ISSS Staff

Please direct all inquiries to, and a member of our team will respond to you as soon as possible (usually same-day, but within two business days). For in-depth questions, please attend ISSS Office Hours on Zoom, held weekly for each specific area of ISSS support. The Zoom link and passcode are in the weekly Globetrotter e-newsletter delivered to UAB/UABMC email addresses every Monday morning. Please read the Globetrotter before emailing

J-1 Exchange Visitor inquiries: every Monday, 2:30-4 PM CST

Permanent Residence/general inquiries with the Director: every Tuesday, 3-5 PM CST

F-1 and J-1 Student inquiries: every Wednesday, 3-4:30 PM CST

H-1B/O-1/TN/E-3 International Employee inquiries: every Friday, 1-3 PM CST

Director, International Student and Scholar Services, DSO/RO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Catherine Crowe spent five years in private practice in the fields of employment and employment-based immigration law before joining UAB. She is the Director of International Student and Scholar Services and a graduate of NAFSA Academy 14. Catherine serves as a DSO and RO and is a former NAFSA Region VII KCISSS Liaison. She earned her Bachelor's in History from Harvard, her Master's in the History of International Relations from the London School of Economics, and her JD from the University of Alabama. Catherine is a member of both AILA and the International Medical Taskforce and attendee of the Physician Immigration Law Institute conferences.