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 2017-2018:

Lizette Alvarado, International Education
Karen Archibee, Admissions
Lyudmyla Ardan, Economics
Kimberly Armani, Syracuse Branch campus
Lindsay Bell, Anthropology
Evelyn Benavides, Sociology
Katheen Blake, Anthropology
Lyn Blanchfield, History
Rebecca Burch, Chemistry
Marcia Burrell, Curriculum and Instruction
Fiona Coll, English and Creative Writing
Anthony Contento, Biological Sciences
Sheila Cooley, Cooperative Education
Ebru Altay Damkaci, Extended Learning
Ana Djukic-Cocks, Modern Languages
Benjamin Entner, Art
Amanda Fenlon, Curriculum and Instruction
Alla Gul, Institutional Research
Candis Haak, History
Charlene Harris, Human Development
Roberta Hurtado, English and Creative Writing
Webe Kadima, Chemistry
Lisa Langlois, Art
Linda LeFevre, Mathematics
Gabriela Lozanova, International Student Scholars
Donna Matteson, Technology Education
Grace Maxon-Clarke, Office of Learning Support Services
Joshua McKeown, International Education
Kamal Mohamed, Biological Sciences
Ampalavanar Nanthakumar, Mathematics
Vadoud Niri, Chemistry
Jerome Oberst, Admissions
Joanne O’Toole, Curriculum and Instruction
Angela Perrotto, Educational Administration
Ritu Radjakrishnan, Curriculum and Instruction
Tania Ramalho, Curriculum and Instruction
Magdalena Rivera, Student Life
Stephen Rosow, Political Science
Maria Sagot, Biological Sciences
Karen Shockey, Penfield Library
Gurdeep Skolnik, English and Creative Writing
Katherine Spector, Office of Learning Support Services
Barbara St. Michel, Campus Life
Preety Tripathi, Mathematics
Chena Tucker, Small Business Development
Uyilawa Usuanlele, History
Hong Wan, Accounting, Finance & Law
Murat Yasar, History
Hui Zhang, Electrical and Computer Engineering

ex officio:

Ulises Mejias, IGE Director