IPO Staff

IPO staff welcome the opportunity to assist you in making your decision to attend Augustana or study abroad and are experts in student visas, financial support, and more.  Prospective international students interested in attending Augustana should contact Ben Iverson.  Students interested in studying abroad should contact Cathy Lindamood.  Current international students at Augustana should contact Erin Kane

Donn GrinagerDonn Grinager
Director of International Programs

Donn Grinager, Director of International Programs earned his bachelor's degree at Dakota Wesleyan University in 1984. Upon graduation, Donn was a member of the Peace Corps and served in Nepal. After earning a master's degree in religion, he participated in the Japan Exchange Teaching Program between 1989-1991. He has been at Augustana in his current role since 1992.

Ben IversonBen Iverson
Director of International Admission and Advising

Ben graduated from Augustana College in 2004 with a degree in international studies and Spanish. He was a pitcher on the Viking baseball team and spent a semester at the University of Granada in Spain.  After graduation, he worked as an International Coordinator at Nordland University in Norway.  Ben completed a master's degree in international education in 2013 from the School for International Training Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, Vermont.

Cathy LindamoodCathy Lindamood
Associate Director of International Programs - Study Abroad

Cathy graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in French, including a year of study in France at the Université de Tours. Cathy subsequently earned an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Scranton. During her career, Cathy has taught all levels of French and has run numerous courses abroad. She enjoys helping students explore the world through study abroad.  In addition to her duties as a study abroad advisor, Cathy also teaches a Foreign Language Methods course here at Augustana.

Erin Kane
Associate Director of International Student Services
Erin earned her Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Iowa State University.  She completed her Master's in School Counseling from South Dakota State University.  For 5 years, Erin worked as an elementary school counselor.  In 2012, she joined the International Programs Office.  Erin has studied abroad in Australia and France.  She continues to travel and enjoys learning from the international students at Augustana!