Meet the Staff
Bonnie Beidleman, Secretary
Bonnie joined Lehigh in 2003. She is the first smile you meet in ISS. She is responsible for directing phone calls and walkin students and scholars to a proper adviser, data-entry, preparing letters and maintaining electronic files.
Jeanne Tan Ma, Assistant Director
Jeanne advises F-1 students and their dependents on visa/immigration matters. She also coordinates ISS cultural and social programs as well as Fall and Spring Orientation programs.
Jeanne holds a BA in International Economics and Japanese from the University of Kentucky and obtained her Master's in Intercultural Communication from the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education.
Gisela M. Nansteel, Senior Immigration Specialist
Gisela advises and counsels international students, scholars, their dependents as well as faculty and department administrators on visa and immigration matters. In addition, she helps students and scholars with their tax returns. With many years' working experience at Lehigh and in the field of international education, Gisela has rich knowledge of Lehigh and local community, and provides practical advice on a variety of issues concerning the international community.
Gang Wang, Director
For the last twenty years, Gang has been working in the field of international education at various universities such as Miami, Cornell, Yale and University of California, San Francisco in different capacities. In addition to the office management, he advises international students and scholars on immigration and visa matters. He works closely with ISS staff implementing cultural, social and educational programs on campus.
Amanda Shao, Graduate
The College of of Engineering and Applied Science
Amanda is ecstatic to work with the ISS staff this year. She has lived in Malaysia for ten years, being exposed to diverse cultures and backgrounds along with learning various languages and customs. During her undergraduate years here at Lehigh, she has been extremely involved in the Lehigh community as an Orientation Leader, Admissions Ambassador, PreLUsion Leader (Quest Guide & DiscoverLehigh), and working with the Women’s Center and Office of the First-Year Experience. She is passionate about encouraging people to get involved in the Lehigh community and meeting new people!