Lisa K. Childress Profile


Lisa K. Childress is a global education consultant, working with universities to engage faculty in international teaching, research, and service.

Dr. Childress previously worked at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business as the international career consultant, where she taught cross-cultural training seminars for faculty and MBA students, co-chaired the Dean’s International Advisory Board, taught a professional development course, and counseled domestic students on their job search overseas and international students on their job search in the U.S. Dr. Childress also served as Duke University School of Law’s director of special international projects, where she created programs to build bridges between international and U.S. students and developed Duke Law programs overseas, such as the Asia-American Institute of Transnational Law in Kyushu, Japan. Dr. Childress holds degrees from the University of Virginia, Harvard University, and George Washington University.

Selected publications:

Childress, L.K. (2018). The twenty-first century university: Developing faculty engagement in internationalization (2nd ed.). New York: Peter Lang.

Childress, L. K. (2017). The role of academic departments in promoting faculty engagement in internationalisation. Internationalisation of Higher Education, 1, 15-34.

Childress, L. K. (2012). The faculty role in internationalizing the curriculum: Findings from a cross-case study. In D. K. Deardorff, H. de Wit, & T. Adams (Eds.), The Sage handbook of international higher education (pp. 257-259). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Childress, L. K. (2010). Interdisciplinarity: A catalyst for faculty engagement win internationalizationJournal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective4(1), Article 5.

Childress, L. K. (2009). Internationalization plans for higher education institutions. Journal of studies in international education13(3), 289-309.

Childress, L. K. (2009). Planning for internationalization by investing in faculty. Journal of International & Global Studies1(1), 30-49.

Work for CID:
Lisa Childress wrote the guest post Increasing Faculty Engagement in Intercultural Communication and Internationalization on Campus.

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, the Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, manages this website.

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