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Center for International Affairs
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Tomlinson Hall, 1st Floor, Room 143
Cleveland, OH 44106-7031
Telephone: 216-368-2517
Fax: 216-368-4561

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Office of Global Strategy

David Fleshler
Vice 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 Global Strategy; 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.

Molly Watkins
Executive Director of International Affairs
Molly WatkinsThe Executive Director for International Affairs oversees 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
James KazuraThe 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 Global Strategy.

Cami Ross
Coordinator of Programming
Cami ThompsonAssisting students and scholars with intercultural awareness, and creating opportunities for engagement and success.

Sharon Burke
Executive Aide
Sharon BurkeSharon Burke provides professional and administrative support for the full range of projects and activities carried out through the Office of Global Strategy. 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 Global Strategy.

Kristin Whitbeck
Department Assistant
Kristin Whitbeck Kristin Whitbeck works as the support between the Office of Global Strategy, 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.

Office of International Students Services

Marielena Maggio
Marielena Maggio 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.

Adolfo Franco
Department Advisor
Adolfo Franco Primary duties include advising international students on immigration regulations as well as academic, personal, financial, social, and cross-cultural concerns.

Alec Jokubaitis
Department Advisor
Alec Jokubaitis Primary duties include advising international students on immigration regulations as well as academic, personal, financial, social, and cross-cultural concerns.

Rachel Paiscik
Department Advisor
Rachel Paiscik Primary duties include advising international students on immigration regulations as well as academic, personal, financial, social, and cross-cultural concerns.

Office of Education Abroad

Autumn Beechler
Assistant Director of Study Abroad (Advises students with last names L – Z)
Autumn Beechler 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.

Amy Guthrie
Study Abroad Information Specialist
Amy Guthrie As the Study Abroad Information Specialist, Amy works with the online system to keep student applications and programs up to date. She also manages the data reporting of the Education Abroad Office. If you are having difficulty accessing the system or have questions on a process, she is happy to help.