Meet Our Staff at CIIE
Get used to the following faces. We are your family here in the US.
At the Read Center, we have had a long experience of hosting people from all over the world and working to make your experience memorable.
We are looking forward to welcoming you SOON.
Dr. Amanda Johnson-Toala, Director of KSU Fulbright TEA
Amanda Johnson-Toala, 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, an all-women’s 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,
Co-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.
She is a career higher education professional who has significant experience working with grants, international scholars, and issues in gender and education. She is an adjunct faculty member in the College of Education, Health and Human Services, working with pre-service teachers for the Cultural Foundations program. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Gender, Education, and Empowerment in Kent, Ohio. She has a Ph.D. in Cultural Foundations of Education from Kent State University, an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling from Saint Mary’s College of California, and a B.A. in Communication and Media Studies from Stanford University.
Dr. Rachel Anderson,
Media Literacy Seminar Faculty
Abdoulaye Fall, a doctoral candidate in the Higher Education Program at Kent State University, is a former international scholar to Kent State in the International Leaders in Education Program, a US Department of State program, and a graduate assistant in the Gerald H. Read Center for International and Intercultural Education in the College of Education, Health and Human Services. He is a former English teacher in Senegal and received his B.A. in English Language and Literature at University Gaston Berger, his M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Kent State University.
Technology Seminar Faculty
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.
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.