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Awards & Recognition

The University of Michigan is a national leader in international education. Strong institutional commitment is reflected in the breadth of areas studies, foreign language offerings and education abroad opportunities for our students. Equally important is the strong presence of international students, scholars and intercultural learning programs on campus.

U-M faculty and staff members play important roles in this work. This page highlights their professional expertise and contributions to the field of international education, as well as broader recognition of U-M excellence in global engagement.

2017

February

Zerihun Workneh, Mohit Nahata, Johannes Schwank, and Nancy G. Love presented Development of Biochar from Ethiopian Source Materials for Ammonia Off-Gas Recovery at the Borchardt Conference in Ann Arbor, Michigan

March

Michael Jordan presented Face of Study Abroad: Promoting Diversity, Changing Narratives at the Diversity Abroad Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kelly Wagner was the Chair of the Michigan Association of International Educators (MAIE) for 2016-2017 and coordinated the 2017 conference

Kelly Wagner will be on the chair stream for MAIE from 2015-2018 and is currently the Past-Chair for 2017-2018

April

Michael Jordan was appointed to a 3-year term on the inaugural National Advisory Council of CET Academic Programs

May

Gupreet K. Rana, Global Health Coordinator with the Taubman Health Sciences Library, was awarded the Medical Library Association’s 2017 T. Mark Hodges International Service Award in honor of individual achievement in promoting, enabling, and delivering improvements in the quality of health information internationally through the development of health information professionals and increased use of health information services

REFRESCH held a 3-day hands-on learning event led by Professor Clarke of Applied Physics and Professor Henrike Florusbosch in Lambarane, Gabon, focused on training local people how to refurbish existing solar streetlights

June

Liz Muller presented A Case Study Approach to Managing Parent Expectations at the Global Internship Conference in Santiago, Chile

Mohit NehadaChang Y. SeoPradeep Krishnakumar, and Johannes Schwank published New approaches to Water Purification for Resource-Constrained Settings: Production of Activated Biochar by Chemical Activation with Diammonium Hydrogenphosphate in Frontiers of Chemical Science and Engineering 

August

Danyelle Reynolds co-authored an article entitled Examining Developmental Readiness in an International Service-Learning Context published in the Journal of College Student Development

October

Jenny Chuang will present Creating an International Internship Program to Enhance Global Competencies at the IIE Summit in Washington, D.C.

2016

January

Johannes Schwank and Mohit Nahata presented Low Temperature Catalytic Thermoconverstion of Biomass to Address FEW (Food-Energy-Water) Needs at the NCSE 16th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy and the Environment, The Food-Energy-Eater Nexus in Washington, D.C.

February

Amy Conger was appointed to the Trainer Corps for NAFSA: Association of International Educators

March

Patrick Morgan was appointed to the steering committee for the Overseas Advisory Council Academic Working Group

Miranda Roberts and Jennifer Wegner presented Going global: Supporting student-led co-curricular trips abroad at the annual conference of the American College Personnel Association (Montreal) and at the annual conference of Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (Indianapolis)

April

Heidi Doyle presented To share or not to share? Using a Terra Dotta system at a decentralized institution at the Terra Dotta annual users conference (Louisville).

Patrick Morgan presented Safe and effective use of the student health form in study abroad and Speed-date with a higher education health, safety & security specialist the annual conference of the Forum on Education Abroad (Atlanta).  He also presented Build a better program! Processes and tools for vetting third party providers at the University of Texas Higher Education Risk Management Conference (Austin)

May

The following faculty and staff members presented at the annual conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators (Denver):

  • Louise Baldwin: SEVP Regulations, policies, and processes: Current issues
  • David Muusz:
    • Understanding the prevailing wage process and protocols for H-1B and PERM in an academic setting
    • Advanced employment-based immigration issues 

June

David Muusz presented Academic, nonprofit and medical center PERM strategies at the Council for Global Immigration Symposium (Washington, D.C.)

