Meg Ramey, Ph.D.
Dr. Meg Ramey is the Executive
Director of WorldKind, an organization that aims to bring the best
practices of instructional design into the world of international education. WorldKind
designs online, in-person, and on-the-ground learning experiences that
encourage ethical travel and enable sustainable learning practices by making
learning and development more accessible across the world.
Dr. Ramey is both an instructional designer and an international educator who is passionate about enabling others to learn. With over 20 years of experience in designing learning experiences in many different environments and having taught over 2000 learners at 12 different institutions (in-person) across 5 continents, she brings a diverse, inclusive, and global perspective to her on-line learning design.
She has presented at PACIE (Pennsylvania Council on International Education), NAFSA (Association of International Educators), and the Forum on Education Abroad. She has also been a part of NAFSA's Trainer Corps and of the Forum's International Working Group.
You can check out her instructional design portfolio here and see some of the past educational travel programs she has led here.
About Dr. Ramey's educational background:
Dr. Ramey is a life-long learner who has had a diverse educational background. She received her Ph.D. in Literature and Biblical Studies from the University of St. Andrews (Scotland), an M.Div. with a concentration in educational psychology from Truett Seminary, Baylor University, and a B.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Furman University.
Then, Dr. Ramey served as a tenured Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Messiah University in Pennsylvania for 8 years. During that time, she published articles and chapters on both biblical studies and popular culture topics, was the editor-in-chief for the Oxford University Press "Bible in Fiction" project published on Oxford Biblical Studies Online, and occasionally wrote articles for the Biblical Archaeological Review, such as this one on "Hiking in Paul's Footsteps" in Turkey. While at Messiah, she led students on education abroad programs to 16 different countries and in 2017 served as the Program Coordinator for the university's International Business Institute. Through these experiences, she discovered a real passion for experiential learning when she saw even more growth in her students on three-week, faculty-led, education abroad programs than she did over the course of a traditional semester of classroom instruction.
So, she started transitioning to work in the international education and eLearning sectors. She started working as the Director of Education Abroad for Tutku Educational Travel, where she enjoyed working with professors in the development of customized educational travel programs. She started studying Instructional Design at IDOL Academy,℠ the first and only state-authorized vocational school for Instructional Design & Online Learning Development, and learning more about business by taking online courses from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and by joining Penn State-Harrisburg's Launch Box program (and winning the launchbox competition) and the National Science Foundation I-Corp program administered by Penn State.
In her free time, Dr. Ramey still occasionally serves as a guest scholar on educational travel programs across the Mediterranean, Middle East, and Europe. She has also enjoyed volunteering with her local Rotary Club and serving on the board of YesLiberia, a non-profit that seeks to empower young people in Liberia through meaningful service-learning opportunities in education, healthcare, and technology. When the weather is nice, you can find her outdoors kayaking, hiking, biking, or camping with her husband (with camera in hand and ready!). She also enjoys creating stained, fused, and sea glass mosaics; playing board games and sharing meals with friends; and, of course, working on developing WorldKind.
You can reach her at [email protected].