Jennifer Donaghue

Jennifer Donaghue

Director, International Services Office
Phone: 202-994-4477
[email protected]

San Francisco, California

Jennifer Donaghue serves as Director of the International Services Office. She studied and interned abroad in Spain, and taught English in Japan with the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET) before coming to Washington, D.C. to pursue a graduate degree in International Affairs at American University.  Jennifer is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Higher Education Administration at GW University.  Her research interests lie  in global identity development and international student exchange as a scholar practitioner.  An expert in international student and scholar advising, Jennifer also oversees GW’s employment based immigration work for faculty, researchers and scholars. Jennifer has facilitated and presented intercultural communication and international student awareness trainings, and has been a guest lecturer in international and higher education courses. She facilitated reverse culture shock activities for Iraqi students participating in the 2016 State Department’s “Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program” in collaboration with Meridian International, and with Amideast in spring 2017. In summer 2017 she facilitated a workshop with the Institute of International Education, preparing grantees for their departure and identity adaptation in the Middle East. She has moderated and been a panelist of the State Department’s “Education USA Interactive Webinars”, and chairs the GW Committee for International Student Success (CISS). Jennifer has been the recipient of two grants from GW University, the first to foster cross cultural sensitivity for campus internationalization, and the second to enhance career preparation activities for international students.

BA, International Relations, San Francisco State University, MA, International Affairs, American University, Ed.D., Higher Education Administration, GW University,  Anticipated: 2018

Interesting Facts:
Jennifer attended Alvin Ailey’s School of Dance in NYC and she has performed in the DMV area with local Flamenco dance companies.