Edward Muldoon earned his Bachelor’s degree in History from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, and lived and worked in Norfolk, England following the completion of his degree.  In England Edward was fortunate to live in an incredibly diverse environment at the dawn of European Union expansion and open borders, and shared workspace with Americans, English, Italian, Serbian, and Portuguese colleagues.  These experiences as well as early and adventurous international travel and language practice helped form the backbone for his devout beliefs in the power of international education, cooperation, and diversity as instruments of change and cooperation. 

Edward's background is in international student, faculty, and refugee services, and data integrity and compliance.  He last worked in international education in Columbus, Ohio, as a Job Developer for Community Refugee and Immigration Services, a wonderful non-profit refugee resettlement organization.  Prior to that he worked with international students and staff (and their data) at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, for ten years in various roles including International Student Advisor.   There Edward participated in the expansion of an excellent set of international student, faculty, and staff initiatives and support enhancements.  At JMU Edward will work primarily with faculty and staff members in employment-based immigration sponsorship support as well as data management.  He feels strongly his job is to make their jobs easier, and to remove barriers to their contributions to academics and campus life for JMU students.    

Edward and his wife are fortunate to be reunited with a large extended family living in Harrisonburg, and when they are not working in the community they will be found in the garden, a river, or the woods. 

Edward is thrilled to continue my career in international education at JMU.  International education is transformative, and at JMU the dedication to the internationalization of all aspects campus is apparent, enviable, and inspiring.  He feels honored to be a part of the enrichment of the campus community through his role with the Center for Global Engagement.  His ambitions are to be a precise conduit between international students, faculty, and staff and the federal government, to be a good steward for the United States of America, and to contribute positively to JMU’s current position and future growth as a leader in international education.

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