The Florida Consortium for International Education is comprised of a team of leaders from several state community colleges and universities.
The goal of the FCIE Executive Committee is to promote international and intercultural education in Florida’s institutions of higher education. If you are interested in becoming a committee member, please contact us!
COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2016:
February 19, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, CCID Conference/ conference call
April 29, 9:00am- 11:00am, conference call
June 30, 9:00am – 11:00am, conference call
August 31, 9:00am- 11:00am, conference call
September 28, 4:00pm – 7:00pm, Business Dinner Meeting in Orlando, FL
September 29-30, FCIE Conference, Valencia College West Campus
November 30, 9:00am- 11:00am, conference call
COMMITTEE MEETINGS FOR 2017:
January 18th, 9:00am-11:00am, conference call
April 5th, 2:30pm-4:00pm, conference call
Robyn Brighton is the Director of Curriculum Initiatives at Valencia College. In this role, she supports high impact educational practices, including Learning in Communities (LinC) and Service Learning. Robyn has more than five years of experience working on faculty and instructional development and taught the college’s Student Success course in a learning community setting. Robyn has a Master’s in Exceptional Education from the University of Central Florida and is in the process of completing her doctorate of education in Curriculum and Instruction at Capella University. Her dissertation topic will focus on designing a review process for academic-based initiatives in higher education.
Dean, International Education
At Broward College David is responsible for the creation and development of academic affiliations, articulations, and exchanges with colleges and universities overseas, as well as overseeing study abroad programs. He also serves Broward College as the liaison to the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and School (SACS). In a career in education that began as a classroom teacher of social studies in 1977, Dr. Moore moved to the collegiate level as an administrator in 1981. He has spent the last 34 years in college level academic administrative positions. He served as the Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Clearwater Christian College (CCC) in Clearwater, FL for 17 years before moving to St. Petersburg College (SPC) to serve for five years as the Director for Dual Credit and International Studies. Under his tenure, the program added student enrollments and study abroad destinations and developed a collegiate high school. David holds a B.A. in Education from CCC, and both the M.A. in History and Ph.D. in Higher Education Curriculum from the University of South Florida.
My initial travel experiences were with the United States Navy, traveling to Malaysia, The Philippines, Africa and several island nations to provide medical support to civilians in conflict affected areas, as well as support diplomatic missions with emergency medical support. It was the start of my love of travel, and of the human element of international interactions. I started to take students with me to learn about the functioning of tropic systems as part of their biology curriculum. I developed several courses on tropic ecology to support instruction and started taking students to different locations in Central and South America-places such as Costa Rica, Belize, Panama, and Ecuador. I believe that this was the best way to teach in my field of biology-immersion in the environment and making the teaching part of the exploration of each system. I am a staunch believer in the value of international travel in education, and as a process that builds better international citizens.
Associate Professor, Humanities and Communication / Director, Study Abroad
Eastern Florida State College
Dorothy McCalla is an Associate Professor of Humanities and English at Eastern Florida State College. She began her interest in international education working with a non-governmental organization specializing in sustainable development in sub-Sahara Africa. She currently coordinates college-wide study abroad opportunities as the Program Manager. She is a faculty adviser for the Core Scholar Peer Tutoring program, a member of the College-Wide Task Force for Diversity and Equity, and a member of the Academic Diversity Committee. She has studied at Howard University and holds a Master’s degree in Liberal Studies from Rollins College. She has been involved with FCIE since 2012 and helped plan the 2015 Annual Conference last year. I believe my continued membership on the Executive Committee of FCIE will provide the continuity the organization will need as it continues to grow. As an Executive Committee member, I would like to see FCIE continue on this path of providing a forum beyond the annual conference whereby member institutions can work collaboratively to achieve comprehensive internationalization.
AnneLiese Busch has a BA in French and History and a BS in Political Science from Santa Clara University, and an MA in International Affairs from New York University. She lived in Lima, Peru from 2009-2015, where she was the director of the Center for American Education at the Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola and the dean of Broward College in Peru. She administered the AA degree program offered through Broward College, the BS degree program in Business Administration offered through USF, the BS degree program in Hotel and Restaurant Management offered through the University of Houston, the BS degree program in Industrial Engineering offered through the University of Central Florida, and several bachelor degree programs in business offered through the University of London. She also served as the director of internationalization at the Universidad de Ingenieria y Tecnologia. She is now the director of the Center for Global Engagement at Seminole State College and looks forward to growing the center to incorporate additional opportunities for international study and travel for Seminole State College students. AnneLiese is currently pursuing her doctorate in Higher Education Administration and Leadership with Colorado State University, and hopes to graduate in 2017.
