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Executive Director
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Dr. JY Zhou joined the Center for Global Engagement in July 2023 as the Executive Director. She is responsible for developing campus-wide comprehensive internationalization and leading the CGE to be instrumental in preparing our students to be educated and responsible global citizens through being the agents of change and engagement in both local and global communities. 

JY keeps an active research agenda and has published a series of articles on a new theoretical framework to define and assess comprehensive internationalization as a dynamic system. Her research and practices also include defining and assessing global learning, virtual engagement in international education, and internationalizing the campus through faculty. She designs curricular and co-curricular projects to integrate and enhance the roles of technology, languages and cultures, community engagement, and collaborative teaching in global learning initiatives. AAC&U has recognized her work as a campus model for global learning. She is frequently invited to consult and share her practices at prominent conferences and various universities. As the Chair of the Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) Consortium, she coordinates conversations across 30+ higher education institutions dedicated to integrating CLAC approaches to transforming the curriculum to better prepare global citizenship. She also serves in several leadership roles in a variety of international education professional organizations. She currently serves on the NAFSA Annual Conference Committee for the International Education Leaders KC and AIEA Professional Development and Engagement Committee. She holds a doctorate in Educational Theory and Practices from Binghamton University-SUNY. 


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