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Professional Advisory Board

Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education

2014 - 2015 Professional Advisory Board

  • Shonal Agarwal, Chapters International, India
  • Christine Arabin, Kent Koleji, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Ben Lummis, Vice President of Education and Professional Development Programs, EF Education First
  • Sharon Brennan, University of Kentucky and representative of the Consortium of Overseas Student Teaching (COST)
  • Batt Burns, Former Principal and Story Teller, Sneem, Ireland
  • Dr. Mary Jean Gallagher, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Student Achievemen, Ontario Minister of Educaiton, Toronto, Canada
  • Dr. K. James Jacob, Professor, University of Pittsburg, and historian of World Council of Comparative Educaiton Socities
  • Linda Robertson, Director of CIIE, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio
  • Valdez Russell, Nassau, The Bahamas
  • Doug Sessions, International Baccalaureate, North America, New York
  • Dr. Bahira Trask, Professor and Assocaite Cahir, Hu8man Development, University of Delaware
  • Shih-Mei Yang, Huang Kuang University, Taiwan











Fall 2013 Meeting: October 10 & 11, 2013 in Washington DC

Anthony Tait, Global Professional Development Director,welcomes the Professional Advisory Board  and Kent State faculty to the IB Americas headquarters in Bethesda, MD.


Michael Leshner, Development and Outreach Services Manager at IB, discusses the Career Certificate Program.


Emily Vanderkamp, Research Associate Manager at IB, presents.


(L-R) Anthony Tait, Global Professional Development Director (IB); MeravYuravlivker, Associate Manager of Examiner Training and Recruitment (IB); and Shawn Fitzgerald, Director and Associate Professor of Foundations, Leadership and Administration (KSU).


The Professional Advisory Board, KSU faculty, and IB partners pose for a photo at IB Americas headquarters in Bethesda, MD.



Professional Advisory Board October 2 and 3, 2014 Meeting