Jay is an award-winning innovator in global/international education. His campus and private contract background has involved study abroad programs and study tours, international student and scholar support, K-12 global education, community outreach programs, development assistance (participant training), campus internationalization, and collaborative work with companies and organizations. Jay has designed and implemented numerous major grant programs funded by private and federal sources. He has helped review and develop curriculum products and global studies courses. At state and national levels, he has contributed to committees, task forces, and reports on global engagement and international education/studies. Jay has a Master’s in International Affairs from the George Washington University Elliott School. He serves on the Asheville Sister Cities board, coaches young distance runners, and enjoys travel, hiking, wilderness canoeing, music, and time with family.