International Programs and Services is dedicated to our students by providing quality services and programs for all international, study abroad and overseas students.  The staff of IPS has all lived, worked, traveled, or studied abroad throughout their lives.  Please take a moment to learn more about the staff of IPS here.  If you would like to reach out to a specific staff member, their e-mail and phone number is listed below.

Dr. David Kleinberg PhD
Director
630-829-6304
dkleinberg@ben.edu

Dr. David Kleinberg is the Director of International Programs and Services. He is a native of Ohio, a graduate of the Ohio State University (B.A.), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (M.A. and Ph.D.). He has spent time studying abroad in Germany (Dresden, Regensburg, and Berlin), teaching English in Austria as a Fulbright scholar, and conducting his dissertation research in Austria. He is responsible for all international affairs at Benedictine University: study abroad programs, international student and scholars services, and administration of the degree programs offered in China and Vietnam.


 

Marc D. Davidson
Associate Director
630-829-6346
mdavidson@ben.edu

Marc holds a Bachelors degree in Social Sciences and is completing a Master's of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior, both from Benedictine University.  He has traveled to over a dozen countries including Bolivia, Spain, and China.  Marc is dedicated in helping both international and study abroad students achieve their goals of a truly international education.  Marc advises international and study abroad students in addition to providing administrative support for BenU's degree programs taught in China and Vietnam.


 

Xiaojin Yu
Program Coordinator
630-829-6354
xyu@ben.edu

Xiaojin has bachelors degree in Accounting from Shanghai University and finished her MBA at Benedictine University. She loves to travel and learn more about different cultures from around the world.  Xiaojin coordinates all services and events for international students at BenU, advises internatioanl F1 students, and provides administrative support for the university's degree programs in China and Vietnam. Her greatest passion is making all of the international students to feel at home while studying at Benedictine University. 


 

Tong (Maggie) Shang
Asia Programs Assistant
630-829-1953
tshang@ben.edu

Tong (Maggie) Shang earned her bachelor's degree in Business English from China and Business Administration from Dickinson State University, ND.  She completed her MBA from Benedictine University.  She provides administrative support to Benedictine's degree programs taught in China and Vietnam.  As the program assistant, she assists with travel & logistics for faculty members teaching abroad, maintains communication with Asia partner schools, and participates in IPS events & activities.  She loves to travel and explore new places.  Her dream is to visit every state in the United States.


 

John Carroll
Director, Asia Faculty Center
jcarroll@ben.edu

John has a Bachelor's of Science Degree (Industrial Distribution) from Clarkson University and an MBA (Marketing specialization) from The Pennsylvania State University.  He currently is the Director of the Asia Faculty Center, responsible for recruiting, developing, and deploying faculty to BenU partner universities in Asia.  Having taught numerous MBA/MSIS courses in China and Vietnam, he brings students an experience business executive's perspective to the classroom.  In his free time, he is an avid golfer and active member of his community.