David Shallenberger, PhD

Internationally recognized as a leader in the field, David has been honored through his role as a Fulbright Specialist, certification as an “Education Abroad Professional,” and multiple invitations to speak and consult around the world. He holds leadership positions in professional organizations such as NAFSA and the Forum on Education Abroad, reflecting his passions for comprehensive internationalization, advocacy, and research ethics.

Before coming to SIT, David held faculty and administrative positions at DePaul University and the University of Redlands and taught at Elmhurst College, Mallinckrodt College, and National University. These previous positions include 30 years teaching global studies, intercultural communication and research, ethical leadership, and multicultural awareness; developing and coordinating travel study programs for adults in Europe, Asia, and Latin America; directing a BA program in Hong Kong; and expanding understanding of “the other.” He has given workshops on adult learning, cross-cultural communication, international education, and multicultural issues at universities in Brazil, El Salvador, Poland, Romania, and China and is the author of Reclaiming the Spirit: Gay Men and Lesbians Come to Terms with Religion (Rutgers University Press, 1998) as well as scores of articles and presentations.


  • PhD, Fielding Institute
  • MBA, Stanford University
  • BA, Pomona College
David Shallenberger, PhD

SIT Graduate Institute

Affiliated Faculty

MA in International Education

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