Rebecca Hovey

GlobalEd Faculty & Fellowship Advisor Rebecca Hovey is an experienced scholar-practitioner in the related fields of international higher education and global studies. As Dean for Global Studies of the Lewis Global Studies Center at Smith College from 2010 – 2022 she was responsible for strategic oversight and leadership of global learning opportunities in study abroad, operational oversight of the Lewis Global Studies Center, and general risk management for students abroad and international students enrolled at Smith College. She previously served as Dean of SIT Study Abroad for World Learning from 2001-2008 where she provided global operational oversight and academic leadership…

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Shahrzad Kamyab

Dr. Shahzad Kamyab GlobalEd Visiting Faculty Shahrzad Kamyab, Ph.D. has been a faculty of comparative international education and teacher education in the Master of education program at Chapman university and was the director of the study abroad consortium program at Grossmont Community College in San Diego. She also has had affiliation with the School of Leadership and Education Sciences at the University of San Diego directing practicum graduate students in the Master of TESOL program since 2010. Dr. Kamyab is an internationally recognized scholar and has published several articles in the area of international education and a few book chapters…

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Ben Levy

Ben Levy GlobalEd Visiting Faculty About Ben Levy is a scholar-practitioner of higher education internationalisation with over 22 years of experience on 6 continents. He has a proven record of fostering mutually beneficial, equitable and sustainable internationalisation partnerships and facilitating the exchange and mobility of people across contexts, cultures and languages. Adept at effective leadership and management of diverse teams in a variety of settings globally including the USA, Aotearoa New Zealand, Argentina, Costa Rica, Ghana, Guatemala, and Peru. As a Senior International Officer for 13 years at a U.S. public, liberal arts college, Ben led the institution’s first strategic…

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Patricia Sagasti Suppes

Dr. Patricia Sagasti Suppes GlobalEd Visiting Faculty About Currently an independent consultant in Internationalization; Curriculum Development; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; and Project Development, Dr. Sagasti Suppes has over twenty years of experience in higher education. After receiving an A.B. in Spanish and French with a minor in English from Sweet Briar College, she served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco. Upon her return to the U.S. she earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, specializing in modern Latin American literature in Spanish, with a minor in…

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Roma Sur

Roma Sur GlobalEd Visiting Faculty About Roma Sur is a screenwriting and film production faculty member at the University of Denver’s Media, Film and Journalism department. Prior to that, Sur taught fiction and non-fiction writing for the Film and Television program at University of Colorado (CU) at Denver, from 2009 to 2022. She received the 2020 President’s Diversity award, one of the highest honors across all four campuses of University of Colorado. Sur’s pedagogical philosophy leans heavily on Internationalization in Higher Education. Sur has led three global initiatives in the past, and is currently leading the HashtagBollywood Program, 2023, at the University…

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Melissa Whatley

Dr. Melissa Whatley GlobalEd Visiting Faculty About Dr. Melissa Whatley is assistant professor of international and global education at SIT Graduate Institute. Her research applies quantitative and mixed-methods approaches to improve our understanding of policies and practices that impact access and equity in U.S. international education, particularly in the community college context. She teaches courses on quantitative research methods, theoretical foundations of comparative and international education, and program planning and design in SIT’s master’s and doctoral programs in international and global education. She is author of An Introduction to Quantitative Analysis for International Educators (2022). Her research has been featured in…

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Kevin Zayed

Dr. Kevin Zayed GlobalEd Visiting Faculty Kevin S. Zayed is an Assistant Professor in the Teacher Education Program at Bridgewater College. His research interests include the broader history of K-12 schools, higher education, and curriculum reform. More specifically, he focuses on the history of general and liberal education because this is the portion of the curriculum where individuals negotiate, shape, and transmit competing conceptions of culture and citizenship. Dr. Zayed seeks to understand what drives curriculum reform by exploring how underserved populations and minority serving institutions resisted pressure to conform to standardized courses of study and instead constructed representative and…

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