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Michigan State University
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East Lansing MI 48824-1035
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Rob Glew Associate Dean for Academic Programs
Office of the Dean

207 International Center

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Biography: Rob Glew has 25 years of experience working in African societies on issues of international development in the areas of coping and livelihood strategies, health, political and social change, education, and identity politics. He has taught courses on international development, cultural change, and socio-cultural diversity.

Glew oversees Michigan State University's MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program and is also the faculty coordinator for MSU’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program, a U.S. Department of State-funded professional development program for mid-career professionals from developing countries working on issues of economic development. Glew has co-directed successful collaborative projects with university, NGO, and governmental partners in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Mali, Malawi, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Tanzania. He speaks French and Hausa and has also studied Fulfulde.

Dr. Glew earned his BA in African Languages and Literature from the University of Wisconsin--Madison, an MA in African Languages and Literature from the University of Wisconsin--Madison and a PhD in anthropology from Michigan State University.

Glew also serves as the director of the Center for Advanced Study of International Development, and professor of international development studies at MSU.

Rob Glew Director
Center for Advanced Study of International Development

202 International Center

Norm Graham Director
Center for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies

304 International Center

Ashley Green Assistant Dean of Administration
Office of the Dean

207 International Center

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Biography: Dr. Ashley Green is the assistant dean of administration at MSU's International Studies and Programs. In this role, Dr. Green provides leadership in the implementation and administration of international programs and global initiatives that advance and strengthen university wide missions related to research, instructional, outreach and engagement activities.

Before coming to ISP, Dr. Green was the director of scholarships for the National and International Fellowships and Scholarships Office within MSU's Honors College, where she led the daily operations of the office and assisted students in pursing national and international funding awards. Before joining NIFS, Dr. Green was the program manager for the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program in the Center for Advanced Study of International Development within ISP. Her higher education administration experience also includes roles at Grand Valley State University, the University of Toledo and the University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Green earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from MSU; a master's degree in higher education student affairs from the University of Toledo; and a doctorate in educational leadership and administration from Western Michigan University. Her doctoral research and dissertation focused on the experiences and motivation of successful African American first generation college students.

Julia Grimm Secretary
Asian Studies Center

301 International Center

Julie Hagstrom Assistant Director
Asian Studies Center

301 International Center

Joshua Hakes Information Technology Professional
Office of the Dean

220 International Center

Maureen Handrahan Coordinator
Office of International Health and Safety

308 International Center

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Biography: Maureen Handrahan is the Coordinator for International Health and Safety at Michigan State University (MSU). In this position she oversees operational management of international health and safety matters with a primary focus on education abroad.

She comes to MSU with a background in both international security and higher education. She conducted counter-terrorism research for the Sié Chéou-Kang Center for International Security and Diplomacy in Denver, CO, served as the Women in Security Editor at the NATO Council of Canada, and worked on United Nations Development Programme project evaluation reports as a research analyst for Sylvagro International Trade and Development Consulting. She also held higher education administration positions at McGill University International Student Services and McGill University Campus Life & Engagement.

Maureen has a longstanding interest in international travel, having traveled to Egypt on an education abroad program and having conducted community development work in Kenya. She speaks French and is experienced working in bilingual environments.

Maureen holds a BA in International Development, Political Science, and African Studies from McGill University and an MA in International Security from the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies.