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Stacye Fraser Thompson

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Contact Information

Office of International Student Services
2601 Carson Rd, Allen Library
Birmingham, Al 35215


Stacye Fraser Thompson is a veteran international educator in the areas of immigration, international admissions, programming, and community outreach. She's works as the Coordinator of International Student Services at Jefferson State Community College and the Executive Director of Study Alabama. She holds a BA in International Studies (Univ of Alabama at Birmingham-UAB) , MA in International Affairs (Florida State University), and is a Phd Candidate in Educational Studies for Diverse Populations (UAB) working on the impact of COVID-19 on Designated School Officials. Her independent research focuses on community college internationalization, programs impacting immigrants and refugees educational transition in the United States. She was a Fulbright US Germany International Education Administrator participant in Fall 2022.

Research Description

For the 2023 ISRL, Stacye is completing research with fellow ISRL Participant Mary Ann Bodine Al-Sharif on best practices for strategic planning for campus internationalization.

For the 2022 International and Area Studies Research lab, Stacye completed a research project titled "Microcredentials and Digital Badges to Augment Community College Internationalization".


BA International Studies, University of Alabama at Birmingham

MA International Affairs, Florida State University

PhD, Education, Concentration: Educational Studies for Diverse Populations (Forthcoming)


International Studies Research Lab — 2021

International Studies Research Lab -- 2019

IIE Outreach Lecture Fund Grant -- 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020



Awards and Honors

Fulbright International Education Administrator Program - Germany - 2021

NAFSA Diversity Impact Grant - 201

Courses Taught

Intro to International Relations

Intro to Foreign Cultures

Eastern European Politics


Highlighted Publications

Thompson, S.F. (2020) Internationalize your campus: Foreign Scholar Impact at U.S. Community Colleges.  Fulbright Scholar Program… (Invited Publication)

Ali, F. & Fraser Thompson, S. (July, 2020) Mentor and self-efficacy approaches to encourage diverse student participation in Gilman.  The Global Impact Exchange.  Diversity Abroad Summer 2020.

Prado, J., Spezzini, S., Harrison, M., Fraser Thompson, S., Ponder, J., & Merritt, P. (2020). Teacher educator and preservice teacher construct virtual internship through online writing class for post-secondary English learners. In R. E. Ferdig, E. Baumgartner, R. Hartshorne, R. Kaplan-Rakowski, & C​. Mouza. (Eds.)​, Teaching, technology, and teacher education during the COVID-19 pandemic: Stories from the field (pp. 323-327). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Thompson, S.F. (2019). "Characterization of Global Studies Certificates to Enhance Cross-cultural and Global Competency Among Community College Students." White Paper submitted for the International Studies Research Lab, Champaign, IL.


Recent Publications

Fraser Thompson, S. (2021). Global Studies Certificates as an Instrument for Building Capacity for Community College Internationalization. Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education, 12(6S1).