Dr. Stephanie Doscher
Stephanie Doscher, Ed.D., Director of Florida International University’s Office of Collaborative Online International Learning (FIU COIL). She is contributing editor and co-author of The Guide to COIL Virtual Exchange (Routledge, 2022) and is co-author of Making Global Learning Universal: Promoting Inclusion and Success for All Students (Routledge, 2018), both comprehensive handbooks for engaging all undergraduates in collaborative global problem solving with diverse others. She hosts the Making Global Learning Universal Podcast, is a Faculty Fellow with FIU’s Center for Leadership, and serves on the editorial advisory board for AAC&U’s Liberal Education.
Stephanie researches, writes, speaks, and consults internationally on topics related to the internationalization of higher education, integrative curricular and co-curricular global learning, and transformational organizational change leadership. Her recent work focuses on the relationship between diversity and the production of knowledge across borders through COIL virtual exchange. Stephanie’s recent writing can be found in the Journal of International Students, EAIE Forum, and the International Association of Universities’ Handbook of Internationalisation of Higher Education. Rubrics she developed for performance assessment of students’ global learning were used in the development of the OECD PISA Global Competence Framework.
Stephanie earned her Ed.D. in Educational Administration and Supervision from Florida International University, her M.Ed. in Secondary Education from Western Washington University, and B.A. in History and Theater Studies from Emory University.
Stephanie’s passion for COIL is rooted in her many experiences of the power of human connection.
"Technology is just a tool. It's a powerful tool, but it's just a tool. Deep human connection is very different. It's not a tool. It's not a means to an end. It is the end -- the purpose and the result of a meaningful life -- and it will inspire the most amazing acts of love, generosity and humanity.”