PresenterPhotoWhitney Longnecker currently serves as the Director of Study Abroad at Texas Tech University.

In this role, Whitney leads the Study Abroad team and all aspects of Texas Tech study abroad programming, including traveler advising, training, and support, program development, emergency preparedness and response, and more.  In 2022, Texas Tech was named a leading institution in the United States for study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education Open Doors Report.

Her personal study abroad experiences in England, China, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago ignite her passion for education abroad and led to her career in international education.  She earned a M. A in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute.  Whiney has experience working with both higher education institutions and third-party study abroad providers including Central College Abroad, the institute for Shipboard Education/Semester at Sea, and the Pennsylvania State University.