- John Lucas
Senior Vice President for Academic Programs
Chief Academic Officer
John Lucas brings nearly two decades of international education experience to his position as senior vice president for academic programs at World Learning. An alumnus of SIT Graduate Institute, Lucas serves as the chief academic officer for World Learning's graduate programs, SIT Study Abroad, and The Experiment in International Living, overseeing programs in more than 50 countries.
- Daniel Yalowitz
Dean, SIT Graduate Institute, Vermont Campus
Dr. Daniel Cantor Yalowitz has been a community builder and activist locally and professionally for nearly three decades. He has served as a faculty member and administrator in both baccalaureate and graduate institutions in New England.
- Preeti Shroff-Mehta
Dean, SIT Graduate Institute, Washington, DC Center
Dr. Shroff-Mehta has over 25 years’ leadership, management, and teaching experiences in the field of democratic governance, civil society strengthening, and institutional capacity development. She has taught graduate courses in Citizen Leadership, Policy Advocacy, Good Governance at World Learning’s SIT Graduate Institute, and School for International and Advanced Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins.
- Donald Steinberg
President and CEO
Donald K. Steinberg became the president and CEO of World Learning on July 1, 2013. He brings more than 30 years of experience with government and nongovernmental organizations and expertise in the fields of international relations and development to World Learning. Prior to World Learning, he served as deputy administrator at the US Agency for International Development where he focused on areas including the Middle East and Africa, organizational reforms, and enhancing dialogue with development partners.
- Laurie Black
Dean for External Relations and Strategic Enrollment Management
Laurie Black received her M.A. from the School for International Training (SIT) and a B.A. in Sociology and Rhetoric and Communication Studies from the University of Virginia.
- Ellen Holmes
Dean of Academic Administration and Assessment
Ellen Holmes has been SIT’s dean of academic administration and assessment since late 2010. Until recently, Ellen directed World Learning’s strategic planning initiatives.
- Michael Smallis
Dean of Students
Mr. Smallis has over twenty years of experience in higher education with private colleges and universities. He began his student affairs career at Fairleigh Dickinson as the director of student activities and operations and held various roles in residence life and judicial affairs until accepting the position of associate dean of students in 1994.
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