Welcome to CILMAR, International Program's

Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research

The Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research is a unit within the Office of the Dean of International Programs.

Young Hall, Suite 120
155 S. Grant Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2114
Phone: (765) 494-9399
Fax: (765) 496-1989
Email: cilmar@purdue.edu 

CILMAR Directory

  *All director-level and specialist staff members contribute to efforts pertaining to intercultural training and consultations, the mentoring of students while studying abroad, as well as debriefing sessions for those who have taken the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI).

  Dr. Kris Acheson-Clair  Dr. Kris Acheson-Clair
      Director of CILMAR 
      Young Hall, Suite 120
    Phone: (765) 494-1711
    Email: krisac@purdue.edu

   Fun Fact:  I am a small farmer who has become accustomed to raising all her own meat and dairy, so ironically moving to Indiana from Georgia was a difficult transition - Purdue is not rural enough! I really miss the milk cow I had to leave behind. We were able to bring a couple of draft horses with us, though, and I do still get to watch my chickens play in their new tractor coop.

   Responsibilities include:
     Strategic planning for CILMAR
     Management of intercultural Learning Specialists and their projects
     Intercultural research support (fellows, grants, writing group, consultations)

Courtesy faculty appointment in the Brian Lamb School of Communication

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Katherine Yngve    Katherine Yngve
       Associate Director of Intercultural Outcomes Assessment
       Young Hall, Suite 120 and Room 956
    Phone: (765) 496-3076

    Fun Fact:  I am a huge fan of detective fiction and consider Hercule Poirot to be my alter ego:  he's also 5'4", speaks French, loves to travel to the Middle East, and has made a career out of "infinite inquisitiveness."

   Responsibilities include:
     Assessment training, consultations, and support
     Institutional and inter-institutional research
     Study abroad intercultural learning outcomes assessment



   UntouchedAnnette Benson
     Senior Public Relations Consultant
     Young Hall, Suite 120
   Phone: (765) 494-0614
   Email: annetteb@purdue.edu 

   Fun Fact:  I grew up in a little town whose claim to fame is a colony of albino squirrels.  The biology professor at the local junior college took his students out to count them each year, and the city council used to argue about whether the cats should wear bells to warn the squirrels that they were in the area. Check it out at http://www.ci.olney.il.us/visitors/white_squirrels/index.php

   Responsibilities include:
     External and internal stakeholder communication branding
     Intercultural development for staff
     Intercultural Learning Hub (HubICL) management

 empty photo frameDr. Aletha Stahl
    Senior Intercultural Learning Specialist
    Young Hall, Suite 120
  Phone: (765) 494-8463
  Email: stahl23@purdue.edu

Fun Fact:  One of the nicest gifts I was ever given came when I was leading a semester program in Martinique. I took the students to the neighboring island of Dominica for several days and included an afternoon at the beach. When I returned from a long swim, they told me to climb part-way up the cliff and then look down. What I saw were bodies and feet weaving in and out of a star formation in the middle of the cove – a synchronized water dance just for me!

Responsibilities include:
   Curricular needs assessments and intervention design
   Oversight for Peace Corps Prep program

Dan Jones, Intercultural Learning Specialist
   Dr. Daniel C. Jones
      Intercultural Learning Specialist
      Young Hall, Suite 120
    Phone: (765) 496-3084
    Email: dcjones@purdue.edu 

   Fun fact: My first experience living abroad was as a Rotary Club exchange student in Stolzenau, Germany in 1993-94, a small village near Hannover. I had four host-families (this was pre-planned, not because I’m such a handful), which gave me a diverse glimpse into German family life. While there, I got to play soccer with a local club and tour most of the country, including the “new states” in the east. I was fortunate enough to live in Germany again in 2008-09, this time in Freiburg—the sunniest city in Germany.

   Responsibilities include:
     Intercultural mentoring for study abroad students (SAIL courses)
     Intercultural Teamwork Certificate
     IDI qualifying seminars and debriefing calendar



Florence Adibu

    Florence Adibu
       Intercultural Learning Specialist
       Young Hall, Suite 120
    Phone: (765) 494-5077
    Email: fadibu@purdue.edu

   Fun fact: Between being an activist for Afro Brazilian women and girls, directing plays in China and being a top chef (Ghana Jollof is the BEST), the most touching fun fact about me was the time I taught English to Vietnamese women and girls at a nail shop after business hours! What can I say? I love getting my nails done.

   Responsibilities include:
     Diversity and Inclusion Liaison
     The Purdue InterCultural Learning Community of Practice (PICLCoP) 
     Different Lenses


Jodie Wallace

     Jodie Wallace
       Administrative Assistant
       Young Hall, Suite 120
     Phone: (765) 496-6085
     Email: wallac35@purdue.edu

    Fun fact:  I’ve hosted exchange students from several countries and fostered children from within the United States as well as raised my two biological children.  My happiest times are spent making sure young people have amazing life opportunities while feeling safe and secure.


Responsibilities include:

     Administrative support for the Dean of International Programs
     Logistical support for CILMAR



  Danielle SchiewerDanielle Schiewer
     CILMAR support staff
     Young Hall, Suite 120
   Phone: (765) 494-9399
   Email: dschiewe@purdue.edu

   Fun fact: While I have only been to two countries outside of the United States of America, I have had the opportunity to meet people and taste food from over 100 countries.





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