Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Professor Serves as Technical Advisor on The Americans

 – Professor Raymond Zilinskas of the Middlebury Institute served as a technical advisor on biological weapons for the fourth season of the acclaimed FX show The Americans, featuring a seemingly ordinary American couple who are actually Soviet spies in Cold-War era Washington D.C.

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Sandi M. Smith

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

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

Extra Information

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.


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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