Kris Acheson | Colleen Kelly
- Kris Acheson earned a PhD in Intercultural Communication from Arizona State University in 2008. Before coming to Purdue University in 2016, she served as a faculty member in Applied Linguistics at Georgia State University as a Fulbright Scholar to Honduras in 2015. At Purdue, she now directs the Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research (CILMAR) and holds a courtesy faculty position in the Brian Lamb School of Communication. Dr. Acheson is a well-published scholar, with recent papers in the International Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, the European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management, and the International Journal of Intercultural Relations.
- Colleen Kelly (MS, 2014) is a doctoral candidate at Purdue University in an interdisciplinary graduate program that spans the Colleges of Agriculture, Education, and Technology. Her work traverses the spheres of academia and community development, for example in federally funded international rural development projects and created international service learning programs for undergraduates. Her dissertation, a meta-analysis of data gathered from over a dozen higher education institutions using the Beliefs, Events, and Values Inventory (BEVI), explores the nature of worldview diversity on university campuses and considers the potential implications that cultural climates may have on fostering Education for Sustainable Development.