Director

Email:
snewport@umflint.edu

Shelby Newport

Shelby is associate professor of Theatre and Dance. She has been actively involved in international education, including serving on the IGS faculty since 2012.  Shelby has led two IGS endorsed study abroad courses to England that focus in her content area of British Performance and Design. She also serves as the resident costume designer for the Department of Theatre and Dance and has designed costumes in England. Shelby has an interest and passion for global education and is looking forward to working with the departments that contribute to the International and Global Studies minor. 

Why I support IGS at UMF? 

I support study abroad because I've seen first hand the life changing experiences students can have while in another country. When you experience another part of the world, you gain empathy and create a more robust world view.

Courses taught within IGS:

INT 394: Special Topics in Study Abroad- London: Theatre, Fashion and Architecture (2011)
INT 394: Special Topics in Study Abroad- British Performance & Design: History, Analysis & Experience in England (2014)
INT 394: Special Topics in Stud Abroad- Japan: The Business of the Arts (May 2017)- upcoming! 

Core Faculty

Email:
dauda@umflint.edu

Dauda Abubakar

Email:
chumov@umflint.edu

Lois Alexander

Email:
dbirchok@umflint.edu

Daniel Birchok, Assistant Professor of Anthropology

Daniel is Assistant Professor of Anthropology. He is an anthropologist of religion who has carried out extensive field and archival research about religion and public life in Indonesia. Daniel has experience leading student exchange trips that have brought Indonesians to the United States and U.S.-based students to Indonesia for multiple week themed programs. He is looking forward to bringing all of this experience to his efforts working with IGS, both in and outside of the classroom.

Why I support IGS at UMF? 

I support International and Global Studies because studying IGS, and especially studying while traveling abroad, allows students to develop unique conceptual tools and critical perspectives that enrich their lives and support their efforts to contribute to the broader societies in which they live. Plus, it's fun, which should never be undervalued!

Courses taught within IGS: 

ANT/INT 100: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANT 352/INT 352: Culture and Economy in Cross-Cultural Perspective

Email:
clementc@umflint.edu
School of Management

Clement Chen, Professor of Accounting

Email:
eernest@umflint.edu

Ernest Emenyonu

Email:
patemen@umflint.edu

Pat Emenyonu

Email:
ggemeda@umflint.edu

Guluma Gemeda

Email:
lxhan@umflint.edu

Lixing Han

Email:
mkietzma@umflint.edu

Mary Jo Kietzman

Email:
glaurenc@umflint.edu
School of Management

Greg Laurence, Associate Professor

Email:
mlinton@umflint.edu
Nursing

Mary Linton, DNP

Assistant Professor of Nursing

I joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 2014. Previously I taught associate degree nursing students in both theory and clinical settings for Alpena Community College. For most of my nursing career I practiced as a Neonatal Nurse Practitioner in Ann Arbor and Dearborn.

Courses Taught within INT or Study Abroad Programs: 
NUR 410: Community Health Nursing in Kenya

Why do you support International and Global Studies at UMF? 
Interest in international experiences for nursing students continues to increase and benefits have been recognized. International service learning can provide nursing students with unique opportunities to expand their comprehension of population health issues, increase awareness of global health problems, and enhance cultural competence

Email:
sarlipp@umflint.edu
Art and Art History

Sarah Lippert , Ph.D

Email:
qmazumde@umflint.edu
Computer Science, Engineering and Physics

Quamrul Mazumder, Associate Professor

Email:
seyed@umflint.edu

Seyed Mehdian

Email:
dmunroe@umflint.edu

Derwin Munroe

Email:
mtippen@umflint.edu

Maureen Tippen

Email:
gowhite@umflint.edu
School of Management

George O. White III, Associate Professor of Strategic Management

Dr. White is an Associate Professor of Strategic Management in the School of Management. Dr. White is also a Non-Resident Research Fellow at the Asian Institute of Management's Policy Center in the Philippines and an Honorary Professor at Hebei Normal University in China. His research studies the interaction between legal institutions and multinational enterprise (MNE) strategic behavior and performance outcomes in Asia. Dr. White is currently conducting a multi-year research study investigating the influence of the legal environment on MNE strategic behavior and performance outcomes in the Philippines and Malaysia. He has also performed extensive fieldwork in the Philippines surveying senior executives of MNE foreign subsidiaries and managers of local electric cooperatives regarding their strategic behavior. Dr. White's research has been published in several leading international business and international law journals. He has studied, worked, and lived in the Philippines, China, Taiwan, and Hungary. This includes having studied Mandarin Chinese on a language scholarship in Taiwan at Feng Chia University, having studied international law at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, teaching English as a second language in Taiwan, teaching international business law and global commerce at Hebei Normal University in Shijiazhuang, China, as well as being appointed by the municipal government as an Economic Adviser to the Shijiazhuang National Hi-Tech Industry Development Zone in China. 

Why you support International and Global Studies at UMF?

Studying abroad changed my life in many profound ways. I am a strong supporter of learning by doing. There is now better way to learn than by traveling abroad and immersing one's self in a different culture and environment. It is very enriching and eye opening at the same time. The value of traveling abroad is tremendous!

 

Affiliated Faculty

Email:
bucking@umflint.edu

Robert Buckingham

Email:
feuerher@umflint.edu

Emily Feuerherm, Assistant Professor

As an undergraduate student, I studied abroad in Ireland for a year to complete the archaeology requirements of my Anthropology major. After I graduated, I moved to Switzerland, attended an intensive German language program, and got my first experience teaching English as a foreign language. Education abroad is an incredible opportunity for personal and professional growth and my life trajectory was altered by these experiences. Because of my work abroad I chose to pursue a Master’s degree and then a PhD in linguistics with a focus on second language acquisition. Now, I direct the Bridge Program for UM-Flint’s international students and coordinate the certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL certificate). I remain a lifelong language learner and explorer of other cultures and countries.

Email:
lknecht@umflint.edu

Linda Knecht

Email:
jaclede@umflint.edu

Jacob Lederman

Email:
sjleeum@umflint.edu

Seung-Jin Lee

Email:
moyoon@umflint.edu

Otrude Moyo

Email:
sselig@umflint.edu

Suzanne Selig

Email:
esvoboda@umflint.edu

Liz Svoboda, Associate Librarian, Liaison to IGS