The CEP workshop dean is responsible for ensuring that their assigned Core Education Program (CEP) workshop continued learning and resources are engaging, meet the needs of adult learners, and are of the highest professional quality. Workshop deans also serve as a resource for training teams delivering the curriculum throughout the year to ensure effective, consistent, and professional delivery across training venues.

Natalie Schlegel

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Natalie Schlegel
Bentley University
Natalie Schlegel is the CEP Workshop Dean for Managing the Education Abroad Office. She is director of international education at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. Her office manages exchange partnerships and a diverse portfolio of education abroad programs that serve approximately 700...

Sara Troy

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Sara Troy
CEA Study Abroad
Sara Troy is the CEP Workshop Dean for Collaborative Approaches to Developing Faculty-Led Programs. She is director of program development at CEA Study Abroad. Sara’s role at CEA is to lead and manage the program development team, which focuses on creating programs that meet the needs of all...

C.K. Kwai, PhD

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CK Kwai
Cleveland State University
Content/Workshop Coordinator, 2023 Annual Conference Committee
C.K. Kwai, director of the Center for International Services and Programs at Cleveland State University, has extensive experience in all areas of international education. C.K.’s research interest is in the areas of international education and cross-cultural communication and management. He holds a...

Elizabeth Strong

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Elizabeth Strong
Missouri State University
Elizabeth Strong is the CEP Workshop Dean for Student Health and Safety Abroad. Strong is director of study away at Missouri State University, where she provides the strategic direction of study abroad programming. Since 2009, Strong has worked with her team to increase student participation from...

Holly Carter, PhD

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Holly Carter
University of Evansville
Past Chair, Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship (TLS) KC
Holly Carter, PhD, has worked in international education for 20 years and held senior leadership positions at multiple universities. She is currently the principal of Harlaxton College in the UK and associate professor of sociology at the University of Evansville.

Denise Kinsella

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Santa Monica College
Advocacy Apprentice, Region XII
Denise Kinsella has worked in international education since 1991. She started her international student career at a private language school, then moved to the California Community College system where she has worked with F-1 students and with study abroad programs. She has served in several...

Elena Gruzdeva

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Elena Gruzdeva
Carnegie Mellon University
Elena Gruzdeva is the CEP Workshop Dean for F-1 Student Advising: Intermediate. Elena was born and raised in Russia where she received a BA/MA in foreign language and literature (English) and taught English as a Second Language. She first came to the U.S. in 1993 as a J-1 exchange student and then...

Karl Bryan

Craig High School
Karl Bryan is the CEP Workshop Dean for F-1 Advising: Secondary Students. He is a school counselor and principal designated school official (PDSO) at Craig High School in Janesville, Wisconsin. He advises participants in the Janesville International Education Program, helping students acclimate to...

Gwyneth Smith

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Gwyneth Smith
Columbia University Medical Center
Gwyneth A. Smith is the CEP Workshop Dean for Filing Academic H-1B Petitions. Smith, associate director of the international students and scholars office at Columbia University Medical Center, has been working in the field of international education for 15 years. Gwyneth is responsible for...

Ximena Corley

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Ximena Corley
Columbia University
Ximena Corley is the CEP Workshop Dean for J-1 Advising for Beginners. She is a senior scholar adviser at Columbia University's international students and scholars office. She works in a large office that serves over 2,000 J-1 scholars a year. She also has experience working as an international...

Jin Zhang

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Jin Zhang
University of Houston
Jin Zhang is the CEP Workshop Dean for J-1 Advising: Intermediate. Zhang is associate director in international student and scholar services at the University of Houston. Jin has being advising students and exchange visitors since 2002 as an adviser, SEVIS Compliance Coordinator and her current...

Michael Freeman

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Michael Freeman
University of Arkansas
Michael Freeman is the CEP Workshop Dean for Employment Based Permanent Residency. He is director of international students and scholars at the University of Arkansas. In this capacity, he advises scholars on employment related permanent residency, H and J issues, supervises a fantastic team of...

Michelle Anderson

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North Carolina State University
Michelle Anderson is the CEP Workshop Dean for Principles of Nonresident Alien Tax Compliance. She serves as the international compensation and taxation manager for North Carolina State University. In her role, she assists NC State to successfully compensate and tax the university’s foreign national...

Kelly McCullen

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Kelly McCullen
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Kelly McCullen is the CEP Workshop Dean for U.S. Visa and Entry Process for Students and Scholars. She transitioned from a small private high school in urban Los Angeles to California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) in 2002. She was an academic adviser in the College of...

Kim Steinmetz

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Kim Steinmetz
Johnson County Community College
Kim Steinmetz is the CEP Workshop Dean for Strategies for International Student and Scholar Advising. She serves as the Program Director of International and Immigrant Student Services at Johnson County Community College (JCCC). She oversees all aspects of support for international and immigrant...

Erica Johnson

Erica Johnson is the CEP Workshop Dean for Admission and Placement of International Students. She currently works with the Global Enrollment team as the international admissions director to place boarding students at Nord Anglia Education's college preparatory schools in the United States. She has...

Betsy Morley

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Betsy Morley
Albion College
Betsy Morley is the CEP Workshop Dean for Recruiting International Students. She has worked in international education for over 12 years at Ohio University, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and now at Albion College where she leads international admissions efforts. In her seven years in...

Katerina Roskina

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Katerina Roskina
China Credential Services
Exhibitor Coordinator, Region V
Katerina Roskina is the CEP Workshop Dean for International Credential Evaluation Workshops. Roskna is the exhibitor coordinator for Region V, and the owner and senior evaluator at China Credential Services. Her professional interests are credential evaluation and research, integration programming...

Brad Huggins

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Brad Huggins
Bellevue College
Brad Huggins is the CEP Workshop Dean for A Primer on U.S. Immigration Concepts. Huggins is assistant director of international student success at Bellevue College, overseeing academic, F-1 visa and student life advising for over 1100 students. Brad has held many roles in both international...

Jennie von Drehle

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DePaul University
Jennifer von Drehle is the CEP Workshop Dean for Intercultural Communication in Practice. She is associate director for student engagement and leadership at DePaul University. She has been active in the field of international education since 2001 and has held leadership roles in international...

Emma Swift

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Emma Swift
University of Vermont
Emma Swift is the CEP Workshop Dean for Assessment and Evaluation for International Educators. Swift serves as the associate director of the Office of International Education at the University of Vermont. In this role, she leads the international student services team for a rapidly-expanding...