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 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 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 

Executive 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

 Senior 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 supports experiential learning initiatives across Steinhardt’s academic departments and provides cross-program analytics and program development assistance for fieldwork and internship programs. Before joining the Office of Global Affairs, Vivienne worked in academic support, student affairs, and fundraising; she also taught English to Speakers of Other Languages in higher education and nonprofit settings. Vivienne holds a doctorate in Higher Education Administration, with a specialization in Comparative and International Education, from Bowling Green State University and a Master of Arts in Education with a focus on Student Affairs in Higher Education from the University of Connecticut. She is a Lafayette College alumna with a B.A. in International Affairs.

Stina Dufour, BA, MA, EdD Candidate

Associate Director, Global Affairs

As associate director of the Office of Global Affairs, Stina oversees NYU Steinhardt's graduate study abroad initiative, the Astor International Travel Fellowship for New York City Teachers, 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 is a doctoral candidate in the EdD, Higher Education Administration program at NYU Steinhardt. Previously, 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.

Reginald Spence, BA, MA

Program Manager, Global Affairs

Reginald "Reggie" Spence manages 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 Adviser 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.  

Kattia Tan, BA

Administrative Manager, Global Affairs

Kattia supports global program finances, fieldwork internships, affiliation agreements for internships, and general operations for the floor in her new role as Administrative Manager. 

Prior to joining Steinhardt in 2017, Kattia worked at NYU Operations under Operations, Technology, and Support Services as an IT User Support Analyst. Kattia has more than 10 years of combined experience in IT support, finance, customer service, and administration. She earned a BA in Economics and Visual Arts from Fordham University.