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Denise Connerty

Global Temple Conference

Denise’s interest in the world was nurtured by an older brother who travelled the world, and Nancy Drew, the fictional heroine whose mystery solving adventures took her to far flung places. A fan of the Beatles, Denise’s dream was to travel to England in search of Paul McCartney. That dream came true in college, when she was one of three students who spent their junior year abroad. At the University of Lancaster in England she studied British literature, and British and Russian history. And while she didn’t meet Paul McCartney, it was that transformative year abroad that propelled her into a lifelong career making study abroad a reality for thousands of students, first at Arcadia University (formerly Beaver College), and then at the Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University, and for the last 25 years, at Temple. Denise has also been active in the study abroad profession, serving in a number of leadership roles at NAFSA: Association of International Educators, including vice-president, board member, and president.

What do you like most about working in Education Abroad?

"I truly believe in the transformational power of study abroad, not just for students, but also for faculty who have the opportunity to teach abroad."

Reach Denise by email at connerty@temple.edu.

Position Title: 
Assistant Vice President of International Affairs
Education Abroad & Overseas Campuses
Main Campus
MA, Arcadia University; BA Susquehanna University