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/Dr. Chris R. Glass
  • SIG Program Co-Chair-Dr. Shuning Liu (Active)
  • SIG Book Project Editor – Dr. Chris R. Glass
  • Treasurer –Ms. Manca Sustarsic
  • Secretary –Dr. Baoyan Cheng
  • Newsletter Co-Editors (2018-2021)
    • Louise Michelle Vital, Northeastern University (Active)
    • Susan Boafo-Arthur, Assumption College (Active)
  • Awards Committee Chair — 
    • Co-Chair – Roy Y. Chen, Indiana University (Books/Articles)
    • Co-Chair – Ryan M. Allen, Teachers College, Columbia University (dissertations)
    • 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

We are accepting award nominations for the 2018-2019 CIES Study Abroad and International Students SIG. Please share this links with your colleagues and students interested in comparative and international education.

  • 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 —Jianhui Zhang , University of Hawaii at Manoa
    • Olga Mun, IOE University College of London
    • M.O. Thirunarayanan, Florida International University
  •  Membership Director — OPEN
  • Webinar/Social Media Coordinator (doc) —Emily Schell, Stanford University
    • Member- Shyam Sharma, Stony Brook University, USA
    • Member -Janet Gao, The George Washington University, USA
    • Member- Yue Dang, The University of Akron, USA
  • Historian — L. Erika Saito, Pepperdine University, CA
  • Student Representative — OPEN
    • Suzan Kommers, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA (Director)
    • Ahmed M. Mukhtar, University of Missouri, USA
    • Taylor Woodman, University of Maryland
    • Courtney Belmonte, Old Dominion University
    • 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)
    • Natalie Cruz, Old Dominion University
  • University Associate– OPEN
    • Kelly A. Pengelly, Taylor University, Indiana, USA
    • Mutiara Mohamad, Fairleigh Dickinson University, New Jersey, USA
  • Country Coordinators — OPEN
    • Ireland, Holly Cowman, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland
    • Nepal – Pitambar Acharya, Tribhuvan University
    • ________ Shahrman Khattak, University of Toronto
    • India– Ashwini Tiwari, University of Houston-Downtown
    • New Zealand–Sherrie Lee, University of Waikato (Regional Director)
    • ________ 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
    • Iraq –Enakshi Sengupta, The American University of Kurdistan

SIG Legal Advisor


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.