The International Veteran Education and Employment Collaborative (IVEE)

Updated: Jul 9, 2021

Our Why: We believe service members, veterans, and their families are forces of positive change in their workplaces and communities who have earned elective higher educational opportunities in recognition of their knowledge experience and service


Our Purpose: To serve as a global network for the creation, discovery, and exchange of knowledge, development of research opportunities and activities to broaden the educational and professional success of service members and veterans.





Our Functions


We work to understand the present by facilitating a global inventory of each participating nation’s significant policies, programs, and resources focused on supporting service members and veterans’ educational and professional success.


We shape the future by:

o serving as an international exchange of critical ideas, emergent practices, policy developments, and other key issues affecting the educational and professional success of service members and veterans via monthly virtual conference calls and an annual symposium;

o providing connections for international and cross-disciplinary research and policy papers focused on exploring and advancing the educational and professional success of service members and veterans; and

o Encouraging our national HEIs, public officials, and supporting parties to promote and facilitate educational opportunities for service members, veterans, and their families


Our Composition

The Network operates as an international network of scholars and practitioners focused on elevating the educational and professional success of service members, veterans, and families. The following Nations are represented:


● Australia

● Canada

● England (also covering Northern Ireland and Wales at present)

● New Zealand

● The Netherlands

● The United States

● Scotland


Our Structure


The network is maintained by a planning group of five network members. Presently, the planning group is hosted by:


● Dr. Ben Wadham, Flinders University (AUS)

● Matthew Wyatt-Smith, Australian Student Veterans Association (AUS)

● Dr. Gerri Matthews-Smith (Scotland)

● Dr. Suzette Bremault-Phillips

● Dr. Graham Cable, Anglia Ruskin University (England, Northern Ireland, Wales)

● Barrett Y. Bogue, Evocati LLC (USA)

● Dr. Andrew Morse, University of Northern Iowa (USA)

● Darryl Cathcart (Canada)





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