DepartmentDepartment of Communication Studies
Biola AffiliationsFaculty



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


Dr. Stephanie Calley's vocation is to cultivate and empower global leaders by curating resources and opportunities for them to engage in transformative, intercultural learning. God’s calling for her to engage in cultivating global leaders was forged in many foundational experiences such as growing up in a multicultural neighborhood in Long Beach, serving on a church planting team in post-genocide Kosovo and engaging in friendship building with Turkish Muslims in Orange County. Building on that foundation, for the past 15 years she has been engaged in multiple roles with international higher education, focused on building programs and training Global Students. As such, her dissertation was focused on the impact of co-curricular leadership programs on Global Students. She is also a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory, a cognitive measurement used to assist people in understanding how to navigate intercultural differences.


  • 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


  • 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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