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IFSA-Butler has specialized Advisory Committees. These committees evaluate the IFSA-Butler programs currently in operation, assist in the design and revision of new and current programs and advise IFSA-Butler on specific academic issues and trends.

Teacher Education Advisory Committee members include:

  • Dr. Sandi Cohen
    Professor of Education, University of Virginia (Chair)
  • Dr. Julia Shahid
    Associate Professor of Education, Austin College
  • Dr. Eunice Merideth
    Associate Dean of the School of Education, Drake University
  • Dr. Laura Hauerwas
    Chair of Elementary/Special Education, Providence College

Latin American Advisory Committee (LAAC) members include:

  • Amanda Kelso
    Assistant Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
    Executive Director, Global Education Office for Undergraduates
    Duke University
  • Clara Lomas
    Professor, Department of Spanish, Colorado College
  • Melissa Hardin
    Assistant Dean for International Studies
    Ursinus College
  • Kent Yager
    Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Spanish, Gettysburg College

Exploring Community & Culture Committee members include:

  • Ann Abbott
    Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Carol Clark
    Associate Professor of Economics, Trinity College
  • Adrienne Falcon
    Director of Academic Civic Engagement, Carleton College
  • Carol Lebold
    Associate Director of Education Abroad, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • Deirdre Mendez
    Associate Director of Cultural Programs, Center for International Business Education & Research at McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
  • Truett Cates
    Professor of German, Austin College
  • Kristen Mallory
    Director of Off-Campus Study, Claremont-McKenna College
  • Sue Mennicke
    Associate Dean for International Programs, Franklin & Marshall College

STEM committee members include:

  • Jennifer Fritz
    Assistant Director, International Education, Bucknell University
  • Carol Lebold
    Associate Director, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • Cynthia Paschal
    Associate Dean, School of Engineering, Vanderbilt University
  • Isabelle Crist
    Assistant Director for Operations, Vanderbilt University

China Advisory committee members include:

  • Adrian Beaulieu
    Dean of International Studies, Providence College
  • Hu Lung-Hua
    Professor of Chinese, Brown University
  • Manfred Keil, Ph.D.
    Professor, R. Day School of Economics and Finance, Claremont McKenna College
  • Charles Laughlin, Ph.D.
    Professor, East Asian Studies and Director, East Asia Center, University of Virginia
  • Vivian Ling, Ph.D.
    Director of Chinese Flagship Program, Indiana University
  • David Lux, Ph.D.
    Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Bryant University
  • Sue Mennicke
    Associate Dean for International Programs, Franklin & Marshall College
  • Wang Peng
    Professor of Chinese, Georgetown University
  • Casimir Sowa
    Field Director, Mid-Atlantic Region, IFSA-Butler
  • Wang Ying, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of Asian Studies, Mount Holyoke College

India Advisory committee members include:

  • Michael Dodson, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor of History and Director of the Dhar India Studies Program, Indiana University
  • Sara E. Dumont, D.Phil.
    Director, AU Abroad, American University
  • Nick Iammarino, Ph.D.
    Department Chair and Professor of Kinesiology, Rice University
  • Kelly C. McLaughlin
    Deputy Director, Center for International and Professional Experience, Yale University
  • Kalpana Misra, Ph.D.
    Dean, Henry Kendall College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Tulsa
  • Christian Novetzke, Ph.D.
    Departments of South Asian Studies and Comparative Religion, University of Washington Seattle
  • Andy Rotman, Ph.D.
    Department of Religious Studies, Smith College
  • Harleen Singh, Ph.D.
    Department of South Asian Languages and Literature, Women's and Gender Studies Program, Brandeis University
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