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Kathryn Timm

Kathryn Timm

Title: Graduate Assistant 2014-2016

Office Address: 321C Richard M. DeVos Center

Phone: (616) 331-6890



  • Pursuing a Master of Education (MEd) College Student Affairs Leadership - Grand Valley State University
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) French - Central Michigan University

Professional Associations: 

  • Michigan Academic Advising Association (MIACADA) 
  • National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) 


Master's Project

Towards a Critical Race Approach to Increasing Access and Inclusion for African Americans in Study Abroad: A Training Workshop for Faculty, Staff, and Administrators

African American students are underrepresented in study abroad. In order to improve the pipeline to study abroad for African American students, staff, faculty, and administrators must learn about the historic and current factors that influence these students’ participation in this opportunity. This project explores these factors from a Critical Race perspective and identifies best practices from the literature. Ultimately, this project proposes a training for faculty, staff, and administrators in international education that explores the factors that influence African American participation in study abroad with a primarily focus on how study abroad professionals can improve access through Mentorship, Marketing, Accountability, and Program Design. 


Book Review:

Timm, K. (2015). Review of the book Undergraduate Global Education: Issues for Faculty, Staff, and StudentsThe Journal of the National Academic Advising Association, 35(2).



Mitchell, D., Jr., Steele, T., Fuller, J., & Timm, K. (under review). Learning race and racism while learning: The experiences of international students pursuing higher education in the Midwestern United States [phenomenological case study]. Teachers College Record. 



Axdorf, N., Timm, K., & Higgins, G. (2015, November 13). Bookends: The Role of the Academic and Career Advisor in Sustaining Study Abroad. Presented at Grand Valley State University Academic Advising Conference in Holland, MI

Axdorf, N., Timm, K., & Higgins, G. (2016, April 8). Bookends: The Role of the Academic and Career Advisor in Sustaining Study Abroad. Poster session for NACADA Region V Conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Harvey, B., Timm, K. (2016, May 20). Not Where but Who: Making International Students Matter. Presented at MIACADA Annual Conference in Big Rapids, MI



ACPA Commission for Academic Support in Higher Education - Outstanding Graduate Student - 2016


Where is she now:

  • Learning Abroad Coordinator, Office for Global Engagement - University of Utah - 2016-Present