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Scott Sheridan

Assistant Vice President for Academic Programs & Director of CETLA

As an Assistant Vice President for Academic Programs, Scott Sheridan supervises IES Abroad Centers in Australia, China, France, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, and South Korea. Since joining IES Abroad in 2021, Scott has been involved in the creation of the organization’s Center of Excellence in Teaching and Learning Abroad (CETLA), for which he serves as the inaugural Director. CETLA’s initiatives include international faculty support and pedagogical innovation, curricular development, and implementation of cluster-wide assessment models, as well as revisiting student engagement, research, and reflection. Scott serves as a member of the Academic Leadership Team.

Scott received his B.A. and M.A. from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and his Ph.D. in French Literature from the University of Iowa. His extensive experiences abroad include time spent as an auditeur libre at the Université Paris—Sorbonne (Paris IV), as well as an English language teaching assistant in a French high school as part of the governmental Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF). Prior to joining IES Abroad, he served as Director of the International Studies Program and Director of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program at Illinois Wesleyan University. He was also a tenured full Professor of French and Italian and spent 23 years on the faculty, where he gained knowledge of academic program development, curricular assessment, and virtual instruction, in addition to extensive experience in organizing and leading short-term and semester-long study abroad programs. His published research includes examinations of global children’s literature and media, as well as pop culture stereotypes and representations of the Other.