COVID-19 and Changes in Higher Education Teaching and Learning

STAR Webinar on: COVID-19 and Changes in Higher Education Teaching and Learning

July 30th at 10 am Eastern Time (USA)

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Speaker Bios

Marguerite Dennis

Marguerite DennisMarguerite Dennis leads the STAR Mentoring Initiative. She has been recruiting internationally for over 25 years, first at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and then at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. During that time she was responsible for establishing a branch campus for Suffolk University in Dakar, Senegal and Madrid, Spain. Marguerite increased the international student population at Suffolk University by 193% from 1993 to 2011 and increased the number of study abroad programs by 135%, from 20 to 47. She monitored the recruitment programs for Suffolk University in 20 countries and hired a network of 10 international educational consultants. She signed agreements in Viet Nam, Hong Kong, Kuwait, Germany, Mexico, France and Argentina.



Dr. Krishna Bista

Dr. Krishna Bista is an Associate Professor in the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy at Morgan State University. His research focuses on college student experiences related to classroom participation, perceptions of academic integrity, faculty-student relationships, the role of advisors, and cross-cultural teaching and learning strategies in higher education. Previously, Dr. Bista served as the director of Global Education at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he was Chase Endowed Professor of Education in the School of Education. Dr. Bista’s recent book is Global Perspectives on International Student Experiences in Higher Education: Tensions and Issues (Routledge, New York). Dr. Bista is the Founding Editor of the Journal of International Students, a quarterly publication on international higher education. He is also an associate editor of the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education. Dr. Bista presents annually at national and international conferences—American Educational Research Association, Comparative and International Educational Society, and Association for the Study of Higher Education.

Dr. Shuning Liu

Dr. Shuning Liu is an Assistant Professor in Curriculum Studies at Teachers College, Ball State
University. She received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dr. Liu has been highly engaged with the study of international student mobility, globalization and education, comparative and international education, global education policy studies, and curriculum reforms
since she was a PhD student at UW-Madison. Her current research projects involve the role of international education in the formation of social elites. Her recent research work has been published as a book Neoliberalism, Globalization, and “Elite” Education in China: Becoming International (Routledge, 2020). Her research has also been published in Educational Policy, Annual Review of Comparative and International Education, Curriculum Inquiry, and Journal for Multicultural Education. Dr. Liu has been actively involved in CIES Study Abroad and International Students (SAIS) SIG events and activity planning since the founding of the SIG. Serving as a member of the leadership team, she will continue to work together with our SAIS SIG members.