Global Penn State Staff Directory


Vice Provost's Office

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Michael Adewumi, Vice Provost for Global Programs
415B Boucke
(814) 863-4030
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Coleen Hynoski, Executive Assistant to the Vice Provost
415A Boucke
(814) 863-4030
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Marishya Weiss, Administrative Assistant to the Vice Provost
415 Boucke
(814) 863-7011
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Nathan Rufo, Speechwriter/Communications Specialist
404A Boucke
(814) 865-5335
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Esther Obonyo, Director WEF NEXUS East Africa
319 Boucke
(814) 865-5333
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Wanda Devlin, Administrative Support
410 Boucke
(814) 865-7681
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Yan Lu, Administrative Support
410 Boucke
(814) 865-7681

Associate Vice Provost Office


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Robert Crane, Associate Vice Provost for Global Programs
427 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
404A Boucke
(814) 863-7649
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Elizabeth Brady, Public Relations Consultant
404A Boucke
(814) 321-2967

Application Development

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Phil Brannen, IT Manager
313 Boucke
(814) 863-0085
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Sal DiFalco, Database Specialist
316 Boucke
(814) 863-7567
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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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Sherry Miller, Financial Officer
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Bobbi Jo (BJ) Lesko, Business Manager
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Tina Aumiller, Finance & Accounting Assistant
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Beth Byers, Finance & Accounting Assistant
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Daniel Kuhn, Finance & Accounting Assistant
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Tammy Gibbons, Finance & Accounting Assistant
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Eric Wein, Finance & Accounting Assistant

Global Engagement Network

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Marty Trethewey, Director
336 Leonhard Building
(814) 865-1961
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(Vacant), Program Assistant
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Aissatou Nabe, Strategic Engagement Analyst
319 Boucke
(815) 863-7761
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Alexandra Persiko, Strategic Initiatives Coordinator, Europe
319 Boucke
(814) 867-5941
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Rose Tan, Engagement Coordinator, China/South Korea
319 Boucke
(814) 867-4035
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Nicole Brown, Engagement Champion: Freiburg, Germany

Campus Engagement

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Sylvester Osagie, Director
319 Boucke
(814) 867-4276
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Anne Stover, Program Assistant
319 Boucke
(814) 865-4580

Directorate of Education Abroad (DEA)

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Brian Brubaker, Director
420A Boucke
(814) 863-6035
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Kristi Wormhoudt, Associate Director
420B Boucke
(814) 863-3960
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Connie Bauer, Administrative Assistant to Director
420 Boucke
(814) 863-3667

Faculty-Led Programs

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Kate Fox Manni, Assistant Director for Faculty-Led Programs and Special Initiatives
201 Lubert 
(814) 863-3961
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Micah Parrish, Faculty-Led Freestanding Programs Assistant
201 Lubert
(814) 863-4816
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Michelle Smeal, Faculty-Led Embedded Programs Assistant
201 Lubert
(814) 865-4384
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Ashley Wang, Faculty-Led Freestanding Programs Assistant
201 Lubert
(814) 865-2981

Records Management

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Tara Johnson, Records Manager
426 Boucke
(814) 865-3265

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Brian Adair, Records Specialist
426 Boucke
(814) 863-3962

Exchange Programs

Briana Casey, Exchange Specialist
426 Boucke
(814) 867-4584

Education Abroad Advisers

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Tineka Lebrun, Manager of Advising
422 Boucke
(814) 863-0208
Advises for UK and Ireland, and the CIEE: Global Institutes. 
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Sarah Spiegel, Education Abroad Adviser
422 Boucke
(814) 863-7429
Advises for Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and Northern Europe (Sweden, Denmark, and The Netherlands).
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Erica Nikolaisen, Education Abroad Adviser
422 Boucke
(814) 863-7533
Advises for Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Africa, Germany, and Austria.
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Jamie Weaver, Education Abroad Adviser
422 Boucke 
(814) 865-2311
Advises for Italy
Johnna Weston, Education Abroad Adviser
422 Boucke 
(814) 863-1986
Advises for Asia, Belgium, Canada, France, Greece, and Eastern Europe 

Peer Advisers

422 Boucke
(814) 865-5195
Learn more about this year's peer advising group, including biographies and hours of availability.

Directorate of International Student & Scholar Advising (DISSA)

Unit Name Office Location Walk-in Advising Hours / Telephone

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

There are no walk-in advising hours on Wednesdays.

Pre-Arrival Advising

101 Innovation Blvd.

Suite 201 Lubert Building

University Park, PA 16802

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

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

J-1 Scholar Advising

410 Boucke Building

University Park, PA 16802

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

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

Telephone: +1-814-863-2631

There are no walk-in advising hours on Wednesdays.

International Faculty Advising

402 Boucke Building

University Park, PA 16802

Appointments Preferred

Telephone: +1-814-865-0423

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Masume Assaf, Director
Susan D'Amico, Associate Director
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Nolan Bennett, Administrative Assistant to the Director
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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Florindo Chivucute
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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


Pre-Arrival Advising



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Nicole Franklin
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Margaret Snyder
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Jessica Macmartin

International Faculty Advising



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Zoe Guy, Assistant Director
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Vacant, Administrative Assistant
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Lisette Hickok, International Faculty Adviser
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Vacant, International Faculty Adviser
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Ping Yu, International Faculty Adviser
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Kristin Scipione, Temporary International Faculty Consultant

International J-1 Scholar Advising


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Bernadette Bove, International J-1 Scholar Adviser
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Vacant, International J-1 Scholar Adviser

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
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Beth Hartzell, Administrative Assistant to Director
403 Boucke
(814) 863-1115
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Jean Rodkey, Administrative Assistant for DGOL
403 Boucke
(814) 863-4244


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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Joeseph Thurston, Global Safety Analyst
201 Lubert
(814) 863-8788
(814) 863-3978
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Monique MacAllan, Global Safety Coordinator
201 Lubert
(814) 863-8788
(814) 863-3204





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Vlad Likholetov, Global Collaborations Manager
406 Boucke
(814) 867-6136
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Pat Corbett, International Contracts Coordinator
406 Boucke
(814) 865-0771

Student Engagement & Intercultural Learning

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Lauren Halberstadt, Manager
407 Boucke
(814) 867-6101
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James Sauls, Student Engagement Coordinator
407 Boucke
(814) 867-6101
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Richard Spicer, Program Assistant
407 Boucke
(814) 867-6101

International Sponsor Relations Office

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William Shuey, Sponsor Relations Manager
407 Boucke
+1(814) 863-0838
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Carrie Martins, Sponsor Relations Coordinator
407 Boucke

International Alumni Relations

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Jennifer Theiss, Assistant Director
201 Lubert
(814) 867-1304

Global Connections

Vacant, Executive Director
314 Boucke
(814) 867-4223
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Alexis Schad, Event Coordinator
314 Boucke
(814) 867-2531
Vacant, Program Coordinator
407 Boucke
(814) 863-0756
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Wenjie Fu, Program Coordinator
314 Boucke
(814) 867-4377