Darla K. Deardorff Duke University, USADarla K. Deardorff is currently executive director of the Association of International Education Administrators, a national professional organization based at Duke University, where she is a research scholar in education and founder of ICC Global, a global network on intercultural competence research. In addition, she is an adjunct professor at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, is a visiting faculty at Leeds Metropolitan University, United Kingdom, and is on faculty of the prestigious Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication in Portland, Oregon.
She has received numerous invitations from around the world to speak on her research on intercultural competence and assessment and is a noted expert on these topics. With nearly twenty years of experience in the international education field, she has published widely on topics in international education, including as editor of The Sage Handbook of Intercultural Competence (Sage, 2009), along with several other books. She serves as a consultant and trainer for universities, corporations and non-profit organizations, and recently completed a project with UNESCO, which resulted in speaking invitations at the first UN-related World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue in Azerbaijan as well as another UN-related event in Qatar.
She is an elected Member of the International Academy of Intercultural Research, as well as a member of an Expert Group on Internationalization through the International Association of Universities, and a member of an expert advisor group for the US Department of Education, among other advisory board memberships. Her research interests include intercultural competence, outcomes assessment, internationalization, and teacher education. She has lived and worked in Germany, Japan, and Switzerland.