January 12, 2011



Director, Bruce D. Martin

Dr. Bruce D. Martin, Executive Director, earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology from the University of Wisconsin and a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Princeton Theological Seminary.  He has served as a chaplain at Eastern Mennonite University and at Penn State University.  He is currently an adjunct instructor in Ojibwe studies for the Interinstitutional Consortium for Indigenous Knowledge (ICIK) at Penn State University.

Growing up among the Anishinaabe people of northern Minnesota taught me to respect cultures and to appreciate diversity.  This passion for difference has been invaluable in developing residential and educational programs for international students and visiting scholars at the University of Michigan. 

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Residential Program Manager, Jessica Greenfield

Jessica has a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan with a focus on social policy in communities and social systems. While completing her degree, she worked for the Center for the Education of Women in Ann Arbor as well as the University of Michigan International Center.  She was born and raised in Michigan, and completed her undergraduate studies in social work with a minor in women’s and gender studies at Michigan State University.  She is an advocate for social justice, peace, and unity.


Property/ Building Maintenance Manager, Stonewall Griffin

Stoney maintains the ECIR building and does repairs as needed.


Program Assistant, Ying Li

Ying is a second year graduate student from China at the School of Social Work at UM. Her studies focus on social policy and evaluation within community and social systems. Ying enjoys the friendly, inclusive environment at ECIR. Here, Ying can interact with students from different backgrounds which allows her to create meaningful programs for international students and scholars to promote their awareness on culture and social justice issues.


Office Assistant, Oksana Kutsa

Born and raised in Ukraine, Oksana is an undergraduate student studying microbiology, along with law and social change. She is interested in the development of integrative and comprehensive HIV care for the most disadvantaged populations in both Ukraine and the US. She joined the ECIR team this fall!