Dr. Cheryl Matherly serves as Associate Dean for Global Education and directs TU’s study abroad programs. She is currently directing the university’s strategic initiatives in Asia, specifically the new dual degree program between TU and the China University of Petroleum-Beijing.
Dr. Matherly’s special area of interest is with the internationalization of science and engineering education. She directs the National Science Foundation-funded NanoJapan program that expands international research opportunities for students in STEM fields. NanoJapan was recognized by the Institute for International Education in 2008 with the prestigious Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovations in Study Abroad. She received a second NSF grant in March 2008 for a multi-phase conference, Strategic Issues in University Internationalization , that examined a comparative approaches in the US and Japan for the internationalization of science and engineering education.
Dr. Matherly is currently completing an article that examines the impact of cross-cultural experiences on science and engineering students’ effectiveness as part of multinational project teams. She also co-authored with Alexander Wiseman, PhD (Lehigh University) the article “Who are We? Institutional Affiliation and Professionalization in Comparative and International Education,” which appeared in the Comparative and International Education Newsletter, January 2009.
Education and Degrees Earned
- Ed.D., University of Houston, Educational Leadership
- MS, Indiana University- Bloomington, College Student Personnel Administration
- BA, University of New Mexico, English/Political Science