Mengxue Li

In addition to serving as Director of OIEP, M. Li is Principal Dean for International Affairs (College of Behavioral and Social Sciences), Research Associate Professor (Department of Geographical Sciences), and...

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  • Office telephone: 301-405-5361
  • E-mail: mxli(at)

Aizhen Chen

Program Manager
A. Chen was a Chinese culture and language teacher for ten years.  Subsequently, she spent six years teaching English in the Shanghai school system.  A. Chen holds a Master’s Degree in Criminology &...

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  • Office telephone: 301-405-8443
  • E-mail: achen1(at)
  • Skype ID: lisachen05

Michael Dravis

Planning and Communications Manager
Before joining OIEP, M. Dravis was Research Associate with various projects under the Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM) at the University of Maryland,...

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  • Office telephone: 301-405-3356
  • E-mail: mdravis(at)
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Joyce Romanoff

Human Resources and Business Manager

  • Phone: 301-437-9124
  • E-mail: jromanoff8(at)
Visiting Scholar

Jianda Zhou

Visiting Scholar
J. Zhou has been appointed as assistant research scholar by the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice for 2015-2016, with co-sponsorship by the Office of International and...

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  • E-mail: jzhou12(at)

Sebastian Carias

English Instructor
S. Carias holds a B.A. in History and is currently a graduate student in Modern European History at the University of Maryland.

  • E-mails: scarias(at) scarias(at)
  • Skype ID: s.carias1

Dale Connelly

English Instructor
D. Connelly is a Golden ID student—and a life-long learner—at the University of Maryland.

  • E-mail: dazzena(at)

Saad Khalid

S. Khalid is an undergraduate at the University of Maryland pursuing a dual-degree in Computer Science and Psychology with a Business minor in "Innovation & Entrepreneurship."  In his free time he loves to workout and go on hikes.

  • E-mail: skhalid(at)
  • Skype ID: skhalid1223

George LaValle

English Instructor
G. LaValle holds a Bachelor's Degree in English Language and Literature.  He is currently applying to graduate school with the goal of obtaining a PhD.  His interests include medieval, early modern and...

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  • E-mail: george.lavalle(at)
  • Skype ID: georgelavalle

Leslie McNamara

L. McNamara is a health policy graduate student at the University of Maryland.  She holds a B.A. in History from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

  • E-mail: lamcnamar(at)
  • Skype ID:

Ashley Myers

English Instructor
A. Myers is an undergraduate student studying linguistics.  In her free time she loves playing video games—especially Pokemon—reading, and relaxing.

  • E-mail: ashethemyers(at)
  • Skype ID: Ashe.Myers13

Jason Otwell

English Instructor
J. Otwell is currently studying English Literature and Literature at the University of Maryland and is set to graduate in spring 2016.

  • E-mail: jotwell3087(at)
  • Skype ID: live:jotwell3087

Swathi Siva Srinivas

English Instructor
Swathi Siva Srinivas is an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland with a double major in Psychology and Women's Studies.

  • E-mail: swathisivasrinivas(at)
  • Skype ID: swathi.siva.k2