Contact the CGE
International Student Walk-In Hours:
To meet with us outside of these hours, please make an appointment using one of the links below.
No phone calls
Center for Global Engagement Staff
Dr. Jennifer Creamer
Dr. Philip Hnatkovich
International education has been at the forefront of Philip’s work for a long time. Prior to joining CGE in 2017, Philip studied at West Virginia University (MA) and Penn State University (PhD), where he researched early modern histories of maritime trade, migration, and refugeeism. Those topics led him to years of rewarding study in port towns on both sides of the Atlantic. While completing his degrees, he taught courses ranging from the history of pre-modern Europe to fascism in the twentieth century; he also co-founded MarineLives, an international nonprofit that delivers digital education programs in public history. At CGE, Philip manages education abroad programs for students.
Contact me for: Get in touch if you are a faculty member interested in designing new education abroad programs for students, or a student seeking information about studying abroad.
Jessica has been advising RMU students on study abroad opportunities since 2016. Prior to joining the CGE staff, she earned an MA in International Education Management at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey in California. As a student at Gettysburg College, she participated in a faculty-led program to northern Germany and semesters abroad in Heidelberg, Germany and Salamanca, Spain. Additionally, she spent two years living and working in Madrid, Spain. She has volunteered her time to review applications for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship and the Fund for Education Abroad, and she’s always happy to talk to students about their options to go abroad and ways to fund those experiences.
Contact me for: questions about studying abroad, interning abroad, funding an experience abroad, or global SET opportunities
Tabitha has been advising RMU international students since 2014. She earned a B.A. in Communications and a M.S. in Higher Education from Robert Morris University. During her undergraduate program, she completed a summer internship abroad in London, England. Additionally, she has traveled as a chaperone on two RMU Faculty-led programs to Switzerland, France, and Ecuador. Tabitha has a passion for traveling and has visited 20 countries and 4 continents. She enjoys talking to students about Pittsburgh, where she has traveled, where they come from, and where they want to go abroad.
Contact me for: Questions about: F-1 or J-1 immigration, Registration requirements, Change of Majors, Withdraws, Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission letters or concerns, OPT/CPT, Global Ambassadors, Global Karneval, & Friendship Families
Kaitlyn is our newest CGE staff member, joining the team in September 2019. She earned her MA in American Culture Studies from Bowling Green State University in 2014, where she studied 20th century immigration histories and contemporary immigration narratives, and taught courses in Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies, and American Culture Studies with focuses on travel and tourism. She has also assisted with two English Access Microscholarship Program (Access) Workshops sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA), administered by FHI 360 and hosted by Bowling Green State University. As the spouse of an Iranian immigrant who came to the U.S. with an F-1 visa, she has experience working with USCIS through all stages of an individual’s immigration journey.
Contact me for: Questions about: F-1 and F-2 visas, New International Student Orientation, First Year Semester Program (FYSP), new student inquiries and recruitment