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Office of Internationalization

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Casey Dinger

Casey Dinger

Interim Vice Provost for Internationalization
303-871-4481
[email protected]

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In this role, I broadly 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.

Another significant portion of my work is to 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, I also 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.

Languages

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

Diane Anderson

Director of Budget and Operations, Internationalization
303-871-4912
[email protected]

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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.

Languages
  • French - written, intermediate, spoken, basic.
Stephanie Roberts

Stephanie Roberts

Interim Director, Office of International Education
303-871-4902
[email protected]

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In her role as Interim Director, Stephanie is responsible for overseeing the work of the Office of International Education. She oversees our team of advisors in both their advising and administrative roles, works to build relationships across campus and with our overseas partners, manages processes and compliance with DU and OIE specific policies in addition to wider unit assessment, budget compliance, and growth. Additionally, she works with the wider INTZ unit to build towards internationalization goals and how the work of the OIE builds towards those goals.

She has worked at the OIE full time since 2013, and has moved through various roles in that office—Program Coordinator, Program Manager, Assistant Director and now Interim Director. As an undergraduate, Stephanie double-majored in International Studies and Spanish, with a minor in Latin American Studies. She studied abroad twice--a semester in the United Kingdom, and a semester in Chile. Stephanie completed her M.A. in International Development with Concentrations in Humanitarian Assistance, Education, and Gender at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies. During that time, she completed a 3-month internship with an educational non-profit organization in Nicaragua. Stephanie has also held professional roles with non-profit organizations focused on a variety of intercultural and international topics--ranging from human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Somalia, to cross-cultural communications and engagement within multicultural communities in the U.S. Stephanie was born in Brazil, where she spent her early childhood, and comes from a mixed U.S. and Bolivian family with deep ties to both countries. Stephanie speaks Spanish fluently and Portuguese conversationally. In addition to countries already mentioned, Stephanie has also traveled through parts of Europe (France, Ireland, Italy, Spain, Greece, Bulgaria, Kosovo), Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Cuba, Costa Rica, and Argentina. Stephanie's professional interests are diversity and inclusiveness, cross-cultural communications, international development and social justice.

I enjoy working to build cross-cultural bridges and helping students engage with difference in a meaningful way.

Languages
  • English--Native speaker, fluent
  • Spanish--Native speaker, fluent
  • Portuguese--Conversational
  • Russian--Elementary
Lynne Warner

Lynne Warner

Director, International Student & Scholar Services
303-871-2371
[email protected]

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

Matthew Griffin

Director, English Language Center
303-871-3083
[email protected]

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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.

Languages
  • Spanish - High Intermediate - Advanced
Adrienne Gonzales

Adrienne Gonzales

Director, Center for World Languages and Cultures
303-871-4602
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More about Adrienne

As Director of the CWLC I oversee DU’s programs and services that support language education, including Language Center tutoring, Directed Independent Language Studies, Community Language programs, online/hybrid International Strategic Partner language courses, and beginning Fall 2020, the first-year language curriculum. Additionally, I am a peer reviewer for the Higher Learning Commision and am involved with accreditation at DU. I also co-chair the Internationalization at Home subcluster for Impact 2025.

My academic preparation began in the field of linguistics, focusing on a functional approach to studying language that examines all forms of human interaction without placing greater value on “correct” forms of language. I hold this philosophy close, as it represents what I believe to be a cornerstone of inclusivity in all cultures. My current research interests center around innovative program design and providing inclusive access to high quality and rigorous linguistic and cultural education through various modalities.

In the field of international education, I have the great opportunity to draw from my interest in the intersection between language and culture. As a part of a comprehensive international education, we can provide learners with a more profound understanding of culture through language and a strong and versatile skill set in global competence.

Languages
  • Spanish - high professional and academic proficiency
  • Portuguese - reading proficiency
  • Several others - dabbling proficiency
Levi Lindsey

Levi Lindsey

Director, Strategic Partnerships
303-871-2091
[email protected]

More about Levi

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 a 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.

Languages
  • Spanish - proficient
Courtney Niebrzydowski

Courtney Niebrzydowski

International Travel Risk Analyst
303-871-7017
[email protected]

More about Courtney

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.

Languages
  • French - proficient in reading and writing.

Susan Christy

Administrative Assistant for Internationalization
303-871-4912
[email protected]