The Forum on Education Abroad Welcomes Dr. Elaine Meyer-Lee as the New Editor of Frontiers

The Forum on Education Abroad is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Elaine Meyer-Lee as the next Editor of Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, effective December 1, 2022.

Dr. Meyer-Lee is Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Goucher College. Since earning her doctorate in human development and psychology from Harvard in 1999, she has researched college student development within the context of intercultural higher education at multiple institutions and taught courses in Global Studies, Intercultural Studies, and Leadership, as well as Psychology. She recently co-authored articles on “Developmental Pathways to Intercultural Competence in College Students” with Janelle Peifer and Gita Taasoobshirazi (2021) in the Journal of Studies in International Education and “From the Grand Tour to Global Journeys:  An Integrated Approach to Global Learning” in Empires of the Mind? (Post) Colonialism and Decolonizing Education Abroad (2020) with Gundolf Graml.

Dr. Meyer-Lee brings experience in research, practice, and strategic leadership in education abroad and higher education to her new role as editor. She currently serves on the boards of American Conference of Academic Deans, the International Student Exchange Program, the Haverford College corporation, and the College Advisory Board of the Institute for American Universities. She is also a past President and Chair of the Board of NAFSA: The Association of International Educators. Previously, Dr. Meyer-Lee was Associate Vice President for Global Learning and Leadership Development and Professor of Psychology at Agnes Scott College and has consulted to many colleges; she publishes and presents widely on intercultural, leadership, and inclusive education; and has won numerous grants, including a Fulbright to France.

Dr. Meyer-Lee assumes this role as successor to Dr. Audrey J. Murrell, Professor of Business Administration, Psychology, and Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. She will be supported in her role by Managing Editor, Dr. Amelia J. Dietrich (The Forum on Education Abroad), Editorial Assistant Anas N. Almassri (Durham University, UK), and the esteemed colleagues on the journal’s Editorial Board: Christine Anderson, University of Minnesota (US); Kendall Brostuen, EF: Education First (US); Eduardo Contreras, University of Portland (US); Nick Gozik, Elon University (US); Jacqueline McLaughlin, Penn State University Lehigh Valley (US); Lesley Harbon, University of Technology Sydney (AUS); Amy Muse, University of St. Thomas (US); Elizabeth Niehaus, University of Nebraska (US); Mark Odenwelder, Book Review Editor (US); Andrea Rizzotti, FLACSO Argentina (ARG); Sharon Stein, University of British Columbia (CAN); Andre P. Stevenson, Elizabeth City State University (US); Melissa Whatley, SIT Graduate Institute (US); David Wick, Middlebury Institute of International Studies (US); Taylor Woodman, University of Maryland (US), and Michael Woolf, CAPA (UK).

First published in 1995, Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, is the only open-access, scholarly journal focusing exclusively on education abroad research. Frontiers is published by The Forum on Education Abroad, a non-profit, membership association recognized by the U.S. Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission as the Standards Development Organization (SDO) for education abroad. The Forum provides training and resources to education abroad professionals. Its Standards of Good Practice are recognized as the definitive means by which the quality of education abroad programs may be judged. Learn more about Frontiers at and The Forum at