Linda Drake Gobbo
MBA, University of Massachusetts
MEd, Springfield College
BA, Hartwick College
Intercultural Service, Leadership, and Management
A former dean of SIT Graduate Institute and member of the faculty since 1984, Linda Drake Gobbo teaches courses and advises students in international education and management in both the online and face-to face programs. She has travelled as faculty with SIT Graduate Institute programs, and has also provided administrative support from the home campus to various SIT Study Abroad programs in such areas as crisis management, health, student development, and professional staff support. In 2011 she led a group of 25 graduate students on a short-term program to Turkey; she took a similar group to Morocco in 2010.
Linda served as the first elected chair of the Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship Knowledge Community in NAFSA and recently concluded a term on its subcommittee on information management. She was lead designer and trainer of NAFSA’s original Academy for International Education and a member of its New England regional team. Linda’s consulting, presentations, and writing have addressed the topics of program and curriculum design, strategic planning, internationalization, and multicultural group dynamics. Her geographic interests are mostly in Europe, and her other areas of professional interest include organizational change, and helping youth make educational decisions. She was a board member for her local Montessori school for several years, where she guided strategic planning efforts. Linda holds two master’s degrees, an MBA from the University of Massachusetts and an MA in student personnel administration from Springfield College. Her personal areas of interest include rowing (as spectator and participant), and getting twins through college.