The Future of Education

Edition 14


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Flavia Iuspa

Institution: Florida International University, School of Education and Human Development

Country: United States

Dr. Flavia Iuspa is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Teaching of Learning (T&L) at the School of Education and Human Development. She currently serves as the Director of International Initiatives for the T&L Department. Under this capacity, Dr. Iuspa works with partners abroad to develop international workshops, study abroad program, and offshore programs. Over the years, Dr. Iuspa’s passion for education has led her to provide students with an enriched and empowering learning experience. Her commitment to quality education hasn’t gone unnoticed. Dr. Iuspa is the recipient of the 2019 FIU Faculty Senate award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Faculty Choice Award 2019 - Excellence in Learner Engagement from FIU Online. Both recognitions highlight her commitment to student learning, self-reflection on her teaching, and her commitment and initiative in designing and facilitating engagement in an online course.

Dr. Iuspa completed her Ed.D. at Florida International University in 2010 and since then, she has applied her knowledge to further contribute to FIU’s success and reputation in the US and abroad. Her teaching and research interests lie in the areas of the internationalization process of higher education institutions, politics of curriculum, and global learning education. Dr. Iuspa has collaborated on projects with colleagues in other countries, including Brazil, Colombia, Italy, and Jamaica, and internationalized her curriculum by implementing the collaborative online international learning (COIL) experience with high-caliber educational institutions in countries such as Mexico and Brazil.

Since 2012, Dr. Iuspa has been accepted every year to present at the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) conference. She has shared her research on issues such as developing study abroad program, COIL infusion in course curriculum, and the significance of preparing pre service- teachers to teach global issues, with audiences from all over the world. In 2018, she served as CIES sessions chair and provided one pre-conference workshop on A Hands-on Introduction to Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL). She has served as co-chair for the International Conference on Thinking (ICOT) in 2018 at the SEHD. In her leadership position, Dr. Iuspa brought national and international sponsors to FIU and positioned the University as a think tank around the globe. Due to her reputation in the field of education, Dr. Iuspa was invited to be a judge in the Annual Future Educators of America Regional Conferences in 2018 and 2019.

Dr. Iuspa currently serves on the International Research in Higher Education Sciedu Press Editorial Board and served from 2017 to 2019 on the Journal of Global Education and Research Editorial Board. Under this role, she reviews manuscripts submitted for publication. Due to her level of expertise, Dr. Iuspa has been invited to serve as a faculty member in three dissertation committees, where she makes sure doctorate candidates truly stands for FIU’s Carnegie Very High Research institution designation.

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