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 2022-2023:

Gonzalo Aguiar Malosetti, Modern Languages & Literature
Ebru Altay Damkaci, Extended Learning
Lizette Alvarado, International Education
Deborah Bauder, Penfield Library
Evelyn Benavides, Sociology
Lyn Blanchfield, History
Michael Chaness, Anthropology
Sheila Cooley, EXCEL
Karin Deleon, Counseling Services Center
Karin Dykeman, Technology
Lisa Glidden, Political Science
Zheng Hao, Mathematics
Jessica Harris, Health Promotion & Wellness
Roberta Hurtado, English & Creative Writing
Lowell Hutcheson, ARTSwego
Lindsay McCluskey, Communication Studies
Joshua McKeown, International Education, Chair
Alanna Ossa, Anthropology
Joanne O'Toole, Curriculum & Instruction
Mihai Paraschiv, Economics
Rebecca Peters, Anthropology
Ritu Radhakrishnan, Curriculum and Instruction
Magdalena Rivera, Student Involvement
Nirdishtha Sapkota, Residence Life & Housing
Karen Sime, Biological Sciences
Mohammad Tajvarpour, Accounting, Finance & Law
Michele Thornton, Marketing & Management
Miranda Traudt, ArtSwego
Uyilawa Usuanlele, History
Christina Vasquez, CSTEP program
Amy Wallace, International Education
Renqian Yang, Art & Design
Najah Zaaeed, Health, Promotion & Wellness
Hui Zhang, Electrical & Computer Engineering