Jane Acton

Jane is the Director of Faculty and Scholar Services for ISSO Morningside and Manhattanville. In her role, she leads the Scholar Advising Team, overseeing the development and delivery of visa sponsorship services for the international faculty, researchers, Visiting Scholars and Visiting Student Interns belonging to the Morningside and Manhattanville campuses. Jane also serves as the Responsible Officer for Columbia University's J-1 Exchange Visitor Program, which facilitates a robust slate of academic, professional and cultural exchanges each year. 

Jane has been with the ISSO since 2000. She is passionate about international education and finding new ways to support and facilitate faculty and research exchanges within Columbia University. This passion for international education was sparked early in her career while working as an educator with the U.S. Peace Corps in the Fiji Islands and in Japan through the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program. 

Jane holds a Master's Degree in International and Comparative Education from Columbia University’s Teachers College and a Bachelor's Degree from Saint Michael's College in Vermont.