Dr. Jessica Kissinger has been awarded the 2016 Richard Reiff Award, The University of Georgia’s highest award for internationalization. Dr. Kissinger has created an extensive international research network. This award is richly deserved.
This award is given in honor of Dr. Richard Reiff, former executive director of the Office of International Education at UGA, past president of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, founding executive director of Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society, creator of UGA’s study abroad fair, and former chair of the international committee of the University System of Georgia.
The Reiff Award honors a tenured or tenure-track faculty member who has made major contributions to the overall internationalization of the University of Georgia. These could include, for example, advancing education abroad opportunities for students, enriching the experiences of international students and scholars at UGA, engaging in significant research of international scope, advancing UGA’s international partnerships and engagement, and promoting campus internationalization.