Trainer Bios

Jos Beelen | The Hague University of Applied Sciences, the Netherlands

Jos is Professor of Global Learning at The Hague University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands as well as Visiting Professor at the Centre for Global Learning at Coventry University in England. He has facilitated workshops and coached academic staff in internationalizing academic programs at universities in the Netherlands and across Europe, as well as in Colombia, Brazil, South Africa, and Australia. Jos is currently researching the internationalization of learning outcomes in academic programs, focusing on developing the skills that enable academic staff to assume ownership of curriculum internationalization. Jos holds a Bachelor’s degree in history, a Master’s degree (cum laude) in classical archaeology from the University of Amsterdam, and a PhD in international education from Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy.


Darla Deardorff | Association of International Education Administrators, USA

Darla is Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), as well as a Research Scholar at Duke University. She holds a Master’s degree in adult education with a focus on second language acquisition and a Doctorate degree in education with a focus on international higher education. Darla has lived and taught abroad in Germany, Switzerland, and Japan and is a faculty member at several universities around the world including in China, Japan, the USA, and South Africa as well as at the Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication in Portland. She has conducted cross-cultural training for universities, companies, and non-profit organizations for nearly 20 years and is frequently invited to give talks around the world. A recipient of numerous awards, Darla has published widely on international education, intercultural competence, and outcomes assessment with eight books and 60+ articles and book chapters.


Hans-Georg van Liempd | Tilburg University, the Netherlands

Hans-Georg has been the Managing Director at the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Tilburg University, the Netherlands, since November 2014, having previously held the positions of Director of the International Office, Senior Program Manager for internationalizing the campus and corporate social responsibility, and Director of strategy and policy. He was involved as an expert on international strategy on a one-year project for the Romanian government for internationalizing strategy at 21 Romanian universities. From September 2010 until September 2014, Hans-Georg served as Vice-President and then President of the EAIE. He holds a Master’s degree in economics. Hans-Georg is a member of the EAIE's Awards and Talent Committee.


Marina Casals Sala | Universitat Rovira i Vrgili, Spain

Marina is Director of International Relations at Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Tarragona, Spain, having previously served at the same institution as head of the Internationalization Strategic Unit at the rector’s office. Her Bachelor’s degree is in translation and interpreting, her Master’s degree is in teaching Spanish as a foreign language, and she has received training in systemic therapy. Her international work experience has taken her to Finland and Morocco (Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane). Marina is a trainer in neuro-linguistic programming and an EAIE trainer, and she has presented at several conferences internationally, both facilitating workshops and giving presentations. As an EAIE Board member, she was awarded the Rising Star Award by the EAIE in 2009 in recognition of her contribution to the Association, as well as the Bo Gregersen Award for Best Practice in 2014 as a member of the Green Cockatoo group.