Faculty and Staff Resources

Isabella Cannon Global Education Center Committees

GEC Advisory Committee

The GEC Advisory Committee supports and offers advice on all aspects of the Global Education Center. It is made up of faculty members from the various colleges and schools, except for the Elon University School of Law, and various staff members who have close relationships with the Global Education Center, including the Director of the International Pavilion, the GEC Library Liaison, and the Director of International Admissions. The following positions in the GEC are members of the GEC Advisory Committee: the Dean of International Programs, Director of Study Abroad, Director of International Students and Scholars, the Director of El Centro, the GEC Faculty Fellow, and the Associate Director of Study Abroad.

Faculty members are appointed for three years by the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs in consultation with the Dean of International Programs and based on expressed interest.

Particular responsibilities of the Committee include vetting proposals for faculty-in-residence at the Elon Centers Abroad, advising International Education Week, and developing and monitoring of the five-year International Elon Plan.

Woody Pelton, chair, Dean of Global Studies
Rhonda Waller, Director of Study Abroad
Francois Masuka, Director, International Student and Scholar Services 
Mark Dalhouse, Director, Study USA
Amanda Zamzes, Business and Data Manager
Vicki Siler, Library Liaison

Safia Swimelar, Coordinator, International Studies Major- Political Science
Donna Van Bodegraven, GEC Faculty Fellow- Spanish

Glenn Scott, 2012-2015 Employee with faculty rank appointed for three years- Communications
Larry Basirico, 2012-2015 Employee with faculty rank appointed for three years- Sociology

Jim Barbour, 2013-2016 Employee with faculty rank appointed for three years- Economics
Jeff Carpenter, 2013-2016 Employee with faculty rank appointed for three years- Education
Evan Gatti, 2013-2016 Employee with faculty rank appointed for three years- Art History

Betty Garrison, 2014-2017 Employee with faculty rank appointed for 3 years- Library
Phillip Motley, 2014-2017 Employee with faculty rank appointed for 3 years- Communications
Jen Metcalf, 2014-2017 Employee with faculty rank appointed for 3 years- Dance

Study Abroad Committee

The Study Abroad Committee (SAC) is a standing committee appointed by the Academic Council.  Faculty members representing all of the colleges and schools, except for the Elon University School of Law, are appointed.   There are eight or nine faculty members, each with a three-year appointment.  The Director of General Studies is also part of the SAC.   Representing the GEC, but without a vote, are the Dean of Global Studies, Director of Study Abroad, and the GEC Faculty Fellow.

The role of the SAC is to act as a proxy of the Curriculum Committee in approving courses proposed for short-term faculty-led programs abroad.  In addition to reviewing and deciding on approval of the proposals, the SAC approves policy decisions related to short-term faculty-led programs and offers advice to new faculty members in putting forward proposals.   

Non-Voting Members

Woody Pelton, Dean of Global Studies

Rhonda Waller, Director of Study Abroad

Donna Van Bodegraven, Faculty Fellow

Jeffrey Coker, Director of Core Curriculum

Faculty Members

2012-15

Judy Esposito, Human Service Studies

Mina Garcia-Soormally, Spanish [out on sabbatical]

Martin Kamela, Physics

2013-16

Michael Carignan, History & Geography

Rich Landesberg, Communications

Yilun Shi, Finance

2014-17

Mark Enfield, Education

Tina Das, Economics

2014-15

Barbara Gordon, English