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CGE Staff

Dr. Jon Stauff – Senior International Officer and Director

Jon Stauff serves as TCNJ’s senior international officer, oversees education abroad and international student services at TCNJ and develops and administers exchange programs with the support of the TCNJ faculty.  He has served as a member-leader of NAFSA: Association of International Educators in a variety of capacities at the national and regional level and has received grants from Fulbright, the US Department of Education, IREX, the German Academic Exchange Service, Humanities Iowa, the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, and the Institute of International Education.  A historian of modern Germany, Stauff holds a PhD from the University at Buffalo (SUNY) and an AB from the College of William and Mary in Virginia.  He studied abroad at the Universities of Regensburg and Göttingen in Germany. E-mail him at

Melissa DiMeglio, Study Abroad Advisor

Melissa DiMeglio advises students seeking study abroad programs – including all semester, summer, and faculty-led programs.  She has accumulated experiences in all aspects of international education – including admissions, the teaching of English as a Second Langauge, international student services, and immigration counseling – throughout her career in the field.  She has held positions at large public universities in Illinois and California and brings a great combination of knowledge and enthusiasm to TCNJ.  She holds a master’s degree in international education development from Teachers College, Columbia University and a bachelor’s degree in Italian from Cornell University.  She studied abroad for a year at the University of Bologna in Italy.  E-mail her at

Joanne Bateup, International Student Advisor

Joanne advises international students and scholars at TCNJ. She has worked in public higher education since 2010 and has found her place in international education. She enjoys building creative programming to promote diversity and inclusion and to develop student leadership as global citizens. She holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Temple University and a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and International Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. In addition to being an avid world traveler, she has studied and worked abroad in Paris, France; Santiago-Atitlan, Guatemala; Liuhe, China and Brighton, England. E-mail her at

Jennifer Margherito, Global Academic Outreach Coordinator

Jennifer supports and maintains current partnerships with international institutions and organizations, as well as, assesses and develops relationships between potential program partners and the various departments, schools, and offices at TCNJ. In the past she has worked in various positions at the higher education level supporting global education programs and research. She holds a M.S.Ed. in Education, Culture, & Society from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in History from the College of William & Mary. Over the past decade she has studied, taught, and conducted research abroad in a dozen different countries, with her most recent trips taking her to Spain, Cuba, and Nicaragua. Email her at

Neel Desai, College Enhancement Intern

Neel’s biography will be fuller after the start of the academic year. He is serving as our College Enhancement Intern this academic year after spending part of his sophomore year in Heidelberg, Germany in our semester-long study abroad program there. We’re looking forward to Neel’s good work on short-term, faculty-led programs!

Undergraduate Student Assistants

  • Alexa Logush (studied abroad in Spain – TCNJ Madrid)
  • Arjeta Albani (studied abroad in Germany – TCNJ Heidelberg)
  • Patrick McAvaddy (studied abroad in Czech Republic – TCNJ Prague)
  • Alessandra Da Mota (studied abroad in Germany – TCNJ Heidelberg)

Undergraduate Graphic Designer

  • Zachary Paige

Undergraduate Videographer

  • Michael Turner

Global Engagement Program Council

  • Dr. Rachel Adler, Sociology and Anthropology
  • Dr. Winnifred Brown-Glaude, Sociology and Anthropology and African-American Studies
  • Dr. Luke Butler, Biology (2013-2014 Vice Chair)
  • Dr. Gary Fienberg, Music
  • Dr. Waheeda Lillevik, Management and Marketing
  • Dr. Cynthia Paces, History (2013-2014 Chair)
  • Dr. Ariane Pfenninger, World Languages and Cultures
  • Paula Rainey, TCNJ Library
  • Dr. Linghui (Lynn) Tang, Economics
  • Dr. Rosa Zagari-Marinzoli, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Peer Advisors
TCNJ Heidelberg
Nicole Maher Program Ambassador
Ryan Penna Program Ambassador
Cynthia Timko
Blair Elias
Bhargav Maheta
Colleen Kinsey
Albin Henneberger
Neel Desai
Jennifer Dall
Ewa Szyszko
Cathryn Rizzuto
Arjeta Albani
Amy Mutch
TCNJ Alcalá De Henares, Spain
Janet Park
Emma Franks
Caitlyn Flynn FIE
Nicholas Glass-Hardenberg FIE
TCNJ Bologna, Italy
Kristi Marciano
Krista Liotti
TCNJ Prague
Geraldine Quintero
DJ Josso Martin
Chelsea Van Orden
Andrew Wilson
Patrick McAvaddy
Jacob Camins-Esakov
TCNJ European Union Faculty-Led
Liz Dinsmore
Janeth Remache
TCNJ Paris Faculty-Led
Karen Wang
TCNJ Harlaxton Faculty-Led
Shannon Rinn
William Fewer-Reed TCNJ Exchange: San Andres
Allison Ranck ISA: Belgrano
Benjamin Lukas TCNJ Exchange: Victoria University
Michael Tobass TCNJ Exchange: La Trobe
Theja Varre ISA: Valparaiso
Nicolas Dolce CIEE: Valparaiso
Tom Athan Alliance for Global Education: Shanghai
William Westerman Shanghai
Emilee Kim Oxford Study Abroad Program
Victoria Nguyen Oxford Study Abroad Program
William Westerman Oxford Study Abroad Program
Mario Erisnord TCNJ exchange: Northumbria University
Joanna Felsenstein IFSA-Butler: University College London
Sam Waxenbaum IFSA-Butler: University College London
Lea Chin  ISA/Globalinks: University of the South Pacific
Anna Poruks CIEE: Paris
Christina Mastrangelo ISA: Paris
Juliana Ardizzone CIS:Paris
Sam Iacouzzi ISA: Paris
Somya Pathak TCNJ Exchange: UBP Clermont-Ferrand
Stephanie Phang ISA: Paris
Erika Cepurneac CIS: Aix en Provence IAU
Gabriel Rojas ISA: Paris
Liz Wimberg  ISA/Globalinks: Berlin
Amy Pilsbury TCNJ Exchange: Limerick
Sierra Shade Waxman IFSA-Butler: Galway
Ryan Quindlen CIS: Dublin City University
Rachel Calabrese TCNJ Exchange: Limerick
Danielle Lucas CAPA: Florence
Erin Largey CAPA: Florence
Cara Esposito ISA: Rome
Jillian Troiano ISA: Rome
Brittany Amoroso ISA: Rome
Sydnee Weinbaum ISA: Florence
Stephanie Van Heest ISA: Florence
Alyssa Shilinsky ISA: Rome
Michaela Zhao CIEE: Sophia University
Emma Kumpf ISA: Jordan
Andrew Goldfarb Euroscholars: Leiden Univ.
Kathryn Silhan
South Africa
Paloma Hauser CIS: Stellenbosch
Shane Skibitsky ISA: Madrid
Raquel Santos ISA: Salamanca
Emily Scott ISA: Seville