Presenter Bios

Nancy L. Ruther, EdD, Principal and Founder of Gazelle International, developed the "CLICK" system of virtual exchange training, assessment and faculty support that empowers campus internationalization to reach all students. Special focus on US Community Colleges and their international partners, special focus STEM fields. At Yale University’s MacMillan Center, she developed and managed faculty led internationalization including curriculum, exchanges, partnerships, assessment, languages. She has taught at Yale, Columbia, UAlbany and UConn. Her research focuses on public policy, international higher education, virtual exchange and assessment. She speaks Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese and enjoys saying "hello" in any language.

Grace East serves as Gazelle International’s Virtual Learning Liaison, facilitating CLICK workshops and supporting teaching partners through the design and implementation of their projects. She is a doctoral candidate in linguistic anthropology at the University of Virginia, studying language contact in one of Accra, Ghana’s immigrant neighborhoods. She attended Michigan State University for her BA (2013) in arts and humanities and Wayne State University for her MA (2016) in anthropology. She has been a teaching assistant and instructor at the university level for the past six years and has also served as an organizer and facilitator for the UVA anthropology department’s teaching and fieldwork workshops.