ISS Liaisons

The process for hiring international faculty and staff in J-1, H-1B, TN, O, or permanent residence status is coordinated by ISS and the hiring department. Within most academic departments there are ISS trained Departmental Liaisons who serve as point persons during the hiring process. The liaisons have received training from ISS staff who are fluent in the rules and regulations pertaining to international faculty and staff.

Faculty and staff interested in hiring international faculty or staff work with the Departmental Liaison and eventually the Head of Department to finalize required paperwork. The Departmental Liaison is familiar with the procedures that a hiring department must follow in order to be in compliance with the State of Indiana, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS formerly INS) and the Department of State (DOS).

Departmental Liaisons may be contacted with questions or concerns regarding the hiring process for J-1, H-1B, TN, O or permanent residence status in the department in which they are employed.

To see liaisons click a school/department listed below:

Click a liaison's name to send email
* Phone and Fax area code is 765

College of Education
Department Name Location Phone Fax
Curriculum & Instruction Kristy Bennett BRNG 494-9172 496-1622
Educational Studies/GERI Kristy Bennett BRNG 494-9172 496-1622
College of Agriculture
Department Name Location Phone Fax
Agricultural & Biological Engineering PISA YOUNG


Agricultural Economics Tracy Buck KRAN 494-4205 494-9176
Agronomy Lexie Wilson 494-8073
Agronomy: National Soil Erosion Research Lab  
Animal Sciences Marion Welsh LILY 494-4806 494-9346
Biochemistry Jamie Turner BCHM 494-3509  
Botany and Plant Pathology Lisa Gross LILY 494-9871 494-0363
Entomology Mardelle Lorton SMTH 496-1119
Food Science Cory Brenner FS 494-8257
Forestry & Natural Resources Telaina Minnicus FORS 109 494-3622 496-2422
Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Rebecca Stevenson HORT 496-7608 494-0391
Institute for Plant Sciences Jessica Orr LILY
International Programs in Agriculture Patricia Sipes  AGAD 494-5843 494-9613
Office of Indiana State Chemists Melinda Walsh BCHM 494-5900 496-6349
Youth Development and Agricultural Education Jayne Price AGAD 494-8423 496-1152
College of Engineering
Department Name Location Website
College of Engineering (all schools) Purdue International Scholar Assistance (PISA) Young  Information  
College of Health and Human Sciences
Department Name Location Phone Fax
Public Health Sarah McPhail MTHW 494-8531 494-0983
Consumer Science & Retailing Shannon Stemick 494-8317
Health and Kinesiology Michelle Scott LAMB 494-3178 496-1239
Health Sciences Karen Walker CIVL 494-1419 496-1377
Hospitality & Tourism Management Ayrielle Davis MRRT 494-4643 494-0327
Human Development and Family Studies Penny Kelly 
Nursing Roxanne Martin JNSN 494-4004 496-1800
Nutrition Science Wanda Stevens STONE 494-8531 494-0983
Psych Sciences Sharon Franks 494-4061
Speech, Lang & Hearing Science Teasha McKinley LYLE 494-3788 494-0771
College of Liberal Arts
Department Name Location Phone Fax
Anthropology Brenda Gunion STON 494-4672
Communications Mary Roe BRNG    
English Lisa Hartman HEAV 494-6478 496-1273
History Christa Jackson BRNG 494-4124 496-1616
Interdisciplinary Studies: Comparative Literature        
Languages and Cultures Joni Hipsher  SC    
Oral English Proficiency Program Suzanne Nicolas HEAV 494-2743
Philosophy Vickie Sanders BRNG 494-4275 496-1616
PLaCE Suzanne Nicolas HEAV 496-2743
Political Science Kelly Thornburg BRNG 494-4164 494-0833
Sociology Tammy Crider STON 494-4666 496-1476
Visual & Performing Arts Rachel Weaver CA 1 494-3056 496-1198
Women's Gender & Sexuality Studies Amanda Furrera BRNG    
College of Pharmacy
Department Name Location Phone Fax
Industrial & Physical Pharmacy Mary Ellen Hurt RHPH 124A 494-6788 494-6545
Medicinal Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology Barbara Mullenberg RHPH 496-3517 494-1414
Pharmacy Practice Mindy Schultz RHPH 494-1468 496-1886
College of Science
Department Name Location Phone Fax
Biological Sciences Kim Peterson   494-4408 494-6149
Chemistry Audra Weideman BRWN 494-5200
Computer Science Kaylee Gad LWSN 494-6003 496-1640
Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Katherine Huseman CIVL 494-5984 496-1210
Mathematics Nichole Baker MATH 494-1908 494-0548
Physics Debbie Nahlik PHYS 494-5564 494-0706
Statistics Laura Holladay KNOY 494-3141
Purdue Polytechnic Institute
Department Name Location Phone Fax
Purdue Polytechnic Institute Misty Clugh KNOY 494-7939 496-1924
College of Veterinary Medicine
Department Name Location Phone Fax
Basic Medical Sciences Makayla Espinosa  LYNN
Center of Paralysis Research Jennifer Danaher VCPR 494-7600 494-7605
Comparative Pathobiology PISA      Info
Veterinary Clinical Sciences Jesse Mabbitt LYNN 494-1103 496-1108
Global Engagement Matthew Winzeler 494-5780
Krannert School of Management
Department Name Location Phone Fax
Management Lori Wolf KRAN 494-4420 494-9422
Economics Mary Schultz  KRAN 496-1378
Regional Campuses
Department Name Location Phone Fax
Fort Wayne campus Andia Walker Fort Wayne, Indiana (260)481-6106
Northwest campus Catharine Olsen Hammond, Indiana (219)989.2370
Other (not part of a school)
Department Name Location Phone Fax
Athletics Kelly Barrett IAF 496-7862 494-1178
Birck Nanotechnology Center (Discovery Park) Sangeeta Abrol BRK 494-3509 496-8299
CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services) PISA Young Info
Center for Career Opportunities Kristin Dill YONG 494-3993 494-6959
CILMAR Center for Intercultural Learning, Mentorship, Assessment and Research Danielle Schiewer YONG 494-9399 496-1989
Colombia Purdue Institute Juan Velasquez Neil Armstrong Hall of Engineering, Room 3000 494-5340
Cyber Center, (Discovery Park) Sangeeta Abrol   494-3509 496-8299
Discovery Park Sangeeta Abrol   494-3509 496-8299
Diversity Resource Center Sangeeta Abrol   494-3509 496-8299
Executive Vice President for Research  PISA  Young   
Honors College Tracy Hieatt WOOD 494-7340 494-2960
Human Resource Services FREH 496-7265 494-6138
iData Nina Wilson BRNG 494-3654
Information Technology at Purdue (ITaP) Jennifer Maxson YONG 494-0438
Libraries Carole Tolley STEW 494-2902 494-0156
Network for Computational Nanotechnology (Discovery Park) Travis Merrick DLR 494-6489 494-2706
Office of Engagement     494-2895 494-3200
Purdue Quantum Science and Engineering Institute (Discovery Park) Sangeeta Abrol BRK 494-3509 496-8299
Purdue Online  Hunter Armes    
Registrar Janet Mauck HOVD 494-1288 494-0570