Global Engagement Solutions for Higher Education

Judith Pennywell, EdD

Judith Pennywell, EdD Director of the International Center
Adjunct Lecturer, Marsal Family School of Education
University of Michigan

As the Director of the International Center at the University of Michigan, Dr. Judith Pennywell oversees international student, scholar, and employee services as well as global engagement and education abroad programming. Dr. Pennywell has more than 25 years of experience in International Education Administration and Student Affairs, and has taught leadership, multicultural, and international higher education courses. Her professional background includes managing immigration services, education abroad, cultural programming, international recruitment, ESL, partnerships and agreements. Judith earned a doctorate in Higher Education Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University with research focused on campus internationalization. She studied abroad in Spain and South Africa, received a Fulbright International Education Administrators’ Award to South Korea, and participated in a faculty fellowship in Qatar. Dr. Pennywell was the Chair of the 2019 NAFSA: Association of International Educators Annual Conference and Expo. She also previously served on the board of the Association of International Education Administrators and was an AIEA Presidential Fellow. She is the 2022 recipient of the President’s Award for Distinguished Service in International Education at the University of Michigan.