Lee G. Sternberger, Ph.D.

Lee Sternberger served as Professor and Executive Director of the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) at Western Washington University until her retirement in 2022. In her career, she assumed a variety of leadership roles in the field and profession of international education (e.g., President, International Network of Universities; Chair, Conference Committee for the Forum on Education Abroad). She remains involved in various research and professional activities, including the assessment of international, multicultural, and transformative learning. For example, she contributes to research for the COIL BEVI Project, a multi-year, multi-country initiative which is evaluating the impact of Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL). Related scholarly and professional activity addresses the development of international consortia among higher education institutions around the world. During her career, she oversaw over $4,500,000 in grant-based and external funding. Dr. Sternberger earned a B.A. in Economics from the Honors College of the University of Missouri, an M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Washington State University, and an M.A. in Architectural History from the University of Virginia.