Jennifer Creamer is a cultural anthropologist who has been involved in some aspect of international education for over 30 years with experiences studying abroad, teaching English, serving as resident director/translator for groups of visiting Japanese students, and working as director of international programs in the US. Her university positions have included responsibility for education abroad advising and program development, international student immigration and academic advising, creation and delivery of orientations for outgoing study abroad students and incoming international students, and programming to enhance campus internationalization. She studied abroad in high school, college, and graduate school in Mexico and Japan, and worked and conducted research in Japan. Creamer holds a doctorate in cultural anthropology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she conducted qualitative research with Japanese women to explore their motivations to study in the U.S. and to discover the perceived impact of the experience on their lives once they returned to Japan. Creamer’s enriching experiences living and studying abroad led her to pursue her career path as an applied anthropologist in international education, assisting others to venture abroad.
Jesse Phillips, MA
Manager, Immigration, Exchange,
and Study Abroad
Jesse joined the Center for Global Engagement in May, 2014. Prior to RMU, he worked as an International Student Adviser at Indiana University of Pennsylvania while completing his M.A. in Student Affairs in Higher Education. He also holds a M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations from Seton Hall University. He has studied abroad four times in Europe, and also interned for the Heinrich Boell Stiftung in Germany. He is passionate about exploring new places, engaging different cultures, and experiencing new cuisines. Jesse manages the international exchange and semester abroad opportunities at Robert Morris University along with immigration issues for our degree-seeking international students. When he's not at RMU he's probably camping or hiking.
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Manager, International Support Services
Rick is a RMU graduate with a BA in both English and Communication. He served in a number of Academic Affairs and Financial Aid roles at various universities before joining the CGE in 2012. He also has academic-related and personal international travel experience in over 15 countries. Rick currently manages various aspects of international student life on campus including programming and counseling for all international students. He also manages RMU Faculty-Led Education Abroad programs and works with the International Rooney Scholar program.
Tabitha Savka, MS
Specialist, International Programs and Services