Office Staff

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Dr. Wesley Milner

Executive Director of International Programs

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 267

As the chief international officer, Dr. Milner works with the UE faculty and broader campus community to fulfill the goal of providing a global education for every student. Previously, he served as Director of the International Studies Program, Igleheart Endowed Chair in Political Science and Chair of the Department of Law, Politics and Society. Born and raised in Texas, Milner obtained his undergraduate degree in economics and German from the University of Texas, a master’s from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and a PhD in political science from the University of North Texas.|

Milner’s international experience includes serving as a visiting professor twice at both Harlaxton College in England and Tokoha University in Japan as well as research travel in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Eastern/Southern Africa. He was also a visiting professor with Semester at Sea, circumnavigating the globe in four months. Further, he has had the pleasure of traveling with UE students on short-term study abroad programs to Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. Favorite memories include playing elephant polo in India, celebrating Carnival in Brazil, hiking in Kenya and chipping apart the Berlin wall at the end of the Cold War. Milner’s career began in Washington, DC where he spent several years as a researcher for a government contractor, working closely with a number of security and intelligence agencies.

As a professor, his primary teaching role has focused on international relations courses such as International Law, U.S. Foreign Policy, Human Rights, Politics of the Global Economy, and Global Environmental Policy. His scholarship, which integrates globalization and broadly defined aspects of human rights, has appeared in Human Rights Quarterly, the Journal of Private Enterprise, Sociological Quarterly, International Studies and a number of edited books. Recently, his research has centered on displaced and refugee students as UE has been named the top university in the country for attracting and supporting young Syrian scholars.
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Dr. Holly Carter

Director of Education Abroad/Harlaxton College Programs

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 263

Dr. Carter has worked in International Education for 18 years and held senior leadership positions at multiple universities. Originally from Texas, Dr. Carter has lived in France, Tunisia, Scotland and England. She has a MPhil from the University of Glasgow and a PGCHE from the University of Surrey Roehampton in England, as well as a PhD from the University of North Texas. Dr. Carter’s academic field is medical sociology, which she occasionally teaches at UE. She travels widely for work, personally, and as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity. She has been to 96 countries, built houses in 20 countries, and continues to travel for both work and pleasure. Her favorite places to visit are off the beaten path places that remain non-touristy. Her favorite memories include sunset at the Shwedagon Pagoda in Myanmar and riding in a fruit filled cart pulled by horses through the rice fields in Cambodia.
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Ms. Greta Becker

Study Abroad Advisor

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 261

Greta graduated from Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin with a BA in English Literature and is currently pursuing her MS in Public Service Administration. She was born and raised in Wisconsin but also considers Washington state her home after living there for a few years and falling in love with the Pacific Northwest. Greta studied abroad at the University of Chester in Chester, England during the fall semester of 2014. After returning from her semester abroad she worked as the study abroad peer advisor for her school’s Center for Global Education. In addition to England, she has also traveled to Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Spain, France, Germany, Canada, and the Cayman Islands. Her favorite places to visit are ones that require a hike to get to. Two of her favorite spots are Snowdonia National Park in North Wales and the Malvern Hills in England.
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Ms. Kaylynn Carver

Harlaxton Advisor

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 262

Kaylynn is from a small town in western Kentucky, and her interest in the field of international education started from her own experiences abroad as a UE student. She studied at Harlaxton College in spring 2014 and also spent a semester in Merida, Mexico before her graduation from UE with a BA in Spanish and international studies. Kaylynn has an MA in international education from SIT Graduate Institute, after a year of course work in Vermont and a year as a graduate intern in the UE education abroad office. Her favorite travel memories include participating in Day of the Dead celebrations in Mexico and hiking in Wales.
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Ms. Anna Beth Gillon

Study Abroad Intern/Study Abroad

Schroeder School of Business Building, Room 262

Anna Beth is from Bowling Green, Kentucky and graduated from Western Kentucky University with a BA in Film. She spent a semester abroad at Harlaxton College during the spring of 2012, which ignited her love of traveling and her passion for international education. Since Harlaxton, she has been back to visit England multiple times and has also traveled to Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Canada, and 35 US states. Her favorite travel memories include watching the sunrise over the English Channel, hiking in Acadia National Park, and working on a family farm in Ireland.

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