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Faculty Involvement

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​DePaul emphasizes social responsibility and service to the community and seeks to structure meaningful international experiences for our students and the communities with which they come in contact. Global Engagement welcomes faculty participation in a variety of ways - you can read more below about some of the opportunities for faculty to engage at the university, local and global level.

Internationalization Efforts at DePaul

DePaul faculty and staff serve a unique role by participating in the internationalization process of the university and advising the provost on international engagement matters. Faculty and staff currently serve on the following committees at DePaul:

The Comprehensive Internationalization Committee (CIC) is the university committee that coordinates with faculty various aspects of the internationalization process of the university. Co-chaired by the Associate Provost for Global Engagement and Online Learning and a faculty member, CIC is expected to:

  • evaluate continuously whether matters in front of the committee need to be shepherded through existing processes involving CCP, CAP and/or the entire Faculty Council;
  • coordinate, in conjunction with the ongoing revision of the university's learning goals, and the ongoing program review process in the Liberal Studies Program, a process of periodic inventory and sustained active expansion of the internationalization of the curriculum at DePaul;
  • review and approve the study abroad component of First Year Abroad experiences;
  • advise the Associate Provost and the Provost on the prioritization of the implementation of proposed and approved short-term study abroad experiences in case of capacity issues;
  • advise the Associate Provost and the Provost on academic suitability of candidate international partners;
  • coordinate a regular exchange of information on international initiatives in the various colleges, explicitly aimed at:
    • creating synergies and collaborations
    • avoiding duplications of efforts
    • leveraging best practices
    • ensuring adherence to set guidelines
  • ensure information on existing partnerships with international strategic partners is properly disseminated to the units.


Faculty Members Department College Term Note
Adelakun, Olayele   CDM 2024  
Aguirre, Windsor   CSH 2024  
Coll, Alberto   LAW 2024  
Dolembo, Sally   TTS 2024 renewed 2021 
Hofman, Nila Ginger Anthropology LAS 2026  
Iqbal, Zafar Marketing BUS 2026  
Lee, I-Hao   SOM 2024  
Leech, Bruce Management and Entrepreneurship BUS 2026  
Matamonasa, Arieahn   SCPS 2026  
Mongiat-Farina, Caterina Modern Languages LAS 2025  
Obelleiro, Gonzalo   COE 2026 renewed 2023
Souchuk, Anna LAS 2024
Uysal, Nur   CMN 2024 Co-Chair
Wang, David School of Accountancy BUS 2024  
Ex Officio Members       Note
Besana, GianMario Associate Provost, Global Engagement   Open


Shanahan, John Director, Liberal Studies Program   Open  

All colleges and schools at DePaul are invited to create internal committee structures to support the internationalization process at the local level. Among other responsibilities the local structures also create and manage the approval process for short-term study abroad programs originating within each unit.

If you have any ideas about advancing internationalization within your college, we recommend reaching out to your College's International Committee.

Driehaus College of Business International Committee

Committee Member Department Email Address
Bruce Leech Management & Entrepreneurship
Hui Lin, ex officio Accountancy & MIS 
Ignacio Luri Marketing
Stephani Mason Accountancy & MIS
Marty McGivern, ex officio Director of Study Abroad
Juan Mendez School of Hospitality Leadership
Thomas Mondschean Economics
Quoc Nguyen Finance
David Wang, ex officio Accountancy & MIS

College of Communication International Committee

Committee Member Department Email Address
Oluseyi Adegbola  Communication
Kelly Chu Communication
Daniel Makagon Communication
Jean-Claude Teboul Communication
Nur Uysal, Chair Communication

Jarvis College of Computing and Digital Media International Committee

Committee Member Department Email Address
Shiro Akiyoshi CDM
Brian Andrews CDM
Meghann Artes CDM
Pete Biagi CDM
Mike Chase CDM
Brian Ferguson CDM
Michael Flores CDM
Anna Hozian CDM
Xiaoping Jia CDM
Josh Jones CDM
Edward Keenan CDM
Nathan Matteson CDM
Marty McGivern Study Abroad
Danny Mittleman CDM
Jonathan Montgomery Study Abroad
Denise Nacu CDM
Gary Novak CDM
Savvas Paritsis CDM
Eliecer Peraza Ayala CDM
Ljubomir Perkovic CDM
Anuradha Rana CDM
Wendy Roderweiss CDM
Brian Schrank CDM
Janine Spears CDM
Rob Steel, Chair CDM
Lien Tran CDM
Ilyas Ustun CDM
Lee Zelenak CDM

College of Education International Committee

Committee Member Department Email Address
Stephen Haymes
Teacher Education
Gonzalo Obelleiro, Chair Leadership, Language and Curriculum
Rebecca Michel Counseling and Special Education

College of Law International Committee

Committee Member Department Email Address
Alberto Coll Law
Jerry Friedland Law
Patty Gerstenblith Law
Steve Greenberger, Chair Law
Barry Kellman Law
Allison Tirres, ex officio Law
Elizabeth Ward Law

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Study Abroad Committee

Committee Member Department Email Address
Julie Artis, ex officio Sociology
Morag Kersel Anthropology
Marty McGivern Study Abroad Director
Caterina Mongiat-Farina Modern Languages
Michele Morano English
Ramya Ramanath School of Public Service
Howard Rosing, ex officio Steans Center
Warren Schultz History
Shailja Sharma International Studies
Anna Souchuk Modern Languages
Phillip Stalley Political Science
Julia Woesthoff, Chair History

College of Science and Health International Committee

Committee Member Department Email Address
Windsor Aguirre Biology
Kate Barrett Occupational Therapy
Jason Bystriansky Biology
Phil Funk, ex officio Biology
Verena Graupmann, Chair Psychology
Christie Klimas Environmental Science and Studies

The Music School International Committee

Committee Member Department Email Address
I-hao Lee Music

School of Continuing and Professional Studies International Committee

Committee Member Department Email Address
Telisa Robinson-Davis SCPS International Coordinator
Caroline Kisiel SCPS, Chair
Sara Kimble SCPS
Director of Study Abroad, ex officio Global Engagement - Study Abroad

Faculty Ambassador Program

DePaul's Faculty Ambassador Program supports the university's global engagement and international recruitment strategies by complementing existing international travel plans of selected faculty to host or attend international events on behalf of the university. To learn more, visit the Faculty Ambassador Program page.

Become a Host for MEAL with DePaul

MEAL with DePaul is a program that invites DePaul faculty and staff members to host international students in their homes for a meal during the quarter.  DePaul faculty and staff interested in hosting a MEAL with DePaul event may complete a host application.  Visit the MEAL with DePaul page for more information.  

Within the Local International Community

DePaul is proud of its prime location in the global city of Chicago. As reflected in the university’s Vision 2018 strategic plan, DePaul boasts its strategic goal to “leverage the global diversity of Chicago, infuse international and comparative perspectives throughout teaching, research and service missions of the university.” You can learn more about the local international community and our local partners at the Local Community Partners page.

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We welcome faculty input and invite you to discuss ways to become more involved.