Global Penn State Staff Directory


Vice Provost's Office

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Roger Brindley, Vice Provost for Global Programs
Suite 415 Boucke
(814) 863-4030
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Sherry Miller, Director of Global Business Operations
(814) 865-0996
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Coleen Hynoski, Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost
415A Boucke
(814) 863-4030
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VACANT, Administrative Assistant to the Vice Provost
415 Boucke
(814) 863-7011
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Yan Lu, Administrative Support
410 Boucke
(814) 865-9565

Associate Vice Provost Office

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Robert Crane, Associate Vice Provost for Global Programs
Suite 415 Boucke
(814) 863-2128
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Tarynn Herlocher, Assistant to the Associate Vice Provost
427 Boucke
(814) 863-2128


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Adrienne Eichenlaub, Strategic Marketing Coordinator
314 Boucke
(814) 863-7649
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Elizabeth Brady, Public Relations Consultant
314 Boucke
(814) 321-2967
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Nathan Rufo, Speechwriter and Communications Specialist
314 Boucke
(814) 865-5335
Haley Deitz
Haley Deitz, Marketing Communications Specialist
(814) 867-2674

Application Development

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Phil Brannen, IT Manager
313 Boucke
(814) 863-0085
Sal DiFalco, Database Specialist
316 Boucke
(814) 863-7567
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George Rainey, IT Generalist
316 Boucke
(814) 865-8350

Finance & Business Services

Mailing Address: 410 Boucke

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Daniel Kuhn, Financial Officer
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Bobbi Jo (BJ) Lesko, Business Manager
Beth Hartzell
Beth Hartzell, Finance & Accounting Assistant
(814) 863-1603
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Beth Byers, Finance & Accounting Assistant
VACANT, Finance & Accounting Assistant
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VACANT, Finance & Accounting Assistant
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Eric Wein, Finance & Accounting Assistant

Strategic Initiatives Office

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Esther Obonyo, Director, WEF NEXUS East Africa
319 Boucke
(814) 865-5333
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Sylvester Osagie, Director, WEF NEXUS West Africa
319 Boucke
(814) 867-4276
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VACANT, Program Assistant
319 Boucke
(814) 865-4580
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Aissatou Nabe, Strategic Planning and Assessment Manager
319 Boucke
(815) 863-7761
Alexandra Persiko, Strategic Partnerships Manager
Europe & Oceania
319 Boucke
(814) 867-5941
Rose Tan, Strategic Partnerships Manager
East Asia
319 Boucke
(814) 867-4035
Nicole Webster, Director of 2iE Burkina Faso
(814) 863-2695

Education Abroad

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Brian Brubaker, Assistant Vice Provost for Global Learning
Kate Manni, Director of Education Abroad
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Connie Bauer, Administrative Assistant

Customized Programs

Tara Johnson, Customized Programs Manager
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Matt Lockaby, Campus Associate for Education Abroad
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Michelle Smeal, Customized Programs Coordinator
Ashley Wang, Customized Programs Coordinator

EDGE: Experiential Digital Global Engagement

Tiffany MacQuarrie, Assistant Teaching Professor, English; Professor in Charge of EDGE
Tracy Coleman, EDGE Program Associate

Academic Services

Briana Casey, Academic Services Manager
Becky Fultz, Academic Services Specialist
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Nate Schierman, Academic Services Specialist

Education Abroad Advising

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Tineka Lebrun, Education Abroad Advising Manager
Advises for Africa, Ireland, the Middle East, the United Kingdom
Kristin Franco, Education Abroad Adviser
Advises for Denmark, Italy, Sweden
Dr. Renata Horvatek
Dr. Renata Horvatek, International Internships Adviser
Advises for International Internships, Perreault Fellows, EuroScholars, IFE, PIRE, programs in Croatia
Sara Paliga, Education Abroad Adviser
Advises for outgoing programs in Barcelona, Spain and all incoming exchange programs
Jamie Weaver, Education Abroad Adviser
Advises for Austria, CIEE Global Institutes, Germany, Greece, Latin America, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain
Johnna Weston, Education Abroad Adviser
Advises for Asia, Australia, the Czech Republic, France, New Zealand, Russia
Danielle Sinn, Student Engagement and Advising Assistant
Assists with Education Abroad Peer Adviser program

