Office of International Studies & Programs Staff

Office of International Studies & Programs Staff

MEET THE STAFF

 

Kenneth Yanes
Dep. Director, Office of International Studies & Programs
 
Kenneth oversees all operations of study-abroad programs at John Jay College. He works closely with faculty and partner institutions to establish new and recurring academic programs abroad and to map global experiences into each department's curriculum. He joined John Jay College from Princeton University where he served as Assistant Director of Study Abroad. Prior to Princeton, he served as Associate Director of International Programs and Adjunct Lecturer of International Studies at The City College of New York, CUNY. Kenneth has served also as Visiting Faculty at the School for International Training (SIT) Graduate Institute, where he taught and advised MA candidates during their capstone projects. With more than a decade of professional and academic experience in the field of international education, Kenneth specializes in international development education, internationalization of curriculum, experiential learning and teaching, and language acquisition abroad.
 
His current research interests include the linguistic self-esteem of heritage-language learners abroad, bilingualism in contemporary Maya literary production in Guatemala, and the maintenance of indigenous languages in Latin America. Kenneth earned his BA (summa cum laude) in French literature & Medieval Studies from Rutgers University; MA in Intercultural Management & International Education from SIT Graduate Insitute; MA in Latin American, Caribbean, & Latinx Studies from CUNY Graduate Center; MA/ABD in Comparative & International Development Education from University of Minnesota. Kenneth is fluent in English, Spanish, French, and some Portuguese and is learning Swedish and German.

 

TBA
Coordinator, Study-Abroad Programs