Executive Director, International Education
Miami Dade College
Tatiana Mackliff serves as the Executive Director of International Education at Miami Dade College. In this role, she acts as the College’s International Officer and overseas teams responsible for implementing programming designed to enhance the global competence of the vibrant MDC student population. These departments include: The Confucius Institute, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Initiatives, the Office of Study Abroad and the recently launched GOBERNA Las Americas-Miami, School of Government. Prior to joining Miami Dade College, Tatiana held a number of leadership positions at the Institute of International Education (IIE) working with the U.S Department of State and the private sector on the prestigious Foreign Fulbright Student, Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching and a number of corporate scholarships programs for K-12 students. In her 22-year career in the field and thanks to her work with the British Council and many academic institutions, Tatiana has proudly connected minority and underserved students with life-changing international education opportunities and witnessed their community impact. Tatiana holds an M.S. in International and Intercultural Development Education from Florida International University and an Executive Coaching Certification from New York University. She enthusiastically uses her coaching skills to inspire Latino professionals to join the exciting world of international education.
Dr. Fuentes serves as the Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs at Santa Fe College where she provides leadership for the College’s baccalaureate programs as well as its international education, sustainability, and civic engagement initiatives. She earned a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Florida in 2003 with a regional specialization on Latin America and an M.A. in International Studies from Florida International University in 1997. Dr. Fuentes began teaching at Santa Fe in 2003 and earned a NISOD Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008. She has been an active participant in two Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages (UISFL) grants from the U.S. Department of Education which helped internationalizing the curriculum at Santa Fe and provide faculty professional development. She also directed a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence program from 2014-2015 and helped host three additional Fulbright scholars during her tenure at Santa Fe. Dr. Fuentes is co-directing two U.S. Department of State grants in partnership with Florida State University: a Community College Administrator Program with Indonesia (2014-2015) and a Community College Administrator Program with Multiple Countries (2014-2017). She has led study abroad trips to Honduras, Guatemala, Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic. She was co-director of Santa Fe’s SACS-COC Compliance report from 2011-2013 which eventually resulted in the reaffirmation of accreditation.
Donald R. Matthews, Jr. is currently a consultant for the Community Colleges for International Development consortium (CCID) and Intercultural Education Programs in Brazil. He was the Director of Planning (June 2011 – July 2012) at Daytona State (DSC) as part of the Institutional Effectiveness efforts of DSC responsible for implementing the college’s unit planning software, Strategic Planning on Line and assessed the unit outcomes of the various departments at the college for the upcoming SACS accreditation visit in 2013. He also was part of the team that developed the college’s Quality Education Plan focusing on student engagement, and the first year experience. He was Associate VP for Global Education & Affairs, Director at the Center for International Business Education, and Co-Director for the Florida Caribbean Institute at Florida International University and DSC (where he coordinated global education initiatives). He served as a Peace Corps volunteer, and as a recruiter at the University of Florida. He was active in Scholar-in-Residence, Latin American Fulbright Program, the Office of Education and Cultural Affairs, and the US State Department. He was the International Education Director at Bunker Hill Community College and CCID International Programs Director. He was an adjunct instructor at Daytona State College and Santa Fe College, and a full time instructor at Trident Technical College. He received the Werner Kubsch Award for outstanding lifetime achievement in International Education at a Community College, February 2004. He earned his BA degree in history and political science from Presbyterian College, and his Master’s degree, PhD in Higher Education Administration & Supervision, and Certificate in Latin American Studies from the University of Florida.
Director, Office of Global Learning Initiatives
Florida International University
Hilary Landorf is the Director of Florida International University’s (FIU) Office of Global Learning Initiatives where she oversees FIU’s successful university-wide curriculum and co-curriculum internationalization initiative, Global Learning for Global Citizenship. She is also an Associate Professor of global education in the College of Education. In addition to Landorf’s position as a leader of FIU’s internationalization efforts, she continues to chair the International and Intercultural Education Masters of Science Degree Program, teach graduate courses in the internationalization of higher education, and serve on doctoral dissertation committees. She has published over 30 articles and book chapters on international education, has been an internationalization consultant to several colleges and universities, and given over a hundred presentations and workshops on the development, implementation, leadership, and assessment of international teaching and learning in K-20 settings. Hilary Landorf has a Ph.D. in International Education from New York University, an M.A. in English from the University of Virginia, and a B.A. in English with Honors from Stanford University.
