We are excited to announce that Darla K. Deardorff has joined the list of keynote speakers for this year’s IACCP conference in Limerick. Darla is Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), as well as a Research Scholar at Duke University, USA. She is an EAIE trainer. She holds a Master’s degree in adult education with a focus on second language acquisition and a Doctorate degree in education with a focus on international higher education. Darla has lived and taught abroad in Germany, Switzerland and Japan and is a faculty member at several universities around the world including in China, Japan, the USA and South Africa. She has conducted cross-cultural training for universities, companies and non-profit organisations for nearly 25 years and is frequently invited to give talks around the world.
A recipient of numerous awards, Darla has published widely on international education, intercultural competence and outcomes assessment with 11 books and 60+ articles and book chapters. She edited the SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence (2009) and co-edited the first and 2nd editions of the Handbook of International Higher Education (2012, 2021), Intercultural Competence in Higher Education: International Students’ Stories and Self-Reflection (2022), and wrote the open access Manual for Developing Intercultural Competencies: Story Circles (2020), among others.