Institute for Global Engagement (IGE)

The mission of the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE) is to promote scholarly and creative collaborations to expand world awareness, deepen intercultural understanding, and foster respect for diversity and difference. IGE and its various subcommittees constitute an active network of faculty, staff and students dedicated to the comprehensive internationalization of our campus through initiatives including professional development, curriculum innovation, support for visiting scholars and international students, cultural and academic event programming, Fulbright student mentoring, participation in Phi Beta Delta honor society, and other efforts. More information at

Membership for 2021-2022:

Lizette Alvarado, International Education
Deborah Bauder, Penfield Library
Evelyn Benavides, Sociology
Lyn Blanchfield, History
Reginald Braggs, Syracuse branch campus
Thomas Brown, Chemistry
Sheila Cooley, EXCEL
Craig DeLancey, Philosophy
Benjamin Entner, Art
Lisa Glidden, Political Science
Joan Gujarati, Curriculum & Instruction
Candis Haak, History
Jessica Hernandez, International Education
Jennifer Hill, Alumni & Development
Roberta Hurtado, English & Creative Writing
Lowell Hutcheson, ARTSwego
Christy Huynh, Career Services
Catalina Iannone, Modern Languages
Neelika Jayawardane, English & Creative Writing
Kathryn Johns-Masten, Penfield Library
Taeko Kelly, Career Services
Maria Kopnitsky, International Education
Megan Kropf, International Education
Jing Lei, Anthropology
Grace Maxon-Clarke, EOP
Lindsay McCluskey, Communication Studies
Anneke McEvoy, President's Office
Joshua McKeown, International Education
Ulises Mejias, IGE Director & Chair
Jerome Oberst, Admissions
Joanne O’Toole, Curriculum and Instruction
Rebecca Peters, Anthropology
Ritu Radhakrishnan, Curriculum and Instruction
Tania Ramalho, Curriculum and Instruction
Casey Raymond, Chemistry
Magdalena Rivera, Student Involvement
Stephen Rosow, Political Science
Maria Sagot, Biological Sciences
Mamta Saxena, Human Development
Lisa Seppi, Art
Barbara St. Michel, Campus Life
Michele Thornton, Marketing & Management
Miranda Traudt, ArtSwego
Uyilawa Usuanlele, History
Murat Yasar, History
Najah Zaaeed, Health, Promotion & Wellness

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