International Advisory Board

Members of this board express opinions in relation to the performance of the Executive Director and the Association. They advise USMEXFUSION, the planning, implementation and assessment of initiatives and projects.

Hans de Wit

Dr. de Wit earned his bachelors, masters and PhD degrees from the University of Amsterdam. He is the Director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College. He is a globally recognized scholar in the internationalization of higher education. He is founding member and past president of the European Association for International Education (EAIE). He is a member of the Internationalisation Advisory Boards of Stenden University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands, the University of Göttingen in Germany, the People's Friendship University RUDN in Russia, the Universidad Cooperativa in Medellin, Colombia, and the Center for Higher Education Internationalisation at the Catholic University in Milan, Italy. He is a Research Associate at the Unit for Higher Education Internationalisation in the Developing World at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. He has received several awards: EAIE (1999 and 2008), NAFSA (2002), CIEE (2004 and 2006), University of Amsterdam (2006), AIEA (2006 and 2013) and AMPEI (2014).

Betty Leask

Betty Leask is an internationally respected leader in internationalization of the curriculum, an area in which she has researched and published extensively since 2001. She is currently Professor of Internationalization and Pro Vice-Chancellor Teaching and Learning at La Trobe University, Melbourne where she leads curriculum innovation and change across the institution. Her national teaching fellowship on Internationalization of the Curriculum in Action (2010) engaged academic staff in different disciplines in internationalization of the curriculum ( ). This work resulted in the development of a conceptual framework of internationalization of the curriculum of relevance to university and disciplinary leaders, scholars, curriculum designers and teachers and a number of related publications, including her latest book, Internationalization of the Curriculum, published in 2015 by Routledge. Professor Leask is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Studies in International Education and Honorary Visiting Researcher at the Centre for Higher Education Internationalization, Universita Cattolica del Sacre Cuore in Milan.

Elspeth Jones 

Elspeth Jones is Emerita Professor of the Internationalisation of Higher Education, Leeds Beckett University, UK and Honorary Visiting Fellow, Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan.  With over 35 years in international education, her specialisms include personal, professional and employability outcomes from international mobility, strategic leadership, internationalisation of the curriculum at home and abroad, global citizenship and intercultural competence development. Elspeth is Chair of the European Association for International Education’s Expert Community on Internationalisation at Home and Visiting Professor at several European universities. She has published widely and is series editor for Internationalization in Higher Education (Routledge). She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Studies in International Education and winner of the EAIE’s Tony Adams Award for Excellence in Research. 

Fiona Hunter

Fiona Hunter is based in Italy where she is Associate Director at the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation (CHEI) at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.  She also works as a higher education consultant helping universities to think more strategically, either for organisational improvement in general or with a specific focus on internationalisation.  She is co-editor of the Journal of Studies in International Education (JSIE), member of the International Advisory Board at the Universidad de Granada, member of the AVEPRO (Holy See’s Agency for the Evaluation and Promotion of Quality in Ecclesiastical Universities and Faculties)  Scientific Council and Past President of the European Association for International Education (EAIE).  She holds a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in Higher Education Management from the University of Bath in the United Kingdom.

Luciane Stallivieri 

Dr. Stallivieri earned her bachelor's in Foreign Languages from the University of Caxias do Sul; master in International Cooperation from Universidade São Marcos - São Paulo and her Ph.D. in Modern Languages from Universidad del Salvador - Buenos Aires. She is a specialist in University Management from the Inter-American University Organization (IOHE) of Canada, and recently finished her post-doctoral studies in Internationalization and Knowledge Management at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. She is past President of the Brazilian Association of International Education - FAUBAI. She is currently Professor of Internationalization of Higher Education at the Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - Brasil - and also a researcher at the Institute of Studies and Research in University Administration. With over 20 years in international education, her specialisms include international cooperation management and internationalization of higher education based on the knowledge management approach. This work resulted in the development of a conceptual framework of basic paradigms of Responsible Internationalization. She is a reviewer of more than 20 national and international journals and member of editorial boards. She also works as a higher education consultant for the Brazilian Association of Higher Education Sponsors - ABMES and for the U-Experience Consortium, helping higher education institutions with the internationalization process.

Jos Beelen

Dr. Jos Beelen is Professor of Global Learning at The Hague University of Applied Sciences. He leads a research group that explores internationalisation at home, particularly the skills of lecturers to develop and teach internationalised curricula. Action research is a key method for this research theme. Another research theme is the continuum of internationalisation, from primary to tertiary education. Jos has published a range of articles on the implementation of internationalisation at home, both from educational and organisational, systemic, perspectives. Jos is also a Visiting Professor at Coventry University and a senior trainer for the European Association for International Education (EAIE). From that association he was the recipient of the 2018 President’s Award for his contribution to internationalisation at home.

Carlos Alberto Vigil Taquechel 

Carlos Alberto Vigil Taquechel is a consultant in internationalization and international higher education cooperation. He is a graduate in the field of international relations and has a long experience in management of university projects. His career has focused in the field of higher education in the context of the institutional relations of the European Union and Latin America. He has coordinated and actively participated in programs, projects and actions of international higher education cooperation in the Euro-Latin American space of higher education. He was coordinator of the Office of International Projects of the Ministry of Higher Education of Cuba. As a consultant he has given courses on project management at several universities in Latin America. He is an evaluator of the Horizon 2020 Program of the EU.

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