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Open Meeting: A Discussion on Using Student Development Theories to Support International Students

Friday, June 2
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LACC, Room 304AB

An opportunity for international educators to discuss the concepts and traits of student development theory to enrich the campus experience for international students.

Katherine M. Hellmann

Academic Director, INTO WSU
Washington State University International Programs Office

Dr. Hellmann works as the Academic Director in the Office of International Programs at Washington State University on behalf of INTO WSU. She holds a PhD in Education from the University of Idaho. She has an MA in Applied Linguistics from Iowa State University. She has been in the field for fifteen years as an administrator and instructor. Her research informs international student support services and international graduate students' attitudes towards literacy and student support services and retention.

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Elizabeth Matthews

Assistant Director
Michigan State University Office for International Students & Scholars

Elizabeth Matthews has worked with international students and scholars since 2003. She currently serves as Assistant Director in the Office for International Students and Scholars at Michigan State University where she advises international students and oversees programming, communications and outreach. She served as Chair of NAFSA Knowledge Community for International Student and Scholar Services (KCISSS) in 2017 and was on the NAFSA Annual Conference Committee in 2018. She received her M.Ed. in Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago in 2004. Elizabeth is a frequent presenter of sessions and workshops pertaining to international student and scholar services.

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Krista McCallum Beatty

Director
Iowa State University International Students and Scholars Office

Krista McCallum Beatty, PhD, has worked in international education for over twenty years. Most of her experience is in international student and scholar services, however, she has also worked in education abroad. Krista is currently the director of International Student and Faculty Services at Ohio University. She has degrees from the University of Minnesota, the School for International Training, and Ohio University. Her NAFSA involvement includes serving on the Region VI team, coaching for the NAFSA Academy, and chairing the NAFSA Academy. Krista is the current Chair-Elect for the Knowledge Community for International Student and Scholar Services.

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Kandy K. Turner

Director of International Student Services and Programs
Widener University

Kandy K. Turner is the Director of International Student Services and Programs at Widener University. She has worked in International Education for over a decade and currently serves as the KCISSS Rep for NAFSA Region VIII. Additionally, she is pursuing her EdD in Higher Education Leadership also from Widener University.

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Bronwen Watts

Assistant Director of Programming
Colorado State University Office of International Programs

Bronwen Watts is Assistant Director of Programming at Colorado State University, where she provides programs and events for international students, scholars, their families, and the community. She was previously a PDSO and ARO. She has worked in international education in some capacity for more than 10 years, working specifically with international students and scholars for over 6 years doing programming (orientation, extended orientation, cultural, etc,), and immigration advising.

Bronwen has an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration, specializing in international student services.

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