Our Team

Meet our service-minded team

Our team members are a part of the Office of International Services (OIS) at Indiana University (IU), so they understand what you need sunapsis to do. They’re also eager to help. Write to us at sunapsup@iu.edu.

Leadership

Paul Butler

Paul Butler

Executive Director of Auxiliary and Admin Services

Paul is a Bloomington native and a graduate of the Kelley School of Business. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Management.

He began his career with Indiana University in 2001 in the Finance Office of the Vice Provost of Information Technology and Research, joining the Office of International Services team in October 2007. Paul and his wife, Sara, enjoy reading, puzzles, and spending time with their two daughters, one dog, two cats, and three Guinee pigs. To this day, Paul is still actively trying to determine how exactly he ended up with six animals in the house.

Operations team

Joe Compion

Joe Compion

Client Relations Manager

Originally from Hammond Indiana, Joe earned his bachelor’s degree in Informatics with a business cognate from Indiana University. He previously served in the U.S. Army with the 101st Airborne Division, deploying to Kandahar, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Joe enjoys spending time in the beautiful Rocky Mountains and considers Colorado his home away from home. Some of his many interests include football, video games, tacos, and live music.

Kathy Abell

Kathy Abell

Sr. Client Support and Documentation Specialist

A native of Monroe County, Indiana, Kathy is an IU Bloomington alumna earning a BA in Economics and minors in Business and Psychology.  After working for IU for several years, she contracted as an IT professional in Kuwait and Moscow Russia.  While overseas, she, and her husband travelled extensively to several countries including Greece, Jordan, Turkey and Italy.  Kathy is happy to be home and enjoys gardening, reading and spending time with family and friends.

Ben Dailey

Ben Dailey

Client Support Specialist

A native of southern Indiana, Ben is a graduate of the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, with a master’s degree in information science. He previously worked at Envisage Technologies as a software analyst, performing quality control of new software releases. In his spare time, Ben enjoys playing with his dog, photography, and building and racing remote control vehicles.

Ben Dailey

Logan Ferguson

Client Support Specialist

Logan was born and raised in Spurgeon Indiana. Logan attended Indiana University, and earned his bachelor’s degree in Informatics with an individualized cognate in Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality Development. He previously helped develop an augmented reality application for Indiana University’s Bicentennial Celebration. Some of Logan’s interests include fishing, playing video games, discovering new music and playing his banjo.

Ben Dailey

Susanta Deka

Reporting/Client Support Specialist

Susanta grew up in India and came to Ohio where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a minor in Data Science from Bowling Green State University.

He started working with the Office of International Services on the sunapsis support team in 2020. In his own time he enjoys art, playing guitar, house music, video games and cooking.

Development team

Tim Climis

Tim Climis

Director of sunapsis Development

Tim grew up in Connecticut and got his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. He came to Indiana to study math education and started working at OIS in 2006. After taking some time off for school, he came back in his current capacity in 2008. In his free time, he rows on a local lake and bakes pies.

John Lee

Joo-Wang John Lee

Assistant Director of Development

John was born in Seoul, South Korea, and grew up in the Philippines. After earning a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology and biochemistry from Middlebury College in Vermont, John pursued his passion for programming and computer science. He worked at Dartmouth College and at Binghamton University, where he used sunapsis. In his free time, John loves watching movies and listening to jazz.

Steev Young

Steev Young

Systems Analyst/Programmer

Steev Young grew up in Ohio and Southern Indiana. She received a degree in Liberal Studies from Indiana University in 2016. She started working with the Office of International Services on the sunapsis Client Relations team in 2018. Steev has lived in South Korea and India, and she likes to read, listen to music, and play video games in her spare time.

Tyler Dell

Tyler Dell

Sr. Systems Analyst/Programmer

Tyler grew up in West Lafayette, Indiana and earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science with minors in philosophy and cognitive science from IU Bloomington. He previously worked as a research assistant at IU’s Privacy Lab researching group dynamics on online forums. In his free time, Tyler enjoys reading, local music, playing bass guitar, and skateboarding.

Gagandeep Singh

Gagandeep Singh

Sr. Systems Analyst/Programmer

Gagandeep grew up in the city of Lucknow in India and got his Masters in Computer Science at Indiana University, Bloomington. Before pursuing a masters degree at IU, Gagandeep worked as a Software Engineer for about 3 years at Aricent. His masters program at IU gave him the opportunity to diversify his skills. As a Summer Intern and later a Research Assistant at the Advanced Visualization Laboratory at UITS, Research Technologies, he had the opportunity to experiment with web-based virtual-reality technologies. Right after his graduation, he was offered a job to work as a Software Developer with Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Institute under Prof. Katy Borner. At CNS, he worked on developing web-applications for visualizing data for about 2 years, before joining the Sunapsis team at OIS in June 2019.

In his free time, he enjoys listening and exploring contemporary music. He loves playing table-tennis. He also enjoys going to live-events on campus and just staying active in general. Trying out new things keeps him inspired.

Ben Dailey

Abu Saleh Md Noman

Systems Analyst/Programmer

Noman was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Because his parents were government service holders, he had the opportunity to roam around the country. Prior to coming to the USA, he graduated from BUET back in 2012. Later he worked for IQVIA for a couple of years before joining IU, where he earned a Master’s degree in Computer Science (2019).

Noman is a proud Bangladeshi and he led the Bangladesh Student Association at IU. He loves traveling to new places and his favorite destination is Utah and Colorado. In his free time, he likes to play with his toddler boy and play FIFA. He is also an avid follower of Football Club Barcelona and a huge Lionel Messi fan!

Santiago Salmeron

Santiago Salmeron

Mobile App Developer

Santi was born in Mexico City, and grew up partly in Guadalajara Jalisco and partly in Indianapolis Indiana. Santi earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science from IU Bloomington. He previously operated a startup developing design oriented cross-platform mobile applications for startups at IU’s Shoemaker Innovation Center. In his free time Santi spends his time with his three favorite people, his fiancĂ© Rocio and their two cats Meatball and Pringles.

Office of International Services

Poplars 221, 400 E. Seventh Street, Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 855-0490