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About Us: ISFS Staff

Staff Contact Information

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Diane Cahill
Director of International Services and Operations
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Diane has been at OHIO since 2009 and has held a leadership role in the Office of Global Affairs and International Studies since 2011.

With ISFS, her focus is on the relationships with the University community and the global stakeholders of ISFS in support of our international students' and scholars' success at OHIO.

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Jennifer Nisevich
Associate Director

Jennifer assists in managing the day-to-day operations of the office, leads the immigration advising team, manages university compliance with F-1 and J-1 visa regulations, and oversees database and information management. She also provides general and immigration advising for international students and scholars.

She earned an M.S.Ed degree from Indiana University, in the Higher Education Student Affairs program.

Jennifer loves to travel and try foods from around the globe. (Especially the spicy foods!) She has visited more than 20 countries, and hopes to see many more in the years ahead. She also loves dogs, and likes to volunteer with animal rescue groups.

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Andy Badii
International Student Advisor

Andy Badii completed his Master's degree at the University of Dayton in College Student Personnel. He also studied abroad in Salamanca, Spain for a summer.  He advises international students on the F-1 and J-1 visas.

In his free time Andy likes to read about and keep up on international news and current events. He also enjoys learning about different cultures.  Andy likes to follow local sports teams and tries to travel as much as he can. 

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Abby Conder
International Student Advisor

Abby Conder serves as an International Student Advisor and provides immigration advising to F-1 and J-1 students. She enjoys advocating for international education, and takes every opportunity to learn about different cultures.

An Ohio native, Abby spent a near four years in China, both as a student (Lanzhou University) and as a faculty member at Zhejiang University of Media and Communications. Her experiences in China fueled her passion for international education.

She received her MA in International Studies from Concordia University in Irvine California in 2014. In her spare time, she likes to travel, read, and spend time with family.

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Lorna Jean Edmonds
Vice Provost for Global Affairs and International Studies, Director of Center for International Studies
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Dr. Lorna Jean Edmonds the Director of the Center for International Studies. She also serves as OHIO's Vice Provost for Global Affairs and International Studies and as a Professor of Health Sciences and Professions. She joined OHIO in 2013 after having worked in four of Canada’s research-intensive universities.

She received her Ph.D. at the University of East Anglia, UK; her M.H.A. at the, University of Ottawa, CAN; and her B.A. (Sciences) at Queen’s University, CAN. Dr. Edmonds has extensive international experience, working with universities, governments, industry and research funding and development agencies, and banks in more than 60 countries in Asia, the Americas, Europe and Africa. For additional information please see:

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Michael Waggoner
Administrative Services Associate

Michael serves as an Administrative Services Associate at ISFS providing front desk and administrative support to the international student and scholar community.

Michael completed his undergraduate degree in Globalization Studies at Ohio State and enjoys learning about how education, politics and economics are transforming under an increasingly globalized world. He is currently pursuing a Master’s in Higher Education at Ohio University.

A life-long sports fan, Michael enjoys all things related to Ohio sports, especially cheering on his favorite football teams in the fall. His other interests include running the beautiful Hockhocking Adena bikeway, spending time with his family, and exploring new places, both locally and around the world.