Joan Lindsey

Joan Lindsey

Joan Lindsey

Coordinator, Exchange Visitor Program

jlinds2@emory.edu

Born and raised in Kentucky, Joan is proud of her southern heritage, and is a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels. She loves reading to her grandchildren, listens to all kinds of music, and loves to talk about the impact that cultural diversity has on our society, education, the family, and the individual.

Joan started out her college years with three Music scholarships at Campbellsville College. After teaching music for five years, she took a job at Western Kentucky University in the International Student Affairs office expecting to put her husband through college. It was not very long until Joan realized that she absolutely loved working with international students and scholars. While working full time with three small children, she quickly finished up her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and completed a Master’s in Education focusing on counseling and international education.

Prior to coming to Emory, she worked at Western Kentucky in International Affairs as an International Assistant and as an International Student Advisor for a total of eleven years; four years as a Director of the International House at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville; and three years at the University of Missouri Kansas City. During the past 25 years she has “worn many hats” as they say in the field, having been responsible for all areas of immigration advising to students and scholars. She has also had the pleasure of having several international students live with her family in their home, and really enjoys the opportunity to have occasional personal chats with our visiting scholars.