The Global Education Advisory Committee was established in 2010 as an official subcommittee of the College-wide Academic Program and Standards Committee.

GEAC Charge and Composition

The Dickinson faculty long has been among the most active and engaged in the nation on matters related to Global Study and Education.  A dynamic group of faculty, with broad expertise and experience (in terms of geographic regions and disciplinary orientation), the GEAC offers counsel and strategic guidance to the Executive Director of the Center for Global Study and Engagement.  The GEAC's charge includes, inter alia, review of new long-term and short-term program proposals; review and recommendation of faculty candidates for center directorships abroad; advice and feedback on enhancing the International Student experience on campus; review of complex study-abroad applicant files; consultation with study abroad staff regarding non-Dickinson student applications; and consultation on policy considerations related to Global Study at the College.

Roughly seven to eight Dickinson faculty members comprise the Committee, with representation coming from all three divisions of the College and both junior and tenured faculty.  Normally, the membership of the Committee includes at least two faculty representatives from each division of the College and at least two faculty members contributing to the study of foreign languages.  Members of the Committee often have served previously as directors or coordinators of one of the College's long- or short-term education abroad programs or have been closely involved with the College's efforts to attract and retain outstanding international students and scholars.  Additionally, the Committee always includes one faculty member presently serving on the APSC.  Likewise, the Committee always includes a faculty member or an administrator from the Community Studies Center, the Center for Sustainability Education, or the Clarke Forum, to encourage thoughtful coordination of collective international efforts and activities and prudent leveraging of resources.

FALL 2016 Committee Members Include:

  • Samantha Brandauer, Associate Provost and Executive Director, Center for Global Study and Engagement
  • David Commins, Professor of History, History Department
  • Katie DeGuzman, Associate Director, Education Abroad, Center for Global Study and Engagement
  • Lucile Duperron, Associate Professor of French, French Department
  • Elena Duzs, Associate Professor of Russian, Russian Department
  • Kristy Holmes, Director of Global/Sponsored Programs
  • Marcus Key, Professor of Earth Sciences, Earth Sciences Department
  • Neil Leary, Director of Center for Sustainability Education
  • Sonja Paulson, Director International Student/Scholar Services, Center for Global Study and Engagement
  • Melinda Schlitt, Professor of Art History, Art and Art History Department
  • Andy Wolff, Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Political Science Department (APSC representative) 
  • Damon Yarnell, Dean of Advising, Academic Advising