Office of International Affairs


Vice President for International Affairs
Name: Mahmoud Lamadanie
Phone: +1 419-448-3000

Mahmoud Lamadanie completed his graduate studies at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.  He worked for the US government advising on Middle East Affairs & serving as VIP Arabic interpreter with high level diplomatic security clearance, where he served at the US state Department escorting diplomats, heads of states and royalties. He also worked with the Saudi ministry of defense & served as a liaison between the US & the Saudi military during the gulf war.  He also served as political advisor for Asia and the Middle East for a foreign governmentís Prime Minister.  Lamadanie has traveled around the world more than 17 times establishing relationships with world leaders.
Mahmoud Lamadanie

Meet Our Staff

Director of International Admissions
Name: Scott Saracusa
Phone: +1 419-448-3310
Skype: saracusa_tiffin
Hometown: Macedonia, Ohio
College Degrees:
Master of Business Administration, Tiffin University
B.B.A. in Sports & Recreation Management, Tiffin University
Favorite Travel Spot: Miami, Florida

Director of International Student Advising
Name: Rachel Crooks
Phone: +1 419-448-3369
Skype: rachel.crooks.tiffin
Hometown: Green Springs, Ohio
College Degrees:
Master of Humanities, Tiffin University
B.A. in Law & Society, Tiffin University
Favorite Travel Spot: Prague, Czech Republic
Director of International Student Programs
Name: Carol McDannell
Phone: +1 419-448-3441
Hometown: Tiffin, Ohio
College Degrees:
Ph.D. Candidate, Northcentral University
Master of Business Administration, Tiffin University
B.S. in Management, Heidelberg University
Favorite Travel Spots: Europe, Hilton Head, SC, and Las Vegas, NV

Director of American Language and Culture Institute
Instructor of English
Name: Tiffanie Goff
College Degrees:
M.A., New Mexico State University
B.S., Valdosta State University
Coordinator of American Language and Culture Institute
Instructor of English
Name: Jamie Marinis
College Degrees:
M.Ed., Kent State University
B.S., Kent State University

Meet Our ESL Instructional Specialists


Lindsay Folkerth

Ms. Folkerth has a M.A. in English from the University of Sussex in England and a B.A. in English from The Ohio State University.

Shauna McMillan

Shauna McMillan serves as an ESL Instructional Specialist. She graduated of Ohio University where she earned her bachelors and masterís degrees in applied linguistics, focusing on TESOL. She has presented at both the OhioTESOL and International TESOL conferences.

Shauna McMillian

Dawn Oney

Dawn Oney earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from the University of Toledo, a certification in TESOL from Azusa Pacific University, and a Master of Arts in TESOL from Azusa Pacific University.

Dawn Oney

Elizabeth Schank

Prior to joining Tiffin University, she taught high school English for approximately 20 years.  Elizabeth has a National Board Certification in English.  Her degrees include M.Ed. from Heidelberg University and M.A. English/TESOL from Bowling Green State University.

Shonette M. Stanislaus

M.F.A., National University
B.A., Thomas Edison State College

Shonette Stanislaus

Laura Willis

Laura has spent more than five years working with ESL students, including a year abroad teaching English in China . She holds an M.A.Ed. from Trident University International and a B.A. from Southern Virginia University with a concentration in English.