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Marissa Dr. Marissa Chandler
Director of Global Engagement
SEVIS PDSO & RO Campus Official

Dr. Marissa Chandler has been employed with Austin Peay State University for over 19 years. Dr. Chandler received her bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Evansville, IN. Her master’s degree is in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Western Kentucky State University. She received an Education Specialist degree from APSU. Dr. Chandler earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Professional Practice from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville. Dr. Chandler feels extremely fortunate to have studied abroad for two semesters in England during her undergraduate years. Her study abroad experiences literally changed her life. She has also traveled extensively all over the world conducting site visits as well as for leisure. One of her main goals while serving in the Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange is to assist students in becoming world travelers and not just tourists.

elizabeth Elizabeth Harrison
International Student Services Coordinator

Elizabeth has volunteered as an English educator for more than 10 years and began an academic career at Austin Peay in 2019. They are the current International Student Services Coordinator, and assist with English as a Second Language Institute. Both Elizabeth's Bachelor of Science (2013) and Master Arts of Teaching (2020) were earned at Austin Peay, and they are enhancing their knowledge and competence to lead in adult education as a member of the 2021 Doctoral Cohort in APSU’s Ed.D. Program. Elizabeth works in international studies because it is a persona passion and a shaping foundation of their life. At home, their household is foundationally international, with Argentine, Irish, German, Korean, and Chinese family all living together, there is always something new to learn for everyone at home and in life. When not investigating teaching strategies or traveling, Elizabeth enjoys learning new languages, reading science fiction and fantasy novels, playing video games, cooking, or watching cartoons with family.