With a doctoral degree in International Resource Development with a major in Cross-Cultural Communication, Dr. Rudie has presented and conducted more than 300 immigration, cross-cultural communication, and conflict resolution workshops nationally and internationally.

At the University of Pennsylvania, his main responsibility is to provide overall leadership in determining and implementing organizational and campus-wide strategies for International Student & Scholar Service, including the delivery of quality services and programs to international students, scholars, faculty, staff, exchange visitors, and community members.

Dr. Rudie administers the Penn World Scholars program. He conceptualized and spearheads Penn’s Intercultural Leadership Program (ILP), among other meaningful programs on campus and nationwide. He has developed creative endeavors and innovative programs to advocate for international education and intercultural learning. He enjoys traveling to different cultures because of the colorful educational experience that he gains from these journeys.

He cherishes meeting people from all corners of the world because of the cross-cultural learning opportunities that are within grasp. Dr. Rudie continuously strives to find ways to partner with members and key stakeholders of bright opportunities that embrace and celebrate diversity and inclusion.