International and Global Studies

IGS Committee Members

Roberto Campo, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania) is a Professor of French, Director of International and Global Studies, and Director of French Graduate Study.  His specialties are 16th century French literature, poetic and aesthetic theory of antiquity and the Renaissance, laughter theory, and orientalism. Dr. Campo is a published author and recipient of UNCG’s University Alumni Teaching Excellence Award.
anderson James Anderson, Ph.D. (University of Washington) is Associate Professor in the Department of History at UNCG. Dr. Anderson’s specialty is Imperial China, Modern China, Sino-Vietnamese Relations, East Asia, Southeast Asia.
anderson Robert J. Griffiths, Ph.D. (University of Connecticut) is Associate Professor of Political Science and the department’s Undergraduate Program Director.  He teaches courses on African politics, international security, international law, and the politics of the non-western world. Professor Griffiths is also the faculty adviser for Model United Nations. His research interests focus on democracy, security, and development in Africa and U.S. security cooperation with Africa.
Veronica Grossi, Ph.D.  (University of Texas at Austin) is Associate Professor of Spanish Language and Literature in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at UNCG. She specializes in colonial Latin American literature and culture in particular, the literary and philosophical works of the seventeenth century Mexican polymath Sor Juana Lines de la Cruz. She has a passion for the arts: music, painting, theater, literature and film.
Ye He Ye (Jane) He, Ph.D. (UNC-Greensboro) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education at UNCG. Dr. He's research interests include teacher beliefs and development, ESL professional development, and teacher cultural competency development.
Byoungho Jin, Ph.D (Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea) is the Putman and Hayes Distinguished Professor of the Department of Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Jin's unique educational background includes apparel design, fashion marketing and management, and international retailing. These diverse specialties are well blended and reinforce her niche research area, international apparel retailing. Her specific research interests center on cross-cultural consumer and retail studies, apparel branding strategies, global supply chain management in apparel industry.
Kathleen Macfie, Ph.D. (UNC- Chapel Hill) is Assistant Professor in the Department of German, Russian, Japanese and Chinese Studies at UNCG. Dr. Ahern's specialty is Modern Russian Literature, and her work in African-American literary ties to Russian intellectual thought was instrumental in UNCG receiving UCEA/Peterson's Innovative Distance Education Program Award in 2000.
Morrison Sharon Morrison, Ph.D.(University of Florida) has research interests that include social aspects of HIV disparities among subcultures of women, particularly women in the African Diaspora. She is examining the role of social capital in HIV risk, transmission awareness and prevention among US African and Latina immigrant women, and young women and girls in the rural Caribbean. She is also interested in the use of media and performing arts for HIV outreach and prevention intervention in South Africa.
Pynes Penelope J. Pynes, Ph.D. (UNC Chapel Hill) ex-officio member.
As the Associate Provost for International Programs, Penelope leads the internationalization efforts at UNCG. Since 1995, she has worked to promote student/faculty exchange at UNCG and in the state. She piloted the Baden-Württemberg state-to-state program, which led to the establishment of UNC’s system-wide exchange program housed at UNCG. In 2005, she represented the UNC system in an administrative exchange at the Ministry of Science and Arts in Baden-Wuerttemberg. Penelope facilitates diversity and intercultural workshops on and off campus to prepare faculty and students for successful experiences abroad. She is a former Fulbright scholar to Heidelberg, Germany, and was awarded a Rotary Club Study Exchange Scholarship to Norway. She earned her master’s degree from the University of Alabama and a doctorate in Germanic linguistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Walcott Alexandra Schultheis Moore , Ph.D. (University of Rochester) is an Associate Professor whose work focuses on human rights in literature; global Anglophone literatures; and postcolonial literatures, film, and theory (focus on African and Asian literatures). Additional teaching interests include cross-listed offerings with International and Global Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, and African American Studies. Her current research is on "Between Mourning and Advocacy: Human Rights in the Literary Imagination.” She is also co-editing two collections: Teaching Human Rights in Literary and Cultural Studies and Doubling the Voice: Survivors and Human Rights Workers Address Torture.
Walcott Susan Walcott, Ph.D. (Indiana University) is Professor in the Department of Geography at UNCG, Dr. Walcott's academic interests focus on regional economic development based on high technology industrial clusters such as the life science industry and urban growth coalitions. Regional study areas include the American Midwest, San Diego, Atlanta, China, India and Bhutan. She has published articles in a number of journals, a book on science parks in China, and chapters in eight books.

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Russian Studies /
Arts and Beliefs

Kathleen Macfie Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Russian
2304 MHRA

Office Hours
for Dr. Campo
by appointment

Tuesday:   12 :30 – 2:00PM in 2322 MHRA

Wednesday:  12:00 – 2:00PM in 103-E Foust (IGS office)

Thursday:    12:30 – 2:00PM in 103-E Foust (IGS office)

Please contact Yvonne Matlosz at or 334-5560 to make an appointment

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