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Central Administration

Location Melrose Hall, 4th Floor
Main Phone Number 865-974-3177
Gretchen Neisler, Vice Provost, and Director
Barbra Giorgini, Executive Director
Will Jennings, Faculty Dir of Global Learning & Student Impact
Amy Gregory, Administrative Coordinator I
Tram Kile, Financial and Human Resource Associate
Christina Gerdes, Special Projects Coordinator

Asia Engagement Office

Launched in 2019, the Office of Asia Engagement provides strategic planning, support, and coordination for the University of Tennessee’s engagement in Asia by serving as a hub for research, academic programs, and outreach.

Website OAE
Location Melrose Hall, 3rd Floor
Main Phone Number 865-974-6676
Rachel Rui, Director
Danielle Walters, COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) Manager
Daisy Shen, Administrative Coordinator I

Communications Office

The Communications Office provides services to all CGE units to promote news, activities, and programs to both internal and external audiences. 

Website Communications
Location Melrose Hall, 3rd Floor
Main Phone Number 865-974-5752
Rachel Rui, Director
Daisy Shen, Administrative Coordinator I
Albrianna Jenkins, Communications & Event Coordinator
Kim Le, Communications Student Assistant (Social Media)

English Language Institute

The English Language Institute was organized in 1978 by a campus-wide interdisciplinary committee to provide intensive English language study for prospective University of Tennessee students, visitors, and professionals. Its mission is to offer a sound program of instruction in English as a second language, to promote research in language pedagogy, and to provide a language learning resource for Tennessee’s non–English speaking public.

Website ELI
Location Conference Center Building, Suite 120 (600 Henley Street)
Main Phone Number 865-974-3404
Todd Beard, Director
Douglas Terry, Teaching Associate
Liz Steele, Administrative Specialist
Amanda Dascomb, Adjunct Instructor
Cara Hurley, Adjunct Instructor
Rosario Grass-Garcia, Adjunct Instructor
Laurence Marion-Ferrell, Adjunct Instructor
Anna Kholod, Adjunct Instructor

Global Research Office

The Global Research Office catalyzes the University of Tennessee’s faculty to extend their research and reach across the world. It does so by supporting faculty initiatives to cultivate mutually beneficial partnerships and international research initiatives.  

Website Global Research Office
Location Melrose Hall, 4th Floor
Main Phone Number 865-974-3177
Sean Lawrie, Asst Director, Partnership Development & Impact
Shawn Lenker, Asst Director for Global Risk Mgmt
Dondre Hess, Manager of Global Health and Safety
Peggy Myers, Administrative Coordinator I
Sara Allaman, Graduate Assistant

International House

The I-House is proud to welcome international and domestic students to engage and grow as global citizens by hosting a variety of culturally immersive programs and events throughout the year.

Website I-House
Location International House
Main Phone Number 865-974-4453
Lauren Wood, Director
Cymone Samuels, Program Coordinator
TC (Tur Chung) Lee, Graduate Assistant
Jenny Ott, Graduate Assistant
Frank Munana, Graduate Assistant
International House Reception Desk

International Student and Scholar Services

The International Student and Scholar Services team provides orientation and advising to international students after they have been admitted to the university. ISSS also works with UT departments and colleges to serve international scholars who visit our campus in order to lecture, teach or conduct research.

Website ISSS
Location International House
Main Phone Number 865-974-3177
William Vittetoe, Director
Erik Simons, Assistant Director
David P. Lawson, Coordinator II
Brian Todd, Coordinator I
Yevgeniya Teyfukova, Coordinator I
Elizabeth Clevenger, Coordinator I
Yana Mitsos, Administrative Specialist
Valentina Gómez, Graduate Student Assistant

Programs Abroad Office

The Programs Abroad Office is committed to fostering global awareness and academic, personal, and professional growth by offering a broad range of study, internship, research, and service-learning opportunities outside the United States.

Website PAO
Location Melrose Hall, 2nd Floor
Main Phone Number 865-974-3177
Kate Scott, Director
Annalise Bryant, Assistant Director
Gisela Goeritz, Financial Associate II
Tessa Takash, Senior Program Coordinator
Rachel Bornstein, Coordinator I
Joshua Spurling, Coordinator I
Christian Canizales, Senior Program Coordinator
Lindsay Shope, Coordinator I
Vols Abroad Lounge (for students looking to explore options to study abroad)