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Associate Director, Head of Advising and Counseling

Alisa Eland is Associate Director for Counseling and Advising at ISSS. She supervises counseling and crisis management, and oversees advising, career services, the cross-cultural discussion group program, and the counseling practicum and international education internship program. She provides consultation and training to University departments on counseling, student mental health, career, academic, cross-cultural and crisis issues. Alisa holds a Ph.D. in Counseling and Student Personal Psychology and has worked at ISSS since 1984. She is co-author of “U.S. Culture Series: U.S. Classroom Culture,” a publication for international students on education in the U.S. She also co-authored "Succeeding Abroad: International Students in the United States" in the book "International Students and Scholars in the United States: Coming from Abroad." She has conducted research on international student academic, career, and cross-cultural experiences.