Global Education Committee

The Global Education Committee promotes a conceptualization of education, research, and public service that spans international borders, has global reach, and embraces open inquiry, innovation and social justice. The goal of this committee is to ensure well-coordinated international initiatives and opportunities that span research and practice and that have administrative, faculty, staff, graduate student and undergraduate student participation.

Global Education initiatives will occur on campus as well as nationally and internationally. A focus on global awareness and critical inquiry is central to the School of Education and to the activities of the Global Education Committee (GEC).  GEC will foster connections and dialog across departments and programs within the SoE and will connect with broader conversations and initiatives about global education campus-wide, state-wide, nationally and internationally. A primary goal is to support visibility to all and inclusion for all.

Request for Funding Proposals


The School of Education Global Education Committee is pleased to, once again, be able to offer funding to School of Education faculty and academic staff for global initiatives and research for the ​current academic year, and funding for graduate students presenting their own work at conferences outside the U.S.  The categories for funding are:

Faculty and Staff Seed Funding:
To encourage the development of new global collaborations, research, and/or creative endeavors that will benefit students, faculty and staff in the School of Education. Please click this Faculty and Staff Seed Funding 2023-2024 link to access further details.

To submit a seed funding request, please email a proposal with the following:

Although there is no specific dollar limit on the proposals, we anticipate funding will not exceed $1,500 per proposal/project.

Faculty-led Study Abroad Development Grant:

To support SoE faculty and faculty associates in the development of new, for-credit, study abroad programs planned in cooperation with and administered by the International Academic Programs (IAP) office.

To access the current call for SoE’s faculty-led study abroad development grant, please click here.  To access the application, please click here.

For questions, please email Jamie Welling, Associate Director of the Global Engagement Office.

We hope that you will consider submitting a proposal.  We look forward to receiving them!

Aydin Bal, Chair, Global Education Committee

2023-2024 GEC Members

  • Mary Thompson-Shriver (Academic Services)
  • John Baldacchino (Art)
  • Shin-Ye Kim (Counseling Psychology)
  • Priyanka Agarwal (C&I)
  • Natalie Zervou (Dance)
  • Weijia Li (ELPA)
  • Elena Aydarova (EPS)
  • Robert Enright (Educational Psychology)
  • Jamie Welling (GEO)
  • Dan Gold (IAP)
  • Sara Sheibani (ISS)
  • Luis Columna (Kinesiology)
  • Percival Matthews (OEDI)
  • Aydin Bal, Chair (RPSE, GEO)
  • Aly Amidei (Theatre & Drama)
  • Christina Eddington (GEO staff partner)