Fanta Aw, KSB/BSBA ’90, SPA/MPA ’94, CAS/PhD ’11
As the Hurst Senior Professorial Lecturer in AU’s School of International Service, Aw brings both personal experience and professional expertise to her teaching. A “global nomad” who grew up in several countries, Aw is a well-regarded expert in international education. She has provided training to the U.S. Department of State, Institute of International Education, and American Councils for International Education, among others, and she is the president and board chair of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, a 10,000-member organization. After earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees from AU, she returned to her alma mater for a doctorate in sociology with concentrations in transnational migration, international education, and social stratification. Aw is also AU’s assistant vice president of campus life and the 2013 recipient of the University Award for Outstanding Teaching in an Adjunct Position.