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Sandi M. Smith

First Name
Sandi
Last Name
Smith
Sandy Smith 2016
Job Title
Visiting Professor of International Education Management
Location
MG 320C
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.4159
MIIS Tags
Faculty Program Tags
Expertise

Internationalization of higher education; education abroad administration, advising, assessment and program development; education abroad curriculum integration and pedagogy; intercultural communication and engagement

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International Experience

Dr. Sandi Smith was introduced to international education in 1986 as a kindergarten teacher in Palau, Micronesia.  Teaching a class of children from multiple countries and languages, she developed a passion for learning about intercultural interactions.  During her two years of teaching she also developed and published a kindergarten curriculum workbook in the Palauan language.

Throughout her career in international education Dr. Smith has traveled to Argentina, Belize, Belgium, Bermuda, Cyprus, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Guam, Italy, Iceland, Mexico, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Spain, and United Kingdom.

Education

Ed.D. Higher Education Administration, Florida State University

M.A.  Higher Education Administration and Adult Education, Appalachian State University

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Visiting Faculty
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David Wick

First Name
David
Last Name
Wick
David Wick 2016
Job Title
Assistant Professor in International Education Management
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Language(s)
Español
Français
Deutsch

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." 

MIIS Tags
Faculty Program Tags
Expertise

Internationalization of higher education, ducation 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

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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.

 Education

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.

 Publications

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.

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Paige E. Butler

First Name
Paige
Last Name
Butler
Paige Butler Profile Image
Job Title
Assistant Professor, International Education Management
Location
CF 300 I
Phone
831.647.6521
Language(s)
Español

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

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world – Nelson Mandela.” I passionately believe in the power of education, particularly international education, to transform societies, breakdown cross-cultural barriers and foster intergroup dialogue.

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

MIIS Tags
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Faculty Program Tags
Expertise

Study Abroad and International Exchange Management, Student Development Theory, Program Design and Assessment, Education Research Methods, Academic Leadership, Curriculum Development, Accreditation, Higher Education Administration and Career Development

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Previous Work

Dr. Paige Butler is an administrator of higher and international education, and has worked in both public and private sectors since 2003. Dr. Butler’s primary roles have been in education abroad leadership in university and provider organizations and she has been deeply involved in all aspects of education abroad programs.

Prior to joining MIIS in Spring 2015, Professor Butler was in Phoenix, Arizona where she served as the Director of Academic Affairs at CEA Study Abroad. In this role, she managed global academic operations and provided academic leadership for multi-site education abroad programs located in seven countries and 10 cities around the world. Previously, Paige was the Director of Faculty-Led and Custom Programs at CEA where she developed and implemented customized group and faculty-led program initiatives in partnership with numerous U.S. colleges and universities. While at CEA, Professor Butler was part of a small team that won the Student Philanthropy Award and the Innovative Program Award from GoAbroad.com for service and diversity focused study abroad program initiatives in partnership with U.S. university partners. Professor Butler was also nominated for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design from the Forum on Education Abroad for the Global Career Development Certificate Program she founded while at CEA.

Before working at CEA, Paige was an administrator at Arizona State University, where she held various positions in study abroad, student development, academic affairs and first-year success programs. At ASU, Dr. Butler taught courses in leadership, academic success and higher education. Dr. Butler also held past roles at the Arizona Minority Education Policy Analysis Center and served as a civilian youth counselor with Camp Adventure for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, stationed in Japan, Germany and Italy. Paige currently holds a position as an editor for the Journal of International Students.

Education

Ed.D., Educational Leadership & Policy Studies in Higher Education
M.Ed., Higher & Post-secondary Education, Arizona State University, Arizona
B.A., Psychology & Spanish, Cornell College, Iowa
Experiential Education Certification, National Society of Experiential Education

Publications

Select publications, published as Paige E. Sindt, include:

Sindt, P. & Lucas, J. (2014). Inquiry-Based Learning for Faculty and Institutional Development: A Conceptual and Practical Resource for Educators. Emerald Group Publishing.

Sindt, P (2014). The Quest for the Global Ready Graduate. NAFSA International Educator Advertorial, May/June.

Sindt, P (2014). Reflective Leadership Case Study found in book “Leadership Theory and the Community College: Applying Theory to Practice.” Authors: Wood, J.L., Nevarez, C. & Penrose, R. Sterling, VA, Stylus Publishing.

Sindt, P. & Lucas, J. (2013). It’s a Process, Not a Program: The Role of Student Affairs in Education Abroad. ACPA Global Dimensions Webinar. Available online.

Lucas, J., Sindt, P. Espiritu, K., Luchesi, J. (2012) Early-College Study Abroad: A Gateway for Faculty Engagement in Internationalization. IIENetworker Spring 2012 edition. Article. Institute of International Education. New York, NY.

Sindt, P. & Brand, L. (2008). From Access to Success: Exploring Readiness and Retention at Arizona’s Universities. A Policy Brief. Arizona Education Policy Fellowship Program and the Lincoln Center of Applied Ethics.

Sindt, P. (2008). Internationalization and higher education: Understanding the impact of short-term study abroad. Dissertation. Pro-Quest.

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