Education Abroad (EA)


Management Models: Building an Effective Team in Education Abroad

Friday, June 2
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
LACC, Room 515B

Staff organization, development, and supervision are often the most daunting tasks facing a new manager. This session provides practical information for building an effective team within the education abroad context. Drawing on experience, research, and surveys, presenters address issues related to staff structure, the hiring process, and staff development.

Learning Objectives:

Amanda Kelso

Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education / Executive Director
Duke University Global Education for Undergraduates

Amanda Kelso is Executive Director of the Global Education Office and Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Duke University. In an international education career spanning almost three decades, Kelso has extensive experience in education abroad program development and operations, crisis management, leadership, and student advising. Kelso has held leadership positions in professional organizations, including NAFSA, at the state, regional, and national levels. She has a B.A. and M.A. in Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a graduate certificate in technology and communication from UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Journalism, a doctorate in higher education administration from North Carolina State University, and is a 2017 graduate of the HERS Institute: Higher Education Leadership Development Program.


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Nick J. Gozik

Director of International Programs
Boston College

Nick Gozik is Director of the Office of International Programs and the McGillycuddy-Logue Center for Undergraduate Global Studies at Boston College. Gozik has held positions in education abroad at Duke University, New York University, and the University of Richmond. He has taught courses in research methodology, international education, and communication studies at New York University, Boston College, and Lesley University. Additionally, he has been an active member in a number of professional organizations including NAFSA, the New England Study Abroad Advisors Group (SAAG), Boston Area Study Abroad Advisors Group (BASAA), the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), and The Forum on Education Abroad. In the latter, he currently serves as Chair of the Forum Council and is a certified trainer. Gozik holds an M.A. in French Language and Civilization and Ph.D. in International Education from New York University.


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Adam Henry

Director of Study Abroad Office
Arizona State University Study Abroad Office

Adam Henry is the Director of the ASU Study Abroad Office (SAO) and is a Faculty Associate with the School of Global Studies and Political Science, and the School of Integrated Sciences and Arts. He also provides mentorship to international faculty studying within training programs through Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education.

As Director, Dr. Henry directs the vision of study abroad at ASU and its connection across disciplines. He is charged to lead the office and work closely with a wide array of ASU faculty and upper administration to develop and advance study abroad goals and initiatives for the institution - and to see study abroad become more accessible to all ASU students. He also plans, directs and supervises the activities and operations of the SAO.

Dr. Henry is a globally focused leader with 17 years of proven experience in leadership, management, higher education, fundraising, non-profit administration, international education program development, recruiting professional personnel, and operating efficiently and effectively within budget constraints.


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Iyonka M. Strawn-Valcy

Director, Education Abroad and Exchange Programs
Kennesaw State University

Iyonka Strawn-Valcy is the Director of Education Abroad and Exchange Programs in the Division of Global Affairs at Kennesaw State University. Under her leadership, this enterprise offers more than 65 faculty-led education abroad programs in 50+ countries, as well as many foreign exchange and international internship opportunities, providing over 800 students at KSU with the opportunity to experience to study abroad. Ms. Strawn-Valcy holds an MS in Psychology and has a career of over 16 years in education administration, and leadership serving in higher education for over 5 years, as well as over a decade in the private sector.


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