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

Justin L.

Associate Director for International Student Services, PDSO/ARO This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Justin has been advising F-1 and J-1 visa students at UAB since December 2016. Prior to UAB, he was an international student advisor at Troy University for over two years, and also worked as an ESL instructor for four years in Busan, South Korea. He also completed a Master’s degree in International Studies while living in Adelaide, Australia. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young boys, watching sports (Go Blazers!), playing golf, and enjoying Birmingham's many parks and restaurants.