Several faculty members will be leading Study Abroad trips during the upcoming semesters.
The Study Abroad Program travels to three different countries throughout the year. The three locations are in Oxford, England, Leipzig, Germany, and Montevideo, Uruguay.
In fall of 2019, the professors attending Leipzig are Dr. Mark Phillips, professor of management sciences, and Dr. Laura Phillips, associate professor of management sciences, who are teaching Fundamentals of Life Design and International Business. Dr. Shelly Sanders, associate professor of language and literature, will lead a group in Oxford.
In spring of 2020, Dr. David Kneip, associate professor of Bible, missions and ministry, will be in Leipzig teaching Christianity in Culture. The Montevideo program will begin in the spring with Dr. Beatriz Walker, professor of language and literature, who will teach in Montevideo in the spring.
In Oxford during the spring semester, Dr. Stephanie Talley, instructor of education, and Dr. Cole Bennett, professor of language and literature, will teach World Literature and Studies of C.S. Lewis. Dr. Janine Morgan, instructor in Bible, missions and ministry, will teach Religious Teachings of C.S. Lewis.
In the summer programs of 2020, attending Leipzig will be Dr. Cynthia Powell, associate professor of chemistry and biochemistry and adviser of the medicine pre-professional program, and Dr. Lynette Austin, co-chair and associate professor of communication sciences and disorders, Rachel Riley, instructor of psychology, Mitzi Adams, instructor of teacher education, and Dr. Jonathan Stewart, professor of accounting and finance.
“The last time I taught these classes in Leipzig, one of my favorite activities was visiting a couple of business incubators which help start-up companies grow and expand,” Stewart said.
Professors attending Oxford in summer of 2020 are Dr. Lauren Lemley, assistant professor of communication, Dr. Cindy Roper, professor of communication, and Nick Tatum, instructor of communication and director of student productions. The next group to attend Oxford will be Dr. Nil Santana, assistant professor of art and design, and Ryan Feerer, associate professor of art and design. The last study abroad attending Oxford in the summer will be Dr. Kyle Tippens, assistant professor of accounting and finance, and Dr. Monty Lynn, professor of management sciences.
Stephen Shewmaker, executive director of the Center for International Education, which organizes the Study Abroad programs, said he enjoys being part of the experiences that students have on Study Abroad and watching them grow and transform while they are abroad.
“That is the reason I keep doing this work,” Shewmaker said, “and I find the greatest joy in it.”