Judith Pennywell

Judith Pennywell

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. She is also an Adjunct Lecturer in the Marsal School of Education's Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education. Judith has more than 25 years of experience in the fields of International Education Administration and Student Affairs, and has taught leadership and multicultural 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. Judith was the Chair of the 2019 NAFSA: Association of International Educators Annual Conference and Expo, the largest gathering of professionals in this field. She 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.