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Anthony Shull

(317) 955-6333
Oldenburg Hall, room #017

Anthony Shull

Anthony Shull is the McKinney Chair of International Programs and Executive Director for Global Initiatives. He is responsible for the daily operations of international student recruitment and admissions, international services, study abroad, and international partnerships. He is charged with guiding Marian University through a comprehensive internationalization process. Shull has seven years’ experience working in business and 14 years' experience in higher education. Prior to coming to Marian University he served as executive director of international affairs at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. His areas of expertise are strategic planning for internationalization and international center start-up, international partnership development, ESL program development, and innovative/entrepreneurial program development. He has a bachelor’s degree in merchandising in business and a master’s degree in teaching English as a second language. Anthony enjoys working closely with students, faculty, university leaders, and partners in creating opportunities which promote global competencies.

Wendy Westphal

(317) 955-6026
Clare Hall, room #022

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Wendy Westphal, Ph.D. is the director of study abroad and is also an assistant professor of German and chair of the Department of Languages and Cultures at Marian University. She received her Ph.D., in Modern German Literature and Culture in the Department of Germanic Studies at Indiana University in 2010. Dr. Westphal’s research investigates the collective memory of East Germany in literature, film, and museums after the fall of the wall.

Dr. Westphal has been the director of study abroad since 2012 and is a great advocate of study abroad. She studied and worked in Germany for a total of eight years and has traveled extensively. In addition to traveling throughout the United States, she has traveled in over forty countries. Beyond Germany (her favorite European country), her most exciting trips have been to Iceland, Russia, and Poland.

Dr. Westphal’s experiences in Europe began with a junior year abroad in Konstanz. This transformative year inspired her to return to Konstanz after finishing her B.A. to get a Magister in German and English literature at the Universität Konstanz. After finishing her Ph.D., coursework at Indiana University in Bloomington, she returned to Germany for three years where she studied and taught English as a Fulbright Foreign Language teaching assistant for a year at the Albert-Schweitzer-Gymnasium in Erfurt. In addition, she studied at theUniversität Bayreuth, and conducted dissertation research at the Universität Erfurt with the support of a Carl Schurz Research Fellowship that was sponsored by the European Recovery Program.

Dr. Westphal loves to travel and learn about other cultures and she hopes to inspire students to do the same.

Julia Wells

 (317) 955-6310
Clare Hall, room #109

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Julia Wells is the international student support specialist. She oversees immigration compliance and provides advising to international students on visa regulations, such as maintaining status and employment authorization options. She also organizes cultural programming and activities in collaboration with other Marian University offices. Julia has advised international students and scholars for more than 10 years. Prior to coming to Marian University, she worked at the Office of International Students and Scholars at Eastern Michigan University and with the Institute of International Education on behalf of the Fulbright Program. She graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies, and has a master’s degree in International Education from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Julia really enjoys working with students from all over the world, learning about their cultures and countries, and assisting them with their academic goals in the United States.

Jodi Johnson

(317) 955-6390
Stokely Mansion

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Jodi Johnson is the Assistant Director of International Admissions. She recruits international students from abroad as well as those currently living in the United States. Jodi assists prospective students through the admissions and application process as well as shares program and university information through marketing, college fairs, high school visits, and meetings. She works closely with the international student support specialist in order to ensure a smooth transition into Marian University. Before coming to Marian University, Jodi worked as a domestic admissions counselor at her alma mater, New College of Florida, where she pursued her degree in Anthropology and Cultural Heritage. Jodi enjoys encouraging domestic and international students to learn more about themselves and the world through diversity. 

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