Anthony C. Ogden, PhD, Executive Director of Education Abroad and Exchanges at Michigan State University, has crafted an important resource for all professionals in the education abroad field.  I think it’s also quite relevant for anyone working in any aspect of international education – on and off campus.  I’m very pleased that he has included several of my publications under the category of Career Development & Employability. Readers of my blog know that I’ve been writing on this topic for over a decade.

This is from the introduction to his reading list:

In an era of increasing accountability within U.S. higher education, it is strategically important that education abroad professionals not view research and scholarship as a burden or an addition to an already demanding workload. Rather, we must recognize that at a minimum, our professional success is closely tied to our ability to effectively identify, access, and utilize research and scholarship to inform our collective practice.

It is important for education abroad scholar-practitioners to challenge untested claims and avoid casual assumptions about the potential value and impact of education abroad (my emphasis).  The following is a brief list of some of the major knowledge areas within contemporary education abroad scholarship and a listing of books, book chapters and/or articles that provide foundational reading within each area. Familiarity with this essential reading will provide insight into the existing research and scholarship that informs our practice.


  1. This is an excellent resource that Tony has compiled for the field! It’s nice to see your work listed under the Career Development & Employability.knowledge area.

  2. Thank you Marty! I welcome any suggestions and input on the list from you or any of your readers. I hope this will be of use.

  3. This is very useful to see how the different areas of our field are divided up. I was pleased to see a diversity and under-representation section and disability mentioned in it. Under key references: Is there a repository somewhere in our field that gathers relevant data sets (not just completed research)?

    1. Michele: Thanks for your comment and hello…I suggest that you follow back to Tony Ogden. I’m not sure what you mean by data sets; in relation to EA generally or more specifically, to students with disabilities?

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