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Michigan State University
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East Lansing MI 48824-1035
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John Haupt Curriculum Integration Specialist
Office for Education Abroad

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Biography: John Haupt serves as the curriculum integration specialist assigned to work with all colleges across campus to assist in further integrating education abroad into their curriculum. In addition to this role, he also serves a program coordinator for Lyman Briggs College, the Honors College, the Graduate School, and the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities.

A native of the Cincinnati area, John has worked in international education his entire professional career. Over the past six years, he has worked at the tertiary level with both domestic students seeking to study abroad, and international students pursuing degrees in the United States. John possesses a diverse educational background with two bachelor’s degrees from Northern Kentucky University in Secondary Education and International Studies, one master’s degree in Linguistics from Ohio University, and another master’s degree from the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce. He also holds a Graduate Certificate in International Education from the University of Kentucky. As a student and working professional, John has had the opportunity to study and work overseas. He participated in three education abroad programs as an undergraduate in Ireland, Spain, and Cameroon and one as a graduate student in Mexico. He also taught English in South Korea for two years. Moreover, John is a published author and has presented at numerous professional conferences. He is currently working on a project to investigate the relationship between education abroad participation and degree completion.

John believes in the power of education abroad and the idea that education abroad is a high impact practice with the power to promote personal, academic, and professional growth in all students. Through his role at MSU, he seeks to provide further opportunities for students to incorporate education abroad into their degree plan.

Mary Hennessey Director
Volunteer English Tutoring Program

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Lisa Hinds Fiscal Officer/Office Supervisor
African Studies Center

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Biography: Lisa Hinds joined the African Studies Center in her current role in July 2014. Her primary responsibilities involve the financial and budgetary functions of the center, including grants administration. She also works closely with the Center Director in overall strategic planning for the Center with respect to staffing, budgets and operations.

Lisa completed her bachelor's degree in Finance at the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.

Emily Holley Associate Director
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

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David Horner
Community Volunteers for International Programs

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Takashi Iwasaki International Student Advisor
Office for International Students and Scholars

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Biography: Takashi Iwasaki is a J-1 student and scholar advisor. A Yokohama native, Takashi earned his bachelor's degree from Waseda University in Tokyo. In 2007, Takashi completed a master's degree in statistics/sociology at the Pennsylvania State University. While at Panasonic, Takashi was responsible for the promotion of electronic products to European countries. With AIG, Takashi develops new insurance products/policies, which requires extensive knowledge of commercial property insurance underwriting.

At the University of Kentucky, he supported the College's international strategies and initiatives and actively engaged in all international and domestic student recruitment and retention efforts. Takashi has traveled extensively within Asia. His travels have also taken him to numerous locations in North America, including such diverse destinations as Cancun, Mexico and Ontario, Canada to rural eastern Kentucky.

Jose Jackson-Malete Associate Director of Operations and Research Administration
African Studies Center

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Ashley James Business Office Assistant
Office for Education Abroad

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