International Student Center
About

Staff

  • Ryan M. Greene

    Ryan M. Greene

    Director
    Phone: 206.296.6260
    In August, 2010, Ryan joined the Seattle University International Student Center staff as the Director of the Center. Prior to his appointment at SU he served as the inaugural Director of the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs for four years at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, where he also had served as an Instructor in their Master’s degree program in Higher Education Administration teaching classes on higher education governance and lecturing on issues of diversity in U.S. higher education. His recent publications have appeared in the journal International Higher Education and in the book Higher Education in Africa: The International Dimension (2008). Currently, Ryan is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maryland (ABD), and he also served as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pretoria in Tshwane, South Africa where he conducted dissertation research on the internationalization of their College of Education. Ryan has been a diversity education training specialist for almost fifteen years, and has also worked at Barnard College, Marymount Manhattan College, the University of California (Santa Barbara & Santa Cruz campuses), the University of Maryland, and the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He was drawn to SU and to the position because of the University’s Jesuit mission and values, and its commitment to global engagement and social justice. Ryan is a native of New York and spends his free time traveling, learning about other cultures, and following college sports and the NY Yankees.
    Dale Watanabe

    Dale Watanabe

    Assistant Director, International Student Center PDSO
    Phone: 206.296.6260
    Hi, my name is Dale Watanabe and I am one of the two International Student Advisors at the ISC. I work closely with Sandra Bui so we can keep up to date on all of our fantastic international students. A little about me: I taught English as a Second Language for seven years (3 years in Hyogo-ken, Japan and 4 years at Edmonds Community College) and have worked at Seattle University since winter quarter of 2001. I grew up on Seattle's Beacon Hill (famous for the pink building - also known as Amazon.com) and now live up north near Mill Creek. As some of you may know, my office is always open so please drop by and say hello!
    Jennifer Wascher

    Jennifer Wascher

    Assistant Director, International Student Center, DSO
    Phone: 206.296.6260

    Hello, my name is Jennifer Wascher and I am one of the Assistant Directors at the ISC. I help international students to maintain their student visa status and to be successful at Seattle University. I’m a graduate of SU’s Student Development Administration Program, and I’ve also worked as an Activities Coordinator and Part-Time Advisor at the ISC – Go Redhawks! Before returning to SU, I supported international students with educational planning and immigration advising at Highline Community College. My interest in international education came from teaching high school English in Hiroshima-ken, Japan, and study and work in London. I enjoy learning about other cultures, watching movies and basketball, and the outdoors and shopping of Seattle. Feel free to drop by the International Student Center to say hi!

    Jennifer Chan (Jenn)

    Jennifer Chan (Jenn)

    Senior Administrative Assistant, DSO
    Phone: 206.296.6260

    Hi! I'm Jennifer, most people call me Jenn. I’m the senior administrative assistant at the International Student Center. I have lived in various countries (US, Hong Kong, Japan) and experienced various educational environments while I was growing up. I first came to SU as an undergraduate for psychology (2007). After my studies at SU, I joined the JET programme (Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme) in Fukuoka, Japan for 5 years teaching junior high school and elementary school students. I came back to Seattle U for a Master’s degree in Educational Administration (expected 2015). During my free time, I enjoy traveling, exploring new places, scuba diving, snowboarding and watching TV/movies.

    Come on by the ISC to chat with staff of relax/study in the ISC lounge. Feel free to ask me any questions and I'll try my best to assist you! :)

    Marie Johnston

    Marie Johnston

    Programming Coordinator
    My name is Marie Johnston and I am the Programming Coordinator for the ISC. I am a Master's student in Seattle University's Student Development Administration Program. My undergraduate program was at Western Washington University in Bellingham where I majored in Cultural Anthropology and minored in Music, with a focus on cello. I have family in Japan and grew up speaking both English and Japanese! My hobbies include eating, playing instruments, and learning new hobbies (like accordion, knitting, and cupcake decorating)! Come by and say hi!
  • Contact ISC

    James C. Pigott Pavilion for Leadership, PAVL P160 
    901 12th Avenue
    Seattle WA, 98122
    206.296.6260

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