Principal, Gazelle International


Chevalier des Palmes Academiques, France


EdD, Leadership & Administration,​​​​​​​University of Massachusetts, Amherst


MS, Agricultural Economics,

Cornell University


MPIA, Economic and Social Development, University of Pittsburgh


BA, Latin American Studies,

University of Pittsburgh


“Back to the Future: Linking Graduate Education, Expertise and Outcomes for Greater Global Learning” with co-chair Gilbert Latz, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis and University of Indiana Bloomington. Roundtable discussion at the Association of International Administrators Annual Conference, Internationalization through Difference:  Transcending Boundaries.  (Washington, DC, February 19-22, 2017).

“High Value Outcomes in International Education: The Case of HEA Title VI at Yale University,” roundtable presentation at The Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference, Higher Education and the Public Good 2016 (Columbus, Ohio, November 11, 2016).

“Assessing the International: Linking Resources and Outcomes at Yale” focus on Graduate and Professional Student Outcomes (2012-2015), presented at Indiana IUPUI Assessment Conference with Judith D. Hackman (Indianapolis, Indiana: October 26, 2015).


“International Education in the Digital University? Web 2.0, IFLE 1.5 and Policy 1.0” paper presented at Internationalization of U.S. Education in the 21st Century: The Future of International and Foreign Language Studies: A Research Conference on National Needs and Policy Implications. (William and Mary University, Williamsburg, Virginia, April 11-13, 2014). Click here to download a copy of this paper.


“Assessing the International: Linking Resources and Outcomes at Yale” presented at The Ohio State University HEOA Title VI National Resource Center Assessment Conference (Columbus, Ohio:  February 27, 2013)


“Less Commonly Taught Languages and HEA Title VI:  Sustainability Strategies on Campus”  Presented at Columbia University, New York, New York, March, 2011.


“Outcomes and Impact Assessment for International and Foreign Language Programs of Yale University” Presented at the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), Boston, Massachusetts, November, 2011.


“Impact of Title VI on the US Higher Education System: Lessons from the First Thirty Years (1958-1988)”  by Nancy L. Ruther, presented at the Social Science Research Council, New York, New York, May 22, 2009.


“HEA Title VI, Fulbright Hays Programs:  A Case Study of Yale”  Nancy L. Ruther presentation to the National Academy of Sciences Panel reviewing T6-FH programs with William Foltz, Sandra Sanneh (May 2006).


“Long Term Impacts of Federal Funding of International Studies and Foreign Language Programs” panel session at the Northeast Regional Conference of the National Foreign Student Advisors Association (Newport, Rhode Island, November 16-18, 1999).  Summarized research findings and presented a simulated scenario of campus-based planning to secure federal grant funding for an expanded international education effort.  Co-presenter:  Barbara Burn, University of Massachusetts.


“Successes in Internationalizing Undergraduate Curricula” panel presenter at the American Association for Higher Education Conference (Washington, DC, March 23, 1999). Summary of research results and a presentation of a simulation scenario of a campus decision to expand international programs using funds from a federal grant program.  Barbara Burn, Panel Chair.  Co-presenters: Ann I. Schneider, Ralph Smuckler


“International Challenges to the Economic Foundation of the U.S. Research University” organizer with Prof. Sylvia Maxfield of a series of five seminars at Yale University with invited experts and Yale faculty and administrators to explore the changing strategic environment and its implications of maintaining a vital and thriving  research university in the U.S.  Funding provided by the Yale Center for International and Area Studies, the Institute for Social and Policy Studies and the Yale University Provost.   Spring 1996.