Professor, English for Academic Purposes and Spanish
Florida State College at Jacksonville
My language teaching career spans more than 25 years, having first worked as an English, French, and Spanish teacher at private language schools in Medellin, Colombia, and in Hamamatsu, Japan. I have worked within the Florida State College system since 1998. I was a tenured faculty member in the English for Academic Purposes program at Miami-Dade College until 2006, when I accepted a position at Florida State College at Jacksonville. I have been teaching in the EAP and Spanish programs ever since. I have been involved in many international educational endeavors at the college level. I have participated in and have led study abroad programs, and I have planned and promoted international awareness through co-curricular activities such as, the International Festival, the Multi-Cultural Showcase, and the Hispanic Heritage events. Most recently, through the Center for Learning Enrichment and in close conjunction with the Associate Provost, I have been researching and contributing to the development of international education initiatives at the college, which include study abroad, internationalizing the curriculum, and a global distinction endorsement.
Assistant Director, Study Abroad
University of Central Florida
Oliver McSurley is the current Assistant Director for Study Abroad at the University of Central Florida. He is responsible for the management and strategic development of all student mobility initiatives at the university. Additionally, Oliver is a member of the senior leadership team for the International Affairs and Global Strategies division, a member of the university-wide International Affairs Committee, and an active participant in meeting UCF’s vision for comprehensive internationalization. Prior to coming to UCF, Oliver worked as a Senior Program Manager for the Education Abroad Network, a study abroad provider organization based in Chicago. In this capacity, he was responsible for managing all phases of programming for study abroad opportunities in Australia and China for that organization. Oliver’s passion for international education and global citizenship is rooted in his own study abroad experience at the University of Queensland (Brisbane, AUS) in 2002. Upon returning home he completed an undergraduate degree in History (University of Illinois-Chicago) and a Masters in Education (DePaul University), after which time he taught at the secondary level on Chicago’s south side.
Associate Director, Recruitment and Academic Partnerships
University of Central Florida
Mark Hartman serves as Associate Director for the International Affairs and Global Strategies (IAGS) Divisional Unit at the University of Central Florida. In this role, he oversees the areas of international recruitment, sponsored student management, and international agreements. He also serves as the Director for the Florida-Canada and Florida-Eastern Europe Linkage Institutes. Mark has a love for international experiences and cultures. He has traveled widely on both personal and professional initiatives. Prior to joining the University of Central Florida, Mark was a participant in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program for several years. When I returned home, he was fortunate to find employment that capitalized on my international knowledge and experiences as related to international education. He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Florida International University and an M.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Central Florida.
International Student and Scholar Services Coordinator
Roxanne Lewis is the International Student and Scholar Service Coordinator at Stetson University in DeLand Florida. She has 10 years’ experience in Higher Education and has been working in the WORLD: Rinker Center for International Learning for two of those years. During that time she has contributed significantly to the success of Stetson’s growing international community and the increasing internationalization of the campus. She has extensive experience working with diverse populations of students as both mentor and teacher. Roxanne holds a Master’s in Professional Writing from the University of Massachusetts and currently teaches Professional Communications at Stetson. She has a passion for helping students discover and obtain their individual success and significance.
Professor, Spanish and ESL/EAP
Polk State College
I am a full-time professor of Spanish at Polk State College and an adjunct professor of both Spanish and ESL/EAP at Valencia College. At Polk State College, I currently serve on the International Education Committee. I first joined this committee while serving as Professor of ESL/EAP. However, 2 years ago, I transitioned into Foreign Languages and lead my first Study Abroad trip last year. I plan on leading a trip every year in order to provide wonderful travel opportunities for our students and community. Approximately 6 or 7 years ago, I had the pleasure of serving on the Steering Committee at Valencia College under the supervision of Jennifer Robertson. My contributions to FCIE will consist of being a liaison between colleges, learning more about the mission of FCIE, and perfecting my role as a leader in international education.