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Physical Location: Administration Building (AD), suite 360

Mailing Address:
Office of International Studies
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Campus Box 41B, P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217

Shipping Address:
Office of International Studies, AD 360
Metropolitan State University of Denver
1201 5th Street
Denver, CO 80204

Front Desk Phone: 303-615-1222 * please call only once and if a staff member is unavailable to take your call, leave a message and we will call you back as soon as possible.  Thank you for your understanding.  

Main Fax Number: 303-556-6048

 

STAFF DIRECTORY


Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
AD

Office Number:
360

Office Hours:

The Office of International Studies is open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.

Contact Dr. Thobhani directly if you wish to set up an appointment.

Campus Box Number:
0

Directory Profile

Bio:

Dr. Akbarali Thobhani is the Executive Director of the Office of International Studies. Dr. Thobhani has served on the faculty of MSU Denver for more than thirty years and has developed and taught numerous courses on Africa, the Middle East and Islam. He is the author of numerous articles and three books – Islam’s Quiet Revolutionary: The Story of Aga Khan IV; Mansa Musa: The Golden King of Ancient Mali; and Western Sahara Since 1975: Social, Political, and Economic Transformation Under Moroccan Administration. He is a recipient of six Fulbright grants to conduct curriculum enrichment seminars for teachers and faculty in Egypt, Kenya and Ghana. Dr. Thobhani is a recipient of numerous awards including the Golden Key Excellence in Teaching Award, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Peace Award, and the United Nations Peace Medal.



Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
AD

Office Number:
360

Office Hours:

The Office of International Studies is open Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Contact Kelly directly if you wish to set up an appointment.

Campus Box Number:
0

Directory Profile

Bio:

Kelly (Yue) Huang, a native of China, fell in love with exploring different cultures and arts via communicating with people from different cultural backgrounds during her 8-year tenure working at Shanghai International Airport in China. Kelly came to the United States in 2000 and graduated from CU Denver with a B.A. in Communications. Kelly then worked for Western Union, a global financial service company on the APAC team. Her global perspective and extensive experience in communicating with diverse people became a great asset for the team. Kelly joined the Office of International Studies at MSU Denver in 2009.  She manages faculty professional development program, faculty exchange program, J-1 visiting scholar program and MSU Denver partnership program.  Kelly organizes OIS events, hosts overseas delegations and coordinates MSU Denver high profile delegation’s visits to partner universities.



Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
AD

Office Number:
360

Office Hours:

Meetings are done by appointments, which you can schedule online

Campus Box Number:
41

Directory Profile

Bio:

Jennifer's love of travel began at age 7 with an extensive family trip to Asia, Europe, and Africa. Since then she has been a travel addict, and fortunate enough to have visited six of the seven continents. Jennifer’s travels have a variety of foci, from academic study to volunteering to outdoor adventure. Jennifer received her Bachelor’s Degree in History from The Colorado College, where she studied abroad in Costa Rica, and conducted senior research in and around Delhi, India. Before continuing on to her graduate studies, Jennifer ventured to Spain for a few months to focus on her language skills and to travel the country. She then completed her Master’s Degree in History from the University of Colorado, Denver. Jennifer believes that international education enriches student development (academic and personal), and hopes to encourage as many MSU Denver students as possible to leave the country (for a bit at least).



Position Role:
Full-Time Staff

Office Location:
AD

Office Number:
360E

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday by appointment only. Schedule an appointment online

Campus Box Number:
41

Directory Profile

Bio:

Catherine graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in Humanities and a Certificate in Italian Studies.  She has participated in 3 study abroad programs in Italy and Spain and lived in Turin, Italy with a host family for several months.  She also has traveled to France and the Netherlands. Catherine has a passion for exploring other cultures and chose a profession in study abroad in order to assist students with their international endeavors.  She thoroughly believes that a study abroad experience enriches every plan of study and is eager to help MSU Denver students discover their next adventures. Catherine is also very enthusiastic about Colorado because of her love of nature and the outdoors and is happy to be a part of MSU Denver. 



Position Role:
Student Employee

Office Location:
AD

Office Number:
Suite 360

Campus Box Number:
41

Directory Profile

Bio:

Samantha is currently a student at MSU Denver and is majoring in both Psychology and Global Studies. Though Global Studies wasn't originally part of the plan, Samantha fell in love with different cultures and different cities once she studied at the University of Limerick in Limerick, Ireland. Over the course of her four month study abroad experience involving 9 different countries and over 19 different cities, she learned how important travelling during your college experience is and how it will have a huge impact on your life. Not only your confidence and appreciation for the world, but your critical thinking and your intellectual curiosity will become evident and appear in your daily life as well. She hopes students will get as excited as she does about studying abroad and would love to help them meet with an advisor to do so!




Mission Statement

The mission of the Office of International Studies is to assist MSU Denver in achieving a greater degree of internationalization on campus.  The Office of International Studies will accomplish this mission by providing comprehensive advising and assistance to students interested in participating in study abroad courses and experiences; promoting a wide range of international educational opportunities; collaborating with faculty in developing study abroad courses; assisting faculty to participate in international professional development activities; and strengthening existing and developing new partnerships with institutions of higher education and community organizations.



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