Category: Career and Professional Development for International Educators
Towson University International Education units' student worker professional development program utilizes peer-to-peer training to develop a cohesive team who serves as the front line for internationalization.
Towson University-International Student & Scholar Office
Vivian Yamoah is the Associate Director of the International Student and Scholar Office at Towson University. She has been in the field of international education for over 10 years. Since graduating with her Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, she has worked in international education at the middle school, high school and university level with US and international students. She has a Master’s degree in Cross-Cultural Communication and International Management from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the United Kingdom. She has worked at both private and public colleges and universities. She is a member of the NAFSA Trainer Corps. Her area of expertise includes student and scholar immigration advising, international student academic advising and international student career advising.
Associate Director for Study Abroad
Katherine Heird Villamar, M.A. serves as the Associate Director for Study Abroad at Towson University and has been working in international higher education capacities within the U.S. and abroad for the better part of the last decade. Prior to Towson University, Katie served as the Assistant Director of International Education Services at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and as an International Programs Coordinator at the Centers for Interamerican Studies (CEDEI) in Cuenca, Ecuador. She holds a Master's degree in Intercultural Communications from UMBC and a Bachelor's degree in Spanish from Salisbury University.