Faculty and Staff

Brad Bodenhausen

Director, International Leadership and Training Center

Brad Bodenhausen

Mr. Brad Bodenhausen has a master’s degree in international affairs and administration from Missouri State University and a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and political science from the University of Central Missouri. In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Bodenhausen is active in various community service organizations, including Rotary International and the Springfield Sister Cities Association.  He also teaches international business courses at MSU, and his favorite topic for research and teaching is cross-cultural communications.

Previous to his employment as Director of the ILTC, Mr. Bodenhausen served as the executive vice president of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce, where he directed the Chamber’s international program, featuring long-term partnerships with chambers of commerce in China and Mexico.


Kelly Cabrera, Ph.D.

Coordinator, International Leadership and Training Center

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Dr. Kelly Cabrera has more than 10 years of experience in university administration with an emphasis in the areas of international education, communications, marketing, media production, television and radio hosting, and public relations. She received a Ph.D. in education with an emphasis in educational communication and a master's degree in educational communication from Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira in Colombia. She also has a Master of Arts in English with an emphasis in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and a Master of Applied Linguistics with an emphasis in Spanish from Missouri State University. She received a Bachelor in Social Communication and Journalism from Universidad Católica Popular del Risaralda in Colombia. 



Jinzi Fan

Program Specialist, International Leadership and Training Center

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Ms. Jinzi Fan received her master’s degrees in business administration and health administration from Missouri State University. Her experiences at MSU helped her develop a better understanding of the needs and goals of international students, enabling her to provide outstanding customer service to the international students and professionals that participate in ILTC leadership development programs. She originally came to Springfield as one of the first exchange students from her home university in China, Henan University of Economics and Law.



Hunter Klie

Program Specialist, International Leadership and Training Center
Hunter Klie

Mr. Hunter Klie received his master’s degree in administrative studies with a focus in international education from Missouri State University in 2014 after completing a bachelor’s degree in Mandarin Chinese. He discovered his passion for international education and language studies while studying abroad in Qingdao, China at MSU partner university, Qingdao University. After studying Mandarin in China for four years, he is very excited to be working with all of our programs from China and beyond. In addition to his work for the ILTC, Hunter teaches Elementary Chinese at the MSU Foreign Language Institute.


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