Dr. Alicia Skinner Cook is Professor Emeritus of Human Development and Family Studies at Colorado State University. She completed her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at Arizona State University, and earned her B.S. and M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Alabama. She was a Fulbright Scholar in India, South Africa, and Jordan, and she has also been involved in higher education initiatives in Egypt and Belize. Additionally, she consulted on two USAID projects in Kenya on gender and higher education, a World Bank project in Azerbaijan on education reform, and a federally-funded project on AIDS orphans in Kenya. Dr. Cook is a licensed psychologist and has a long-standing interest in the dynamics of risk and resilience. She has authored over fifty scholarly publications and received numerous teaching and research awards on her campus including the Distinguished Faculty Award and the Outstanding Scholar Award. Dr. Cook has developed new international education models to enhance student learning, receiving the Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education in 2003. In 2005, Dr. Cook was the recipient of the Malone International Leadership Award from the Commission of International Programs of the National Association for State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. Dr. Cook taught on the Fall 2007 and Fall 2009 Semester at Sea voyages.