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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Jean Rodkey, Administrative Support Assistant, AVP Office
403 Boucke
(814) 863-4244


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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
Dan Shapich, Programmer/Analyst
316 Boucke
(814) 865-2435
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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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Marty Trethewey, Director, Global Engagement Network
336 Leonhard Building
(814) 865-1961
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Anne Stover, 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

Directorate of Education Abroad (DEA)

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Brian Brubaker, Director
420A Boucke
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Connie Bauer, Administrative Assistant to Director
420 Boucke

Faculty-Led Programs

Kate Manni, Assistant Director for Faculty-Led Programs
201 Lubert 

Tara Johnson, Faculty-Led Programs Manager
201 Lubert
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Matt Lockaby, Campus Associate for Education Abroad
Penn State Berks
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Michelle Smeal, Faculty-Led Embedded Programs Assistant
201 Lubert
Ashley Wang, Faculty-Led Freestanding Programs Assistant
201 Lubert

Academic Services

Briana Casey, Academic Services Manager
426 Boucke
Becky Fultz, Records Specialist
426 Boucke
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Nate Schierman, Records Specialist
426 Boucke

Exchange Programs and Outreach

Vacant, Exchange and Outreach Coordinator
426 Boucke

Education Abroad Advisers

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Tineka Lebrun, Education Abroad Advising Manager
422 Boucke
Advises for Africa, Ireland, the Middle East, the United Kingdom
Kristin Franco, Education Abroad Adviser
422 Boucke
Advises for Italy, Denmark, and Sweden
Dr. Renata Horvatek
Dr. Renata Horvatek, International Internships Adviser
422 Boucke
Advises for International Internships, Perreault Fellows, EuroScholars, IFE, PIRE, Australia, Croatia, New Zealand
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Carrie Martins, Education Abroad Adviser
422 Boucke
Advises for Barcelona, France, Latin America, Portugal
Jamie Weaver, Education Abroad Adviser
422 Boucke 
Advises for Austria, CIEE Global Institutes, Germany, Greece, the Netherlands, Spain
Johnna Weston, Education Abroad Adviser
422 Boucke 
Advises for Asia, the Czech Republic, Russia

Directorate of International Student & Scholar Advising (DISSA)

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International Student Advisers


410 Boucke Building

University Park, PA 16802

Monday & Tuesday:
1:30 - 4:30 pm

Thursday & Friday:
8:30 - 11:30 am

Telephone: +1-814-865-6348 Option 2

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Pre-Arrival Advising

101 Innovation Blvd.

Suite 201 Lubert Building

University Park, PA 16802

Monday - Friday:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


J-1 Scholar Advising

410 Boucke Building

University Park, PA 16802



International Faculty Advising

402 Boucke Building

University Park, PA 16802

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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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Frances Neff, Employment & SEVIS Assistant

International Student Advising


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Julie Mortimore, Support 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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Joe Miller

Pre-Arrival Advising


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Nicole Franklin
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Margaret Snyder
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Jessica Johnston

International Faculty Advising


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Vacant, Assistant Director
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Cara Adrien, Administrative Assistant
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Lisette Hickok
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Najib AlHadi
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Ping Yu
Hend Daniloff
Hend Daniloff
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Edith Wafula
Abigail Brunner
Abigail Brunner

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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Jennifer Campbell, Director
403B Boucke
(814) 867-3146
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Mel White, Associate Director
403A Boucke
(814) 863-4005
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
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

Vlad Likholetov, Global Collaborations Manager
404A Boucke
(814) 867-6136
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
Leanne Reiter
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
Emily Quick
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

Riki Hay

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

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Ryan Geiger, Northeast Region Coordinator
Berks Campus

Olga Moskaleva

Olga Moskaleva, Southeast Region Coordinator
Abington Campus

Johnny Marcolini

Johnny Marcolini, Southwest Region Coordinator
Beaver Campus

Anna Marshall

Anna Marshall, Capital Region Coordinator
Harrisburg Campus

Sheri Yoder

Sheri Yoder, Central Region Coordinator
York Campus