Board of Directors


(with dates of expiration of term)

John Lucas (2023), Chair

President and CEO
ISEP: A Worldwide Network for International Education

Dawn Whitehead (2024), Vice-Chair

Vice President of the Office for Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers
Association of American Colleges & Universities
Nominations/Governance Committee, Chair

Enda Carroll (2023), Past Chair

Associate Director, Center for Study Abroad
University College Dublin
Audit/Personnel Committee

Kerry Edmonds (2023), Treasurer

Vice President, Finance and Administration
Hollins University
Finance Committee, Chair

Martha Johnson, PhD (2024), Secretary

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
Audit/Personnel Committee, Chair



Tracey Bradley

Tracey Bradley (2025)

Executive Director
Tennessee Consortium for International Studies/Pellissippi State Community College


Sam Brandauer, ex officio

Associate Provost & Executive Director Center for Global Study and Engagement
Dickinson College

Eduardo Contreras (2025)

Associate Provost
University of Portland

Jennifer Donaghue

Jennifer Donaghue (2025)

Assistant Provost, International Education
The George Washington University

Paula Fontana (2024)

Vice President, Strategic Programming Initiatives
The National Black MBA Association
Audit/Personnel Committee

Hilary Landorf (2024)

Executive Director, Global Learning Initiatives
Florida International University
Nominations/Governance Committee


Bill Martens (2023)

Vice President of Finance/CFO
IES Abroad
Finance Committee

David Sadoff (2023)

Managing Director
Clooney Foundation for Justice
Audit/Personnel Committee

Nicole Stokes (2024)

Division Head (Dean), Social Sciences Division/ Professor of Sociology
Pennsylvania State University at Abington
Nominations/Governance Committee


The Forum's Founding Board Members

Affiliations at time of serving as Founding Board Member

Al Balkcum
Director, The Learning Abroad Center, University of Minnesota

Geoffrey Bannister
President, Study Abroad Foundation

Jon Booth
Deputy Director, Division of International Programs Abroad, Syracuse University

Joseph Brockington
Associate Provost, International Programs, Kalamazoo College

William Cressey
Executive Vice-President, Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Todd Davis
Director, Higher Education Resource Group, Institute of International Education (IIE)

Michael Delaney
Director, Office of Internation Education, University of Colorado at Boulder

Mary Dwyer
President, Institute for the International Education of Students (IES)

Geoffrey Gee
Director, Study Abroad, University of Pennsylvania

Harlan Henson
Executive Director, College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS)

Carl A. Herrin
Director, Government Relations, American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS

William Hoffa
Study Abroad Advisor, Amherst College

Maryelise Lamet
Director, Education Abroad, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

David Larsen
Director, Center for Education Abroad, Arcadia University

William Nolting
Director of International Opportunities, International Center, University of Michigan

Tom Roberts
Director, Institute for Study Abroad, Butler University

Mark Scheid
Assistant to the President and Executive Director of International Programs and Scholarships, Rice University

Kathleen Sideli
Associate Dean and Director, Office of Overseas Study, Indiana University

Michael Stohl
Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

Michael Vande Berg
Director, International Programs, Georgetown University


Responsibilities of the Board and its Members

The Board as a whole carries certain pivotal responsibilities, including:

  1. Determining the mission of the organization.
  2. Selecting, appointing and replacing when appropriate, the President/CEO.
  3. Monitoring the performance of the organization.
  4. Approving long-range plans.
  5. Ensuring the financial solvency and fiscal integrity of the organization.
  6. Participating and assisting in the processes of providing and attracting philanthropic support.
  7. Defending the autonomy of the organization.
  8. Enhancing the public standing of the organization.
  9. Setting a strategic plan for the Board’s own contributions and regularly assessing its own performance against these plans.

Individual members have the following responsibilities:

  1. Attending at least three out of every four Board meetings.
  2. Consistently making judgments based on what is good for the organization and not on what is good for another party or special constituency.
  3. Contributing actively in the meetings and other Board activities.
  4. Stating openly during the course of the meetings when they are in disagreement with a majority position.
  5. Subsequently maintaining the confidentiality of board deliberations.
  6. Acting as a spokesperson for the entire board only when specifically authorized to do so.
  7. Consistently using designated organizational channels when conducting board business.
  8. Making sure that important agenda items are communicated to the Board’s Chair.
  9. Being an advocate for the organization.
  10. Bringing their own special talents to help the organization, without infringing on the proper role of Board-Staff responsibilities.
  11. Participating in fundraising to the extent of the member’s capacities.
  12. Assisting in fundraising by helping the organization gain access to other philanthropic sources.
  13. Keeping current on the strategic issues surrounding education abroad.
  14. Refraining from actions that might prove detrimental to the reputation of the organization.