President & CEO
Dr. Heather Barclay Hamir is President and CEO of the Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA). Heather has worked in international education for two decades at both public and private universities. Over her career, she has focused on inclusion in study abroad and enhancing the quality of the educational experience, serving as an active contributor in national discussions on both topics. While at The University of Texas at Austin, the institution was recognized with the Senator Paul Simon Spotlight Award and the Diversity Abroad Excellence in Diversifying International Education Institutional Award for initiatives that substantially increased participation among underrepresented populations. Heather is co-editor of Promoting Inclusion in Education Abroad: A Handbook of Research and Practice (2018). She serves on Diversity Abroad’s Advisory Committee, as a member of the FEA Access Advisory Board, and is a past member of the Forum on Education Abroad’s Forum Council.