University of Evansville

Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana

The Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana serves as a resource to prepare our students and Indiana's businesses for global leadership, citizenry, and success.



Jill Griffin

Dr. Jill Griffin

Executive Director, Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana
Schroeder Family Bldg. 265

Jill Griffin joined the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana as the director of the GAP Program in August 2012. She brings practical experience as a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting as well as experience in brand management and business development at Dell Computer Corporation.| Griffin’s academic training includes a PhD in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin, an MBA and MS in Industrial and operations engineering from the University of Michigan, a MA in economics from Indiana University, and a BA in mathematics and Russian from Trinity University. She has spent more than seven years living and working abroad in such countries as Germany, Austria, Russia, and Bulgaria. Her research on consumer behavior is published in the Journal of Marketing Research and the Journal of Consumer Psychology. In addition to directing GAP and coaching students on projects with industry partners, Griffin has taught courses in brand management, consumer behavior, marketing strategy, marketing research, microeconomics and macroeconomics. She is passionate about providing transformative educational experiences to students.

Erin Lewis

Mrs. Erin Lewis

Program Director, Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana
Schroeder Family Bldg. 266

Erin Lewis joined the Institute for Global Enterprise as its Program Director in June 2015. Prior to joining the Institute, she served as former United States Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s Director of Outreach at iCivics, directing its national field networks, communications and partnerships.| She also served as a Research Assistant at the Indiana University Public Policy Institute, Indiana's Director of Civic Education for six years, and is a former United States Marine, having completed Officer Candidate School in Quantico. While obtaining her Masters of Public Affairs in Policy Analysis with Honors, she helped create the Center for Civic Literacy, the nation's first interdisciplinary center devoted exclusively to researching civics content knowledge, and completed IU’s rigorous Oxford University summer program in England. In 2013, she was one of only three SPEA graduate students to receive the William M. Plater Civic Engagement Medallion for service to the community while at IUPUI. She is passionate about providing transformative experiences to students, and hopes to give the GAP experience to as many students as possible. She is coming home, as she received her B.S. in Political Science and Psychology from the University of Evansville.

Dan Miller

Mr. Dan Miller

Global Executive-in-Residence

Dan Miller became the institute’s first Global Executive-in-Residence upon his retirement from the position of executive director after serving in that capacity for nearly two years. From 2000 to 2010, Miller served as the executive vice president of Kimball International and president of Kimball Furniture Group in Jasper, Indiana.|

There, he led development of the $1.2 billion NASDAQ company's Asian supply chain for furniture. He also grew market share and retained profitability during 40 percent industry revenue declines and expanded the company's hospitality furniture business to a world leader in hotel furniture. Miller has also served as executive vice president for Latin America, based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with Whirlpool Corporation. There, as a member of Whirlpool's eight-person executive committee, he played a key role in refining and implementing the company's globalization strategy. Miller's career has also included roles as president and CEO of International Knife and Saw in Cincinnati, Ohio, and president and COO of Overhead Door Corporation in Dallas, Texas. Miller graduated from the University of Evansville in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University. Miller previously served on the University of Evansville's Board of Visitors and Board of Trustees.

Walayet Khan

Dr. Walayet Khan

Research Director, Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana
Schroeder Family Bldg. 144

As research director of the Institute for Global Enterprise in Indiana, Dr. Walayet A. Khan works to increase awareness and research of internationally related topics across the University of Evansville campus. Dr. Khan joined the University of Evansville in 1989 as assistant professor of finance. Since joining the University, |Dr. Khan has been active and consistent in research endeavors with a strong involvement in the international area. He has published papers coauthored with colleagues globally from countries such as Australia, Singapore, Portugal, and Taiwan. Dr. Khan has served as a consultant to various national organizations, including the Philadelphia Stock exchange (the largest foreign currency options market), the Chicago Stock Exchange, and Kaplin Schwezer. Dr. Khan holds a PhD in finance and an MBA from the University of Arkansas. Dr. Khan has taught courses in finance, economics, and statistics including financial management, corporate financial policy, international finance, investments, derivative securities, financial markets & institutions, risk management, money and banking, business statistics, financial planning, international economics, macroeconomics, and global capital markets.


Mrs. Cynthia Kelley

Mrs. Cynthia Kelley

Senior Administrative Assistant/Global Enterprise
Schroeder Family Bldg. 260