In his role as immigration specialist and program coordinator, John Leedock works with the faculty and student affairs offices to promote globalization of student education inside and outside of the classroom. He regularly works with various university offices to enhance traditional student services to supporting the unique needs of immigrant and non-immigrant students. In addition to his administrative work, he has developed and currently teaches a course designed to support the individual acculturation and integration processes of international students, scholars, and their dependents. Outside of the office, he volunteers with the South Suburban Immigrant Project in southwest suburban Chicago, which provides integration and legal counseling for local immigrants and non-immigrants. He also conducts research on international student, refugee, and immigrant acculturation in Chicago.