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Internationalization Workgroups

The international strategic planning workgroups represent a broad cross-section of stakeholders across the university and have a depth and breadth of expertise in their respective fields of interest and professions. The main objective of each workgroup is to identify goals and capture ways to move the university to a new level of international engagement that aligns with Ohio State’s mission as a 21st century land-grant institution.

Internationally Significant Research

Chair: Angela Brintlinger, Professor, Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures; Director, Center for Slavic and East European Studies
Co-Chair: Carina Hansen, Director of International Students and Scholars, Office of International Affairs

  • Anne Carey, Professor of Geology, School of Earth Sciences
  • Chris Gelpi, Director of the Mershon Institute for International Security Studies
  • Esther Gottlieb, Senior Advisor, Office of International Affairs
  • Elena Irwin, Faculty Director, Sustainability Institute
  • Jonathan Jacobs, Assistant Professor of Plant Pathology, Center for Applied Plant Sciences
  • Randy Moses, Senior Associate Vice Provost for Research Administration, Office of Academic Affairs
  • Patricia Sieber, Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
  • Hannah Vidmar, graduate student, African American and African Studies

Strong International Partnerships and Collaborations

Chair: Etsuyo Yuasa, Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures; Director, East Asian Studies Center
Co-Chair: Padmini Roy-Dixon, Executive Director, Global Gateways and Partnerships, Office of International Affairs

  • Seth Faith, Strategic Alliance Officer, Infectious Diseases Institute
  • Laura Fernández-Álvarez, Assistant Dean for International and Graduate Affairs, Moritz College of Law
  • Garett Heysel, Assistant Dean of Arts and Humanities and International Programs, College of Arts and Sciences (pending confirmation)
  • Josh Knights, Senior Associate Director, Sustainability Institute
  • Joanna Kukielka-Blaser, Director of Partnerships, Office of International Affairs
  • Tatiana Suspitsyna, Associate Professor of Higher Education and Student Affairs, College of Education and Human Ecology

International Reputation and Outreach

Chair: Fernando Unzueta, Associate Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs
Co-Chair: Maureen Miller, Director of Communications, Office of International Affairs

  • Jacquie Aberegg, Senior Director, Enterprise Brand and Marketing Strategy, University Marketing (Advancement)
  • Carol Anelli, Professor of Entomology, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
  • Mark Erbaugh, Director, International Programs in Agriculture, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
  • Dawn Larzelere, Director of Communications and Marketing, Office of Research
  • Dianne Morrison-Beedy, Centennial Professor of Nursing, Chief Talent and Strategy Officer, College of Nursing
  • Erik Nisbet, Associate Professor, School of Communications
  • Matt Schutte, Director of Communications, College of Engineering
  • Don Stenta, Assistant Vice President Alumni Experiences, The Ohio State University Alumni Association
  • Walter Zinn, Professor of Logistics, Fisher College of Business

International Education and the Student Experience

Chair: Terrell Morgan, Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Director, Center for Latin American Studies
Co-Chair: Jenny Kraft, Education Abroad Specialist, Office of International Affairs

  • Ola Ahlqvist, Associate Vice Provost for Academic Enrichment and Executive Director of the Honors and Scholars Center 
  • Mera Cronbaugh, Third Year Undergraduate Student
  • Cindy Jiang, Senior Research Associate, Office of International Affairs
  • Jesus Lara, Associate Professor and Master’s Program Chair, Knowlton School of Architecture
  • Marcus Kurtz, Director, Undergraduate International Studies Program, Department of Political Science
  • Julius Mayo, Assistant Director of Academic Initiatives, University House, Office of Student Life
  • Brian Slater, Associate Director, Soil Environment Technology Learning Lab

Global Operations

Chair: Eric Bode, Senior Fiscal Officer, College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences
Interim Co-Chair: Kirti Jain, Fiscal and Human Resource Officer, Office of International Affairs

  • Ashley Behrendt, Assistant Director, Global Gateways and Partnerships, Office of International Affairs
  • Kris Devine, Vice President of Operations and Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Office of Business and Finance
  • Gates Garrity-Rokous, Vice President and Chief compliance Officer, Office of University Compliance and Integrity
  • Mike Hofherr, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer
  • Kim Shumate, Associate Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Office of Human Resources
  • Chris Wald, Legal Intern, Global One Health Initiative, Office of International Affairs