Leslie Bohon, the 2014 Galfo Fellow

Professor and Mrs. Galfo with Leslie Bohon at the December Awards CeremonyLeslie Bohon was the 2014 recipient of the Armand J. and Mary Faust Galfo Education Research Fellowship.  Professor and Mrs. Galfo established the fellowship in 1988 to be given annually to a graduate student who demonstrates outstanding promise in educational research design through excellence in coursework in research design and data analysis.

Prior to pursuing her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from William and Mary (W&M), Leslie had extensive international experiences which ultimately led to her current research interests.  These experiences include studying abroad in France and Mexico as an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, serving as director of intensive English language programs and an international program, being involved in ESL teacher training, and serving as both a French and English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor.

Leslie’s research experiences throughout her doctoral program have included being a member of the Integration of Learning as well as the Internationalization research teams, as well as conducting research on international student needs. While attending W&M, she also received the Christopher Wren Lifelong Learning Award.

At the completion of her doctoral studies, Leslie plans to start a career in international higher education through collaborative programs between U.S. and foreign universities.  Her current areas of interest include cross-cultural research, English language programs, international student development, and international program development.

See an article about Ms. Bohon’s work with the Reves Center for International Studies.