|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.
|Linda Rupert, Ph.D. (Duke University) is Assistant Professor in UNCG’s History Department. Her research interests include early modern Atlantic and Caribbean, Colonial Americas, comparative slavery & slave societies. historical geography & cartography and comparative maritime history. Dr. Rupert's current project is Creolization and Contraband in the Early Modern Caribbean.|
|Stephen Sills, Ph.D. (Arizona State University) is Assistant Professor in UNCG’s Sociology Department, teaching in the Global Social Problems concentration. His scholarship includes research on the feminization of labor migration, transnational identity, and social networks. Specifically he has been investigating transnationalism, transnational ties, and female migration among Filipino migrant workers in Taiwan. Dr. Sills’ research agenda includes current projects focusing on immigrant access to safe and affordable housing, access to social and health services, and the protection of labor rights for migrants in the United States and elsewhere.|
|Jonathan Tudge , Ph.D. (Cornell University) is Professor for the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at UNCG. His research focuses on the interrelations between the social world and children's social and cognitive development, and draws on the theoretical perspectives of Lev Vygotsky and Urie Bronfenbrenner. This research is cross-cultural (US, Russia, Estonia, Finland, Korea, Kenya, and Brazil) and examines within-societal variations as a function of ethnicity and social class.|
|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.|