Sherry Lee Mueller, Ph.D.

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Distinguished Practitioner in Residence
School of International Service (SIS)
American University, Washington, D.C.

Dr. Sherry Lee Mueller teaches a graduate practicum entitled Cultural Diplomacy and International Exchange at American University, where she is also a member of the SIS Dean’s Council.

After serving as president of Global Ties U.S. (formerly NCIV) from 1996 to 2011, the board of directors named Mueller president emeritus. Before NCIV, she served as an Experiment in International Living leader to the former Soviet Union and worked at the Institute of International Education (IIE), as a liaison officer for the U.S. Department of State, and a lecturer at the University of Rhode Island.

An active volunteer, Mueller served as co-president of the Public Diplomacy Council of America. She has played leadership roles on the boards of World Learning, Friendship Force International, PYXERA Global, and the International Student House in Washington, D.C.

Mueller has been awarded an IIE Centennial Medal, a Fulbright Award for Citizen Diplomacy, and an Excellence in Teaching Award from SIS. She has also been recognized by the U.S. Information Agency and American University.

Mueller has served as a speaker for the U.S. Department of State in Saudi Arabia, Japan, and Washington, D.C. She is the co-author with Mark Overmann of Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development published by Georgetown University Press. She earned her M.A.L.D. and Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.

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