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Administration

Adel Alyafi
Adel Alyafi
IT Specialist 2
Kruegel Hall 231

Kruegel Hall desktop, web development, and data analysis support.

Jami Capps
Jami Capps
Director of Finance
BRYAN 301E

Overall management of area financials, business, and personnel activities for the Office of International Programs (IP). Manages the IP fiscal staff regarding all fiscal operations and budgetary matters.

Bret Dahmen
Bret Dahmen
Fiscal Analyst 2
BRYAN 108

Principal assistant to the Director of Finance to provide specialized grant support to the faculty and staff in IP in accordance with applicable university and federal cost determination guidelines.

Debbie Funke
Debbie Funke
Office Assistant 3
Bryan 301

Acts as first point of contact for students, faculty and staff for WSU. Performs a variety of clerical duties as well as respond to inquiries concerning office/departmental services.

Deb Gambill
Deb Gambill
Fiscal Specialist 1
BRYAN 111

Serves as the sponsored student liaison for IP Fiscal. Works directly with foreign sponsors and international sponsored students regarding accounts receivable and student account billing. Other fiscal and administrative support areas include purchasing, accounts payable, payroll, travel advances, travel reimbursements, and POS cash deposits.

Jacob Hogg
Jacob Hogg
Information Systems Manager
Bryan 108G

Develops, implements, and maintains technology for International Programs. Manages CRM system, configuration of virtual server environment, support of third party software products, and development of web applications and functionality.

Leo Imbornone
Leo Imbornone
Computer Systems Administrator
BRYAN 108D
Jennifer Keller
Jennifer Keller
Assistant to the Vice President
BRYAN 301

Manages calendars, including meeting times, locations, and logistics for the Vice President (VP) and the Associate Vice President (AVP).  Coordinates frequent and complex travel arrangements, coordinates preparation of documents, and correspondence for VP and AVP as needed.

Bailey Nielsen
Bailey Nielsen
Fiscal Specialist 1
BRYAN 108

Provides overall fiscal administrative support for IP, with a strong emphasis on preparing complex travel budgets and making international travel arrangements. Other fiscal and administrative support areas include purchasing, accounts payable, immigration service center billing, travel advances, and travel reimbursements.

Deb Strohmaier
Deb Strohmaier
PR/Communications Coordinator
Washington State University
Paul Whitney
Paul Whitney
Associate Vice President for International Programs
Washington State University

Paul Whitney, who has nearly 30 years of experience at Washington State University, was named Associate Vice President for the school’s Office of International Programs, April 24, 2017.

Global Learning

Patricia Arnold
Patricia Arnold
Program Coordinator
BRYAN 101A

Back-end support of students’ study abroad experience including mystudyabroad software support, transcript processing, placeholder credits and grades.

Jacob Babb
Jacob Babb
Global Learning Advisor
BRYAN HALL 109

Advises students in Murrow, CAHNRS, School of the Environment, and Vet Med on study abroad and other global learning activities. Coordinates Murrow, CAHNRS, and SoE faculty-led programs. Facilitates programs for returning study abroad students.

Barbara Barstow
Barbara Barstow
GLOBAL LEARNING ADVISOR
BRYAN 109

Advises students in the College of Arts and Sciences (arts majors), Health Sciences, and Vet Med.

Koda Hendrickson
Koda Hendrickson
Global Learning Advisor
BRYAN 101A

Advises all students interested in exchange and partnership programs as well as students from the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, and students still deciding on a major regarding various global learning opportunities.

Cheri Nelson
Cheri Nelson
Office Assistant 2
Bryan 105

Global Learning resource room management, reception and office and program support.

Kelly Newlon
Kelly Newlon
DIRECTOR, GLOBAL LEARNING
BRYAN 101B
Tiffany Prizzi
Tiffany Prizzi
Global Learning Advisor
BRYAN HALL

Advises students in the Carson College of Business and the College of Education.

