University of Wisconsin–Madison


Partnership Leadership and Central Administration Staff

Dr. Yoshiko M. Herrera, Principle Investigator and Partnership Director, and Professor of Political Science, (608) 263-2241

Dr. Elise Ahn, Project Manager, International Projects and UW-Madison Partnership with Nazarbayev University, (608) 263-3112

Dr. Virginia Martin, Project Coordinator, (608) 262-5805


Team Leaders

Academic and Career Advising
Ms. Diana Maki, Associate Director of the Cross-College Advising Service

Dr. Timothy Walsh, Director of the Cross-College Advising Service; Associate Director of the Office of Undergraduate Advising in the College of Letters and Sciences

Educational Innovation: Learning, Teaching, and Technology
Dr. Mark Johnson, Senior Specialist in the International Division; Senior Lecturer in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

English Language Instruction and Writing Across the Curriculum
Ms. Sandra Arfa, Director of the Program in English as a Second Language

Dr. Bradley Hughes, Director of the UW-Madison Writing Center

Faculty Development, Collaboration, and Exchanges
Dr. Charles Cohen, Professor, E. Gordon Fox Professor of American Institutions

Kazakh Language, Literature and Culture
Dr. Karen Evans-Romaine, Professor & Chair of the Department of Slavic Languages & Literature; Director of the UW-Madison Russian Flagship Program

Dr. Dianna Murphy, Associate Director of the UW-Madison Language Institute; Associate Director of the UW-Madison Russian Flagship Program

Library Development
Mr. Andrew Spencer, Bibliographer of Slavic, East European & Central Asian Studies at the Memorial Library

Mr. Edward Van Gemert, Vice-Provost for Libraries and University Librarian

NU School of Engineering: Faculty Development and Graduate Advising
Dr. Jake Blanchard, Professor, Executive Associate Dean of the College of Engineering

NU School of Humanities and Social Sciences: Strategic Planning and Evaluation
Dr. David McDonald, Professor, Alice D. Mortenson/Petrovich Distinguished Chair in Russian History, Associate Chair of the Department of History

Dr. Susan Yackee, Professor, Public Affairs and Political Science

University Administration, including Registrar’s Office, Students Wellness, and other areas

Dr. Jennifer Tishler, Associate Director of the Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA)

Visiting International Students Program for NU Students
Dr. Jennifer Tishler, Associate Director of the Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA)