Publications by Dr. Darla K. Deardorff include:



Deardorff, D.K. & Charles, H. (2018).  Leading Internationalization (Stylus)

Deardorff, D.K. & Ararasatnam-Smith, L. (2017).  Intercultural Competence in International Higher Education: International Approaches, Assessment, Application. (Routledge)

Deardorff, D.K. (2015).  Demystifying Outcomes Assessment for International Educators: A Practical Approach.  (Stylus)

Deardorff, D.K., de Wit, H.,  Heyl, J. and Adams, T. (eds).  (2012).  The Sage Handbook of International Higher Education.  (Sage)

Berardo, K. and Deardorff, D.K. (2012).  Building Cultural Competence: Innovative Intercultural Training Activities and Models (Stylus)

Deardorff, D.K. and Bowman, K.  (2011). Beyond the Tip of the Iceberg: Improving English and Understanding U.S. Cultural Patterns   (University of Michigan Press)

 Deardorff, D.K. (ed). (2009).  The Sage Handbook of Intercultural Competence (Sage)


Book chapters

Deardorff, D.K. (forthcoming). Assessing Intercultural, International and Global Learning Outcomes: The Changing Paradigm. (invited chapter). In Goldwasser’s Perspectives in Engaged Assessment.

Deardorff, D.K. and Whitehead, D. (forthcoming)  Bridging Silos in Global Learning and Assessment.  In  Mind the Gap: Framing Global Learning in the University Experience.  Elon University Center for Engaged Learning.

Deardorff, D.K. (forthcoming).  Theories of Cultural and Educational Exchange, Intercultural Competence, Conflict Resolution, and Peace Education (invited chapter) in Chou and Spangler’s Cultural and Educational Exchanges in Rival Societies (Springer)

Deardorff, D. K. (forthcoming) Intercultural Competence as a Pathway to Caring in the Classroom.  In Daniels and Billingsley’s Creating Caring and Supportive Educational Environments for Meaningful Learning (IGI Global)

Deardorff, D.K. (2017.) Designing Outcomes- Based Faculty-Led Study Abroad Learning Programs. (invited chapter)  In Pasquarelli, Cole & Tyson’s Passport to Change: A Handbook for Designing and Implementing Faculty-Led Short-Term Study Abroad Programs for College Students (Stylus)

Deardorff, D.K. (2017). The Big Picture of Outcomes Assessment. In Deardorff and Arasaratnam-Smith’s Intercultural Competence in International Higher Education (Routledge)

Deardorff, D.K. and Arasaratnam-Smith, L. (2017). Intercultural competence in international higher education: Emerging themes, issues, implications and future directions. In Deardorff and Arasaratnam-Smith’s Intercultural Competence in International Higher Education (Routledge)

Heleta, S. & Deardorff, D.K. (2017). The role of higher education in developing intercultural competence for peace building in the aftermath of violent conflict. In Deardorff and Arasaratnam-Smith’s Intercultural Competence in International HigherEducation (Routledge)

Wang, Y. Deardorff, D.K. and Kulich, S. (2017). Intercultural competence in international higher education: A Chinese perspective. In Deardorff and Arasaratnam-Smith’s Intercultural Competence in International Higher Education (Routledge)

Calloway-Thomas, C., Arasaratnam-Smith, L. and Deardorff, D.K. (2017). The role of empathy in fostering interculturalcompetence. In Deardorff and Arasaratnam-Smith’s Intercultural Competence in International Higher Education (Routledge)

Deardorff, D.K. (2016). The BIG picture: Reflections on the role of international educational exchange in peace and understanding (invited). In Mathew-Aydinli’s International Education Exchanges and Intercultural Understanding -Promoting Peace and Global Relations (Palgrave)

Deardorff, D.K. and Deardorff, D.L.  (2016).  Assessing Intercultural Outcomes in Engineering ProgramsIn St. Amant et. al.’s Teaching and Training for Global Engineering: Perspectives on Culture and Communication Practices (Wiley). Invited chapter.

Deardorff, D.K. (2016).  Key Theoretical Frameworks Guiding the Scholar-Practitioner in International Education.  In Streitweiser & Ogden’s International Education’s Scholar-Practitioners:  Bridging Research and Practice.  (Symposium)  Invited chapter.

Deardorff, D.K. (2016).  Assessing Intercultural Competence.  In Zhu, H. ‘s Research Methods in Intercultural Communication:  A Practical Guide.   (Wiley)  Invited chapter.

