Center for International Programs Staff
On-campus staff members are available for individual advising appointments.
Please call our office at 269.337.7133 to make an appointment or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are open Monday through Friday, from 8:00am to 5:00pm EST. We are on the first floor of Dewing Hall, which is located near the top of the hill on Academy Street, right across from the Upjohn Library. See map.
In case of an emergency outside of regular business hours and on weekends and during holidays, please contact Kalamazoo College Security at 269. 337.7321.
Dr. Joseph Brockington
Director, Center for International Programs
Professor of German Language and Literature
- Program development
- CIP policies and procedures
- Institutional relationships
Dr. Brockington holds BA, MA, and Ph.D degrees from Michigan State University. A former Chair of the Section on U.S. Students Abroad (SECUSSA)of NAFSA:AIE, Joe has served as a member of the founding board of the Forum on Education Abroad, the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) executive committee, and serves on the national team of the International Education Leadership Knowledge Committee of NAFSA: AIEA. He has published and presented numerous papers at international, national, and regional, and consortial conferences on topics in study abroad orientation and re-entry, international programs administration; campus internationalization, and modern German literature. He organized and from 2005-2009 led the workshop on Best Practices in Legal and Risk Management Issues in Education Abroad at the NAFSA annual conference. Joe is one of the co-editors of the third edition of NAFSA’s Guide to Education Abroad for Advisers and Administrators.
Dr. Margaret Wiedenhoeft - Vita
Walk-in Hours: Fridays 2:00-4:30 PM
- Kalamazoo-sponsored programs in Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Spain, and Thailand
- Faculty led study abroad programs
- CIP policies and procedures
- Study abroad grade reports
Dr. Wiedenhoeft holds a BA in International Studies from Emory University, an MBA in International Business from Western Michigan University, and a Ph.D from Western Michigan University. Margaret has been at “K” for more than 10 years and at one time or another has performed just about every job there is to do in the study abroad office. Currently she manages the Kalamazoo study abroad programs in Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Spain, and Thailand and also works with faculty interested in developing short-term courses abroad. Margaret's interest and passion for international education began with her experience living, working and studying in Berlin, Germany for four years. Professional interests include promoting non-traditional study abroad sites, short-term study abroad programming, international service learning projects, and conducting research about the impact and experience of study abroad on U.S. college students.
Walk-in Hours: Wednesdays 2:00-4:30 PM
- Non-Kalamazoo study abroad programs
- Kalamazoo-sponsored programs in Botswana, Kenya, and Senegal
- Primary responsibility for organizing orientation and reintegration program
Narda is a native Kalamazooan, and a returned Peace Corps volunteer (Liberia). She interned this past summer with the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication. Narda is intrigued by cultural identity and development, as well as cultural education. Her responsibilities at K include: K programs in Africa, Non-K programs, Reintegration, the Peer Advisor program, and coordinating pre-departure orientations. Narda has a BA in American Studies from Western Michigan University, with minors in African Studies and Sociology.
Walk-in Hours: Thursdays and Fridays 2:00-4:30 PM
- International student and scholar adviser
- Kalamazoo-sponsored programs in Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, and Trinidad as well as Non-Kalamazoo programs in Chile.
- Senior Project Abroad grants
After graduating from Kalamazoo College, Angela moved to Münster, Germany for one year as a postgraduate fellow. Upon her return to the U.S., Angela taught German at Western Michigan University and Hackett Catholic Central High School before moving to Quito, Ecuador in 1996. There, Angela taught English and worked as Director of International Programs at Universidad San Francisco de Quito, K’s partner university. In 2002, Angela returned to the U.S. and taught Spanish at Kalamazoo College before joining the Center for International Programs in 2003. Angela currently manages the Kalamazoo study abroad programs in Chile,Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico and Trinidad and is also the international student and scholar adviser. Angela has a MAT from Georgetown University and a BA from Kalamazoo College, where she studied German and Art History.
Walk-in Hours: Tuesdays 2:00-4:30 PM
Heather has been at “K” for five years. As Operations Manager for the CIP, her responsibilities include the financials for the department and international programs, domestic study abroad processing, student application and forms processing, student international health insurance, student travel, and student visa processing. Heather has a BBA from Davenport University in Accounting/Internal Auditing.
- Application and form processing
- Coordinate air, visas, medical insurance, and program enrollment
- Financial matters
CEE receptionist/Resource Room Coordinator
NaShera is the most recent addition to our staff. She recently returned to Kalamazoo from Nashville, TN where she worked as an insurance claims processor. NaShera has a BA from Western Michigan University and an Associate’s Degree from Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She brings an array of great organizational skills to K. Born in Detroit, NaShera enjoys cooking a variety of dishes, traveling and has a passion for the sport of fencing. She is interested in learning new languages.
- Provide basic information for students, parents and other visitors to the CIP and CCPD
- Coordinate campus visits
- Schedule appointments for program managers and career advisors
Teresa Lyn 'T'
Operations Assistant/CIP Webmaster
- Development and maintenance of the CIP website and maintenance of Hornet Passport online application system
- Design and development of print, electronic, and Powerpoint publications for the CIP
- Operations and program support of orientation, reintegration, and ICRP programs
Teri (“T”) is a web and graphic designer with administrative and design experience in a variety of environments. She has a BS in e-Business and attended the Center for New Media for web and graphic design. Prior to K, Teri was an international accounts administrator, webmaster, and material and production planner for a global aerospace manufacturer. Teri's interests include design, travel, reading about and exploring new cultures.