International Programs Support
Kansas State University
304 Fairchild Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-1111


785-532-5330
785-532-6550 fax
sikarraj@ksu.edu

Contact information

barryDr. Barry H. Michie*
Emeritus Director of International Program Support
Office of International Programs
304 Fairchild Hall
CAMPUS
785 532-5990 (main office)
785-317-9437 (cell phone)

Email:  sikarraj@ksu.edu 

* On left enjoying a small world encounter
with former JMC Professor Doug Daniel and
a KSU student unexpectely met on a street in Giessen, Germany.

Personal Information: 

BA History: Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon
MA & PhD Anthropology: Michigan State University, East Lansing

- Economic and Applied Anthropology: agricultural production systems and
   rural development
- Interdisciplinary: funded joint field research and consultancies with
   agricultural scientists on agro-forestry:  India and Pakistan
- South Asia:  nine years experience research, working and living in rural
  India, primarily Rajasthan, starting with the American Peace Corps
- Near native fluency in Hindi-Urdu (can fool people on the telephone)

Experience with International Education:

KSU Director of Study Abroad: 1992-2003
KSU Director International Program Support – 2003-2012

- Developing study abroad programs with counterpart universities
- Working with KSU faculty/departments to develop agreements with
   international counterparts
- Working with funding agencies bringing sponsored students to KSU
- PI Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad project – to Czech Republic 2005
- PI 3 year US Dept. of Education Title VI Undergraduate International and
   Foreign Language Program grant to create an 8 college, interdisciplinary
   South Asian Studies program – 2009-2012
- 2010: Led 17 faculty to India for curriculum and career development in
   as an activity for the above grant.
- 2012: Co-leader with Ted Cable on study abroad trip to India, Cultural
  and Natural Resources of India