Global Affairs


Erich Dietrich, BA, MA, PhD

Associate Dean for Global Affairs, NYU Steinhardt, and Assistant Vice President of Global Programs, New York University

Erich Dietrich holds a dual role at NYU. As associate dean for global affairs, he is Steinhardt's senior international officer (SIO). He works with the deans, department chairs, and faculty of Steinhardt, and the senior administration of NYU-New York, NYU-Shanghai and NYU-Abu Dhabi, on setting and achieving the global vision for the School. He oversees study abroad, international agreements and partnerships, curricular internationalization, and international student recruitment strategy. He chairs the Steinhardt Global Faculty Advisory Committee. 

As Assistant Vice President for NYU Global Programs, Erich is part of the university-wide NYU Global Programs leadership team. Specifically, he supports summer and J-term programs and the internationalization of graduate education across NYU and works with the 14 Schools and Colleges of NYU to advance their strategic international plans. 

Dietrich is an historian whose specialization is race and higher education. He regularly teaches a graduate-level study abroad course, Race, Class and Equity in Higher Education in Brazil, and on-campus graduate seminars, The Internationalization of Higher Education and The Practice of Study Abroad and International Student Services. An expert on Brazil, Dietrich serves on the advisory board for the Institute of International Education’s International Academic Partnership Program for Brazil, which promotes US-Brazil collaborations in higher education. He also serves as chair-elect of NAFSA's International Education Leadership Knowledge Community. 

He holds a PhD from New York University, a master’s from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a BA, magna cum laude, from Carleton College. He is the winner of a Fulbright International Education Award to India, 2016.

Zachary Klim, BA, MA, PhD candidate 

Senior Director, Global Affairs and Experiential Learning

Zack collaborates with deans, department chairs, faculty, staff and institutional partners to conceptualize, implement, and evaluate NYU Steinhardt’s international programming at home and abroad. Reporting to the assistant dean for global and academic affairs, Zack plays a leadership role in structuring the pedagogical and administrative foundations of the school’s global programs including: partnerships and affiliations, graduate and undergraduate study abroad, intern abroad initiatives, and internationalization of Washington Square. He joined NYU Steinhardt in 2008 after significant work in the field of international educational development in Bangladesh, Burma, Costa Rica, and Honduras.

Prior to his work at NYU, Zack served as a Peace Corps volunteer, taught in New York City schools, worked for USAID, and served as affiliated faculty for SIT/World Learning. Zack holds a BA in English Literature and Spanish from the University at Buffalo and an MA in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Sociology of Education at NYU Steinhardt.

Allison Michaud, BA, MA, MBA

Associate Director, Global Affairs

Allison joined the Steinhardt team in 2010. As associate director of the Office of Global Affairs, she manages short-term study abroad opportunities and undergraduate global opportunities, including the Dean's Global Honors Seminars, Global Media Scholars program and semester-long study abroad. Allison is also engaged in domestic experiential education at Steinhardt, managing the affiliation agreement process for internships.

Prior to joining Steinhardt, Allison worked at the NYU Stern School of Business in MBA Programs. She earned an MA in higher education administration from NYU Steinhardt and a BA in politics and journalism from the NYU College of Arts and Science, and most recently earned her MBA at the NYU Stern School of Business, with specializations in Leadership and Change Management.

Vivienne Felix, BA, MA, PhD

Associate Director, Experiential Learning

Vivienne will support the academic departments in their fieldwork and internship programs by providing cross-program analytics and program development assistance. She will also help us develop and maintain community-engaged programs both domestically and internationally. She comes to the school after working for the City University of New York (CUNY) Early College Initiative as an Employer Partnerships Developer. In that role, she managed internship development and strategic partnerships with businesses, corporations, and non-profits for a network of 9-14 Early College & Career Schools. With more than 10 years of administrative experience in student affairs, fundraising, and academic support, she has also taught English as a Second Language (ESL) at The College of New Jersey. Vivienne holds a B.A. in International Affairs from Lafayette College and a M.A. in Education from the University of Connecticut. She earned her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, with a specialization in Comparative and International Education, from Bowling Green State University.

Stina Dufour, BA, MA

Assistant Director, Global Affairs

As assistant director of the Office of Global Affairs, Stina oversees NYU Steinhardt's portfolio of graduate short-term study abroad opportunities, the Astor International Travel Fellowship for New York City Teachers, and oversees the office's admissions and communications activities. Prior to joining Steinhardt in 2009, Stina worked in the education departments of the Nordic Heritage Museum (Seattle), and the Swedish American Museum Center (Chicago). She earned an MA in International Education from New York University, and a BA in Sociology and Scandinavian studies, magna cum laude, from North Park University, and is a Doctor of Education student in the Higher Education Administration program at NYU Steinhardt.

Reginald Spence, BA, MA

Program Manager, Global Affairs

Reginald "Reggie" Spence will manage a portfolio of graduate, faculty-led study abroad programs and other international initiatives.  Before joining NYU, he worked at Pace University as an Education Abroad Advisor preparing students for successful participation in study abroad.  Before that, he participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program as an English Teacher in rural Tome, Miyagi Prefecture where he taught English at several schools and promoted intercultural activities with locals.  He remains an active member of the JET Alumni Association of New York, where he continues to promote strong ties between the U.S. and Japan at local government functions and community outreach and alumni events.  Reggie holds an M.A. in International Education Management from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, earned his B.A. in East Asian Studies from the University at Albany, and studied abroad at Kansai Gaidai University in Osaka, Japan.