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Council on Global Engagement Membership

Council on Global Engagement Membership

Working to increase coordination and administrative efficiencies, the Council on Global Engagement aims to expand education abroad participation among the U-M community.
The members of the Council on Global Engagement are nominated by their respective Deans and Directors and appointed by the Provost’s Office.

The 2020-2023 chair of the Council is Dr. Judith Pennywell, Director of the International Center in the Division of Student Life,


Last updated: September 20, 2022

Art & Design

Veronica Falandino, Assistant Dean for Admissions and Student Services
Sandra Wiley, Director of International Study Programs

Architecture & Urban Planning

Cynthia Radecki, Assistant Dean for Advancement Planning
Anya Sirota, Associate Dean for Academic Initiatives


Jessica Oldford, Managing Director, Global Initiatives
Gretchen Spreitzer, Professor of Business Administration, AD for Engaged Learning


Carlos Gonzalez, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor Margherita Fontana, Professor, Director of Global Initiatives


Michael Bastedo, Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies
Melinda Richardson, Managing Director of the Center for the Study of Higher & Postsecondary Education


Aline Cotel, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Miranda Roberts, Director of International Programs

Environment & Sustainability

Michaela Zint, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor
Kim Elliott, Assistant Dean

General Counsel

David Grimm, Associate General Counsel


Kelly Kowatch, Director of Engaged Learning Office


Tom George, Clinical Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Vanessa Barton, Global Engagement Coordinator/Academic Advisor


Susan Page, Professor, Public Policy and Law
Luis CdeBaca, Professor from Practice

Literature, Science, and the Arts

Imara Dawson, Managing Director, International Institute
Mary Gallagher, Director, International Institute & Professor of Political Science
Michael Jordan, Director, Center for Global and Intercultural Study
Jim Penner-Hahn, Director Academic Program, International Partnerships
Angelo Pitillo, Director, English Language Institute
Pardip Bolina, Associate Director, Center for Global and Intercultural Study


Tania Piotrowski, Administrative Director, Healthcare
Amy Huang, Director of Asia Programs

Music, Theater, and Dance

Christi-Anne Castro, Associate Professor & Associate Dean for Faculty Development
Ben Thauland, Assistant Director of Student Affairs


Jody Lori, Associate Dean for Global Affairs and Professor of Nursing
Beste Erel Windes, Academic Program Manager


Donna Pikula, Assistant Director for Experiential Education and Community Engagement Council on Global Engagement
Paul Walker, Assistant Dean for Experiential Education, Clinical Professor of Pharmacy

Provost’s Office

Amy Carey, Assistant Vice Provost
Heidi Doyle, Technical Manager
Cindy Kerschbaum, Technical Coordinator
Patrick Morgan, Chief International Travel Safety Officer
Janelle Pangilinan, Global Engagement Project Manager
Ayesha Usmani, International Travel Safety Manager
Wyatt Boykin, International Travel Safety Coordinator

Public Health

Chinyere Neale, Director of Programs
Richard Neitzel, Professor of Global Public Health and Environmental Health Sciences

Public Policy

Dan Ellis, Global Engagement Program Manager
Zuzana Wiseley, Assistant Program Manager


Emily Swafford
Zana Kwaiser, Senior Lead Deans’ Initiatives

Social Work

Lorraine Gutierrez, Associate Dean for Educational Programs, School of Social Work
Katie Lopez, Director, Office of Global Activities

Student Life

Louise Baldwin, Senior Associate Director of Immigration Services and Compliance, International Center
Kelly Nelson, Assistant Director, International Center
Judith Pennywell, Director, International Center (Council Chair)
Sarah Daniels, Associate Dean of Students


Cindy Gould, International Admissions and Recruiting Coordinator Management
Monet Tiedemann, Financial Aid Assistant Director

University Audits

Asel Solovyeva, Audit Services (international audit for CCIE)

University Health Services

Laurie Burchett, Managed Care/Student Insurance Manager

University Libraries

Dawn Lawson, Head, Asia Library
Gabriel Duque, Senior Associate Librarian

U-M Flint

Greg Laurence, Professor of Management and Chair
Syagnik Banerjee, Interim Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

U-M Dearborn

Francisco Javier López, Director of International Affairs
Scott Riggs, Director of Global Engagement

Vice President Communications

Fernanda Pires, Senior Public Relations Representative