Ling (Ling Gao) LeBeau, PhD

Syracuse University

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Syracuse University


​Dr. Ling Gao LeBeau is Director of International Programs and Services at Western Carolina University (WCU). She provides strategic vision, leadership, advocacy, and expertise on international education and services at WCU. She leads and implements campus-wide internationalization initiatives and oversees various areas. Before WCU, Ling was an international educator at Indiana University.  Ling is active in AIEA, NAFSA, and IIE, and frequently presents on issues of international higher education. She serves on NAFSA Trainer Corps for workshops on International Education Research and J-1 Advising. Ling was a mentor to Myanmar higher education professionals through IIE Connecting to the World Project. She also served on AIEA conference committee. Ling holds a PhD in Higher Education and MS in Language Education from Indiana University Bloomington. Ling’s research interests include: global learning, curriculum internationalization, international partnerships, assessment, and mobility.