Mary Katherine O'Brien
Mary Katherine O'Brien is a researcher for education and outreach in the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Minnesota. She has worked in the field of international education since 2002, holding positions in the areas of international student advising, education abroad, internationalization of the on-campus curriculum, and international program development. O’Brien holds a Ph.D. in Comparative and International Development Education and focused on the academic engagement and classroom learning experiences of undergraduate international students for her dissertation. She conducts research on the internationalization of higher education, cross-border partnerships, on-line education, and the intercultural aspects of teaching and learning.