Amber Cordell

Associate Director, Programming and Support

Office: North Decatur Building, Suite 130

Phone: 404.727.8604



As the Associate Director of Programming and Support, Amber will lead programming efforts for Emory’s international students and scholars through intercultural competency and leadership programs, and educational and social events.

Prior to joining Emory's ISSS office, Amber worked at Michigan State University as the Educational Programs Manager from 2008 to 2019. She served for three years as the KCISSS Campus and Community Programming Network Leader and is a member of the NAFSA Trainer Corps program. She taught English in Kyoto prefecture, Japan, for three years with the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) program. She studied Japanese Buddhism and earned a master's degree at Wake Forest University. She holds a bachelor's degree from Shorter College. She was a 2009 intern at the Summer Institute for Intercultural Communication and a "rintern" in 2016. She has been in the field of international education since 2005 when she began her career at the University of Kansas Medical Center. In her free time, Amber is a performing singer-songwriter and loves traveling around the world.