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Kelly Brannan Trail

Director of Education Abroad



Email: Kelly Brannan Trail
Phone: 937-229-3596

Alumni Hall 218


Kelly Brannan Trail manages the Office of Education Abroad. Her interest in study abroad began in college where she studied in Aberdeen, Scotland for a semester, and completed her student teaching in Cameroon. While at the College of Wooster, her Independent Study Project was an historical novel titled, “Ukurikurakiza: A Journey Into the Heart of Rwandan Conflict.” Kelly came to UD in 2015 with over 7 years of experience in higher education, working with study abroad programs. She was also an adjunct instructor and Academic Coordinator for a community development study abroad program at the University of Buea in Cameroon. Currently, she is in the candidacy phase of earning her Ph.D. in International Development, with a focus on social and cultural development.


Ph.D. Candidate, International Development, University of Southern Mississippi (expected graduation: 2020)
M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Antioch University (2011)
B.A., History, College of Wooster (2006)

Research Interests

Cross-cultural competency outcomes in study abroad, Impact of Experiential Learning Components in Study Abroad Programs, Enduring peace, Post-conflict curriculum, Sub-Saharan Africa, International development