Reisinger, D., Clifford, J., Whetten, K., & Deardorff, D.K. (2015).  Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum in Global Health: Fostering Empathy to Develop Intercultural Competency.  In Green &  Whitsed’s Critical Perspectives on Internationalising the Curriculum in Disciplines:  Reflective Narrative Accounts from Business, Education and Health (Sense Publishers)   Invited chapter.

Deardorff, D.K.  (2014).  Why Engage in Mobility?  Key Issues Within Global Mobility – the Big Picture.  In Streitweiser’s Internationalization of Higher Education and Global Mobility (Symposium Publishers).  Invited chapter.

Gordon, J. and Deardorff, D.K. (2013). Demystifying Assessment: A Critical Component in Student Success.  In Donahue et al’s  Successful Models and Best Practices for Internships,  Service Learning and Volunteering Abroad (NAFSA). Invited chapter.

Deardorff, D.K. (2012).  Intercultural Competence in the 21st Century: Perspectives, Issues, Application.  In Breninger’s Creating Cultural Synergies (Cambridge Scholars). Invited chapter.

Deardorff, D.K. and Edwards, K. (2012).  Research on Intercultural Learning of Students in Service Learning.  In Clayton, Bringle & Hatchers’s Research on Service Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Assessment (Stylus). Invited chapter.

Deardorff, D.K., de Wit, H., and Heyl, J. D. (2012).  Bridges to the Future: The Global Landscape of International Higher Education. In Deardorff et al’s The Sage Handbook of International Higher Education.  (Sage)

Deardorff, D.K. and van Gaalen, A.  (2012).  Outcomes Assessment in International Higher Education.  In Deardorff et al’s The Sage Handbook of International Higher Education.

Deardorff, D. K. and Jones, E. (2012).  Intercultural  Competence: An Emerging Focus in Post-Secondary Education.  In Deardorff et al’s The Sage Handbook of International Higher Education.

Deardorff, D.K. (2011).  Intercultural Competence in Foreign Language Classrooms:  A Framework and Implications for Educators.  In Witte & Harden’s Intercultural Competence: Concepts, Challenges, Evaluations, ISFLL Vol. 10 (Peter Lang International Academic Publishers).  Invited chapter.

Deardorff, D.K.  (2011) Assessing Intercultural Competence as a Learning Outcome.  In Penn’s New Directions in Institutional Research: Measuring Complex General Education Student Learning Outcomes (Jossey-Bass). Invited chapter.

Deardorff, D.K. (2010).  Intercultural Competence in Higher Education and Intercultural Dialogue.  In Bergan and van’t  Land’s Speaking Across Borders: The Role of Higher Education in Furthering Intercultural Dialogue (Council of Europe/International Association of Universities). Invited chapter.

Deardorff, D.K., Manian, R. & Naidu, S. (2010). Intercultural Competence: Outcome of Student Exchange.  In Bhandari’s Global India: A Turning Point in Educational Exchange with the U.S (Institute for International Education). Invited chapter.

Deardorff, D.K.  (2009).  Understanding Cross-cultural Differences in the Classroom. In Berninghausen’s book Lost in Transnation (Kellner-Verlag, Germany). Invited chapter.

Deardorff, D.K., Pysarchik, D., & Yun, Z. (2009).  Towards Effective International Learning Assessment: Principles, Design and Implementation. In de Wit’s Measuring Success in the Internationalization of Higher Education (EAIE, The Netherlands). Invited chapter.

Deardorff, D.K. (2009). Implementing Intercultural Competence Assessment.  In Deardorff’s The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence (Sage).

Deardorff, D.K. (2009).  Synthesizing Conceptualizations of Intercultural Competence:  A Summary and Emerging Themes.  In Deardorff’s The Sage Handbook of Intercultural Competence, (Sage).

Deardorff, D.K. (2009) Connecting American and International Students on Campus.  In Andrades’s book International Students: Strengthening a Critical Resource (Praeger/American Council on Education). Invited chapter.

Deardorff, D.K. (2009).    Understanding the Challenges of Assessing Global Citizenship. In Lewin’s book Handbook of Practice and Research in Study Abroad (Routledge). Invited chapter.

