Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program

Program Personnel

Student Mentors

Alex Selvey
Alex is double-majoring in Applied Cultural Anthropology and Natural Resources and Environmental Management. He is currently a sophomore. Alex is Vice President of Global Brigades, a humanitarian organization on campus, as well as involved in Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Alex is from Albany, Indiana, just north of Muncie. He will be serving the role of Student Mentor in the IYLEP project.

Leslie
Leslie is currently a graduate student in the TESOL / Linguistics program. Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana, she previously worked in the Intensive English Institute before moving to the Rinker Center for International Programs where she helps with the weekly Culture Exchange program. She is looking forward to serving as a student mentor for the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program and hopes they enjoy their time at Ball State.

Brian Greer
Brian is an MA student in Linguistics/TESOL, who also teaches first-year composition in Ball State's Writing Program. He actively conducts research in various linguistic fields and shares his work at professional conferences. He will be serving as a student mentor for the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program and looks forward to sharing his experiences in teaching and researching in academia.

Jessica Johnson
Jessica is a senior at Ball State University completing a double major in Legal Studies and Political Science. She has participated in the school's debate team as well as campus political groups. Originally from Greenwood, IN, she is excited to participate in the IYLEP program as a student mentor. As a student mentor she is looking forward to bonding with the IYLEP students, traveling, and introducing the students to American culture.

Hannah Butzer
Hannah currently lives in Perkasie, PA. She is a Human Resource Management major, Leadership Studies and Organizational Communication minors and going into her senior year. She is excited to serve as a student mentor for the IYLEP grant. Hannah is a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Service Sorority, Co-chair for Colleges Against Cancer/Relay For Life committees, Vice President of Studebaker East Hall Council, and a member of the Ball State Belly Dance Club.


Administrative Directors

Gerstein, Lawrence
George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Psychology-Counseling, Director of Doctoral Training, and Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies
Ball State University

Dr. Gerstein has a long history of conducting community projects and has expertise in peace studies, international psychology, social justice, help-seeking, emotion recognition, regulation, and awareness, and Employee Assistance Programs.

Holland, Kenneth 
Director, Center for International Development
Ball State University

Dr. Holland leads Ball State's Center for International Development (CID) to assist in the political, social, economic and educational development of the world's poorest countries. CID specializes in providing assistance to conflict-affected nations and emerging democracies.

Mann, John
Project Coordinator, Center for International Development
Ball State University

Mr. Mann has worked at Ball State University for nearly three years, initially serving as a Foreign Student Advisor in the Rinker Center for International Programs and currently serving as Project Coordinator in the Center for International Development. John is serving as the main resource for the IYLEP project.

Miller, Janice
Project Coordinator, Center for International Development
Ball State University

Ms. Miller has worked at Ball State University in a number of different capacities, initially working with Indiana Public Radio on campus, working with Department of State grants in Afghanistan and Malaysia, and currently serving as Project Coordinator in the Center for International Development.

Sabato, Nick
Associate Director, Center for International Development
Ball State University

Mr. Sabato comes to the Center for International Development from American University in Washington, DC, where he received his Master’s degree in International Relations. Nick has project management experience with the Department of State and the Institute for Social and Economic Development.


Faculty and Staff

Ægisdóttir, Stefania
Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services
Ball State University   

Dr.  Ægisdóttir has written about cross-cultural research methods, attitudes and expectations about counseling, clinical judgment, and international and cross-cultural issues and competencies in counseling research and training.

Baker, Ted
Executive Director
Innovation Connector

Ted currently serves as Executive Director for the Muncie Innovation Connector, Inc. After graduation from Ball State University in 1980, his career journey has included management of small business, starting, growing, buying and selling businesses as well as assisting with the establishment of several area not-for-profit organizations.  

Clark Muntean, Susan  
Assistant Professor of Management
Ball State University   

Dr. Clark Muntean came to Ball State from England, where she was a Fellow in the Management Department at the London School of Economics. She teaches new venture management and entrepreneurial ethics in the University program in entrepreneurship.   

Doyle, Michael 
Associate Professor of History
Ball State University   

Dr. Doyle’s research focuses on American cultural radicalism and the 1960s era. Doyle serves as director of the Department's Public History Program and regularly teaches courses on public history, oral history, and American utopias, among other subjects.     

Geelhoed, Bruce 
Professor of History
Ball State University   

Dr. Geelhoed is the author of Charles E. Wilson and Controversy at the Pentagon, 1953 to 1957 (Wayne State University Press, 1979); and the co-author with Millicent Anne Gates of The Dragon and the Snake: An American Account of the Turmoil in China, 1976-1977 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986).  Geelhoad specializes in the Eisenhower Presidency and 20th Century Business History.   

Gerstein, Lawrence 
George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Psychology-Counseling, Director of Doctoral Training, and Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies
Ball State University   

Dr. Gerstein has a long history of conducting community projects and has expertise in peace studies, international psychology, social justice, help-seeking, emotion recognition, regulation, and awareness, and Employee Assistance Programs. 

Holland, Kenneth 
Director, Center for International Development
Ball State University   

Dr. Holland leads Ball State's Center for International Development (CID) to assist in the political, social, economic and educational development of the world's poorest countries. CID specializes in providing assistance to conflict-affected nations and emerging democracies.  

Lebo, Julie  
Assistant Professor, Intensive English Institute
Ball State University   

Dr. Lebo teaches at the Intensive English Institute (IEI), providing seven-week intensive English instruction for all levels of nonnative speakers of English who have a secondary school (high school) degree.  

Mathews, Rob 
Instructor of Marketing and Management
Ball State University   

Mathews is an instructor of entrepreneurship. He teaches introduction to entrepreneurship, market research, the business plan, and entrepreneurial design. Mathews was part owner and Vice President of San Marco Realty, Inc. San Marco Realty, Inc., a retail home improvement business as well as a real estate company located in Marco Island, Florida.   

McAtee, Jim 
Director, Career Center
Ball State University   

McAtee leads the Career Center, whose services include individual career advising, drop-in résumé review, career resources in the Career Lab, practice interviews, and referral to campus jobs. McAtee has experience in entrepreneurship and international business in addition to sixteen years in Career Services.

Merchant, Richard
Principal,
Strategic Finance Associates, LLC

Richard K. Merchant earned his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University, his Master’s degree from the University of Florida, and pursued doctoral studies at Texas A&M University. His professional career has been dedicated primarily to the development of individual and organizational assets of businesses in the nonprofit sector. 

Uzuegbunam, Ikenna 
Assistant Professor, Department of Management
University of Kentucky   

Dr. Uzuegbunam has taught in the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics since 2008 and has partnered with Ball State University for this program.  Uzuegbunam’s research interests include Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Strategic Alliances and Networks, Resource-Based Theory.   

Whitt Bailey, Terry 
Director of Community Development
City of Muncie, Indiana   

Dr. Whitt Bailey is the Director of Community Development for the City of Muncie, Indiana. Whitt Bailey earned a Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, and a Masters degree from UCLA. She completed post-graduate work at the University of Illinois-Chicago and Harvard University, and received her Doctor of Ministry Degree from Newburgh Theological Seminary.

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