Global Partnerships and Research Services

Anna James
Anna James
Senior Technical Advisor, Global Development Programs and Evaluation
BRYAN 206B

Provides technical assistance for monitoring and evaluation to international partners and researchers at WSU. Focal areas include gender integration, youth development, education, and social inclusion. Worked to develop innovative strategies for alleviating poverty, building capacities, and strengthening communities in Nepal, Indonesia, Niger, Liberia, Morocco, and France and consulted on gender and youth programs worldwide. Holds an M.A. in global human development from Georgetown University and a B.A. in international studies from Willamette University.

L. Michael Lege
L. Michael Lege
International Projects Manager and USDA Liaison
BRYAN 206

Has 10 years’ experience in development in East Africa. Worked on projects in Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda, and established NGOs in Uganda and Tanzania. Continues to oversee GPRS operations in Tanzania and several other agriculture and natural resources projects. Collaborates on proposals and serves as PI on USDA grants and contracts. Has a master’s degree in environmental science and bachelor’s degrees in general humanities (emphases in foreign language and agribusiness) and anthropology, all from WSU.

Erin-Kae Rice
Erin-Kae Rice
Director, Partnership Engagement and Research Administration
Bryan 301C

Directs the daily operations for the GPRS team, oversees grant and contract administration for all International Programs, and creates, negotiates, and manages WSU non-sponsored international contracts and partnership agreements.

International Student and Scholar Services

Intensive American Language Center Faculty

Justine Armentrout
Justine Armentrout
Program Assistant
KRUEGEL 10A

Duties include reception, student assistance, correspondence, publications, and support for International Teaching Assistant testing. Experience at WSU: 2018-present

Jessica Bilek
Jessica Bilek
Professional Development Coordinator and Teaching Assistant Professor
KRUEGEL 202

Teaches English as a Second Language. Coordinates professional development for faculty. Experience at WSU:  2018-present.

Kimberly Cooper
Kimberly Cooper
Bridge Program Manager
KRUEGEL 10A

Fluent in Spanish. Enrolls Academic English, undergraduate and graduate pathways students in courses, works with departments on scheduling and advises students out of pathway. Assists with progression advising and leads midterm study plan fair. Experience at WSU: 2014-present.

Janice Corey
Janice Corey
Associate Director, Advising Services
Kruegel 210

Leads academic advising for Academic English, undergraduate and graduate pathways students. Leads English placement testing and tracks academic performance of students by working directly with faculty and staff. Experience at WSU: 2000-present.

Lynn Dils
Lynn Dils
Teaching Assistant Professor
KRUEGEL 202

Fluent in Spanish. Teaches English as a Second Language. Experience at WSU:  2014-present.

Sharon Fraser-Allen
Sharon Fraser-Allen
Curriculum and Testing Coordinator and Teaching Associate Professor
KRUEGEL 10A

Oversees curriculum review and all testing procedures including the ITA exams. Teaches English as a Second Language. Experience at WSU: 2004-present.

Emily Harmon
Emily Harmon
Materials Coordinator and Teaching Associate Professor
KRUEGEL 10A

Oversees the review and implementation of authentic materials and themes for Academic English and pathways. Teaches English as a Second Language. Experience at WSU:  2013-present.

Dustin Hinkle
Dustin Hinkle
CEA and Progression Coordinator and Teaching Assistant Professor
KRUEGEL 201

Speaks Mandarin Chinese. Coordinates progression for AE and pathways students. Oversees CEA reporting. Experience at WSU: 2018-present.

Margaret Mount
Margaret Mount
Teaching Associate Professor
KRUEGEL 204

Speaks French and Spanish and conversational Arabic. Teaches English as a second language. Experience at WSU:  2014-present.

Lauren Reed
Lauren Reed
Learning Resource Coordinator and Teaching Assistant Professor
KRUEGEL 10A

Oversees English and discipline-specific academic support that is run out of the Learning Resource Center. Teaches English as a Second Language. Experience at WSU: 2018-present.

Geoff Ruzicki
Geoff Ruzicki
Instructor
KRUEGEL 201

Speaks Japanese. Teaches English as a Second Language. Experience at WSU:  2010-present.

