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Nazareth College Center for International Education 4245 East Avenue Rochester, NY 14618


Phone: (585) 389-2371

Fax: (585) 389-2372

Program Leaders

Administrative Leaders

Dr Eisen

Dr. George Eisen

Executive Director,
Center for International Education
Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs
Phone: 585-389-2371
Fax: 585-389-2372



Dr. George Eisen, a professor of Sociology and History, is the product of three educational systems: Hungary, Israel, and the United States. Dr. Eisen has extensive experience in higher education management. He has been instrumental in the design and management of international training and educational projects as well as higher education programs in the United States and abroad.

Emily Craft

Mrs. Emily Craft

Assistant Director
Center for International Education
Phone: 585-389-2371
Fax: 585-389-2372




Mrs. Emily Craft is a graduate of Nazareth College and has worked advising international students for 6 years.  She is knowledgeable about F-1 and J-1 regulations and manages financial aspects of the Center for International Education.  In her free time she likes to travel and dance with her husband.


Kathy HansenMs. Kathy Hansen

Assistant Director
Study Abroad and Exchanges
Phone: 585-389-2673
Fax: 585-389-2372



Academic Leaders

Tim Kneeland

Dr. Timothy Kneeland

History & Political Science
Golisano Academic Center 454
Phone: 585-389-2649


Dr. Timothy Kneeland, a professor of History and Political Science, is a political analyst and author having published works on American politics and history.  Since 2007 Dr. Kneeland has worked closely with the Center for International Education to develop and support the work of the Study of the United States Institute.

Carlnita Greene

Dr. Carlnita Greene

Assistant Professor & Director
Communication & Media Program in English
Golisano Academic Center 491
Phone: 585-389-2440



Dr. Carlnita Greene is an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Communication & Media program. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin and her research broadly can be defined as the intersection of rhetorical theory and popular culture. She has previously published on subjects as diverse as food culture, post-feminism and the media, identity and social style, rhetorical theory in the 21st century, and popular culture and pedagogy.

Otieno Kisiara

Dr. Otieno Kisiara

Associate Professor
Sociology & Anthropology
Golisano Academic Center 395
Phone: 585-389-2768

Dr. Otieno Kisiara is an Associate Professor of Anthropology, with research interests in agrarian labor and development in sub-Saharan Africa, and global forced migration and refugee resettlement. Dr. Kisiara’s research & training have been funded by such organizations as the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, the Fulbright Program, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and his work has included travels to Kenya, Uganda, Morocco, Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Poland, Canada, Australia, and Israel. His teaching areas include anthropological theory, globalization and culture, religion and ritual in Africa, population displacement and refugee resettlement, and ethnobotany.

Adam Lewandowski

Professor Adam Lewandowski

Director of Community Service
Center for Civic Engagement
Golisano Academic Center 155
Phone: 585-389-2307


Adam Lewandowski is the Director for the Department of Community Service, part of the Center for Civic Engagement.  The Department of Community Service provides opportunities for leadership, service and civic engagement in partnership with local and international schools and organizations.  The programs advance student learning by increasing the understanding of social problems, strengthening social responsibility and heightening an understanding of human diversity while responding to the needs of the community.

Dr Shafiq

Dr. Muhammad Shafiq

Executive Director
Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies & Dialogue

Golisano Academic Center 356
Phone: 585-389-2963




Dr. Muhammad Shafiq is the executive director of the Hickey Center for Interfaith Studies and Dialogue, and is professor of Islamic and religious studies at Nazareth College. In addition, he is the Imam of the Islamic Center of Rochester, Inc. Dr. Shafiq holds a Ph.D. from Temple University, and a M.A. and B.A. from the University of Peshawar.


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