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 GEC Library Liaison and the Director for the new Center for Research on Global Engagement. The following positions in the GEC are members of the GEC Advisory Committee: the Dean of Global Education, Director of Study Abroad, Director of Study USA, Director of International Students and Scholars, and the GEC Faculty Fellow.

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

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

Woody Pelton, chair, Dean of Global Education
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

Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler, Center for Scholarship on International Education-Psychology

Jim Barbour, 2013-2016 Employee with faculty rank appointed for 3 years- Economics
Jeff Carpenter, 2013-2016 Employee with faculty rank appointed for 3 years- Education
Evan Gatti, 2013-2016 Employee with faculty rank appointed for 3 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

Lin Zhao, 2015-2018 Employee with faculty rank appointed for 3 years- Love School of Business, Finance
Jessica Gisclair, 2015-2015 Employee with faculty rank appointed for 3 years- School of Communications                        

Steve Braye, 2015-2018 Employee with faculty rank appointed for 3 years- English

Global Education Curriculum Committee

The Global Education Curriculum Committee (GECC), formerly called 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 Elon Core Curriculum is also part of the GEC.   Representing the GEC, but without a vote, are the Dean of Global Education, Director of Study Abroad, Director of Study USA and the GEC Faculty Fellow.

The role of the GEEC 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 GEEC 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 Education

Rhonda Waller, Director of Study Abroad

Mark Dalhouse, Director of Study USA

Donna Van Bodegraven, Faculty Fellow

Jeffrey Coker, Director of Elon Core Curriculum

Faculty Members

2013-16

Michael Carignan, chair, History & Geography

Rich Landesberg, Communications (serving as Faculty in Residence in London for Fall 2015),

Vanessa Bravo, Communications (will serve for Fall 2015 only)

Yilun Shi, Finance

2014-17

Mark Enfield, Education

Tina Das, Economics

Barbara Gordon, English

2015-18

Svetlana Nepocatych, Exercise Science

Rissa Trachman, Sociology & Anthropology