Director, Center for International Programs University of Dayton.
A native of Dayton, Amy has over 20 years experience working in international education programs. In her current role, she provides leadership for the coordination, strategic planning and administrative support for the internationalization of the campus, which includes the Education Abroad Office, International Student and Scholar Services, an Intensive English Program, and the International Learning Living Community.
Her interest in intercultural understanding and world affairs began as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Togo, West Africa. She went on to develop a career in international education and has worked in a variety of capacities. She has international teaching, program development, grant writing, international admission, student advising, and study abroad experience. She has taught at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in the U.S., Chile, Thailand, and the British Virgin Islands. She speaks French and Spanish, and has basic skills in several other languages. The focus of her research is on international and intercultural education and the development of intercultural sensitivity. In particular, she focuses on the evaluation of experiences that facilitate the development of intercultural understanding.
She is qualified to administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI), a statistically valid and reliable instrument that measures intercultural competence.