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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
Amy Gregory, Administrative Coordinator I
Maya Rioux, Administrative Assistant

Asia Engagement Office

Launched in 2019, the Office of Asia Engagement (OAE) 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 International House, Room 110
Main Phone Number 865-974-6676
Rachel Rui, Director
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 International House, Room 110
Main Phone Number 865-974-5752
Rachel Rui, Director
Daisy Shen, Administrative Coordinator I
Jason Moody, Communications Specialist
Valentina Gómez, Communications Student Assistant (Social Media)
Chang Gao, Communications Student Assistant (Social Media)
Jessica Foshee, Communications Student Assistant (Writer)
Maria Gilbert, Events Intern

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
Em Chitty, Interim Director
Douglas Terry, Teaching Associate
Michelle McGuirk, Administrative Assistant
Ned Garlington, Adjunct Instructor
Golshan Dehkordi, Adjunct Instructor
Hooman Saeli, Visiting 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
Jamie McGowan, Director
Shawn Lenker, Assistant Director for Global Health & Safety
Peggy Myers, Administrative Coordinator I
Sara Allaman, Graduate Research 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 Teaching Assistant
Zoya Kamil, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Yana (Joanna) Mitsos, Graduate Teaching Assistant

International Support Services

ISSS 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 Melrose Hall, 3rd Floor
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
Jihyeon Choe, Coordinator I
Vacant, Graduate Assistant

Programs Abroad Office

PAO 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
Annalise Bryant, Interim Director
Gisela Goeritz, Financial Associate II
Tessa Takash, Program Coordinator
Albrianna Jenkins, Coordinator I, Marketing & Outreach
Hunter Baird, Coordinator I
Joshua Spurling, Coordinator I
Christian Canizales, Coordinator I
Lindsay Shope, Coordinator I