Evaluative Boards

The Center for Global Studies has formulated three evaluative boards, all of which will receive regular reports and offer feedback about the Center’s programming.

The Center for Global Studies Executive Board

The CGS Executive Board is comprised of leaders from various Penn State academic colleges and units, as well as the Global Studies Center at the University of Pittsburgh, another Title VI National Resource Center. The members of our Executive Board include faculty and administrators whose expertise in international programming, undergraduate and graduate education, and prominent research and outreach initiatives will bring experienced insight to the direction of the Center.

  • Michael Adewumi, Vice Provost for Global Programs, Penn State
  • Gus Colangelo, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education and Director of Outreach, Smeal College of Business, Penn State
  • Nancy Condee, Director, Global Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh
  • Susan Welch, Dean, College of the Liberal Arts, Penn State

The Center for Global Studies Penn State Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board includes members of Center research initiatives as well as other university faculty and administrators who will advise on the growth of the CGS within the broader framework of Penn State. Membership on this Board currently includes faculty and administrators from outreach programs, undergraduate and graduate studies programs, and from departments and institutes that specialize in the development of language acquisition resources.

  • Masume Assaf, Director, International Student Advising
  • Deanna Behring, Director, International Programs, College of Agricultural Sciences
  • Caroline Eckhardt, Head, School of Languages and Literatures
  • Eric Hayot, Professor, Department of Comparative Literature and Asian Studies
  • James Lantolf, Professor, Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics and Director, Center for Language Acquisition and Co-Director
  • Gerald LeTendre, Head, Department of Education Policy Studies
  • Eric Silver, Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies, College of the Liberal Arts
  • Chunshan Song, Director, EMS Energy Institute
  • Alan Taylor, Associate Director, Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
  • Richard Taylor, Co-Director, Institute for Informational Policy

The Center for Global Studies Outreach Advisory Board

The Outreach Advisory Board will evaluate the Center’s activities designed to promote and support the growth of global studies in K-12 classrooms. K-12 teachers and administrators, in collaboration with administrators from Penn State’s language and outreach programs, will advise on the Center’s outreach efforts.

  • Sue Anderson, World History Teacher, State College Area High School
  • Chunyuan Di, Lecturer, Department of Asian Studies, Penn State
  • Lina Eid, French and Arabic Instructor, State College Area High School
  • Elena Galinova, Academic Director, Language Institute, Penn State
  • Matthew Poehner, Assistant Professor, World Languages Education and Applied Linguistics
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