Associate Director and Assistant Professor of the Practice at the Boston College Center for International Higher Education (CIHE), where she is currently a Research Fellow. Her research and teaching focus largely on national and institutional experiences with internationalization of higher education from a comparative perspective. Laura is a co-editor of the "Journal of Studies in International Education" (SAGE), and serves on the editorial advisory boards of "International Higher Education" (Boston College) and "Studies in Higher Education" (Routledge). Laura is a former Deputy Director of the Brussels-based Academic Cooperation Association (ACA) and a former US Foreign Service Officer.


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