Minneapolis Staff

Administration and Marketing

Eric Canny
Dean of Global Education
Phone: 612-330-1159
Email: canny@augsburg.edu

Prior to joining Augsburg, Eric was executive director of International Learning at Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, where he developed a comprehensive vision for global learning, significantly expanded international opportunities for students and faculty, and helped integrate global education into the curriculum. Prior to that, he held international leadership positions at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, as well as New York University in Lower Manhattan and Florence, Italy. He received his bachelor’s in fine arts and master’s in education from New York University. He is completing his doctorate in global executive leadership, focusing on higher education, from USC’s Rossier School of Education.


Jessica Haas
Coordinator of Recruitment and Promotions
Direct Phone: 612-330-1118
Email: haasj@augsburg.edu

Contact Jessica for: brochure requests, school visit coordination, advertising, website issues, and other marketing related items

Jessica has a master’s in international education from the School for International Training in Vermont and a bachelor’s in political science from Creighton University in Nebraska. Prior to joining CGE, she was the International Program Manager at Bard College in New York.   Jessica also worked in the service learning program at Flathead Valley Community College in Montana and taught a course called, “Exploring Africa.” Jessica has served as a short-term seminar leader for CGE in Cuba and Nicaragua, studied in China and Lithuania, and has also visited Austria, Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Estonia, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, Mongolia, Poland, Russia, and South Africa.

Academic Programs Abroad (Semester and Summer Programs)

Margaret Anderson
Coordinator, Academic Programs Abroad
Direct Phone: 612-330-1685
Email: anderso4@augsburg.edu

Contact Margaret for: semester and summer programs abroad administration, pre-departure preparation, billing and payment, registration and transcripts, and institutional relationships, and scholarship opportunities.

Margaret joined CGE in 1991 and has worked primarily with Academic Programs Abroad, but has also assisted with Mexico travel seminars and acted as study abroad advisor.  Margaret has a bachelor’s in history from the University of Minnesota, concentration in English History. Prior to working at CGE she was employed at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. At Augsburg College, she has been active in Staff Senate, Peace Prize Forum, and Strategic Planning Commission. Margaret’s travels have taken her to  Canada, the UK, southern Africa, Mexico and Central America.

Lucy Hardaker
Outreach and Enrollment Specialist
Direct Phone: 612-330-1622
Email: hardaker@augsburg.edu

Contact Lucy for: Student inquiries and student advising

Lucy holds a master’s in organizational leadership, policy, and development from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s of business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.  Previous to joining the Augsburg College team, Lucy worked as a recruitment coordinator for short-term programs with the University of Minnesota International Students and Scholar Services office.  She also served as a Community Outreach Coordinator and Immigration/Orientation Assistant at the Center for International Education at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.  Lucy studied abroad in Greece.

International Travel Seminars

Olee Amata
Program Associate, International Travel Seminars.
Direct Phone: 612-330-1115
Email: amata@augsburg.edu

Contact Olee for: travel seminar flights, travel seminar payments, Mary Witt, Religious Studies, and CGE Students of Color scholarship applications

Olee has been working with CGE since July 2008.  Olee is currently finishing up her degree as a weekend college student at Augsburg College in business management. Before joining CGE, she was working at Augsburg with TRIO/Student Support Services, McNair Scholars Program, and with URGO (Office of Undergraduate Research and Graduate Opportunities) for six years. Olee went on a faculty-led Augsburg College course to El Salvador in January 2008, which fueled her interest to work for CGE.  Olee has a passion for international travel and learning about different cultures.  In addition to traveling to El Salvador, Olee has traveled to Great Britain, Ireland, and Guatemala.  Olee also speaks Laotian and Thai.

David Hamilton
Director, International Travel Seminars
Direct Phone: 612-330-1385
Email: hamiltod@augsburg.edu

Contact David for: David is the liaison for sponsors coordinating travel seminars in El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Southern Africa

David has a bachelor’s in political science from Macalester College, an master’s  in African history from the University of Minnesota, and a mini-MBA from the University of St. Thomas. He has years of experience in management and administration, including being executive director of an organization that works with HIV/AIDS. He has lived both in Southern Africa and Brazil. He has been a grant writing consultant, won a MacArthur Fellowship, and has a commitment to social justice and racial equality.

Fatimah Kinaphone
Program Assistant for International Travel Seminars
Direct Phone: 612-330-1536
Email: kinaphon@augsburg.edu

Contact Fatimah for: registering for a travel seminar, travel seminar invoices, general questions related to participating on a travel seminar

Fatimah has been working with CGE since September 2006.  Fatimah has an associate’s degree in liberal arts from Black Hawk College where she was a member of the International Student Association.  She is currently a weekend college student at Augsburg College pursuing her bachelor’s in international business.  Her travels have taken her to Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, El Salvador, and Guatemala. She speaks Lao, Thai, and Indonesian.

Susan Peacock
Program Coordinator, International Travel Seminars
Direct Phone: 612-330-1662
Email: peacocks@augsburg.edu

Contact Susan for: Susan is the liaison for sponsors coordinating travel seminars in Bolivia, Cuba, and Mexico.

Susan Peacock, worked for CGE from 1987 to 1991 as coordinator for the Mexico program. Prior to rejoining the staff in 2012, she worked at The National Academies’ Committee on Human Rights, the Washington Office on Latin America, The National Security Archive at George Washington University, and the Guatemala Human Rights Commission. She also directed the Global Education and Advocacy Office of the United Church of Christ and served in Bolivia with the Mennonite Central Committee. She has two master’s degrees, one in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University and another in International Administration from the School for International Training. She is the author of two books, In Search of Hidden Truths and Hidden Powers in Post-Conflict Guatemala.

General Contact Information

If you are unable to reach the person you are seeking, please call our main line at 612-330-1159.  Someone can assist you, or you can leave a message (which are frequently checked).  Our general email, which is also consistently monitored, is globaled@augsburg.edu.  An emergency cell phone is carried by a Minneapolis staff member 24/7 at 612-817-2830.