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Global Partnerships and Research Services Staff

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Our Mission

The Global Partnerships and Research Services team engages WSU scholars and international partners to increase research and educational collaborations around the world. We provide leadership and technical expertise to create measurable and sustainable impacts on global challenges. Through partnerships built on trust and mutual exchange of knowledge, we expand opportunities for WSU to be recognized globally as an institution of transformative research and education.

Our Staff

Paul Whitney, PhD
Associate Vice President for International Programs

Washington State University | Office of International Programs
+1-509-335-2541 | pwhitney@wsu.edu www.ip.wsu.edu

 

Paul joined International Programs in 2016 as Associate Vice President. His previous administrative experience includes service as Associate Dean for Research in the College of Liberal Arts, and then as Senior Associate Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences. As a senior college administrator Paul led the development of major interdisciplinary research initiatives, and managed multiple seed grant programs. In International Programs, Paul plays a lead role in building global research and educational partnerships. Throughout his time as a faculty member and administrator, Paul has remained active as a researcher in cognitive neuroscience, and he and his collaborators are funded by the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health.


Erin-Kae Rice, CRA
Director, Partnership Engagement and Research Administration

Global Partnerships and Research Services
Washington State University | Office of International Programs

+1-509-335-4352 | erin.rice@wsu.edu www.ip.wsu.edu

Erin is a certified research administrator, and has over 15 years of experience as a principal investigator and grants administrator. Erin directs daily operations of the GPRS team and oversees grant and contract administration for all international programs. She also creates, negotiates, and manages WSU non-sponsored international contracts and partnership agreements. Over the last decade, Erin has worked closely with the Vice President and Associate Vice President for International Programs and WSU colleges to secure educational and cultural partnerships with universities, organizations, and government agencies around the world.


L Michael Lege
International Projects Manager and
USDA Liaison

Global Partnerships and Research Services
Washington State University | Office of International Programs

+1-509-335-2984 | llege@wsu.edu | www.ip.wsu.edu

Michael has a master’s degree in Environmental Science from WSU and ten years’ experience working in development in East Africa. He has also earned bachelor’s degrees in general humanities (emphases in foreign language and agribusiness) and anthropology, both from WSU. He has worked on projects in Uganda, Tanzania, and Rwanda, and has established NGOs in Uganda and Tanzania. Michael continues to oversee our operations in Tanzania, as well as several other projects related to agriculture and natural resources. Michael also collaborates with our team on proposals and serves as principal investigator on all of our USDA grants and contracts.


Anna James, M.A.
Senior Technical Advisor, Global Development Programs and Evaluation

Global Partnerships and Research Services
Washington State University | Office of International Programs

+1-509-335-1348 | a.james@wsu.edu | www.ip.wsu.edu

Anna 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. Anna has 10 years of experience in international development, from Peace Corps service in Morocco to consulting on gender and youth programs worldwide. She has worked in Nepal, Indonesia, Niger, Liberia, Morocco, and France to develop innovative strategies for alleviating poverty, building capacities, and strengthening communities. Anna holds an M.A. in Global Human Development from Georgetown University and a B.A. in International Studies from Willamette University.

International Programs Staff Directory

Office of International Programs

Office of International Programs
PO Box 645121
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-5121
USA

Bryan Hall 301
01-509-335-2541
Fax: 01-509-335-2982

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International Partnerships and Agreements

Erin-Kae Rice
erin.rice@wsu.edu
01-509-335-4352
Bryan 301

PO Box 645121
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-5121
USA


Office of Research