Our Team

Darla Deardorff, PhD
Founder and CEO

Founding President of World Council on Intercultural and Global Competence, Dr. Darla Deardorff is author of eight books and over 60 articles/book chapters on intercultural competence and international education. She is affiliated faculty at numerous institutions around the world and is regularly invited to speak. Advisor to United Nations, Council of Europe, OECD.

Iryna Lambrianides, PhD
Strategy Team

Dr. Lambrianides is active in the international nonprofit and higher education sectors as a leader in strategic planning, program and project management, compliance, evaluation and measurement. Her focus is on advancing education equity, global competence and intercultural understanding. She holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction/International and Intercultural Education from Florida International University.

Kelly Pengelly, MA
Strategy Team
Kelly Pengelly leverages over 26 years of international higher education and cross-cultural and student development experience both domestically and internationally. Her expertise ranges from developing intercultural competence, student/young professional leadership, global exchange, event programming, service learning and partnership development. She enjoys advancing the talents of people of color and bridging domestic and foreign national communities. She holds an M.A. in Higher Education and Student Development from Taylor University.
Carine Ullom, EdD
Web Team Lead

Dr. Carine Ullom is Associate Dean of Instructional Innovation at Ottawa University (KS). She has over 20 years’ experience implementing educational technology in higher ed and is at her happiest when these technologies are leveraged in service of global and intercultural competence development among students of all ages through virtual exchange. She also serves on the board of UNICollaboration (unicollaboration.org) through which she provides faculty development for designing and delivering meaningful virtual exchange (a/k/a telecollaboration) experiences.

Hayley Pottle
Newsletter Team
Hayley is dedicated to providing leadership development experiences in cross-cultural mentoring. Her experience involves program development for higher education, non-profit and governmental organizations. She currently serves as the Program Coordinator for TechGirls, U.S. Department of State initiative. She has a deep love for the Arabic language and recently returned from Jordan where she acted as the Project Development Manager for Hopes for Women in Education. She also serves as an Education Consultant for the University of Richmond focusing on Student Development. Hayley holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from VCU in Mass Communications & Business Studies.
Sarah Price, PhD
Newsletter Team
Dr Sarah Price is the Global Engagement Officer at Bournemouth University. She provides operational support for delivering the University's strategy for global engagement. Sarah supports international partnership developments as well as student and staff mobility projects. Having been an international student herself, as well as having worked all over Europe as part of doctoral work, she is passionate about the global outlook and intercultural competence of staff and students.
Michael Fields, PhD, M.B.A
Web Team
Dr. Fields is currently a faculty member in the college of business at Eastern Oregon University and teaches numerous business, management, and leadership courses. He has over ten years of experience in higher education and spent six years in corporate settings prior to entering academia full-time. His area of research centers around higher education and the role it plays in developing students' intercultural competence skills.