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