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Whatley Receives Best International Study Article Award


by Jewel Caruso

Melissa Whatley (PhD 2019) received the 2022 Best Article Award from the CIES Study Abroad and International Students (SAIS) Special Interest Group.

The article, "Balancing finances, politics, and public health: international student enrollment and reopening plans at US higher education institutions amid the COVID-19 pandemic", was co-written with Santiago Castiello, a higher education scholar-practitioner.

Their research "explores the extent to which international student enrollment related to institutional decisions to shift to in-person instructional strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic." Whatley and Castiello specifically focused on July 2020 as the tensions around international students' legal status in the US were high. The full article can be accessed on the Springer Link website.

Whatley is currently an assistant professor at the School for International Training's Graduate Institute. 

The complete list of award recipients can be found here. Congratulations to Whatley and Castiello on this accomplishment.

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