Texas Tech University

Professional Staff




Elizabeth McDaniel

Sr. Director, International Education & Enrollment Management

Elizabeth

Elizabeth has extensive experience living and working abroad in Spain, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. She has been in the Office of International Affairs since 2007 and enjoys all aspects of her multi-faceted job. Elizabeth is a member of NAFSA Trainer Corps and regularly teaches workshops in international education.

Phone: (806) 742-3667

Email: elizabeth.mcdaniel@ttu.edu

Rachel Massey

Assistant Director, Study Abroad

Rachel Massey

Rachel Massey joined the Texas Tech team in 2015. She has traveled to 20 countries outside of the United States and lived overseas for more than 10 years, primarily in Indonesia and Qatar. Rachel earned a bachelor's degree in Spanish and Sociology from the University of Virginia and studied abroad in Valencia, Spain. While earning a Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs from The Ohio State University, she helped to develop, lead, and research an international service-learning experience in Ecuador for undergraduate and graduate students.

Phone: (806) 742-3667

Email: rachel.massey@ttu.edu

Whitney Longnecker

Faculty-Led Program Coordinator

Whitney Longnecker

As an undergraduate student, Whitney studied and interned abroad in London, England, and Hangzhou, China. Whitney’s personal study abroad experiences ignited her passion for international travel and education abroad and in 2014, Whitney earned a M.A. in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute. During her graduate work, Whitney participated in a faculty-led study abroad program in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. Whitney has ventured to nearly 40 countries for professional work and personal travel.

As the Study Abroad Faculty-Led Program Coordinator, Whitney manages all aspects of Texas Tech faculty-led programs including advising and supporting faculty who are planning to take students abroad.

Phone: (806) 742-3667

Email: whitney.longnecker@ttu.edu

Donna Wright

Study Abroad Advisor / Coordinator, The TTU Center in Sevilla

Donna Wright

Donna Wright is the Coordinator for The TTU Center in Seville, Spain. She has held this position since 2003. Donna has traveled extensively through Central and South America while accompanying her husband on military assignments for 20+ years. She attended the prestigious Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California and was the honor graduate of her class. In addition to classroom instruction, she lived in Panama, Mexico, El Salvador and Dominican Republic and added valuable language skills through immersion in the various cultures.

She has a degree in Spanish and spends summers in Spain assisting the TTU staff in Seville with the summer programs that use the TTU facility. During these months she is able to re-connect with the Spanish host families who provide housing for the students as well as note changes that occur from year to year in Seville.

Donna participated in the TTU Seville program during the fall 2001 semester as a student and has first hand experience to share with prospective students. Since she was a non-traditional student she offers valuable insight to parents as well.

Phone: (806) 742-3667

Email: donna.k.wright@ttu.edu

Bethany Kuwitzky

Study Abroad Advisor / Exchange Coordinator / Credit Coordinator

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Bethany studied abroad twice while she was a student at Texas Tech. Her first time studying abroad, she studied in Central America for a month. Her second time abroad, she spent a year in Iceland at the University of Reykjavik. She was a Study Abroad Peer Advisor for the Office of International Affairs for 3 years. She enjoys advising students on their future study abroad experience.

Phone: (806) 742-3667

Email: bethany.kuwitzky@ttu.edu

Padraig Murphy

Study Abroad Advisor

Padraig Murphy

Padraig is the most recent addition to the Study Abroad staff. He traveled to 6 countries with the People to People Student Ambassadors program as a youth. Padraig received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Trine University in Indiana. During his undergrad, he studied abroad at Bond University on the Gold Coast in Australia. Padraig received a Master of Science in Leadership (Higher Education) from Trine University in August 2016. In his free time, Padraig is an avid sports fan. Wreck ‘Em!

Phone: (806) 742-3667

Email: padraig.murphy@ttu.edu