October

Melinda Richardson was an invited panelist at the Michigan Career Pathways Association (MPCA) in Detroit to present Out of the Box, Out of the Country: Study Abroad as a Highly Influential Practice”

Michael Jordan presented Creating a Diverse and Inclusive Learning Environment at the DIS International Educators Workshop

Michael Jordan received the Volunteer of the Year award from IES Abroad

Johannes Schwank served as the Co-Chair for The 2nd International Symposium on Catalytic Science and Technology in Sustainable Energy and Environment in Tianjin, China

Johannes Schwank presented New Approaches to Water Purification for Resource-Constrained Settings: Low Temperature Catalytic Pyrolysis of Cellulosic Biomass at The 2nd International Symposium on Catalytic Science and Technology in Sustainable Energy and Environment in Tianjin, China

2015

January

Rachael Criso was appointed as co-chair of the WIVA Subcommittee (Work, Internships, and Volunteer Abroad) for NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Scott Manly was appointed as the Regulatory Ombudsperson for Student Issues, Region V, NAFSA: Association of International Educators

David Muusz was appointed to the Employment Based Subcommittee – International Student and Scholar Regulatory Practice Group for NAFSA: Association of International Educators

February

The following faculty and staff members presented at the annual conference of the Association for International Education Administrators (Washington, D.C.):

  • Amy Conger, James Holloway: What’s covered? An analysis of university travel policies and implications for campus leadership
  • Amy Conger: Leadership in faculty and student driven international experiences: Strategies for building institutional capacity and cross-campus collaboration

William Nolting was appointed to the Conference Executive and Content Committees for the Global Internship Conference

March

The following faculty and staff members presented at the annual conference of the Forum on Education Abroad (New Orleans):

  • Amy Conger, Lorraine Currie, Donica Thomas Varner, Sandra Wiley: Engaging unusual suspects in organizational change for education abroad
  • James Holloway, Amy Conger: Evolving perspectives on institutional travel policies and implications for education abroad
  • Kathleen Lopez, Todd Favorite, Melissa Meyer, Blake Wagner III: Before, during and after: Enhancing resilience in students engaging in international experiences

Pardip Bolina served on the Diversity Abroad conference committee (New Orleans)

Amy Conger was appointed to the Boren Scholarship Review Panel, National Security Education Program

Rachael Criso led a Webinar, International internships: Support and access for underrepresented students, for NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Ebony Ellis was appointed to subcommittee on Underrepresentation in Education Abroad for NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Angelo Pitillo presented Supporting international graduate students and teaching assistants at the International TESOL Conference (Toronto)           

April

Brenda Imber presented Exploiting ear slips and misplaced boundaries in oral skills instruction at the International Association Teachers of English as a Foreign Language annual conference (Mancester)

May

The following faculty and staff members presented at the annual conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators (Boston):

  • Louise Baldwin: SEVIS and SEVP: Current Issues
  • Scott Manley:
    • Communicating out: Setting and managing immigration expectations with campus stakeholders
    • Regional roundtable: Build your local and regional ISSS network
  • David Muusz:
    • Understanding the prevailing wage process and protocols for H-1B and PERM in an academic setting
    • Advanced employment-based topics for scholar advisers
    • Issues in special handling labor certifications
    • Roundtable discussion on institutional practices in hiring international employees
  • William Nolting:
    • Internships and service-learning: Best practices in designing and managing programs
    • Expand your digital toolbox to improve education abroad programs
  • Angelo Pitillo, Kristin Graw: Assessing the communicative competence of international graduate student instructors
  • Kate Zheng: Chinese students’ names in a U.S. context 

Norma Sarkar, Amber Dallwig, and Patricia Abbott published Community health nursing through a global lens in Gillis, G. et al (Eds.) Global Telehealth 2015: Integrating Technology and Information for Better Healthcare

June

Rachael Criso presented MILE: Michigan Internship Learning Environment at the Global Internship Conference (Dublin)

Brenda Imber presented Teaching pronunciation through popular songs using visual and kinetic reinforcement at the Centre for Applied English Studies annual conference (Hong Kong)

