Brian Whalen is the President and CEO of The Forum on Education Abroad. Until 2010 he was also Associate Provost, Associate Professor of International Studies and Executive Director of the Office of Global Education at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where The Forum continues to be housed. A well-known international educator, Brian writes and speaks on a wide range of international education topics and serves on a number of boards, including the Advisory Board of the National Science Foundation Partnership for International Research and Education, NanoJapan Program and the Editorial Board of the journal, Beliefs and Values: Understanding the Global Implications of Human Nature. Brian is the founding editor of Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, started in 1994 as the first academic journal devoted to study abroad, and he continues to serve as its editor and publisher. For five years he was an on-site resident director of study abroad programs in Italy, and he has developed and overseen programs in over 40 countries.