Janelle Rahyns, Ph.D.

NASPA Liaison

Associate Director for Global Initiatives

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Dr. Janelle Rahyns serves as the inaugural associate director for global initiatives at NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. She supports the association's international initiatives such as NASPA's Global Advisory Board, the MENASA Advisory Board, the MENASA NASPA Conference, the Global Summit on Student Affairs and Services, the International Symposium, the International Exchange Program and assists in the support of the Latin America and the Caribbean Advisory Board. Prior to joining NASPA, Janelle served as the Assistant Dean at Yale-NUS College in Singapore, and the Resident Director at the University of California Los Angeles. Her research interests focus on African American college students, comparative study abroad experiences, international student affairs, and race and ethnicity in study abroad.

Janelle holds a Ph.D. in Social Science & Comparative Education with a concentration in International & Comparative Education from the University of California Los Angeles, an M.Ed in Student Personnel in Higher Education and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida.