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Casey Dinger

Uttiyo Raychaudhuri

Vice Provost for Internationalization

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Dr. Uttiyo Raychaudhuri joined DU as the Vice Provost in January 2020 and will be the primary advocate for the University’s internationalization efforts. He is charged with leading the University on internationalization programs, partnerships and services, as well as developing and implementing DU’s comprehensive internationalization agenda. Dr. Raychaudhuri is to lead the continued development of DU’s global strategies and to preside over an Office of Internationalization that highlights DU’s strength in research, community engagement and teaching worldwide. Additionally, Dr. Raychaudhuri manages a large and complex set of units including the English Language Center, International Student and Scholar Services, and the Office of International Education, which runs DU’s hallmark undergraduate experience, the Cherrington Global Scholars program. Dr. Raychaudhuri has responsibility for a growing internationalization curriculum that includes credit-bearing classes for study abroad and language learning. He is responsible for the development and continuation of DU’s strategic partnerships with select institutions abroad, an essential part of DU’s long-term vision. With nationally recognized academic programs, a history of widespread influence, a forward-looking vision for a 21st century education and a deep commitment to promoting inclusion, DU opens a world of opportunity to students and empowers Pioneers to make a difference around the world.

Dr. Raychaudhuri joins DU from Cornell University, where he served as the first executive director in the Office of Global Learning, providing leadership and vision for the university in global learning, study abroad, faculty-directed courses and programs, and international immigration and support services. Prior to his work at Cornell, Dr. Raychaudhuri also served as Director of Clemson Abroad at Clemson University and before that at the University of Georgia. He has successfully advocated for high-impact, evidence-based academic and global engagement as a key foundation of the universities strategic plan. Dr. Raychaudhuri has worked in the capacity of both faculty and administrator roles and been actively engaged in the field of international education for over 18 years. His leadership in education abroad programming has been recognized twice (2012 & 2014) with the IIE Andrew Heiskell Award for Best Practices and Innovation in International Education.


  • Bengali – Native speaker, fluent
  • Hindi – Native speaker, fluent
  • English – Native speaker, fluent

Diane Anderson

Director of Budget and Operations, Internationalization

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Develop and manage all current and future fiscal year budget models for Internationalization, as well as oversee all contracts/agreements and budgets concerning relationships with overseas universities, including agreements originating in academic units. Collaborate closely with the VP to strengthen the scope of our strategic partnerships and other foreign institutional partnerships.

Past experience encompasses information systems management (implementing software, managing servers and computers, software instructor, technical writing), job cost accounting, human resources, website development, marketing, event planning, conducting and planning orientations, and grant writing/preparation. Countries visited include: Austria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and UK

I enjoy interactions with students and professionals across the field and collaborating with partners domestically and in other countries.

  • French - written, intermediate, spoken, basic.
Casey Dinger

Susan Christy

Administrative Assistant, Internationalization

Casey Dinger

Casey Dinger

Executive and Academic Director for Internationalization

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I work with campus constituents to develop, implement and facilitate a multiplicity of initiatives related to Internationalization at Home (IaH). This includes advancing internationalizing the formal and informal curriculum, as well as various components of campus internationalization.

Additionally, I provide academic and administrative oversight and day-to-day management of intercultural development coursework tied to international education experiences serving 750+ students per year. I oversee and lead curriculum development, assessment, instructor development including supporting a learning-centered pedagogy.

Finally, assist maintaining the university-wide elements of internationalization such as the Internationalization Council, the Internationalization Summit, and spreading the integration of the University’s strategic partnerships.

My doctorate research focused faculty members engagement in internationalization at home, particularly in the classroom. Recent projects include investigating the efficacy of intercultural coursework on students' intercultural development and methods for helping faculty internationalize their coursework. I've visited a variety of countries for work and travel, including South Africa, Iceland, Australia, Peru, Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain and the Nordic countries. Anyone who knows me well will tell you that I'm avid gardener and that I'm very fond of strategy games. Like many in Colorado, I take time to hike in the mountains with my wife and two dogs Simon and Henry.

Working in international education is so rewarding because it is focused on building opportunities for students, faculty and staff to engage with and value different perspectives.


  • Norwegian - High proficiency
  • Swedish - Reading and listening proficiency
  • German - Reading proficiency
  • Icelandic - Low proficiency
Matt Griffin

Matthew Griffin

Director, English Language Center

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As Director of the English Language Center (ELC), I oversee all administrative functions of the program, including the development and implementation of the budget, international enrollment management plan, and overall strategic plan. Working closely with our administrators and faculty, I help to maintain our program’s accreditation with CEA, develop new curricular programming, and manage our strategic partnerships. When called upon, I also serve as a Designated School Official (DSO) for the program, issuing immigration documentation.

My passion for traveling and meeting people from different countries and cultures is what brought me into this field. As an undergrad, I studied Spanish and spent a semester studying in Valdivia, Chile, which was a truly life-changing experience. Since then, I have been lucky enough to visit over 25 countries on six continents. As a lifelong learner, I have earned an MA in TESOL and an International MBA, both of which inform my current role on a daily basis. I love being creative and am passionate about teaching, second language acquisition, curriculum development, and anything related to strategic planning. Throughout my career, I have delivered presentations and workshops at local, regional, and national conferences. I enjoy engaging with colleagues in the profession and currently serve on the board of advisors for Study Colorado. Previously, I have served as a site evaluator for CEA and on the executive board of UCIEP. In my free time, I am an avid CrossFitter, spending far too much time in the gym. As often as possible, I also love getting out into the beautiful Rocky Mountains to go camping, fly-fishing, hiking and snowboarding.

Working in the field of international higher education allows me to engage with people from different countries and cultures around the world every day. No two days are ever the same, and the work is always challenging, but also inspiring. Through this work, I genuinely believe that I get to help make the world a better place.

  • Spanish - High Intermediate - Advanced
Levi Lindsey

Levi Lindsey

Director, Strategic Partnerships

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I serve as the Director for Strategic Partnerships at the University of Denver where I focus on growing and maintaining the intensive cooperations that involve student, faculty, and staff mobility, coordinated and dual degrees, online learning, and some shared governance and resources with DU’s strategic and priority partners. In this role, I guide the implementation strategy for DU’s strategic partnerships and develop new collaborations with various academic and non-academic units across campus.

Prior to this role, I have been a study abroad advisor and program manager, an in-country student support specialist and orientation leader in Australia, and a consultant and facilitator in the areas of innovation & strategy development, leadership, and organizational learning. I also teach INTZ 2501: Exploring Global Citizenship to undergraduate students preparing to study abroad. 

I hold an MA in International & Intercultural Communication from the University of Denver and a BA in Spanish Language & Literature and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology from the University of Colorado-Boulder. While at CU-Boulder, I completed two exchange semesters at Tecnológico de Monterrey and Universidad de Costa Rica.

I enjoy my job because every day I learn something new from my colleagues, students, and friends from around the world. It’s that global interconnectedness and learning that keeps me engaged and inspired.

  • Spanish - proficient
Courtney Niebrzydowski

Courtney Niebrzydowski

International Travel Risk Analyst

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Courtney oversees the University's international travel risk program and works to ensure the health, safety, and security of DU's international travelers. Courtney provides information and resources to help travelers navigate University requirements concerning international travel, to help travelers become well-informed and prepared travelers, and to encourage sound practices and safety measures that minimize risks to travelers and the institution.

Prior to her time at DU, Courtney spent nine years working at several institutions and study abroad providers both in the U.S. and abroad. She completed a dual degree Master’s program in European Studies at the Southern Denmark University and the University of Flensburg, Germany. She also holds a BA in International Affairs from the University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, Virginia. During her undergraduate studies, she spent a year abroad in Stellenbosch, South Africa and Grenoble, France.

In her current role, she enjoys assisting travelers who need support while abroad and finds the work very fulfilling.

  • French - proficient in reading and writing.
Emelee Volden

Jarrett Ortiz

Graduate Assistant, Office of Internationalization

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I am a graduate student at the Josef Korbel School of International Affairs. I received my undergraduate in History at Brigham Young University-Idaho. I assist in the research and development of programs such as COIL and international inclusive pedagogies that will allow University faculty and students to have meaningful cross-cultural and academic experiences with those at other international institutions. I am excited for the opportunity to aid in the implementation of networks that will expand the international experiences of everyone at DU. 

  • Spanish - Basic
Lynne Warner

Lynne Warner

Director, International Student & Scholar Services

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I have a BA in Political Science from Colorado State University and prior undergraduate coursework from DU. Additional graduate studies in Counseling and Career Development, Political Theory and Adult Education- Program Design. I grew up in India and spend time there annually, went to high school in the Bay Area and spent time in Arizona until moving to live in Colorado for university.

  • Languages studied are French and Spanish. Some fluency in spoken Hindi