Global Shepherd Staff
|Title||Director, International Affairs|
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|Charles Nieman serves as Director of International Affairs at Shepherd University since 2014. “International” has been a major part of his life in several career paths, holding responsible positions in a wide variety of organizations ranging from military command and staff, to diplomatic, humanitarian, nonprofit service and higher education. He has lived and worked internationally for over 13 years, primarily in Europe, but also in the Middle East and Africa. He has been active in several professional organizations to include NAFSA: Association of International Educators, where he is a frequent presenter and has served in regional and national leadership positions. He has been awarded Fulbright grants to Germany and Japan and a special grant by the Government of Australia to learn about Australian higher education. His bachelor degree is in Anthropology and Art History and his master’s degree is in Public Administration, both from the University of New Mexico. His doctoral degree, from Kent State university, is in Higher Education Administration, with a concentration in international education.|
|Title||Director, Study Abroad|
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|Shepherd University’s effort to expand its study abroad program is headed by Yin Star, Director of Study Abroad. Yin is originally from Malaysia and brings her own international experience to the job.
Yin most recently worked at American Public University System as the community college outreach manager and educational advisor. Prior to that, she has over 15 years’ in international trade and education, working on policy issues and coordinating high level government and corporate visits to the US and to Asia, which also allowed her to travel extensively in Asia.
While growing up, Yin lived in Germany, New Zealand, India, and Laos. She has been an international student herself, coming to the United States to earn a bachelor of arts degree in sociology and psychology at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Subsequently, she completed her Master degree in Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.
Yin’s personal experiences in many international and cross-cultural settings have given her a broad skill set that can excite our students about studying abroad and help them prepare for and take full advantage of the many opportunities available.