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Office of Internationalization


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
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

Emelee Volden

Director, Office of International Education

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Emelee Volden is the Director of the Office of International Education at the University of Denver (DU) where she provides strategy and advocacy for education abroad and global learning. 

Prior to DU, Emelee was the Senior International Officer at the University of Wisconsin La Crosse where she was responsible for all campus internationalization efforts, education abroad, international student and scholar services and ESL. She has also worked at Northwest College (WY) where she led international student recruitment, admissions and retention efforts and the University of Minnesota where she advised on and assisted with the development of education abroad programs. 

Emelee earned an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of Sioux Falls. Emelee’s international education experience began as an undergraduate student studying abroad in Florence, Italy. After graduation, she then taught in Wajima, Ishikawa, Japan on the JET Program, returning to the U.S. eager to begin her professional career in international education.  

Her areas of expertise include comprehensive internationalization, program development and management, partner collaboration, faculty training and development, cross-cultural communication and intercultural competency, study abroad advising, and student development.