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Meet Our Staff at CIIE

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Dr. Amanda Johnson,
Program Director of KSU Fulbright TEA

 Amanda Johnson, director of the Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education in the College of Education, Health and Human Services, has worked with international students and scholars for close to two decades. Her work in international education spans the globe in international university partnerships, capacity-building initiatives, and designing and implementing international scholar and educator programming. She received her Ph.D. at the College of William & Mary in Educational Policy, Planning, and Leadership. She has a Masters in TESOL from Eastern Michigan University and a B.A. in History from Hollins College.

Marty Jencius is an associate professor in counselor education in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. He has 16 years of experience in clinical experience, including work as an addictions counselor, as a general mental health counselor, coordinating services for severely emotionally handicapped children, and as a counselor in a private practice serving business and industry. His scholarly interests are in international aspects of counseling and counselor training. He has a Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of South Carolina, an M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Illinois, and a B.S. in Biology from the University of Illinois.

Dr. Marty Jencius,
Academic Director of KSU Fulbright TEA

Dr. Anne Morrison, 
General Academic Seminar Faculty

Anne Morrison is an emeritus faculty member at Kent State, where she taught in the Educational Psychology Department in the College of Education, Health, and Human Services. She has won several awards recognizing her teaching excellence. She has led education abroad activities in several countries, notably Italy and Cuba. She has a Ph.D. in Counseling and Human Development from Kent State University, an M.A. in Community Counseling, and a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from Bowling Green State University.


Dr. Lauren Vogel,
English Language Seminar Faculty

Lauren received her BA in German (’02), MA in TESL (’05) and her PHD in Curriculum and Instruction (’23) from Kent State University. She has been teaching in the English Department at Kent State for twenty years and has experience teaching abroad in Istanbul, Turkey.  

 Lauren’s uses a critical literacy lens to inform her teaching and research. Her current pedagogical interests focus on using adult crossover picturebooks to promote literacy, generate inquiry, foster empathy, and add to our global funds of knowledge. Her current research questions how practitioners can disrupt the hegemonized, status-quo to promote fair and more just teaching practices.  


Jenny Walls,
Math Seminar Faculty

Jenny Walls is in her 32nd year with Akron Public Schools and is currently a district Secondary Math Instructional Specialist. She is part of the team designing and piloting Ohio's Math Modeling and Reasoning course for ODE and is on the ODE Algebra 2 Instructional Supports writing team. In the past, she has served on ODE’s standards revision and model curriculum writing teams. She is the incoming vice-president for secondary of the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics (OCTM) and is a past president of the Greater Akron Mathematics Educators Society (GAMES). She is one of two finalists from the state of Ohio for the 2021 PAEMST, has been named her district’s and Summit County’s Teacher of the Year, and is a recipient of the OCTM East District and Buck Martin Secondary awards. She passionately believes that all students deserve equitable access to all levels of mathematics through conceptual learning through inquiry, discourse, application, and collaboration.


Dr. Julee Henry,
Educational Technology Seminar Faculty

Julee Henry, PhD, is the DIrector of Technology and Instructional Resources and faculty in the Educational Technology program in the College of Education, Health and Human Services at Kent State. An experienced instructional technologist with a demonstrated history of working in higher education. She is skilled in OS X, E-Learning, Educational Technology, and Instructional Design. She has a MA and PhD in Educational Technology at Kent State University.


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Rose Brown,
Field Experience Coordinator

Rose Brown, a retired English teacher, has over 30 years of teaching experience in the State of Ohio. She has participated in an IREX Teacher Exchange in Egypt and worked with secondary teachers in India. Likewise, she was a lead/partner teacher for both the International Leaders in Education Program and the Fulbright TEA. She has a B.A. in English and Speech from Kent State University, an M.A. in English and History, and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, both from Kent State.

Rose Onders, Special Assistant, has been with  the Center for International and Intercultural Education close to 14 years.  She enjoys being outdoors with her family riding dirt bikes, motorcycles and Snowmobiles.

Her husband Jay works in the Physics department as a Research Machining Specialist. Her daughter Kristin is a junior here at Kent State University, majoring in Computer engineering and her son Jack is in the trades

working at a car dealership as an Auto Technician.

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Thomas Hatch,
Friendship Family Coordinator

Tom Hatch has worked in K-12 curriculum development and publishing for over four decades. He is a former elementary school and secondary school English teacher in New York and a well-known and beloved community member in Kent, Ohio. He is also a 25-year member of the Rotary Club in Kent and trustee of the Kent Historical Society. He has an M.S. in Teaching from SUNY Brockport and a B.A. in English from Ohio Wesleyan University. 

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