Molly Watkins joined the Center for International Affairs at Case Western Reserve University in 2011. She oversees the Office of International Students Services, the Office of Education Abroad and major initiatives in the Office of Global Strategy. Molly also works with the Vice Provost for International Affairs on identifying and implementing strategic initiatives designed to support the internationalization efforts at Case Western Reserve which led to the university receiving the Institute of International Education’s prestigious Heiskell Award for Campus Internationalization in 2015.
Molly is a member of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the Association of International Education Administrators, the Forum on Education Abroad, and serves as an executive council member of the Global Engineering Education Exchange consortium through the Institute of International Education.
Before coming to Case Western Reserve, Molly was on the faculty at Mississippi State University as the director of international education. In that role, she designed and coordinated the international studies minor, teaching Global Studies and Cross Cultural Leadership, developed the study abroad program, and directed and taught in the intensive English language program.
While in Mississippi, she was the founding chair of the Mississippi Associate of International Educators from 2002-2004, served as the President of Alabama Mississippi Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in 2004, and was on the Southeastern TESOL regional conference planning team in 2005.
Molly is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having served as a teacher trainer for two years in Sichuan, China.