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Oct. 9, 2015 - King’s College has named Margaret Kowalsky director of study abroad. Her primary responsibilities will be to advise students on all study, volunteer, and internship abroad opportunities, including the application and visa processes and available scholarships, such as the full-tuition scholarship through the Irish American Scholars program.

She will also produce literature to promote study opportunities for current and prospective students and faculty, organize the annual study abroad fair, host pre-departure orientations and workshops, maintain the study abroad website and student blog, and oversee short-term faculty led study abroad programs. 

Prior to coming to King’s, Kowalsky served as Project Coordinator and Program Associate with the Harvard Program on Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research, where she was involved with strategic planning, budget oversight, grant writing, and the organization of major events, including a flagship annual meeting with participants from more than 25 countries. She also worked on behalf of the program in Austria, Chile, Iran, Mali, and Switzerland, and at the United Nations Headquarters.  

She most recently worked as University Consultant and University Liaison with Catholic Relief Services (CRS), where she led the implementation of the Faculty Learning Commons. She was also involved with curriculum development, marketing and communication with faculty participants, and convening a “University Summit” at CRS World Headquarters. 

Kowalsky has taught a number of undergraduate courses as a part-time faculty member since 2005 at several higher education institutions, including Cabrini College, Villanova University, and Misericordia University.  She earned a master’s degree in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School and a bachelor’s degree in history of religion from Wellesley College. 

Margaret Kowalsky