Meet the Staff
Ravi Paul, Ph. D.
Interim Executive Director of Global Affairs
(Ph. D., Industrial Management (MIS Emphasis), Clemson University; B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Bangalore University, India)
The Interim Executive Director for Global Affairs directs the ECU Office of International Affairs and overseas all of ECU’s extensive globalization initiatives. Dr. Ravi Paul co-led the working group of the University Committee on Fiscal Sustainability (UCFS CR4, Dec 8, 2015), and will now lead the effort to implement the recommendations from the report of the committee with regard to global opportunities at ECU.
Ravi has been at East Carolina University since January of 2003. He is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, a Faculty Fellow in the College of Business and an ECU Chancellor’s Leadership Academy Fellow. His research has been published in journals such as Information & Management, IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication, Requirements Engineering Journal and International Journal of Medical Informatics, among others. Ravi's passion for teaching and commitment to excellence have resulted in numerous recognitions and awards. Some of his most notable achievements include receiving the ECU Scholar-Teacher Award and the University of North Carolina Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, which is the top teaching award at ECU. He was also honored to be invited to deliver the Commencement address at ECU's Fall 2012 Graduation.
(B.A. Anthropology, East Carolina University)
(A.A.S Court Reporting/Stenography, Lenoir County Community College)
Mrs. Dumpor has been employed with East Carolina University since 2008 and has been a career employee with the state of North Carolina since 1992.
In her present position, she serves as an advocate for students and scholars on both Main Campus and for The Brody School of Medicine ensuring a smooth transition into the US and campus life.
Sandy assists with advising and filing of J1 and other non-immigrant visa status in compliance with Federal regulations to secure the required documentation through the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of State. She also works closely with other staff members in the Office of International Affairs to provide each and every foreign student and scholar an opportunity to excel in their area of expertise. Sandy encourages the sharing of culture, interests, and ideas to promote a greater understanding and appreciation for every community.
Assistant Director for Education Abroad
(M.A. Education, University of Northern Iowa; B.A. Advertising, Iowa State University)
Katie has been at ECU since September 2011. Previously, she had been at Baylor University’s Center for International Education for 4 years. Katie is responsible for promoting education abroad at ECU, working with ECU students who wish to go overseas as well as working with international students who do their study abroad at ECU.
Katie studied in Swansea, Wales during her junior year while attending Iowa State University. She has also spent summers working with an organization called Camp Adventure that led her to work as a lifeguard and swim instructor for U.S. Military dependents on bases overseas in Korea, Japan and Singapore.
Katie is really passionate about study abroad and hopes that one day all college students will go abroad. Come by and say hello and plan your study abroad experience!
Assistant Director of International Student Advisement
(EdD, East Carolina University; MEd, Kent State University; BS, Ohio University)
Bill has been the Assistant Director of International Student Advisement at East Carolina University since July of 2003. Previously he served eleven years as the International Student Adviser at a college in Brooklyn, New York. At ECU his responsibilities include the development, implementation and evaluation of all programs that support international students. He also ensures that the University is in compliance with United States immigration policies and assists faculty with implementing Summer-study abroad programs. Bill plans and directs the international student orientation program and is currently partnering with other ECU departments on special projects that will assist and connect our international student population. Furthermore, he earned a doctoral degree in the College of Education with a concentration in educational leadership in May 2007 from ECU.
Outside of ECU, Bill is very involved in local and state youth soccer and has been a coach and referee since his oldest son began playing 2001. He finds coaching soccer to be very rewarding and enjoys teaching young players the sport. Bill is married to Rita and they have two sons, Maximilian and John Carlo.
Education Abroad Advisor
(Masters, Universidad de Alcalá; B.A., Drury University)
Whitney joined the Office of International Affairs as the Education Abroad Advisor in August of 2012. Her education includes a Bachelor of Arts from Drury University (Springfield, Missouri) in French, Spanish, and Mathematics, as well as a Master’s Degree in Bilingual and Multicultural Education from the Universidad de Alcalá (Alcalá de Henares, Spain). As an undergraduate she studied for a summer in Cannes, France, and Madrid, Spain.
After working in Spain and France for 3 years teaching English, Whitney’s appreciation for international living led her to want to share that experience with others. She is at ECU to help promote the globalization of the student body, and guide the students as they make their study abroad dreams come true.
If you would like to begin to plan your semester or year abroad, please contact Whitney to get the ball rolling!
Jenny Klara Roberts
Assistant Director of Admissions
(B.A. Art History, ECU; M.S. Counselor Education, ECU)
Jenny was born and raised in Iceland. In 1999 she moved to Greenville, NC to attend ECU. Upon graduation she started her career with ECU's Undergraduate Admissions Office and recruited new Pirates for nine years. While with Undergraduate Admissions Jenny served the liaison with the Office of International Affairs working with domestic international students. She has traveled both internationally and nationally recruiting students for ECU and educating students about the application process. Her education includes a B.A. in Art History and M.S. in Counselor Education, both from East Carolina University. Jenny joined the Office of International Affairs in September, 2012 to recruit international students, assist them through the application process and market ECU internationally.
DIHLP & ECULA Program Coordinator
(MA, BA East Carolina University)