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Associate Provost of International Affairs
David Fleshler has been Associate Provost for International Affairs at Case Western Reserve University since May, 2009. In that role he serves as the director of the Office of International Affairs; the office provides university-level vision and leadership for international activities across campus. Fleshler works in partnership with faculty, staff and students to enhance the university's international focus. He also works to identify and pursue strategic partnerships with local, state, national and international organizations.
Executive Director of International Affairs
The Executive Director for International Affairs overseas the Office of Education Abroad (OEA) and the Office of International Student Services (ISS). The director is in charge of new program development, the International Risk Management plan, and the day to day operations of the Center for International Affairs.
James W. Kazura, MD
Director of International Affairs for Health Sciences
The Director of International Affairs in Health Sciences in the Center for International Affairs will be part of a university-wide effort, let by the Center for International Affairs, to enhance the international character and involvement of faculty and students in the process of "internationalization" particularly focused in the area of health sciences. Jim Kazura is also director of the Center for Global Health and Diseases in the School of Medicine, as well as a professor of international health, medicine and pathology. His research advances fundamental knowledge of the mechanisms underlying susceptibility to infection and disease pathogenesis of malaria, chronic worm infections and viral diseases that cause severe bleeding disorders in the tropics. His research program in developing countries is conducted with longstanding colleagues from the Papua New Guinea Institute of Medical Research and Kenya Medical Research Institute. The ultimate goal is to develop preventative and interventional strategies that are culturally appropriate and cost effective. The tools of molecular immunology and genetics are used to advance the research agenda, which is shared not only with collaborators from Papua New Guinea and Kenya but also leading academic and research institutions in Australia and the United Kingdom. Kazura serves as director of international affairs for health sciences within the Office of International Affairs.
Coordinator of Communications and Programming
Kendee coordinates and oversees communication initiatives and event programming for the Center for International Affairs, working with individual faculty and staff members, departments, schools, and the university as a whole, as well as externally in Northeast Ohio, Ohio, nationally and internationally.
Sharon Burke provides professional and administrative support for the full range of projects and activities carried out through the Office of International Affairs. She coordinates with constituencies within and outside Case Western Reserve University, manages the office, plans and coordinates special events and organizes the associate provost's schedule. She is a resource for all questions about the Office of International Affairs.
Kristin Whitbeck works as the support between the Office of International Affairs, International Student Services, and Education Abroad. She is happy to assist students with program questions and paperwork, and get them connected to an advisor. Kristin worked to support and help coordinate all the departments within the Center of International Affairs.
Oversees the advising of international students enrolled at CWRU and focuses on implementing programs and activities that will help them to best maintain their visa status and to adjust to the new social and cultural customs that they will experiences.
Primary duties include advising international students on immigration regulations as well as academic, personal, financial, social, and cross-cultural concerns.
Study Abroad Advisor
The study abroad advisor is in charge of meeting with students to discuss study abroad options, guiding them through the application process, managing the online application database, preparing students for cultural immersion, facilitating credit transfer, and promoting short-term and long-term study abroad options.