Title: Director, International Office
Duties: Running the International Office, which offers
assistance to the 800 to 1,000 international scholars that
TSRI hosts each year and the principal investigators they
Started at TSRI: January 14, 2002.
Background: Assistant director, Human Resources at
the University of San Diego; director, Human Resources, Yavapai
College District (Arizona); director, Human Resources, Rice
County, cities of Faribault and Northfield (Minnesota); chief
labor negotiator for law enforcement union (Minnesota); and
union representative with Northwest Airlines. His education
includes a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law,
a bachelor's degree from the University of San Diego, and
training for the Catholic priesthood.
What He Likes about the Job at TSRI So Far: The opportunity
to focus his attention on one specialty, the collegial nature
of TSRI staff and the beauty of TSRI's location.
Plans for the International Office: Building on the
strengths of the International Office including the relationship
with TSRI's counterparts at other institutions. He also plans
to develop a web site that will "disseminate information to
international scholars 24/7."
Philosophy on Navigating Post-September 11 Immigration
Policy: "It's like taking a flight. You have to go early
and expect delays."
Extracurricular: Playing piano, watching hockey and
soccer, and travel.
According to Thomas
Barnett, director of TSRI's International Office, navigating
immigration policy after September 11 is like flying. "You
have to go early and expect delays," he says. Photo
by Biomedical Graphics.