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 2018-2019:

Gonzalo Aguiar, Modern Languages & Literature
Lizette Alvarado, International Education
Lyudmyla Ardan, Economics
Kimberly Armani, Syracuse Branch campus
Evelyn Benavides, Sociology
Lyn Blanchfield, History
Marcia Burrell, Curriculum and Instruction
Sheila Cooley, Cooperative Education
Ebru Altay Damkaci, Extended Learning
Ana Djukic-Cocks, Modern Languages
Mali Dorsey, Financial Aid
Benjamin Entner, Art
Amanda Fenlon, Curriculum and Instruction
Candis Haak, History
Lowell Hutcheson, Artswego
Maria Kopnitsky, International Education
Megan Kropf, International Education
Jing Lei, Anthropology
Grace Maxon-Clarke, EOP
Joshua McKeown, International Education
Ulises Mejias, IGE Director & Chair
Kamal Mohamed, Biological Sciences
Ampalavanar Nanthakumar, Mathematics
Vadoud Niri, Chemistry
Joanne O’Toole, Curriculum and Instruction
Hema Rao, Accounting, Finance & Law
Magdalena Rivera, Student Involvement
Stephen Rosow, Political Science
Lynne Rhys, Penfield Library
Maria Sagot, Biological Sciences
Lisa Seppi, Art
Karen Shockey, Penfield Library
Gurdeep Skolnik, English and Creative Writing
Jessica Slack, Financial Aid
Barbara St. Michel, Campus Life
Michele Thornton, Marketing & Management
Miranda Traudt, ArtSwego
Uyilawa Usuanlele, History
Murat Yasar, History

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