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Kate McCleary, Ph.D.

Director of the Global Education Office

Kate S. McCleary, Director of the Global Education Office, joined the Washington College community in September 2011.  Kate’s research interests focus on gender and education, intercultural training, and on social justice and equity issues that youth confront in the U.S. and in Central America. She has been the recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, CARE USA, and Save the Children.  Kate is a member of NAFSA, the Forum on Education Abroad, and the Phi Beta Kappa Society.  

  • B.A., Muhlenberg College
  • M.Ed., Lehigh University
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Johnstone, C., DeJaeghere, J., & McCleary, K. (2013). Internationalizing the curriculum through international development projects: A case study on reflexivity, collaboration, and experiential learning. The International HETL Review. Volume 3, Article 2,

Paige, R.M., Harvey, T.A., & McCleary, K.S. (2012). The maximizing study abroad project: Toward a pedagogy for culture and language learning. In M. Vande Berg, R. M. Paige, K. Hemming Lou (editors) Student Learning Abroad: What Our Students Are Learning, What They’re Not, and What We Can Do About It. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, LLC. 

DeJaeghere, J. & McCleary, K.S. (2010). The making of Mexican migrant youth civic identity: Transnational spaces and imaginaries. Anthropology of Education Quarterly, 40, 3, 228-244.