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IPSL Team (United States)


Thomas Winston Morgan, President

Thomas Winston Morgan brings nearly twenty years’ experience in intercultural education and international management for profit-based and non-profit companies and organizations. Thomas has held leadership positions in intercultural educational operations and initiatives for AFS Intercultural Programs, headquartered in New York, and at AHA Study Abroad/University of Oregon in Portland, Oregon.


Thomas has also held director-level positions at international high tech companies like MusicMatch in San Diego, creator and distributor of streaming digital audio (mp3) and localized music content, Juno Online Services in New York, the nation's third-largest internet service provider, and Microsoft Corporation.


Thomas’ first-hand experience living and working in a variety of intercultural settings has provided him with an understanding of, and commitment to, service, community involvement, and social justice issues, and to advocate for accessibility in intercultural education. Thomas' social commitments include LGBTQIA rights, racial equity, animal rights, and progressive environmental policy (yes, science!).


Thomas is also an AFS Returnee (Honduras 1980-1981). His educational background includes advanced degrees in Germanic Languages & Literatures, Spanish, and International Business. He speaks fluent German, Spanish, and French, and is learning Thai.  twmorgan@ipsl.org


Arianne Newton, Director of Programs

Arianne Newton is pleased to be part of an organization that works to share with others the transforming experiences of service-learning and cultural exploration. Service is a personal value of hers and she has had the opportunity to develop and lead students of all ages on short and long-term domestic and international service-learning programs.


Arianne has been involved in the field of international education and service-learning for several years through work, volunteerism, and her own family's involvement in intercultural exchange programs. Her past experiences include work for study abroad organizations supporting and advising students and host families; as Co-Founder and Director of Community Development for Trillium Charter School, where she was involved in the start-up and operation of the non-profit K-12th grade public charter school who curriculum focus is global studies and service-learning for all ages. Arianne led the school in eight years of successful growth. Her professional experience also includes working for advertising agencies and software developers and she founded and operated a successful landscape design business for 13 years. Arianne enjoys being part of creative organizations working to establish positive, multicultural partnerships and leading special initiatives.


Arianne has a degree in Graphic Design from the University of San Francisco and The Academy of Art University and also holds a degree in Landscape Design. Her role at IPSL as the Director of Programs, has enabled her to build relationships with students, families, and international partners all over the world. She enjoys her family, being outside, playing with her dog, meeting new people and traveling every chance she gets.  anewton@ipsl.org


Dr. Erin Barnhart, IPSL Academic Officer

Erin Barnhart, Ph.D. is our Academic Coordinator and Instructor, developing curriculum, teaching courses, and providing academic guidance to IPSL students.  Erin also delivers effective engagement tools, trainings, and resources for volunteers, interns, students, field professionals, and service/service-learning organizations worldwide as the Founder and President of Effective Altruism, LLC. She is on the Board of Directors for the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration and the Advisory Council for Fund the People and serves as an online instructor with Education Northwest and an adjunct professor at the University of Oregon. A former Fulbright Scholar and AmeriCorps NCCC alum, Dr. Barnhart earned her Ph.D. in Urban Studies, studying international civic engagement.


In addition to her work in the field of global service, Erin is also an activist, committed to taking action on the many issues that affect folks who identify as women and girls.  She serves as the Oregon Ambassador for Girl Rising as a well as a member of and officer with her local Planned Parenthood Advocates Leadership and Advocacy Team.  She was also a state-level organizer for the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, where she recruited and collaborated with a diverse team of volunteers to coordinate the efforts of Oregonians traveling to D.C.


Erin is passionate about intercultural communications, intersectional feminism, and effective community engagement and is a big fan of cats, tattoos, and pad thai with tofu.  ebarnhart@ipsl.org


Stephen Oringdulph, Director of Marketing

Stephen has over 20 years of marketing and graphic design experience. This experience ranges from multi-national corporations to small nonprofits. He joins IPSL from an allied organization, IVIA LLC where he served as President. IVIA facilitated IPSL's faculty-led, adult and non-academic programs. Stephen continues that role facilitating special programming at IPSL.


Stephen also owns the Portland International Guesthouse - pdxguesthouse.com - a European-style guesthouse in the center of Portland and is an avid baker and loves to explore the Oregon coast with his dog.  soringdulph@ipsl.org

Erin B, Programs Operations Coordinator 

As IPSL’s Programs Operations Coordinator, Erin wears many hats. Her diverse range of responsibilities include student support, managing daily operations, Finance, IT and Human Resources. She is passionate about social justice and especially interested in helping people experiencing homelessness.

On her spare time, Erin loves cooking and building her tiny home. She is a huge proponent of study abroad and has traveled to Canada, Mexico, Germany, United Kingdom, Italy, Greece, Thailand and Peru. ebabcock@ipsl.org

Dana Johnson, Director of Faculty-Led Programs

Bio to come. djohnson@ipsl.org



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