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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 Name Department College Term Note
Friedland, Jerold   Law 2021  
Elias, Cathy   Music 2021  
Farkas, Richard Political Science LAS 2021  
Wang, David Accountancy Business 2021  
Graupmann, Verena  Psychology CSH 2021  
Jin, Li Modern Languages LAS 2022  
Uysal, Nur   Communication 2021 Co-Chair
Markley, Melissa Marketing Business 2023  
Mondschean, Thomas Economics Business 2023  
Dolembo, Sally Theatre 2021  
Obelleiro, Gonzalo   Education 2023  
Steel, Rob SCA CDM 2021
Woesthoff, Julia  History LAS 2023  
Kisiel, Caroline   SCPS 2022  
Besana, GianMario Associate Provost   Open Co-Chair, Ex Officio
Costello, Kari Assistant Vice President for Global Engagement   Open Ex Officio
Shanahan, John Director, Liberal Studies Program   Open Ex Officio

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
Sherri Henderson, ex officio International Admission Coordinator
Thomas Donley, ex officio Professor and Associate Dean of Operations & International Programs, Department of Economics
Marty McGivern, ex officio Director of Study Abroad
Nezih Altay Management and Entrepreneurship
Hui Lin Accountancy & MIS
Melissa Markley, Chair Marketing
Thomas Mondschean Economics
Lisa Young Hospitality Leadership
Quoc Nguyen Finance


College of Communication International Committee

Committee Member Department Email Address
Nur Uysal, Co-chair Communication
Michael DeAngelis, Co-chair Communication
Luisela Alvaray Communication
Sydney Dillard Communication
Daniel Makagon Communication
Kelly Chu Communication
Michaela Winchatz, Advisory Communication
Teboul, Jean-Claude Communication


College of Computing and Digital Media International Committee

Committee Member Department Email Address
Olayele Adelakun CDM
Shiro Akiyoshi CDM
Dominque Brown CDM
Shayna Connelly CDM
Nathan Matteson CDM
Naghmeh Farzaneh CDM
Rob Steel, chair CDM
Noriko Tomuro CDM
Michael Flores CDM
Jacob Furst CDM
Josh Jones CDM
Edward Keenan CDM
Alireza Khatami CDM
Kim Lawerence CDM
Jean-Phiippe Labruyere CDM
Amy Lockhart CDM
Peter McDonald CDM


College of Education International Committee

Committee Member Department Email Address
Stephen Haymes
Social and Cultural Foundations in Education
Sung Park-Johnson Bilingual-Bicultural Education
Linsey Sabielny Counseling and Special Education
Melissa Ockerman, Chair Counseling and Special Education


College of Law International Committee

Committee Member Department Email Address
Monu Bedi Law
Sumi Cho Law
Alberto Coll Law
Patty Gerstenblith, Chair Law
Brian Havel Law
Barry Kellman Law
Allison Tirres, ex-officio Law


College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences International Committee

Committee Member Department Email Address
Yuki Miyamoto Religious Studies
Michele Morano English
Sanjukta Mukherjee Women's & Gender Studies
Clara Orban Modern Languages
Warren Schultz, Co-facilitator LAS Associate Dean
Shailja Sharma, Co-facilitator LAS Assocaite Dean


College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences Study Abroad Committee

Committee Member Department Email Address
Julia Woesthoff, Chair History
Emanuele Colombo Catholic Studies
Delia Cosentino History of Art & Architecture
Li Jin Modern Languages
Susana Martinez Modern Languages
Raphael Ogom School of Public Service
Christina Rivers Political Science
Neil Vincent Master of Social Work
David Wellman Religious Studies
Director of Study Abroad (ex officio) Global Engagement - Study Abroad
Howard Rosing (ex officio) Steans Center
Gardner-Huggett, Joanna (ex officio) History of Art and Architecture & LAS Associate Dean


College of Science and Health International Committee

Committee Member Department Email Address
Klimas, Christie Environmental Science and Studies
Hu, Juan Mathematical Sciences
Yan Li, Chair Psychology
Lee, Young-Me School of Nursing
Jerome, Jessica Health Sciences


The Music School International Committee

Committee Member Department Email Address
Katherin (Kate) Brucher Music
Cathy Elias, Chair Music
Ilya Kaler Music
Seung-Won Oh Music
Rami Solomonow Music
George Vatchnadze Music


School of Continuing and Professional Studies International Committee

Committee Member Department Email Address
Telisa Robinson-Davis SCPS International Coordinator
Shirley Bono SCPS
Caroline Kisiel SCPS International Liaison
Hap Bryant SCPS
Joseph Chen SCPS
Ludovic Comeau SCPS
Donna Younger SCPS
Arieahn Matamonas SCPS
Sara Kimble SCPS
Erin Kasprzak SCPS
Kevin Downing 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.