Deardorff, D.K. (2009). Internationalization: In Search of Intercultural Competence.  Reprinted in Faigley and Selzer’s  Good Reasons with Contemporary Arguments, 4/E. (Pearson)

Deardorff, D.K. (2008).  What is Intercultural Competence? In Schreiber & Berninghausen’s Global Competence for the Future: Employability, Mobility, Quality  (Kellner-Verlag, Germany). Invited chapter.

Deardorff, D.K. (2008).  Looking to the Future: Unity in Diversity. In Longenecker et al’s Lines, Places, and Heritage (Penabscot Press). Invited chapter.

Deardorff, D.K. (2008).   Intercultural Competence:  A Definition, Model and Implications for Education Abroad. In Savicki’s Intercultural Competence and Transformation: Theory, Research, and Application (Stylus). Invited chapter.

Deardorff, D.K. (2007).  Effective Use of Research Results.  In Bolen’s Guide to Outcomes Assessment in Education Abroad (Carlisle, PA: Forum on Education Abroad). Invited chapter.

Deardorff, D.K. and Deardorff, D.L. (2007).  Methods of Outcomes Assessments.  In Bolen’s Guide to Outcomes Assessment in Education Abroad (Carlisle, PA: Forum on Education Abroad). Invited chapter.

Deardorff, D.K. (2006).  A Model of Intercultural Competence and Its Implications for the Foreign Language Curriculum.  In Wilkinson’s Insights from Study Abroad for Language Programs (Thomson). Invited chapter.

Deardorff, D.K. (2006).  Assessing Intercultural Competence in Study Abroad Students.  In Byram’s book Living for Study Abroad: Theory and Practice (Multilingual Matters). Invited chapter.

Deardorff, D.K. (1998).  Through Our Own Lens.  In Building Together:  The Inquiry Writings, The NC Adult ESOL  Curriculum Framework Inquiry Project (Peppercorn Press)


Deardorff, D.K. (forthcoming) State of Intercultural Competence.  China Intercultural Communication Annual Inaugural Issue.  Invited submission.

Deardorff, D.K. (2018).  How to Assess Global Competence.  Education Week (invited)

Deardorff, D.K. (2017).  Working with other cultures. (invited article). Internationalisation of Higher Education Handbook. DUZ Verlag (Germany)

Deardorff, D.K.  (2017).  The role of intercultural competence in internationalization. (invited article).   SIETAR Journal (Japan)

Deardorff, D.K. (2017).  Building a K-16 Pipeline for Global Competence Development.  Education Week. (invited) 

Quinlan, O. & Deardorff, D.K. (2016)  How Universities Can Teach Their Students to Respect Different Cultures.  The Conversation (South Africa).

Deardorff, D.K. (2015).  International Education Outcomes Assessment  A Changing Paradigm.  IIE Networker, Fall 2015.

Deardorff, D.K. (2015).  A 21st Century Imperative:  Integrating Intercultural Competence in Tuning.  Tuning Journal for Higher Education (TJHE), vol. 3, no 1, Nov. 2015.  (Europe)  (Invited paper)

Deardorff, D.K. (2015).  Why, What, How.  Intercultura (Italy).

Deardorff, D.K. (2015)  The Big Picture: Reflections on the Role of International Educational Exchange in Peace and Understanding (invited).  All Azimuth Journal  of Foreign Policy and Peace (Turkey)

Deardorff, D.K. (2015)  Internationalisation at Home:  Myths and Principles.  EAIE Forum, Winter 2015 (Europe)

Deardorff, D.K. (2015). Beyond Barriers.  Brethren Life & Thought.  (Invited paper)

Charles, H. & Deardorff, D.K. (2014). A Failure to Capitalize on Globalization. In The Chronicle of Higher Education, June 18, 2014

Deardorff, D.K. (2014).  Some Thoughts on Assessing Intercultural Competence.  Viewpoints, National Institute of Learning Outcomes Assessment (May 15, 2014).

Deardorff, D.K. (2013).  Intercultural competence in the classroom:  Foundations for success.  The European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL.  (invited paper)

Deardorff, D.K. (2013)  Beyond Ourselves: Embracing Our Global Responsibilities.  IIENetworker, Fall 2013

Deardorff, D.K. (2012). Looking to the future: Leadership perspectives on internationalization, a synthesis.  AUDEM Journal.  (invited paper)

Sutton, S. & Deardorff, D.K.  (2012).  “Internationalizing Internationalization:  The Global Context”  in IAU’s Horizons,

 Deardorff, D.K. (2012), “Building Interculturally Competent Faculty” in IIENetworker, Spring 2012, .  Invited submission.

