Category: Enhancing Learning in Education Abroad: Study, Work, Intern, Volunteer, and Research Innovations

Enhanced Learning during Study Abroad through Comprehensive Undergraduate Research

Wednesday, May 31
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM
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This poster highlights model practices on the best way to "close the loop" on study abroad learning. Learn how presenters utilized a research project to complete and showcase the study abroad learning experience.

Michael Mills

Director of International Education
Midwestern State University International Services
Wichita Falls, TX

Michael Mills is the Director of International Education at Midwestern State University, and is responsible for design, planning, execution, and assessment of all study abroad options at his university. This includes the oversight of the British Studies Program, a Consortium that annually offers 8-10 different classes with 75-100 students and 8-10 faculty members. While participating in the British Studies program, students undergo an intense comparative study abroad program that culminates with an in-depth international research project. He is also an Instructor in the Midwestern State University Dillard College of Business, an AACSB-I Accredited Business School.

Robert C. Forrester

Dillard Distinguished Professor of Finance
Midwestern State University
Wichita Falls, TX

Robert received his MBA from Midwestern State University and his doctorate from Kennesaw State University. Robert was selected at the MSU Dillard College of Business Outstanding Alumni of the Year in 2010. In his first year of teaching, the MSU Student Government Association selected Robert as the 2011 Midwestern State University Professor of the Year. In addition, the Dillard College of Business faculty chose Robert for their 2010-2011 Faculty of the Year award. In 2014 he was named the Dillard Distinguished Professor of Finance.