GoAbroad Innovation Awards Academy

What is the Innovation Awards Academy?

The GoAbroad Innovation Awards Academy is made up of a select group of international education professionals. As leaders in the field, these individuals have made important contributions to cross-cultural programs and continue to advance our understanding of what is possible in global education.

The members of the Innovation Awards Academy have lent their expertise and knowledge in order to determine who deserves each award. GoAbroad.com thanks each member for their time and support of innovation in international education!

Innovation Awards Academy
Meet our 2023 Innovation Awards Academy Members!

Amy Ruhter McMillan, IES Abroad

Amy Shenberger, University of North Texas

Andy Woods-Ballard, AFS Intercultural Programs

Angie Edwards, Queens University of Charlotte

Bruce Jones, International TEFL Academy

Daniel Greenberg, Earth Deeds

Daniel Ponce-Taylor, Intercultural Outreach Initiative (IOI)

Danielle Genemore, Duquesne University

David Comp, University of Chicago

Ethan Knight, Gap Year Association

Grace Martens, TravelBud

Janka Piper, Northwestern

Jeff Shumlin, Putney Student Travel

John Benander, LunaFairs

Jonathan Harman, Explore Asia

Katy Schaffer, API

Kelly Holland, AIFS Abroad

LaSharon McLean Perez, UC Riverside

Mandy Reinig, Virginia Wesleyan University

Margaret McCullers, IFSA-Butler

Mary Field, API

Michael Volpe Ph.D., Explore Asia

Mike Woolf, CAPA International Education

Nadine Muller, GVI

Paula Swirla, Teach Away

Paul Watson, AIFS Abroad

Stacy McKay Benander, CAPA: The Global Education Network

Stephanie Davenport Tignor, Virginia Commonwealth University

Steven Levy, Connect-123 Internship, Volunteer & Study Programs

Stewart Brown, International TEFL Academy

Susanne Hill, University of Florida-Gainesville

Tanisha Walker, HCA

These individuals are chosen due to their outstanding commitment and contributions to the field of international education. Thank you to our academy! If you are interested in joining the Academy, please let us know.