Penn State Global Staff Directory

Administration

Vice Provost's Office

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Sabine Klahr, Interim Vice Provost for Global
Suite 415 Boucke
(814) 863-2128
sck5409@psu.edu
 
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Coleen Hynoski, Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost
415A Boucke
(814) 863-4030
 
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Tarynn Herlocher, Assistant to the Interim Vice Provost
415A Boucke
(814) 863-2128
 

Strategy and Analysis

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Aissatou Nabe, Assistant Director for Strategy and Analysis
403A Boucke
(815 )863-7761
azn132@psu.edu

 

Finance & Business Services

Mailing Address: 410 Boucke

Financial Officer

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Daniel Kuhn, Financial Officer
 
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Bobbi Jo (BJ) Lesko, Business Manager

Personnel and Business Operations

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Sherry Miller, Director
(814) 865-0996
 
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Beth Hartzell, Finance & Accounting Assistant
(814) 863-1603
 
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Beth Byers, Finance & Accounting Assistant
 
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Eric Wein, Finance & Accounting Assistant

Education Abroad

Assistant Vice Provost for Global Learning

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Brian Brubaker, Assistant Vice Provost for Global Learning

Education Abroad

Kate Manni, Director of Education Abroad

Customized Programs

Tara Johnson, Assistant Director for Customized Programs
 
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Michelle Smeal, Customized Programs Manager
 
Sarah Spiegel, Customized Programs Manager
 
Tristyn Dutko, Customized Programs Coordinator
 
Emily Lombardi, Customized Programs Coordinator
 
Claudia Prieto, Embedded Programs Coordinator

Academic Services

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Matt Lockaby, Assistant Director for Academic Services
 
Becky Fultz, Senior Academic Services Specialist
 
Kelly Hazelton, Academic Services Specialist

Advising and Engagement

Johnna Weston, Interim Assistant Director for Advising and Engagement
 
Kristin Franco, Education Abroad Adviser
 
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Brandon McCartney, Education Abroad Adviser
 
Casey McClellan, Education Abroad Adviser
 
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Chris Nischalke, Education Abroad Adviser
 
Sara Paliga, Education Abroad Adviser
 
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Colton Breon, Outreach and Engagement Coordinator

Faculty Appointments - Partnerships

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Siela Maximova, Director for Latin America & the Caribbean
421 Life Sciences Bldg
(814) 867-2451
snm104@psu.edu
 
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Esther Obonyo, Director, Strategic Initiatives East Africa
219A Engineering Design and Innovation Building
(814) 865-5333
eao4@psu.edu
 
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Michael Jacobson, Director, Water-Energy-Food Nexus in Africa Network
309 Forest Resources Building
814-865-3994
mgj2@psu.edu
 
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Christopher Scott, Director, Penn State Americas Water-Energy-Food Nexus, Center of Excellence
124 Forest Resources Building
814-867-4384
cascott@psu.edu
 
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Jian Hsu, Director, Joint Innovation Partnership
205B Earth and Engineering Sciences Building
814-863-0721
jxx10@psu.edu

Global Engagement

Assistant Vice Provost for Global Learning

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Brian Brubaker, Assistant Vice Provost for Global Learning
(814) 863-6035
bkb27@psu.edu

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Melissa Brun, Graduate Assistant
mlb6745@psu.edu

Rose Sharp, Administrative Assistant
(814) 863-3667
rls5932@psu.edu

Global Engagement

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Dana Brem, Manager
University Park Campus
(814) 867-6054
dpb72@psu.edu

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Riki Hay, Northwest Region Coordinator
Erie Campus (The Behrend College)
(814) 898-6909
rikihay@psu.edu

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Ryan Geiger, Northeast Region Coordinator
Berks Campus
(610) 396-6271
rkg5386@psu.edu

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Olga Moskaleva, Southeast Region Coordinator
Abington Campus
(215) 881-7972
ozm50@psu.edu


Wendy Moynihan, Capital Region Coordinator
Harrisburg Campus
(717) 948-4373
wam5190@psu.edu

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Anna Mousaw
University Park Campus
(814) 867-3193
adm6185@psu.edu


Nikki Rosario, South Central Region Coordinator
York Campus
(717) 771-8419
nar165@psu.edu

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Jeffrey Zhao, Upper Central Region Coordinator
Altoona Campus
(814) 949-5219 
xmz5120@psu.edu

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Rachel DeMesa
University Park Campus
(814) 863-6323
rqd5350@psu.edu

Faculty Engagement

Coming soon...