 

International Center

Jaclyn Logsdon
Jaclyn Logsdon
Program Coordinator
CUB L46

Helps coordinate IP-International Center (IC) events, services, and marketing. Mentors student interns, and supports co-curricular programming and IC initiatives. Assists with development and implementation of IC programs on and off campus.

 

Student and Scholar Advising

Maria Clara De Souza
Maria Clara De Souza
Associate Director, RO/DSO
Bryan Hall 206H

Manages and provides immigration services for all WSU department’s wishing to hire and/or host international personnel. Liaison with stakeholders regarding immigration updates and procedures. Works on complex immigration issues as Immigration Specialist in the J-1, H-1B, TN, O-1 and U.S. Permanent Residency categories. Assists as needed in international student immigration advising for F and J statuses.

Smitha Bose
Smitha Bose
Program Assistant
Bryan 206A

Acts as the primary contact for the Global Services department. Manages international students’ inquiries and provides timely support for immigration-related issues. Collaborates with Global Services staff, international student advisors, SEVIS coordinator, and Director to implement policies and provide international students and scholars with excellent support.

Jennifer Gerardi
Jennifer Gerardi
Student Services Coordinator/Advisor 1
BRYAN HALL
Hanna Gillingham
Hanna Gillingham
Program Coordinator
BRYAN HALL 206B

Primary contact for international scholar and student intern inquiries. Assists departments wishing to host and/or hire international scholars and student interns. Contact for scholar programming and outreach.

Dr. Kate Hellmann
Dr. Kate Hellmann
Director
Bryan 206D

Provides leadership and long-range planning for the team that supports the internationalization of the WSU system by providing a comprehensive suite of aligned linguistic, social and cultural programs to all international students and scholars to increase their success and retention. This includes advising, advocacy, career services and linguistic support through teaching Academic English and pathways at INTO WSU. Works directly with university faculty, staff and students in support of internationalization. Experience at WSU: 2012-present.

Nitivia Jones
Nitivia Jones
International Student Advisor
Bryan Hall 206F

I work with the College of Education, College of Communications, and the College of Veterinary Medicine to make sure international students maintain their status while in the United States. I also am taking initiatives to address the mental health of international students while they are in the unique and stressful situation of studying abroad by providing weekly meditation sessions.

Brian Ridge
Brian Ridge
SEVIS Coordinator
Bryan 206

Works as the SEVIS Coordinator and PDSO. Manages international student information systems and oversees SEVIS reporting. Coordinates the many offices and branch campus locations within WSU that enter data into the international student systems.

Cody Tornow
Cody Tornow
Lead International Student Advisor
Bryan Hall 206E

Advises students on F and J immigration issues. Contact for programming and outreach to campus and community. Liaison with key stakeholders regarding immigration/student issues.

International Undergraduate Admissions

Farah Antoine
Farah Antoine
Assistant Director
Kruegel 13

Coordinates international undergraduate admission. Lead for international transfer credit, education abroad credit evaluation, and development of international articulation tables. Advises and processes international student applications.

Paul Christensen
Paul Christensen
International Admissions Coordinator
KRUEGEL 13
Philip Gadzekpo
Philip Gadzekpo
Student Services Coordinator/Advisor 1
KRUEGEL HALL
Shane Johnson
Shane Johnson
Special Programs Manager
KRUEGEL HALL

Manages and coordinates marketing communications for IP Undergraduate Admissions, Recruitment and Marketing. Also manages and coordinates day-to-day special visitation programs assigned by IP administration. This includes Intensive American Language and cultural programs, and other visitation-based educational programs for students and scholars.

Trevor Kingsley
Trevor Kingsley
Assistant Director, International Admissions Systems and Data Analysis
Kruegel 13
Tyler McPherson
Tyler McPherson
International Admissions Coordinator
KRUEGEL 13
Bjorn Myhre
Bjorn Myhre
Assistant Director, International Recruitment
KRUEGEL HALL
Daniel Saud
Daniel Saud
Director
KRUEGEL HALL
Katrice Swope
Katrice Swope
Student Services Coordinator
KRUEGEL 13