DepartmentCook School of Intercultural Studies
Biola AffiliationsFaculty



  • Ph.D., Biola University
  • M.A., California State University Long Beach
  • B.A., Biola University

Member of


  • International Leadership Association member
  • Association of Studies in Higher Education member
  • International Academy of Intercultural Research member


  • Certificate of Completion - NAFSA Management Development Program- 2017 - Denver, CO:
  • Summer Program Certificate - Intercultural Communication Institute- Portland, OR: 2014
  • Qualified Administrator - Intercultural Development Inventory - Hong Kong, PRC: 2014

Publications (Selected)

  • Calley, S. (TBD). Cultivating the confidence and capacity of global students through participation in an Intercultural Leadership Development Program: A theoretical model. The Journal of Leadership Education.
  • Calley, S. (Fall 2021). A holistic and inclusive model for International Student Services: Intercultural Leadership Development Programs. The Journal of Campus Activities Practice and Scholarship.
  • Calley, S. & Dantuma, T. (2020, January). Chapter Contribution: Cultural Competence: a journey of self-awareness through cultural humility. In: Being a Professional: Professional Competencies in the Field of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology. Published by Jones & Bartlett Learning.


  • Calley, S. (2020, January). Intercultural Leadership Development- Engaging Global Students in intercultural sensitivity. Presented at International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence in Tucson, AZ.
  • Calley, S. (2019, October). Experiences of Global Student Leaders: Stories of Courage in Overcoming Biases & Growing in Intercultural Competence. Presented at International Leadership Association (ILA) conference in Ottawa, Canada.
  • Calley, S. (2019, July). Global Leadership- the voices of women. Poster presented at Institute of Intercultural Research (IAIR) conference in Shanghai, China.
  • Calley, S., Dzubinski, L., Hernandez, N. & Sanchez, J. (2019, February). A Case Study in Male Doctoral Student and Supervisor Relationships: Mutuality, Grit, and Self-Directed Learning. Presented at CARE conference in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Calley, S. (2019, February). The impact of leadership development programs on Global Students’ identities and value systems: a pilot case study. Presented at CARE conference in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Calley, S., Dzubinski, L., & Sanchez, J. (2018, February). Advances in Understanding Female Doctoral Student and Supervisor Relationships: Holistic Advocacy. Presented at CARE conference in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Calley, S., Kim, M. & Roose, T. (2011, March). Stories of transformation: International students’ spiritual journeys. Presented at Christians on Diversity in the Academy in Arcadia, CA.
  • Calley, S. (2010, March). The International Writing Center- Empowering international students with awareness. Presented at the CATESOL Conference in Fullerton, CA.
  • Calley, S. (2010, January). Using authentic texts to enhance intonation. Presented at the CELT Conference in Hong Kong.


  • Foundations of Doctoral Research
  • Developing a literature review
  • Intercultural communication
  • Comparative Human Development
  • Educational Theory
  • Qualitative Research for Doctoral Studies
  • Cross-Cultural Leadership
  • Educational Philosophies of Global Religious Traditions

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Intercultural competence development
  • Global leadership development
  • International students
  • Kosovo and Albania
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