Office Staff

Wesley Milner, Executive Director of International Programs

Dr. Wesley Milner

Executive Director of International Programs

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 267

As the chief international officer, Dr. Milner works with the UE faculty and broader campus community to fulfill the goal of providing a global education for every student. Previously, he served as Director of the International Studies Program, Igleheart Endowed Chair in Political Science and Chair of the Department of Law, Politics and Society. Born and raised in Texas, Milner obtained his undergraduate degree in economics and German from the University of Texas, a master’s from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and a PhD in political science from the University of North Texas.|

Milner’s international experience includes serving as a visiting professor twice at both Harlaxton College in England and Tokoha University in Japan as well as research travel in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Eastern/Southern Africa. He was also a visiting professor with Semester at Sea, circumnavigating the globe in four months. Further, he has had the pleasure of traveling with UE students on short-term study abroad programs to Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. Favorite memories include playing elephant polo in India, celebrating Carnival in Brazil, hiking in Kenya and chipping apart the Berlin wall at the end of the Cold War. Milner’s career began in Washington, DC where he spent several years as a researcher for a government contractor, working closely with a number of security and intelligence agencies.

As a professor, his primary teaching role has focused on international relations courses such as International Law, U.S. Foreign Policy, Human Rights, Politics of the Global Economy, and Global Environmental Policy. His scholarship, which integrates globalization and broadly defined aspects of human rights, has appeared in Human Rights Quarterly, the Journal of Private Enterprise, Sociological Quarterly, International Studies and a number of edited books. Recently, his research has centered on displaced and refugee students as UE has been named the top university in the country for attracting and supporting young Syrian scholars.
Holly Carter, Director of Education Abroad/Harlaxton College Programs

Dr. Holly Carter

Director of Education Abroad/Harlaxton College Programs

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 263

Dr. Carter has worked in international education for 18 years and held senior leadership positions at multiple universities. Originally from Texas, Dr. Carter has lived in France, Tunisia, Scotland, and England. She has a MPhil from the University of Glasgow and a PGCHE from the University of Surrey Roehampton in England, as well as a PhD from the University of North Texas. Dr. Carter’s academic field is medical sociology, which she occasionally teaches at UE. She travels widely for work, personally, and as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. She has been to 96 countries, built houses in 20 countries, and continues to travel for both work and pleasure. Her favorite places to visit are off the beaten path places that remain non-touristy. Her favorite memories include sunset at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar and riding in a fruit filled cart pulled by horses through the rice fields in Cambodia.
Kaylynn McCalister, Harlaxton Advisor

Mrs. Kaylynn McCalister

Harlaxton Advisor

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 262

Kaylynn is from a small town in western Kentucky, and her interest in the field of international education started from her own experiences abroad as a UE student. She studied at Harlaxton College in spring 2014 and also spent a semester in Merida, Mexico before her graduation from UE with a BA in Spanish and international studies. Kaylynn has an MA in international education from SIT Graduate Institute, after a year of course work in Vermont and a year as a graduate intern in the UE education abroad office. Her favorite travel memories include participating in Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico and hiking in Wales.
Meghan Watkins, Study Abroad Intern/Study Abroad

Ms. Meghan Watkins

Study Abroad Intern/Study Abroad


Meghan grew up in western Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BA in Kinesiology. While attending school she studied abroad in London, England and completed a sports medicine internship working with a local football team in Perth, Australia. These experiences sparked her love for travel and International Education. Her favorite travel memories include hiking up a volcano to watch the sunrise in Bali and finding hole-in-the-wall cafes and restaurants to try local foods. Outside of work, Meghan likes going for hikes, making homemade cards, and reading a good book.

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