Smithee Associates, LLC

Specializing in International Education

Michael Smithee, Ed.D., provides an expert response to your international education concerns. He will collaborate with you to build capacity for internationalization. He will provide customized consulting. He will provide as appropriate: reports, seminars, workshops, events, activities, publications. The review, analysis, and recommendations for change will include all organization or campus populations: administrative, faculty, staff, and students.  


  • Assessing capacity for institutional internationalization 
  • Providing guidance and training on internationalizing the curriculum. 
  • Publishing results of faculty curriculum internationalization. 
  • Providing intercultural programs, workshops, and training for administrators, faculty, staff, and students. 
  • Developing ways to continually recognize excellence in international education. 
  • Editor in Chief of the journal International Research and Review. 



  • Consulted from 2015-2022 with Albany State University, the 2023 recipient of the NAFSA Paul Simon 2023 Spotlight Award for Curriculum Internationalization.  
  • Major online for-profit university on the topic of internationalizing an online university as well as non-profit universities: Barry University, DePaul University, Hokkaido University-Japan, Medaille College, North Central College, Rollins College, St. Thomas University, Stetson University, Syracuse University, Tottori University-Japan, University of Arkansas.  
  • ORGANIZATIONS: Center for European Union Education and Youth Programmes, Ankara, Turkey; ECFMG (Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates), The American Councils for International Education.  
  • Hokkaido University: Discussions with faculty, staff, and students of Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan on the nature of internationalization. 


  • Internationalization of the curriculum. 
  • What is an international educator. 
  • How to publish in international education.  
  • Using research to advance internationalization goals.  
  • Institutional decisions on internationalization. 
  • Internationalization concepts and realities.  
  • Identifying and applying intercultural competence.  
  • Diversity awareness. Intercultural communication and training. 


  • Smithee, M. (2024). International education: How did we get here? Veteran Educators, International Education, and Study Abroad: Perspectives, Insights, and Practices. In Millington, Bista, Chan, & Zhang (Eds.). Star Scholars Press.
  • Smithee, M. B. (2022). Advancing Internationalization through Faculty Publication of their Experiences in Internationalizing the Curriculum at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. In K. Bista & A. Pinder (eds.), Reimagining Internationalization and International Initiatives at Historically Black College and Universities.
  • Internationalisation needs to get the balance right. In University World News, March 30, 2019 
  • Editor-in-chief, (2017 and 2022) Special Issue on Internationalizing the Curriculum, in the journal International Research and Review 
  • What is an International Educator?  
  • Finding Leadership for the Internationalization of U.S. Higher Education. 
  • Applying Intercultural Concepts to Academic Integrity. 
  • U.S Classroom Culture . 
  • Facilitating Cross-Cultural Workshops.  
  • Crisis Management in a Cross-Cultural Setting. 


  • Curriculum Internationalization at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU): Faculty Development and Perspectives, at the Annual Conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators.  May 2019.

Details and Curriculum Vitae are available upon request. 

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