Workshop Leaders

John Christian
John Christian
President, CAPA The Global Education Network

John has been an active and contributing member of the field of international education for over 22 years, including almost 20 years with CAPA. He is a committed member of several professional organizations including NAFSA, The Association of International Educators, The Forum on Education Abroad as well as a recognized leader and trainer in education abroad administration and health and safety management for education abroad.


David Enda
David Enda
Vice President of Institutional Relations & Marketing, CAPA The Global Education Network

David overseas partnership development and outreach. He is instrumental in strategy, enrollment, and growth of all CAPA Program Models.

David began his international education career with CAPA in 2002 building custom faculty-led programs with our partner institutions. David became Vice President of Institutional Relations in 2007, and has also served in a number of different leadership roles including Vice President of US Operations and Vice President of Admissions. David served on CAPA’s Board of Directors as well. Additionally, David has always been active in the field, presenting numerous times over the years at conferences such as NAFSA, CIEE, and GIC.


Colin Speakman
Colin Speakman
Resident Director in Shanghai, CAPA The Global Education Network

Colin manages CAPA Shanghai operations and student services, including leading orientation and excursions, as well as providing extensive support throughout the program. He brings over 25 years of high-profile experience in international education for American undergraduates. Colin makes regular contributions as a columnist to the China Daily newspaper and has also undertaken education consultancy for blue-chip companies. Currently on temporary medical leave.


Institutional Participants

Hani El Masry
International Project Coordinator at York University
Joe Shangguan
Associate Professor of Accounting at Robert Morris University
Brian Ricketts
Faculty-led Program Specialist at West Virginia University
Jing Liu
Asia Programs Director at UNC Chapel Hill
Joe Stanley
Dean of the Center of Global Education at Providence College
Jackie Elcik
Assistant Dean of the School of Business at Providence College