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Michigan State University
International Center
427 N. Shaw Lane
Room 207
East Lansing MI 48824-1035
Tel: +1-517-355-2350
Fax: +1-517-353-7254
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Ismail Adawe Assistant Director
Office for International Students and Scholars

105 International Center
adawe(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Ismail Adawe is an Assistant Director at OISS. He has been in the field of International Education for more than a decade. Ismail’s responsibilities at OISS include overseeing the F-visa team, interpreting regulations, university compliance with U.S. Department of Homeland Security regulations. Ismail also serves as the Principal Designated School Official (PDSO) for MSU.

Ismail earned his undergraduate degree in International Business and Management. He earned a Master of Science in International Administration from Central Michigan University. Ismail joined MSU in 2008. Prior to joining OISS, Ismail worked with the International Neurologic and Psychiatric Epidemiology Program (INPEP) and the Institute of International Health (IIH) at Michigan State University.

Ismail lived and studied in several African and Middle Eastern countries. He worked in Sub-Saharan Africa. He is passionate about assisting international students and the internalization of MSU. Ismail enjoys learning about the world not only by traveling but by getting to know the unique and wonderful international students here at Michigan State University.

Education Abroad Advising Advising Center
Office for Education Abroad

108 International Center
abroad(at)msu.edu

Peer Advisor JCMU Peer Advisor
Japan Center for Michigan Universities

110 International Center
jcmu(at)msu.edu

Lynn Aguado Program Coordinator
Office for Education Abroad

109 International Center
aguado(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Lynn Aguado coordinates MSU study abroad programs for the College of Communication Arts and Sciences and the College of Education. She also advises and manages the administrative process for students participating in Non-MSU-sponsored programs. In addition, Lynn is the liaison with the Office of Financial Aid and works on outreach related to financing education abroad.

Lynn received a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature at the University of Michigan, during which time she participated in an academic year abroad program at the Universidad de Sevilla in Seville, Spain, where she developed fluency in Spanish and a love of discovering new cultures. After returning home, she worked as a peer advisor in the U of M study abroad office that led to a permanent position as a study abroad advisor after graduation. She has been working in the field of international education ever since, at U of M, the University of Missouri-Columbia, and now at MSU. Lynn obtained a Master’s degree in Higher, Adult and Lifelong Education in May 2017 from the MSU College of Education.

Lynn enjoys using her Spanish language skills as well as the French that she studied in high school and college, and she has picked up some Italian over the years, as well. It was her love of language that propelled her to go abroad, but she gained much more than the ability to communicate in Spanish during her time in Spain. She learned to be flexible, patient and self-reliant, and to appreciate and celebrate diverse ways of thinking and living. She is proud to be part of a great team of MSU faculty and staff who support students to achieve their education abroad goals.

Amanda Alter Assistant Director of Human Resources
Office of the Dean

207 International Center
altera(at)msu.edu

Campbell Andrea Secretary
African Studies Center

100 International Center
thomanna(at)msu.edu

Patrick Arnold Advisor
Center for Gender in Global Context

206 International Center
arnoldp5(at)msu.edu

Titus O. Awokuse Associate Dean for Research and Strategic Partnerships
Office of the Dean

207 International Center
awokuset(at)msu.edu

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Biography: Titus Awokuse is the associate dean for research and strategic partnerships at MSU’s International Studies and Programs. He previously served (from 2015-2021) as chairperson in MSU's Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics. Prior to joining MSU, he was chairperson and professor in the Department of Applied Economics and Statistics at the University of Delaware. His research interests and activities examine how international trade and food market liberalization policies enhance economic growth, improve food supply chains, and promote food security in developing countries. He has published his scholarly research papers in leading professional journals and his works have been cited in the popular press, including the Canadian Journal of Economics, Economic Letters, European Review of Agricultural Economics, Global Food Security, Journal of Comparative Economics, and World Development, the Economist, LA Times.

He is an internationally respected scholar who has consulted for national governments, international development agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private businesses. Awokuse also made notable contributions to the agricultural and applied economics profession through his leadership roles and service on various committees, advisory boards, and professional associations. He currently serves as an elected member of the Agricultural and Applied Economic Association (AAEA) and is on the Executive Board of the International Agricultural Trade Research Consortium. He served as journal editor of Agricultural and Resource Economics Review (from 2007-2010) and served as member of editorial board of several academic journals. He was a former Chair of the National Association of Agricultural Economics Administrators (NAAEA) section of the AAEA. He earned a Ph.D. in in applied and agricultural economics from Texas A&M University.