Global Outreach, Development, and Alumni Relations

Director of Development

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William Shuey
329 Innovation Boulevard, Suite 222
+1(814) 863-3984
wts5003@psu.edu

Dee Ann Abrashoff, Administrative Assistant
329 Innovation Boulevard, Suite 222
dua12@psu.edu

Global Outreach

Sponsored Relations

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Geary Joshua Evans, Assistant Director of Sponsored Relations
329 Innovation Boulevard, Suite 222
+1 (814) 865-1548
gje21@psu.edu

Ross Claar, Sponsored Relations Coordinator
329 Innovation Boulevard, Suite 222
+1(814) 863-3984

Global Outreach

Richard Spicer, Assistant Director of Global Outreach
329 Innovation Boulevard, Suite 222
rks5111@psu.edu

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Wenjie Fu, External Relations Cordinator 
329 Innovation Boulevard, Suite 222
(814) 863-3927
wzf11@psu.edu

Development

Vacant, Major Gifts Officer

Alumni Relations

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Kelly Morgante, Associate Director
329 Innovation Boulevard, Suite 222
+1(814)863-3340

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David Joo, Administrative Assistant
329 Innovation Boulevard, Suite 222
+1(814)863-9097

 

Global Partnerships

Global Partnerships

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Alexandra Persiko, Interim Director, Global Partnerships
319A Boucke
(814) 867-5941
axp1225@psu.edu
 
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Anna Marshall, Associate Director for Asia
319 Boucke
(814) 863-1963
awm15@psu.edu

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Sylvester Osagie, Associate Director, Africa Partnerships
319 Boucke
(814) 867-4276
soo1@psu.edu
 
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Alexandra Persiko, Associate Director for Europe and Oceania
319A Boucke
(814) 867-5941
axp1225@psu.edu
 
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Wanda Devlin, Coordinator, Partnership Engagement
319 Boucke
(814) 865-7267
wbd6@psu.edu

Agreements

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Vlad Likholetov, Associate Director
404A Boucke
(814) 867-6136
vzl12@psu.edu
intlagreements@psu.edu

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Pat Corbett, Senior International Agreements Administrator
404A Boucke
(814) 865-0771
pwc107@psu.edu
intlagreements@psu.edu

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Wanda Barlett, International Agreements Administrator
404A Boucke
(814) 867-0084
wjb39@psu.edu
intlagreements@psu.edu

International Faculty & Scholar Advising

Unit Name Office Location Advising Hours / Telephone

J-1 Scholar Advising

410 Boucke Building

University Park, PA 16802

Email: JScholarAdv@psu.edu

Telephone: +1-814-863-2631

International Faculty Advising

402 Boucke Building

University Park, PA 16802

Advising by appointment only

Telephone: +1-814-865-0423

 

Assistant Vice Provost for International Student and Scholar Advising

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Jody Pritt, Assistant Vice Provost​

 

Faculty and Scholar Advising

 

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Vacant, Associate Director

 

International J-1 Scholar Advising

Email: JScholarAdv@psu.edu

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Bernadette Nicole Bove, Assistant Director

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Christopher M. Corman, J-1 Scholar Adviser

 

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Kristin Scipione, J-1 Scholar Adviser

International Faculty Advising

Email: FacultyAdvising@psu.edu

 

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Glendaly Holland, Administrative Assistant

 

Abigail Brunner

Abigail Brunner

 

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Jessica Johnston

 

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Vacant Position

 

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Nagib Alhadi

 

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Ping Yu

 

Marketing and Communications

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Nathan Rufo, Associate Director
314 Boucke
(814) 865-5335
ner17@psu.edu
 

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Elizabeth Brady, Public Relations Consultant
(814) 321-2967
eib10@psu.edu

 

Haley Deitz

Haley Deitz, Marketing Communications Specialist
314 Boucke
(814) 867-2674
hzd5094@psu.edu

 

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Nate Ulrich, Multimedia Specialist
314 Boucke
nju5038@psu.edu

 

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Lauren Kuykendall, Marketing Communications Specialist
314 Boucke
(814) 863-1198
lek5339@psu.edu

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VACANT, Digital Marketing Specialist
314 Boucke
 

Special Projects and Coordination

 

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Mel White, Director Special Projects and Coordination
403B Boucke
(814) 863-4005
 
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VACANT, Administrative Assistant to the Senior Director

Global Safety Office

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Mauricio Jimenez, Global Safety Director
427 Boucke
(814) 863-3989
mxj101@psu.edu
 
 
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Claire Preston, Global Safety Analyst
427 Boucke
(814) 863-8788
(813) 863-9378
 
 
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Monique MacAllan, Global Safety Analyst
427 Boucke
(814) 863-8788
(814) 863-3204
 
Jeffrey Thomas, Global Safety Coordinator

Global Safety Office Contact

(814) 863-8788
globalsafety@psu.edu
In the event of a life safety emergency, please contact the Global Safety 24/7 phone.

Application Development

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Phil Brannen, IT Manager - Application Development
316 Boucke
(814) 863-0085
pjb29@psu.edu

 

Sal DiFalco, Database Specialist
316 Boucke
(814) 863-7567
sud293@psu.edu 

 

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George Rainey, IT Generalist
316 Boucke
(814) 865-8350
ger13@psu.edu

Student Support and Success (International Student Advising)

International Student and Scholar Advising, (ISSA) is the authorized representative for Penn State international students and scholars with the Departments of State and Homeland Security. ISSA is committed to providing international students, scholars, and faculty the highest level of expertise in advising, immigration services, and training in support of Penn State's teaching, research and outreach objectives.  The main office is physically located at the University Park Campus, however we maintain offices at many Penn State campus locations and work with all Penn State international students throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  

Unit Name Office Location Advising Hours / Telephone

International Student Advising

410 Boucke Building
University Park, PA 16802

OR

Find Your Campus Adviser

Monday & Tuesday:
1:30 - 5:00 pm

Thursday & Friday:
8:30 am - noon

Telephone: +1-814-865-6348 Option 1

Advising by appointment only

Schedule an Appointment With a University Park Adviser

Schedule an Appointment With Your Campus Adviser

Submit a Question through iStart

Pre-Arrival Advising

329 Innovation Blvd.

Suite 222

University Park, PA 16802

Email: International@psu.edu

Phone: +1-814-865-6348 Option 2

 

International Student and Scholar Advising

Jody Pritt
Jody Pritt, Assistant Vice Provost
 
​Allie Meyer, Managing Director
 
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Stewart Combs, Assistant Director
 
Dagmara Karnowski
Dagmara Karnowski, Manager of Commonwealth International Student Advisers
 
 
 

Student Support & Success

Administrative email: issa-adviser@psu.edu

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Brian Algeo, Senior International Student Adviser
 
Nolan Bennett, Operations Manager/SEVIS Coordinator
 
Cindy Domingo, International Student Adviser
 
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John Ewton, Senior International Student Adviser
 
Alecia Hollinger
Alecia Hollinger, International Student Adviser
 
Aaron Humiston, International Student Adviser
 
Takashi Isawaki, International Student Adviser
 
 
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Davina Kittrell, Senior International Student Adviser
 
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Megan Layng, International Student Adviser
 
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Julie Mortimore, Administrative Support Assistant
 
Kerstin Roan
Kerstin Roan, International Student Adviser
 
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Diane Sanders, International Student Adviser
 
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Kandy Szymusiak, International Student Adviser
 
Chisato Tada
Chisato Tada, International Student Adviser
 
 

Pre-Arrival Advising

Email: international@psu.edu

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Nicole Franklin, Assistant Director
 
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Margaret Snyder, Pre-Arrival Adviser
 
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Frances Neff, Pre-Arrival Adviser