International Committee



The International Committee consists of faculty, staff, and students who are appointed by the President and charged with promoting internationalization efforts on campus, and developing and recommending policies, procedures, and partnerships regarding internationalization of the UM community. The duties of the International Committee include review and recommendation of new and ongoing partnership agreements, review and ranking of applications for faculty long-term international activities, and review and recommendation of a recipient for the Distinguished Service to International Education Award.


Seth Bodnar, President


Liz Ametsbhichler, (2019)

FACULTY (Eight; Three-year term) 

Tully Thibeau, Anthropology (2020)

Blakely Brown, HHP (2020)

Soazig LeBihan, Philosophy (2019)

Anna Sala, Division of Biological Sciences (2018)

Lu Hu, Chemistry (2021)

Mizuki Miyashita, Anthropology (2021)

Monica Serban, Biomedical & Pharmaceutical Sciences (2021)

Nader Shoostari, Management & Marketing (2020)

STAFF (Two; Three-year term)

Mika Watanabe, Disability Services for Students (2019)


STUDENT (Three; One-year term)

Oyatullohi Madud (Ayat), ISA

Thomas Hiett, ASUM

Canyon Hohenstein, ASUM

ADDITIONAL REPRESENTATIVES (Appointed by the President; Three-year term)


Abraham Kim, Director, Mansfield Center

Jeanne Loftus, Director, GLI

Reed Humphrey, Health Professionals & Biomedical Sciences


Director of Global Engagement

Assistant Director of International Students and Scholars, Global Engagement

Director of Education Abroad and Partnerships, Global Engagement


Updated September 2018