Project Participants

Leadership team

Dr. Hilary Kahn, Principal Investigator

Dr. Yea-Fen Chen, Co-Principal Investigator

Dr. Teresa Nichols, Project Coordinator

Advisory Board

  • Dr. Russell Baker, Vice President of Academic Affairs at Ivy Tech Community College

  • Ms. Elaine Bedel, President of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation

  • Ms. Caterina Cregor Blitzer, Education Consultant

  • Mr. Larry Cimino, President, ProConsult, LLC, Strategic Global Consulting

  • Mr. Thaddeus B. Ewald, Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Cummins, Inc.
  • Dr. Gloria Berlanga King, Director of Multicultural Affairs at Eskenazi Health

  • Dr. Toby Malichi, Founding Chief Executive Officer, Malichi Group Worldwide 
  • Dr. Nikki Woodson, Superintendent of Washington Township Schools

  • Mr. Greg Zoeller, Chairman of the Indianapolis World Trade Center Project 

Regional Leaders

  • Professor Israel Herrera, Central 1, Outreach Coordinator for the Department of Spanish & Portuguese at Indiana University Bloomington

  • Dr. Leslie Fatum, Central 2, Director of College and Career Preparation for Kokomo School Corporation

  • the Honorable Christopher A. Newton, Judge, Central 3, Vigo Superior Court Division 4

  • Ms. Pamela Gemmer, Indianapolis (Marion County), Indianapolis Public Schools

  • Mr. Keith Kirkpatrick, Northwest, Chairman of the Northwest Indiana Trade Alliance

  • Ms. Lisa Stockberger, Northcentral, Deputy Director of Welcoming Michiana

  • Ms. Martha Martin, Northeast, International Programs Manager at Prairie Quest Consulting

  • Dr. Silvia Rode, Southwest, Professor of German and Chair of the World Languages and Cultures Department at the University of Southern Indiana

  • Dr. Donna Albrecht, Southeast, Associate Professor in the School of Education and Director of the New Neighbors Center at Indiana University Southeast

  • Ms. Jennifer Thuma, Statewide, Associate Director of Professional Development and Pro Bono at the IUPUI McKinney School of Law