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Scott Cantrell

Scott Cantrell

Scott Cantrell, Director

International House
International Student and Scholar Services

scottcantrell@utk.edu
Scott Cantrell is the Director responsible for both International House and International Student and Scholar Services at the Center for Global Engagement. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Ball State University and a Master’s degree in Student Personnel Administration from Central Missouri University. Cantrell is no stranger to life as an international. He studied abroad in Mexico as an undergraduate. He has also lived and worked in Germany for two years, and the United Kingdom for ten.


Jim Hamrick

Jim Hamrick

Jim Hamrick, Director

English Language Institute

hamrickj@utk.edu

Jim Hamrick’s professional interests include curriculum development and program evaluation.

Hamrick has been involved in ESL/EFL for more than 30 years. He has taught English in Japan and China and trained teachers in Poland and Saudi Arabia.

Hamrick has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina, a master’s from Georgetown University, and a doctorate from the University of Michigan.


Anne Hulse

Anne Hulse

Anne Hulse, Interim Director

Programs Abroad Office

ahulse1@utk.edu

Anne Hulse joined the Programs Abroad Office in 2008. Her team is committed to fostering global awareness and academic, personal, and professional growth by offering a broad range of study, intern, research, and service–learning opportunities around the globe. Anne holds a Master of Arts in International Service from Roehampton University in London, England.

 


Jamie McGowan

Jamie McGowan

Jamie McGowan, Director

Global Research Office

jmcgowan10@utk.edu

Jamie McGowan joined CGE as the Director of the Global Research Office in August 2019. She obtained her PhD and M.A. degrees in Geography from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a B.A. in Geography from Macalester College.

As the director of the Global Research Office, McGowan’s responsibilities include administering Global Catalyst research grants, overseeing global partnership development, strategizing with faculty and helping assess readiness for global research engagements, and providing proposal development support.


Rachel Rui

Rachel Rui, Director

Office of Asia Engagement (OAE)
Office of Communications

jrui@utk.edu

Rachel Rui joined CGE in September 2019. As the communications director, her responsibilities include strategic planning and execution of communication strategies to build a global brand for UT and providing services to CGE units for their communication needs. Her work at OAE focuses on building and maintaining partnerships in Asia, promoting cultural diversity, increasing students and faculty’s mobility, and improving community outreach. Rui obtained both her Master’s and PhD degrees in Communication and Information from UT.