Svetlana Filiatreau is the Director of Virginia Tech’s BIT-Cybersecurity and Analytics Program in the greater Washington, DC metro area. She leads the efforts to establish transfer pathways into BIT-Cybersecurity program in Northern Virginia. This is Virginia Tech’s first undergraduate program in the area and the first experiential learning transfer partnership with regional community colleges and employers.
Dr. Filiatreau has more than twenty years of combined experience in building cross-border partnerships in higher education, coalition building and community-based development, and teaching in school and community settings in the USA, Canada, and Ukraine. Most recently, from 2017 through 2020, she served as Pamplin’s Director of International Programs. She has spearheaded new international initiatives and has worked with university administrators, faculty, staff, and local community to create global learning opportunities; to integrate global learning in the curriculum and align curricular learning outcomes with study abroad and experiential learning; to expand international components of teaching, research, and engagement activities; to recruit and support international students and scholars; to provide education abroad opportunities; and to facilitate development of multi-prong strategic international partnerships.
Prior to Virginia Tech, Dr. Filiatreau served as the Manager for Global Learning Integration and Eurasia Partnerships in the Office of Global Strategy at George Mason University. She is a recipient of the 2016 AIEA Josephson Award in International Education. Her research expertise is in transformational leadership, education for engaged citizenship through comprehensive internationalization, and in workplace leadership for diversity, inclusion, belonging, and engagement. Ms. Filiatreau holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Izmail State Pedagogical Institute (Izmail, Ukraine), a Master’s degree in Applied Theology with the focus in community-based development from Regent College (Vancouver, Canada) and a Ph.D. in International Education from George Mason University.