Dr. Richard Mitten, the Director of Study Abroad at Baruch, holds a B.A. from Columbia University, a B.A./M.A. from the University of Cambridge, and a Ph.D. from the University of Vienna. Before returning to the United States in 2001, Dr. Mitten lived and worked in Europe for over twenty years. He served as the founding Executive Director of the Center for International and Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Vienna, and as the Resident Director for the University of California’s Vienna Study Center. He also held the position of Associate Professor of History at Central European University in Budapest. Dr. Mitten served as Director of International Programs at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, immediately before coming to Baruch. He is active in professional organizations such as NAFSA and the Forum on Education Abroad, and currently serves on the International Strategic Advisory Board of the Institute Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence,. Dr. Mitten is the author or co-author of several scholarly books and articles on anti-Semitism and the recent history of Austria and Germany.
Christopher (Chris) Tingue, Associate Director of Study Abroad, is originally from Atlanta, Georgia but now resides in Brooklyn. He graduated with a B.A, degree from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he majored in Latin American Studies and Development Studies. He has studied abroad in France, the Dominican Republic, and Brazil, and speaks Spanish with some knowledge of French and Portuguese. Chris received a Masters’ degree in International Administration from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. Prior to joining the Weissman Center in 2013, Chris worked in international education at the College of Staten Island, the University of Miami, and the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE). Chris enjoys walking his dog and riding his bike to Coney Island and cheering on the hometown Mets, Jets, and Nets.