The UW–Madison School of Education has filled two crucial positions for its new Global Engagement Office by naming faculty members Li-Ching Ho and Adam Nelson as co-directors.
Ho is an associate professor with the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, while Nelson is a Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor with the Department of Educational Policy Studies.
“Professors Ho and Nelson will be an excellent team of leaders for the Global Engagement Office,” says School of Education Dean Diana Hess, who holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education. “They both have the depth and breadth of global experience and knowledge that is needed to do this work with creativity and impact.”
The Global Engagement Office (GEO) was launched in September 2018 following a strategic planning process led by Nancy Kendall, a professor and current chair of the Department of Educational Policy Studies, and Kate McCleary, now the associate director of the Global Engagement Office.
The office is charged with: increasing student participation in study abroad and international internships, and supporting graduate students pursuing globally-focused work; providing additional resources for international graduate students and visiting international scholars; fostering the integration of global perspective in School of Education coursework and programming; and fostering new and existing university partnerships.