Full Name
Dawn Michele Whitehead
Job Title
Vice President
American Association of Colleges and Universities
Speaker Bio
Dawn Michele Whitehead is the Vice President of the Office of Global Citizenship for Campus, Community, and Careers at the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). Whitehead has written and presented domestically and internationally on global learning, community-based learning, experiential learning, and civic engagement. She is also the director of AAC&U’s Institute on Engaged and Integrative Learning and co-director of the Institute on Interfaith Excellence. She is the co-editor of Teaching Civic Engagement Globally. Whitehead was named an inaugural member of the Institute for International Education’s National Academy for International Education in 2021. She serves on the board of The Forum on Education Abroad and as a National Field Leader for the Bonner Foundation’s Community-Engaged Learning and Pipeline Professional Development Initiatives. Before joining AAC&U, Whitehead served as the Director of Curriculum Internationalization with teaching responsibilities in the global and international studies program at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Whitehead was the faculty director for global service-learning programs in Costa Rica, Ghana, Kenya, and Eswatini.
Dawn Michele Whitehead