Academic Advisory Board

We are fully committed to providing our students with an exceptional education abroad experience. The rigor and integrity of our academic programs are guided by advisors vested in the field of international education.

CAPA’s Academic Advisory Board (AAB) is composed of faculty and administrative experts in the field of education abroad and provides counsel on the development and maintenance of our centers. Board members are comprised of representatives of our Schools of Record, as well as senior education abroad professionals who serve as individuals with no implied or explicit expectation that their institutions approve or recommend their students to use our programs. Members of the AAB are not paid for their services.

The AAB members play a substantive role and are key to ongoing quality assurance for all aspects of our programs and receive periodic reports from the Academic Management team, which assists the Board in responding to the needs of our centers.

Every year our Vice President of Academic Affairs asks one of the AAB members to lead an Annual Performance Assessment (APA) for each of our program sites using relevant statistics and documentation – including student evaluations and reports from key staff. Curriculum, program development and student services are the subjects of the review.


Academic Advisory Board Members:

Melissa Hardin, Ph.D. - Chair

Assistant Dean for International Studies and Assistant Professor of Spanish (Visiting), Ursinus College

Christine Anderson

Academic Director, Learning Abroad Center, University of Minnesota

Giselda Beaudin

Director of International Programs, Rollins College

Bill Clabby

Director of Study Abroad, University of California Irvine

Timothy Dohmen

Program Director, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Raihan Khan, Ph.D.

Associate Dean and Associate Professor, State University of New York at Oswego School of Business

Jennifer Malerich

Executive Director of Academic and Global Engagement, Arizona State University

Joshua S. McKeown, Ph.D.

Director of International Education and Programs, State University of New York at Oswego

Simran Sahi, Ph.D.

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Economics, University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Liesl Smith, Ph.D.

Director of Global Education, Merrimack College

Joseph Stanley, Ph.D.

Dean of Global Education, Providence College