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Administration

Francisco Aguilar-Contrer
Francisco Aguilar-Contrer
Special Assistant to the Vice President
BRYAN HALL 108
Adel Alyafi
Adel Alyafi
IT Specialist 2
KRUEGEL HALL 55A

IP desktop, web development, and data analysis support.

Jami Capps
Jami Capps
Director of Finance and Administrative Services
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
Finance and Contract Coordinator
BRYAN HALL 108C

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 HALL 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.

Jacob Hogg
Jacob Hogg
Information Systems Manager
BRYAN HALL 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 HALL 108D
Bailey Nielsen
Bailey Nielsen
Fiscal Specialist 1
BRYAN HALL 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.

Tammi Parkins
Tammi Parkins
Fiscal Support, IALC
Bryan Hall 208C

Provides fiscal support for the IALC faculty, students, and administration.

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

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

Jaynie Cheng
Jaynie Cheng
Global Learning Exchange & Credit Advisor
BRYAN HALL 105D

Advises incoming and outgoing exchange students

Nathan Ghiorso
Nathan Ghiorso
Outreach Coordinator/Advisor
BRYAN HALL 101A

Advises students in Murrow College of Communication, College of Veterinary Medicine, College of Arts and Sciences majors Humanities-Z, Professional Programs (Nursing and Pharmacy), and undecided/undeclared students. Coordinates First-Gen programs

Dondre Hess
Dondre Hess
Faculty Led Coordinator/Advisor
BRYAN HALL 105C

Advises students in the College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS), School of the Environment, College of Arts and Sciences A-History. Coordinates faculty-led programs for CAS, Murrow, Professional Programs, Human Development, School of the Environment

Cheri Nelson
Cheri Nelson
Office Assistant 2
BRYAN HALL 105

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

Kelly Newlon
Kelly Newlon
Director
BRYAN HALL 101B
Tiffany Prizzi
Tiffany Prizzi
Senior Global Learning Advisor
BRYAN HALL 105B

Advises students in College of Education, Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture, Carson College of Business. Coordinates faculty-led programs for College of Education, Carson, VCEA

Megan Styborski
Megan Styborski
Program Coordinator
BRYAN HALL 101A

Global Partnerships and Research Services

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

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 HALL 0206

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 HALL 206N

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
Office Manager
Bryan Hall 206/Daggy Hall 221

Supports all administrative functions across the teams including students, scholars, ESL and related services, immigration and other matters.

Experience at WSU 2018-present

Rachel Bright
Rachel Bright
Teaching Assistant Professor
Daggy Hall 217

Teaches Academic English, Undergraduate Foundation, and International Master’s programs.

Kimberly Cooper
Kimberly Cooper
International Programs Academic Manager
Daggy Hall 221

Manages enrollment, scheduling, communication, and related registrar functions to support Academic English, Undergraduate Foundation, and International Master’s students. Oversees student study plans and progression to degree programs.

Experience at WSU: 2014-present.

Lynn Dils
Lynn Dils
Language Lab Coordinator and Teaching Assistant Professor
Daggy Hall 216

Coordinates Language Lab services in partnership with School of Languages, Cultures, Races and teaches Academic English, Undergraduate Foundation, and International Master’s programs.

Experience at WSU: 2014-present

Sharon Fraser-Allen
Sharon Fraser-Allen
Advisor, Curriculum Coordinator and Teaching Associate Professor
Daggy Hall 215

Advises Academic English, Undergraduate Foundation and International Master’s program students. Coordinates curriculum review and teaches Academic English, Undergraduate Foundation, and International Master’s programs.

Experience at WSU: 2004-present

Emily Harmon
Emily Harmon
Assistant Director and Teaching Associate Professor
Daggy Hall 220

Supervises faculty, coordinates professional development, manages materials and related faculty affairs for the IALC faculty and teaches Academic English, Undergraduate Foundation, and International Master’s programs.

Experience at WSU: 2013-present

Dustin Hinkle
Dustin Hinkle
CEA and ITA Coordinator, Teaching Assistant Professor
Daggy Hall 217

Manages reporting for CEA Accreditation and ITA exams, and teaches Academic English, Undergraduate Foundation, and International Master’s programs.

Experience at WSU: 2018-present

Ibtesam Hussein
Ibtesam Hussein
Teaching Assistant Professor
Daggy Hall 218

Teaches Academic English, Undergraduate Foundation, and International Master’s programs.

Sonia Lopez
Sonia Lopez
Teaching Assistant Professor
Daggy Hall 220

Teaches Academic English, Undergraduate Foundation, and International Master’s programs.

 

International Center

Cody Tornow
Cody Tornow
Assistant Director/International Retention Specialist
International Center

Leads system-wide retention efforts for international students and scholars with focus on removing barriers that impact success in and out of the classroom. Oversees International Center events, programs, and activities that foster community and promote inclusion

 

Student and Scholar Advising

Maria Clara De Souza
Maria Clara De Souza
Associate Director, RO/DSO
BRYAN HALL 206K

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.

Jill Burrus
Jill Burrus
International Student and Scholar Advisor
Bryan Hall 206F

Advises students on F and J immigration issues. Works with Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture to make sure students maintain their status while in the United States

Jennifer Gerardi
Jennifer Gerardi
International Student and Scholar Advisor
Bryan Hall 206H

Advises students on F and J immigration issues. Works with Carson College of Business, CAHNRS, and College of Arts and Sciences to make sure students maintain their status while in the United States. Organizes the international student tutorial and summer welcome programs.

Hanna Gillingham
Hanna Gillingham
Program Specialist 2
BRYAN HALL 206

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 HALL 206D

Provides leadership and long-range planning to align a comprehensive suite of services for international students and scholars to foster an inclusive international community and thereby internationalize the WSU system. This includes oversight of academic offerings of the undergraduate and graduate Bridge programs. Experience at WSU: 2012-present.

Nitivia Jones
Nitivia Jones
System DSO
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 HALL 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.

International Admissions

To receive a timely answer to any questions you have about admission to WSU as an international student, please contact us at:

Phone: +1-509-335-8117 or +1-855-219-1317 toll free | Email: international@wsu.edu

Jake Babb
Jake Babb
New Student Coordinator
BRYAN HALL 108
Paul Christensen
Paul Christensen
Lead International Admissions Coordinator
BRYAN HALL 108
Brandon Custer
Brandon Custer
Admissions and Recruitment Manager - China
BRYAN HALL
Shane Johnson
Shane Johnson
Special Programs and Communications Manager
BRYAN HALL 108B
Trevor Kingsley
Trevor Kingsley
Assistant Director, International Admissions Systems and Data Analysis
BRYAN HALL 108B
Tyler McPherson
Tyler McPherson
International Admissions Coordinator
BRYAN HALL 109
Daniel Saud
Daniel Saud
Director
BRYAN HALL 108A
Katrice Swope
Katrice Swope
International Admissions Coordinator
BRYAN HALL 109