Contact Us

For general inquiries or to make an appointment with the dean, contact deansoffice@international.wisc.edu or 608.262.2851. Please direct all media inquiries to Steve Barcus at 608.262.5590 or sbarcus@wisc.edu.

International Division Leadership

Guido Podestá

Position title: Vice Provost & Dean

Email: gpodesta@international.wisc.edu

Phone: 608.262.2851

Address:
268 Bascom Hall

Marianne Bird Bear

Position title: Associate Dean

Email: marianne.birdbear@wisc.edu

Phone: 608.262.1335

Address:
263 Bascom Hall

Ron Machoian

Position title: Interim Associate Dean; International Safety & Security Director

Email: ronald.machoian@wisc.edu

Phone: 608.890.2446

Address:
256 Bascom Hall

Nikki Davis

Position title: Chief of staff

Email: nikki.davis@wisc.edu

Phone: 608.265.6734

Address:
266 Bascom Hall

Dean's Office Staff

Steve Barcus

Position title: Director of Communications

Email: sbarcus@wisc.edu

Phone: 608.262.5590

Address:
266 Bascom Hall

Christine Craven

Position title: Communications Editor

Email: ccraven@wisc.edu

Phone: 608.262.6823

Address:
Remote

Maj Fischer

Position title: Director of External Relations

Email: maj.fischer@wisc.edu

Phone: 608.261.1359

Address:
265 Bascom Hall

Poli Hyseni

Position title: Budget Manager

Email: poli.hyseni@wisc.edu

Phone: 608.262.9511

Address:
264A Bascom Hall

Jason Jonely

Position title: King-Morgridge Scholars Program Coordinator

Email: jason.jonely@wisc.edu

Phone: 608.262.9895

Address:
264B Bascom Hall

Jaya Larsen

Position title: Communications Specialist

Email: jaya.larsen@wisc.edu

Joel Michor

Position title: Payroll & Benefits Coordinator

Email: jmichor@wisc.edu

Phone: 608.265.6640

Address:
267 Bascom Hall

Kate Schachter

Position title: UW-Madison Peace Corps Representative

Email: peacecorps@international.wisc.edu

Phone: 608.262.1121

Address:
252 Bascom Hall

Kristine Schutte

Position title: Human Resources Assistant

Email: kristine.schutte@wisc.edu

Phone: 608.262.5804

Address:
264C Bascom Hall

Maria Vishnevsky

Position title: International Relations Manager

Email: maria.vishnevsky@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-2099

Cynthia P. Williams

Position title: International Policy and Program Development Officer

Email: cwilliam@wisc.edu

Address:
Washington, D.C.

International Division Unit Leaders

Elise Ahn

Position title: Director, IPO

Email: elise.ahn@wisc.edu

Phone: 608.263.3112

Address:
254 Bascom Hall

For a listing of IPO staff, visit projects.international.wisc.edu.

Daniel K. Gold

Position title: Director, IAP

Email: dkgold@studyabroad.wisc.edu

Phone: 608.262.9070

Address:
330 Red Gym

For a listing of IAP staff, visit studyabroad.wisc.edu.

Michelle Kern Hall

Position title: Director, IIP

Email: michelle.kernhall@wisc.edu

Phone: 608.261.1017

Address:
261 Bascom Hall

For a  listing of IIP staff, visit internships.international.wisc.edu.

Patrick Rumble

Position title: Faculty Director, IRIS

Email: parumble@wisc.edu

Phone: 608.262.4073

Address:
Ingraham Hall

For a listing of IRIS (central) staff, visit iris.wisc.edu/about.