SIT Faculty and Staff

Each program portfolio is supported by a collaborative team of academics—deans, on-site faculty, traveling faculty, and guest lecturers—and highly trained professional support staff.

Academic and program directors are responsible for instructional content, synthesizing classroom and field experiences, and daily program operations. These faculty, in close consultation with academic deans, craft a rigorous curriculum and design field and research experiences that match individual student needs and interests. Academic directors, traveling faculty, and country coordinators include tenured university professors, scientists, medical doctors, published authors, critically acclaimed artists, community activists, and others with extensive experience in higher education, study abroad, and international and local NGOs. They are experts in their fields and extremely well networked in country.

To facilitate a highly immersive and academically rich study abroad experience, each program assembles an exceptional array of program contributors to serve as lecturers, Independent Study Project (ISP) advisors, workshop leaders, and local resources. Guest lecturers and traveling faculty include leading academics at in-country universities, medical practitioners at local hospitals and clinics, political leaders, scientists conducting groundbreaking research, executive directors of NGOs and professional associations, MBAs, artists, community activists, and indigenous and tribal leaders. These individuals spend countless hours with students and provide invaluable access and opportunities to explore local issues from the perspective of the people who live there.

Students also benefit from the efforts of numerous local staff who provide vital academic, logistical, and cross-cultural support. Language instruction isprovided through SIT instructors and experienced faculty at language institutes and local universities.

Detailed faculty and staff biographies are available on each program’s website.