Deardorff, D.K. (2011).  “Promoting understanding and development of intercultural dialogue and peace:  A comparative analysis and global perspective of regional studies on intercultural competence.”  Report of the State of the Arts and Perspectives on Intercultural Competences and Skills.  Paris:  UNESCO  (invited paper for UNESCO)

Koehn, P, Deardorff, D & Bolognese, K. (2011).  “Enhancing International Research and Development-Project Activity on University Campuses: Insights from U.S. Senior International Officers” in Journal of Studies in International Education, Volume 15 Issue 4, pp. 332 – 350.

 Deardorff, D.K. (2011).  “Exploring a Framework for Interculturally Competent Teaching in Diverse Classrooms” in Internationalisation of European Higher Education Handbook (Raabe). Invited submission.

Hernandez, R. & Deardorff, D.K. (2010).  “Leadership in International Education.” In Educacion Global:  Nuevos retos, nuevos horizontes (AMPEI, Mexico)  Invited submission.

Deardorff, D.K. (2010).  “Intercultural competence in higher education and intercultural dialogue”  in  Bergan and van’t Land’s Speaking across borders:  The role of higher education in intercultural dialogue.   Strasbourg: Council of Europe, 2010  (invited paper)

Deardorff, D.K. (2010).  From Theory to Practice:  Intercultural Competence (invited paper for NAFSA).

Deardorff, D.K. (2010).  “The Process Model of Intercultural Competence.”  Global University Network for Innovation Newsletter.   (invited paper).  At:

Deardorff, D.K. (2009).  Exploring Intercultural Competence in Social Science Classrooms.  Enhancing Learning in the Social Sciences (ELiSS online journal), United Kingdom.  Invited paper.  At  

Deardorff, D.K. (2008).   “A Framework for Intercultural Competence” (invited article) in Educacion Global: XV anos de experiencias: Nuevos retos, nuevos horizontes (vol 12) (AMPEI, Mexico)

Sternberger, L., Pysarchik, D., Yun, Z., and Deardorff, D. (2008).   “Designing a Model for International Learning Assessment” (invited article) in AAC&U’s Democracy and Diversity publication (vol 12, no 1, p 7-9)

Urias, D., Deardorff, D.K., and Heyl, J. (2007).  “Standards of Quality for Master’s Degree Level Programs in International Education: Ensuring Quality & Effectiveness” online at Atlas of International Student Mobility, Institute of International Education

Deardorff, D.K. (2007).  “Principles of International Education Assessment.”  In  IIENetworker (Spring 2007).

Deardorff, D.K. and Hunter, W. (2006).  “Educating Global-Ready Graduates” in International Educator (vol XV, no. 3)

Deardorff, D.K. (2006).  Policy Paper zur Interkulturellen Kompetenz  (Policy Paper on Intercultural Competence) (invited paper auf Deutsch), Bertelsmann Foundation, Germany 

Deardorff, D.K. (2006).  “The Identification and Assessment of Intercultural Competence” in Journal of Studies in International Education, (Fall 2006 vol 10, no 3, p 241-266) – ranked #2 most-read article in JSIE during 2009-2010 and #3 most cited article in JSIE in 2010 -2012 though 2017 

Deardorff, D.K. (2005).  “A Matter of Logic?” in International Educator (vol XIV, no. 3).

 Deardorff, D.K. (2004).Internationalization: In Search of Intercultural Competence” in International Educator (vol XIII, no.2)

 Encyclopedia Entries

Deardorff, D.K.  (forthcoming).  Cross-cultural competence.  (invited entry).  Entry in Encyclopedia of Cross-Cultural Communication, Y.Y. Kim, ed. (Wiley).

Deardorff, D.K. (forthcoming).  Intercultural competence in the Age of the Global Citizen.  (Invited entry).  Entry in Springer Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions (Springer)

Deardorff, D.K. (2015)  Intercultural Competence Definitions:  Knowledge, Skills, Attitudes. (invited entry).  Entry in Sage Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence, J. Bennett, ed.  (Sage).

Deardorff, D.K. (2015).  Intercultural Competence Assessments. (invited entry).   Entry in Sage Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence, J. Bennett, ed.  (Sage).


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