Directorate of International Student & Scholar Advising (DISSA)

Unit Name Office Location Virtual Advising Hours / Telephone

International Student Advisers


410 Boucke Building

University Park, PA 16802

Monday & Tuesday:
1:30 - 4:45 pm

Thursday & Friday:
8:30 - 11:45 am

Telephone: +1-814-865-6348 Option 2

Zoom Advising by appointment only

Schedule a Starfish Appointment

Pre-Arrival Advising

101 Innovation Blvd.

Suite 201 Lubert Building

University Park, PA 16802


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

J-1 Scholar Advising

410 Boucke Building

University Park, PA 16802



International Faculty Advising

402 Boucke Building

University Park, PA 16802

Zoom Advising by appointment only

Telephone: +1-814-865-0423

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Masume Assaf, Director
Susan D'Amico, Associate Director
Nolan Bennett, Administrative Assistant to the Director
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Vacant, SEVIS Assistant

International Student Advising


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Julie Mortimore, Administrative Assistant to Student Advisers
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Brian Algeo
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Stewart Combs
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Sandi Duverneuil
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John Ewton
Dagmara Karnowski
Dagmara Karnowski
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Davina Kittrell
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Megan Layng
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Heidi Decker
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Cindy Domingo
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Kandy Szymusiak
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Barbara Zarnick
Johnny Marcolini
Johnny Marcolini
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Ryan Geiger
Chisato Tada
Chisato Tada
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Pre-Arrival Advising


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Nicole Franklin
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Margaret Snyder
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Frances Neff

International Faculty Advising


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Vacant, Associate Director
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Vacant, Administrative Assistant
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Lisette Hickok
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Nagib AlHadi
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Ping Yu
Hend Daniloff
Hend Daniloff
Abigail Brunner
Abigail Brunner
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Jessica Johnston

International J-1 Scholar Advising


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Bernadette Bove
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Kristin Scipione

Directorate of Global Operations & Learning

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Mel White, Interim Director
403A Boucke
(814) 863-4005
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Vacant, Administrative Assistant to Director
403 Boucke
(814) 863-1115

Travel Safety Network

(814) 863-8788
In case of emergency, please contact University Park Police at +1-814-863-1111.

Emergency Preparation Workshop

(814) 863-8788

Global Safety Office

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Natasha Soulé, Global Safety Manager
201 Lubert
(814) 863-3989
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Joe Thurston, Global Safety Analyst
201 Lubert
(814) 863-8788
(814) 863-9378
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Monique MacAllan, Global Safety Coordinator
201 Lubert
(814) 863-8788
(814) 863-3204
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Wanda Devlin, Compliance Specialist
201 Lubert
(814) 863-8788
(814) 865-7267


Global Collaborations

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Vlad Likholetov, Global Collaborations Manager
404A Boucke
(814) 867-6136
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Pat Corbett, International Contracts Coordinator
404A Boucke
(814) 865-0771
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Ania Martinez, International Agreements Administrator
404A Boucke
(814) 867-0084

Student Engagement & Intercultural Learning

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Vacant, Manager
407 Boucke
(814) 867-6101
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Richard Spicer, Student Engagement Coordinator
407 Boucke
(814) 867-6101
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Leanne Reiter, Student Engagement Coordinator
407 Boucke
(814) 867-6101
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Vacant, Program Assistant
407 Boucke
(814) 867-6101

Sponsored Relations Office

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William Shuey, Sponsored Relations Manager
407 Boucke
+1(814) 863-3984
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Emily Quick, Sponsored Relations Coordinator
407 Boucke
+1(814) 863-3984

Special Initiatives

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Jennifer Theiss, Senior Assistant Director
201 Lubert
(814) 867-1304
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Wenjie Fu, External Relations Coordinator
201 Lubert
(814) 863-3927

Global Engagement Coordinators

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Dana Brem, Upper Central Region Coordinator
Altoona Campus

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Riki Hay, Northwest Region Coordinator
Erie (The Behrend College)

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Ryan Geiger, Northeast Region Coordinator
Berks Campus

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Olga Moskaleva, Southeast Region Coordinator
Abington Campus

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Johnny Marcolini, Southwest Region Coordinator
Beaver Campus

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Anna Marshall, Capital Region Coordinator
Harrisburg Campus

Vacant, Central Region Coordinator
York Campus