SIG Committee

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SIG Advisors

SIG Committee (2018-2020)

  • Chair – Dr. Krishna Bista (Active)
  • Chair-Elect – Dr. Uttam Gaulee (Active)
  • SIG Conference Program Chair – Dr. Rosalind L. Raby
  • SIG Program Co-Chair-Dr. Shuning Liu (Active)
  • SIG Editor – Dr. Chris R. Glass
  • Treasurer – Dr. Baoyan Cheng
  • Secretary – OPEN
  • Newsletter Co-Editors (2018-2021)
    • Louise Michelle Vital, Northeastern University (Active)
    • Susan Boafo-Arthur, Assumption College (Active)
  • Awards Committee Chair — OPEN
    • Member – Roy Y. Chen, Indiana University
    • Member- Garett Gietzen, University of California, Merced
    • Member- David Lausch, University of Wyoming
    • Member- Jason Li, Wichita State University
    • Member- Cody J Perry, University of Wyoming
    • Member- Michelle Morais  Silva, University of Oklahoma
    • Member, Yanjuan Hu, Southwest University in China
    • Member, Stephanie Kim, Georgetown University
  • Associate Editors
    • Helen Forbes-Mewett, Monash University
    • Yi Leaf Zhang, University of Texas at Arlington
    • Padam Chauhan, Minnesota State University
    • Prashanti Chennamsetti, Texas A & M University
    • Lisa Piasecki, Tiffin University
    • Enakshi Sengupta, The American University of Kurdistan
    • Rosalyn Eder, University of Fribourg
    • Jeevan Khanal, Institute for Frontier Studies
    • Rebekah Granger Ellis, University of New Orleans
    • Ryan M. Allen, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Communication Chair — OPEN
    • Olga Mun, IOE University College of London
    • M.O. Thirunarayanan, Florida International University
  •  Membership Director — OPEN
  • Webinar Coordinator — OPEN
    • Shyam Sharma, Stony Brook University
    • Janet Gao, The George Washington University
  • Historian — OPEN
  • Student Representative — OPEN
    • Ahmed M. Mukhtar, University of Missouri, USA
    • Suzan Kommers, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA
    • Taylor Woodman, University of Maryland
    • Tosin Adebayo, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    • William Geibel, UCLA
    • Emily Schell, Stanford University
    • Manca Sustarsic, University of Hawaii at Manoa
    • Jianhui Zhang, University of Hawaii, Manoa
    • Santiago Castiello-Gutierrez, University of Arizona (Active)
  • University Associate– OPEN
    • Kelly A. Pengelly, Taylor University, Indiana, USA
  • Country Coordinators — OPEN
    • Nepal – Pitambar Acharya, Tribhuvan University
    • ________ Shahrman Khattak, University of Toronto
    • India– Ashwini Tiwari, University of Houston-Downtown
    • New Zealand–Sherrie Lee, University of Waikato
    • ________ Lillian Butungi Niwagaba, New York Institute of Technology
    • Taiwan, Chia-Ming, Hsueh, Boston College
    • China — Xiaoli Jing, McGill University
    • Honduras–Ricardo Morales-Ulloa, Universidad Nacional Francisco Morazn
    • ________ Aisi Li, Nazarbayev University
    • ________ VernicaGottau, Universidad de San Andres
    • Nepal–Yadu Prasad Gyawali, Mid-Western University

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Study Abroad and International Student Mobility SIG seeks to create a professional network of researchers and practitioners working to understand the issues and challenges as well as share the best practices related to international student mobility in K-12 and beyond, education abroad, and exchange programs globally. The mission of this SIG is to promote interdisciplinary scholarship opportunities and critical dialogues by connecting professionals and academics who are involved in serving the international student population.