Phi Beta Delta



Friday-Saturday: May 31 - June 1st, 2019
Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia
Theme: Innovative Strategies in Promoting Global Learning

Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, West Virginia

The Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars is pleased to announce that the Spring 2019 conference will be held at Shepherd University on May 31-June 1st, 2019.

Shepherd University is a public liberal arts institution located in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia alongside the Potomac River and beneath the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Founded in 1871, the institution has a rich tradition in teacher education, business, health sciences, and the liberal arts. The university is situated within Shepherdstown, an old colonial town known for its quaint shops, coffee houses, and restaurants, and its status as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places.

The oldest town in West Virginia, Shepherdstown was once considered as a possible national capital by our founding fathers. The university and town are located within a short distance of the C & O Canal National Park, Antietam National Battlefield, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, the Appalachian Trail, and numerous other historic, cultural, and natural attractions. Shepherd University is home to the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education (and the Byrd Papers) and the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War. Lodging options include local motels as well as the university’s new residence hall, Potomac Place. The local chapter of PBD extends a warm West Virginia welcome!

Photo: Shepherd University’s Potomac Place Residence Hall in the foreground; PBD conference venue near the Potomac River in the distance.

Phi Beta Delta and Shepherd University will assure conference accessibility for all participants as specified by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Please make accommodation requests to PBD no later than one month prior to the meeting. Please direct all inquiries to

Phi Beta Delta and Shepherd University are dedicated to assuring a conference that is inclusive, respectful, and celebrates multiculturalism and diversity.

Keynote Speaker: Christine L. Glover J.D.

Topic: Human Trafficking and Immigration

Christine L. Glover, J.D., is an Immigration Attorney for Catholic Charities of West Virginia’s Migration and Refugee Services. She focuses on serving vulnerable populations including victims of crimes (child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, human trafficking, DACA, asylum seekers, and unaccompanied minors primarily in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia). In addition, Christine assists immigration lawyers throughout the nation in obtaining predicate orders for their Special Immigrant Juvenile Status cases.
Christine is a summa cum laude graduate from Georgetown University and West Virginia University College of Law. She served on the human trafficking committee that was awarded a 2017 Rotary Grant to Increase Public Awareness of Human Trafficking and received a 2018 Governor's Service Award for that project.