Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

David Wick

Assistant Professor in International Education Management

1. What is it that you are most passionate about?

"I am passionate about using education and international education to foster equity and social justice."

2. What do you enjoy most about teaching and/or what excites you about being a professor at MIIS?

"What excites me most about teaching at MIIS is the opportunity to contribute to the formation of scholars, educators, managers, and policy makers who will lead in a global setting." 


Internationalization of higher education, education abroad advising and administration, education abroad curriculum and pedagogy, leadership for equity and social justice, diversity and inclusion in higher education, student services and student affairs

Recent Accomplishments

Chair Education Abroad Knowledge Community, NAFSA, Washington DC 2015

• Elected to provide leadership for the development and dissemination of knowledge needed by professionals engaged in education abroad.

 Poster Presenter Certificate of Achievement, NAFSA Annual Conference, Houston, TX 2012

• Recognized by a panel of peer reviewers for exceptional production and presentation of a poster in the International Education Research Poster Fair.

 Lily Von Klemperer Award, NAFSA Education Abroad Knowledge Community, Houston, TX 2012

• Honored through a selection process for consistently maintaining the highest standards of professional ethics and performance, for demonstrating a concern for helping and guiding newcomers to the field of study abroad, and for displaying in professional activities an eagerness to meet new challenges and openness to new ideas.

 Simon Award for Campus Internationalization, NAFSA, Washington, DC 2012

• Co-Authored successful nomination for NAFSA’s Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization.

• This award recognized SF State as a model for overall excellence in campus internationalization efforts as evidenced by the practices, philosophies, and policies described in our nomination and recognized by a distinguished selection jury.

 NAFSA Advocate of the Year, Washington, DC 2011

• Presented with the 2011 Advocate of the Year Award for going above and beyond in efforts to support NAFSA’s core mission of promoting international education and exchange. Recognized for stalwart advocacy for international education at the state and federal level. Activities leading up to this honor included serving as advisor to NAFSA staff in developing the Connecting Our World Grassroots Leadership Program.

 Previous Work

David Wick is director of study abroad at Santa Clara University, where he manages the program portfolio, staff, and systems to increase global understanding and engagement. Previously, David has served in many NAFSA leadership roles, including those on the 2012 and 2013 Annual Conference Executive Committees, the Region XII team, Trainer Corps, and Academy. He also holds leadership roles with Diversity Abroad and Lessons from Abroad. David holds a doctoral degree in educational leadership from San Francisco State University, a master’s degree in education from Arkansas State University, and a bachelor’s degree in French, German, and dance from Macalester College.


EdD, in Educational Leadership, San Francisco State University, USA; MSE, in Educational Theory and Practice, Arkansas State University, USA; BA, in French, German, and Dance, Macalester College, USA.


Abraham, K., Casey, K., Newell, L., & Wick, D. (2011). Education Abroad Advisor Guide for African-American Students. Oakland, CA: Diversity Abroad Network.

 Hernandez, M., Wick, D., & Wiedenhoeft , M. (Eds.). (2014). NAFSA's Guide to Education Abroad for Advisers and Administrators (Fourth ed.). Washington DC: NAFSA: Association of International Educators. (Details online: https://www.nafsa.org/wcm/Product?prodid=396)

 Wick, D. (2010). Study Abroad: Making It Happen: Your Guide to Taking Your Education Abroad. Washington DC: NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

Course List

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IEMG 8510 - Intl Educ Design & Assessment      

This project-based course provides an opportunity for students to study the stages of program development as well as learn and practice assessment methods. Students put their learning into practice through creation of a program proposal and assessment plan and instruments.

Spring 2017 - MIIS, Spring 2018 - MIIS

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IEMG 8511 - Logic Model Framework for IE      

Spring 2018 - MIIS, MIIS Workshop

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IEMG 8520 - Intl Educ Marketing/Recruiting      

This course introduces the fundamental essentials of marketing and recruiting as a managerial process. Students who complete the course will understand how to make decisions as managers in educational organizations responsible for defining and operating recruiting and marketing strategies according to their selected mission. This decision-making process includes understanding how to identify and evaluate target market opportunities, define and articulate a value proposition for an educational service, and develop a promotional strategy that takes into consideration competitors and price sensitivities of the target market.

Fall 2016 - MIIS, Fall 2017 - MIIS

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IEMG 8622 - FosterDivrsity&Inclusnw/StuSrv      

Fostering Diversity and Inclusion with Student Services

Student services professionals are often at the forefront of diversity and inclusion efforts in U.S. higher education. This course provides an overview of student development theories as they relate to fostering diversity and inclusion. Examples and exercises will allow students in this course to examine how all aspects of student services can be approached in order to confront structural inequity and promote positive development for all students.


Fall 2016 - MIIS, Fall 2017 - MIIS

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IEMG 8625 - Student Services      

This course will introduce best practices, codes of conduct, and exemplars for a wide-range of student services including Records, Financial Aid, Admissions/Enrollment Management, Academic Advising, Orientation Programs, Career Services, Health Center, Counseling Center, Residential Life, Student Affairs, Employment Office, Judicial Affairs, Alumni relations, etc. Interactions between these offices and international education offices will be explored.

Spring 2017 - MIIS, Spring 2018 - MIIS

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IEMG 8661 - Onsite Perspectives: France      

Spring 2018 - MIIS, MIIS Winter/J Term only

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