August

Kristen Danek led a U.S. Department of State English Language Specialist Program Workshop for Military English Teachers (Budapest)

September

Ebony Ellis presented a Diversity Abroad Network webinar: Basics of study abroad diversity outreach and advising

December

Patrick Morgan presented Pulling the trigger and getting students out: Communications during an evacuation at the Overseas Security Advisory Council’s College & University Health, Safety & Security Seminar (Philadelphia)

2014

January

Pardip Bolina was appointed to the subcommittee for Underrepresentation in Education Abroad for NAFSA: Association of International Educators

Michael Jordan was appointed to the academic council of International Education for Students (IES)

Scott Manley was appointed as Region V Representative to the International Student and Scholar Services Knowledge Community, NAFSA: Association of International Educators

David Muusz was appointed to the subcommittee for International Student and Scholar Regulatory Practice for NAFSA: Association of International Educators

March

The University of Michigan received the Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in International Education (Institute of International Education, New York), recognizing the success of the U-M/Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute

Scott Manley completed his term as Chair of the Michigan Association of International Educators (MAIE) and presented at the annual conference (Ann Arbor): F-1 for Beginners Workshop and The CPT X-Files: Strange and Unusual Employment

Angelo Pitillo published Assessing academic speaking skills in Idiom

Angelo Pitillo and Raul Sanchez presented Google your department: Online resources for successful ESL programs at the International TESOL Conference (Portland)

April

The following faculty and staff members presented at the annual conference of the Forum on Education Abroad (San Diego):

  • Amy Conger, Jessica Loh, Steven Skerlos, Sita Syal, Joseph Trumpey: Co-curricular experiences abroad: Building successful program models and institutional infrastructure
  • James Holloway: The evolving role of the Senior International Officer
  • Joseph Trumpey, Mary WrightSandra Wiley: Assessment of school-wide international experience requirement in studio-based curriculum

May

The following faculty and staff members presented at the annual conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators (San Diego):

  • Louise Baldwin: SEVIS hot topics part I: Discussion with SEVP representatives
  • Pardip Bolina: Represent! An introduction to the NAFSA Underrepresentation in Education Abroad subcommittee
  • Scott Manley:
    • Open meeting: Tips for newcomers to the international student and scholar services community
    • Open meeting: U.S. regulatory roundtable discussion, F-1 regulations
    • Open meeting: U.S. regulatory roundtable discussion, Exchange visitor program
  • David Muusz
    • Understanding the prevailing wage process and protocols for H-1B and PERM in an academic setting
    • Advanced H-1B topics
  • Kate Zheng:  Strategies for international student and scholar advising

June

William Nolting presented Best practices in campus support of co-curricular internships, service and student organizations abroad at the Global Internship Conference (Toronto)

October

The following faculty and staff members presented at the Region V conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators (Grand Rapids):

  • Rebecca Griffin, Emily Keeler and Kathleen Lopez: Returning student programming: From evaluation to student learning outcomes and beyond 
  • Scott Manley:
    • J-1 for beginners workshop
    • Student & exchange visitor program (SEVP) update
  • John Prescott: Utilizing ePortfolios to foster integrative learning in international and education abroad students

Pamela Bogart was re-appointed to the MITESOL Advisory Board, the Michigan chapter of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Pamela Bogart presented at the MITESOL annual conference: Bridging the gap: Designing advanced speaking, reading, and vocabulary curricula and Self-serve advanced vocabulary learning (Grand Rapids)

Michael Jordan presented at the annual conference of International Education for Students (IES): Double jeopardy? Appropriate use of students’ disciplinary records (Chicago)

Elizabeth Voshel and Kathleen Lopez presented Global engagement: Developing best practices for social work graduate internships at the Council on Social Work Education Annual Meeting (Tampa)

November

Pardip Bolina was selected as a delegate for the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) Diversity Abroad Future Leaders Summit (Baltimore)

December

Audrey Buswell was appointed as a Critical Language Scholarship Advisor and Application Reviewer, U.S. State Department

Amy Conger was appointed to the Fulbright National Screening Committee, Institute of International Education

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