International Visiting Scholars

The SOLES Global Center is pleased to welcome to campus international visiting scholars for varying short studies and semester-long programs.

The visiting scholar program typically runs during the fall (late August to December) or spring (late January to May) semester. Visiting international scholars carry out their research on our beautiful campus and in our resourceful library. They also typically hold office hours in our building, share their research with our faculty and students and make themselves available to serve as guest lecturers.

This is not a paid position, but we offer the above mentioned support during the scholar’s stay and serve as their host for visa purposes. Join us!


The visiting scholar program is open to faculty and scholars who have a PhD in one of the subject areas taught at the School of Leadership and Education Sciences. Invitations to apply for the visiting scholarship program are extended to prospective visiting scholars who have already identified a member of our faculty who has accepted to be a sponsor. A sponsor and prospective candidate specific establish specific and measurable teaching and/or research goals they will collaborate on during the proposed period of the program.

Application Procedure

Once a potential partnership is established with a faculty member in our school, the faculty member will nominate you as a candidate for our visiting scholar program. An application packet will be sent to you requesting for biographical information, curriculum vitae, and expected outcomes for the visiting scholarship. Application materials, which may include an aural interview, are then reviewed by the SOLES Global Center Committee.

Candidates who are approved for our visiting scholar program receive a formal invitation to begin the visa application process.

Fulbright Scholar Opportunities for Non-US Citizens

The school welcomes Fulbright Scholars. The Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State. Every year, faculty and professionals from around the world receive Fulbright Scholar grants for advanced research and university lecturing in the United States. Some prospective visiting scholars may wish to explore the Fulbright Scholar Program as an optional source of funding.


Fall 2016 International Visiting Scholar

Dr. Jimenez Quintana is a Fulbright Scholar from Mexico. He will be researching the strategies that teachers in the United States apply to contribute to the adaptation, academic success, and cultural identity of bilingual migrant students from Mexico.

2016 International Visiting Scholar

Dr. Rafael Mies  is the Coca Cola Andina Full Professor of Human Capital at ESE Business School (Universidad de los Andes Chile and currently teaches the second year courses of Human Capital and Leadership in the Executive MBA program. Dr. Mies will be collaborating on a research project with Dr. Jaime Camelio of Virginia Tech and Dr. Cheryl Getz of University of San Diego.


2016 International Visiting Scholar

Dr. Stefano Olmeti is a leadership coach and practitioner. His research at the School of Leadership and Education Sciences aims to use Otto Scharmer’s Theory U as a framework to conceptualize and experiment with novel approaches in leadership development designed to leverage mindfulness-based practices. He looks forward to teaching Mindfulness and Leadership. 


2016 International Visiting Scholar

Dr. George Vera has been working extensively in the counseling field for over 30 years. Recently, he was leading two research teams; one on developing reflective counseling practitioners employed by the Regional Department of Education (Zulia State, Venezuela),  and a second research team on social justice, inclusion, equality, and public policy issues on the field of counseling professional practice  for the Psychology Department (The University of Zulia, Venezuela). 


Fall 2015 International Visiting Scholar

Robert Daughtery is currently serving a five-year term as a Fulbright Scholar Specialist, a program funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. He is focused on working with College and University Presidents and Boards in Africa/Middle East. Mr. Daugherty has extensive experience in business and international higher education.   


Fall 2015 International Visiting Scholar

Dr. Seiji Ueda participates in many social activities including acting acting as the Executive Director of the Japanese Association of School Health. He is also a collaborator of the development of the national curriculum in school health education at the Japenese Ministry of Education and Sciences. 


2014-2015 International Visiting Scholar

Dr. Fatimah Dashti is a visiting professor of education technology. She received her bachelor degree in Biology and Education from Kuwait University in 1981, and began working as a science teacher at Qayrawan Middle School in Kuwait. Dr. Dashti can be contacted at ffdashti@yahoo.comRead more


Spring 2014 International Visiting Scholar

Lotte Svalgaard is a PhD fellow from Roskilde University in Denmark where, since 2001, she has been an associate professor in a master's program in organizational psychology. She chose SOLES because of its reputation and knowledge-base within the fields of leadership, group relations and action research.Read more

Rosina McAlpine

Fall 2013 International Visiting Scholar

Dr. Rosina McAlpine is an associate professor at the University of Sydney Business School and has a master's and PhD in Education. She is an internationally recognised, award-winning researcher and educator receiving five outstanding teaching awards at the faculty, university and national levels as well as five international best research paper awards. Read more

Jeerawan Ketsing

Summer 2013 International Visiting Scholar

Dr. Jeerawan Ketsing is a faculty member in the division of science education within the Department of Education at Kasetsart University in Thailand. Dr. Jeerawan will be a SOLES international visiting scholar from May 2013 to May 2014. Read more


Spring 2013 International Visiting Scholar

Richard Ledborg Hansen is a PhD fellow from the University Copenhagen Business School Denmark, where he also teaches part time. He is the CEO of The Institute of Leadership Dynamics A/S in Denmark and his research is focused on leadership and organizational change; in particular the resistance to change in an open system psychodynamic perspective from the position of the middle managers role. Read more

Dr. Nanako Ishiyama

Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 International Visiting Scholar

Dr. Nanako Ishiyama’s work as a psychiatrist at the Jikei University Hospital in Japan has been primarily with children and adolescents. Her research has focused on the recovery process of children suffering from depression, and on the early schizophrenia-like symptoms seen in adolescent patients with Asperger’s syndrome at the Japanese National Center for Child Health and Development. Read more

Masaru Yamashit

Fall 2011 International Visiting Scholar

Masaru Yamashita is an Associate Professor of Business at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Yamashita will be visiting SOLES until April 2012. His research interests are in the development of transformational leaders with the viewpoint of work to career design.  He can be reached via email at: more

Dr. Atsushi Takei

Fall 2008 International Visiting Scholar

Dr. Atsushi Takei was a visiting scholar in SOLES from September 2008 to January 2009. In his native Japan, he works for the Graduate school of HUTE (Hyogo University of Teachers Education), one of the first professional schools for school leaders.  Read more