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Shannon O'Lear
Professor, Director, Center for Global and International Studies
785-864-2041
Lindley Hall, Room 213

Eric A. Hanley
Associate Professor
785-864-4111
Fraser Hall, Room 712

Visiting Assistant Professor, CGIS, Academic Director, Global & International Studies Academic Programs
785-864-0508

Mike Wuthrich is the Academic Director of Global & International Studies academic programs in the Center for Global & International Studies.

Academic Director, European Studies Program, CGIS, Associate Professor of Germanic Languages & Literatures

Lorie Vanchena is the Academic Director for European Studies and Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures at KU.

Academic Director, Middle East Studies Program, CGIS, Associate Professor of Religious Studies
785-864-7255
Smith Hall, Room 204

Outreach Coordinator
785-864-6253

Jennifer Duhamel is the Outreach Coordinator for CGIS.

Office Manager, Program Assistant
785-864-6250
201 Bailey Hall

Jessica has been with CGIS since it opened in 2009. She provides administrative, media and other support for the Center for Global & International Studies and its associated academic programs. Duties include course scheduling, HR and Finance liaison, website and social media maintenance, promotional and communication design, coordination of special events (graduation and special lectures) and supervising student hourly workers.

Advising Specialist
785-864-3500
200 Bailey Hall

For students needing advising for the Global & International Studies undergraduate Major or Minor, please make an appointment with our academic advisor, Laura Leonard by call 785-864-3500.

Graduate Academic Advisor
785-864-9814
310 Bailey Hall

Alyssa provides administrative and advising support for CGIS and two other area studies centers in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as being an integral part of the COGA team. She advises students throughout their time at KU, including the admissions process, regular enrollment, petitions, the comprehensive/final exam process, and graduation.

Graduate Academic Advisor Senior
913-897-8510
BEST 277, Edwards Campus

Michelle provides administrative and advising support for four graduate programs in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, as well as being an integral part of the COGA team. She advises students throughout their time at KU, including the admissions process, regular enrollment, petitions, the comprehensive/ final exam process, and graduation. 

 

 


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