Valeria Bertacco, vice provost for engaged learning, leads the effort to maximize the ability of the University of Michigan to create richly engaged learning experiences for our students, staff, and faculty, both domestically and abroad.

This area empowers the university community to discover new ideas and create new outcomes that positively impact the people of Michigan and the world.  This is accomplished through the development of high-quality collaborations within the U-M community as well as with external partners. New ideas and program models are piloted and fostered to enhance the work of U-M students, staff, and faculty. The area nurtures networks, collaborations, and joint programs and helps build shared infrastructure.

Leadership Team

Valeria Bertacco, Vice Provost for Engaged Learning, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Kelsie Bornholtz, Executive Assistant
Wyatt Boykin, International Travel Safety Coordinator
Gwen Brown, Executive Assistant
Amy Carey, Assistant Vice Provost for International Engagement
Heidi Doyle, Technical Manager, Global Engagement
Kathleen England, Engaged Learning Project Manager
Debbie Harju, Business Manager
Tareta Johnson, Senior Business Administrator
Cindy Kerschbaum, Technical Coordinator, Global Engagement
Patrick Morgan, Chief International Safety Officer
Janelle Pangilinan, Global Engagement Project Manager
Ayesha Usmani, International Travel Safety Manager
Morgan Yuncker, Engaged Learning Project Manager

Organization Chart
Note: staffing changes will not be reflected in the SPG-hosted org chart as quickly as in the list above.


Engaged Michigan
Global Michigan

Air Force Officer Education
Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru)
Army Officer Education
Center for Interprofessional Education
Detroit Center
Ginsberg Center (Dotted-line Relationship)
Graham Sustainability Institute
Navy Officer Education
Poverty Solutions
Wallace House
Knight-Wallace Fellowship
Livingston Awards for Young Journalists
Women in Science and Engineering