Zachary Klim Receives Award for Emerging Leadership in International Education

The Association of International Education Administrators awarded Zachary Klim and Mellisa Whatley its prestigious Harold Josephson Award.

Zachary Klim is the recipient of The Association of International Education Administrators’ (AIEA) Harold Josephson Awards for Professional Promise in International Education.  The award was presented at the 2018 AIEA Annual Conference in February in Washington, DC.

Klim serves as executive director of global affairs and experiential learning at NYU Steinhardt, and is a doctoral student in the sociology of education program.  His nominators commended him for his leadership and the quality of his scholarly work. Klim’s dissertation examines the institutional characteristics associated with study abroad adoption on U.S. campuses to better understand access in education abroad and the mechanics of organizational change in complex institutions.

The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) is the only association specifically for leaders in international higher education. Founded in 1982, AIEA is composed of more than 450 institutions engaged in advancing the international dimensions of higher education.

The Josephson Award was established to honor the memory of Dr. Harold Josephson, a former leader in AIEA. The award is presented to deserving graduate students who are making a significant scholarly contribution to the field of international education.