Faculty Fellows and Research Associates

The central mission of International Studies and Programs (ISP) is supporting the international research of a talented and growing cadre of international studies faculty.

For many years ISP has appointed Fellows from among regular UMSL faculty and provided funds to support their research projects. What began as a corps of two research fellows has grown to 31, establishing our unique role as the only research-oriented international studies center in the state of Missouri. The books and articles published by ISP fellows reflect an impressive productivity and multidisciplinary diversity

The Academic Year 2013-14 Fellow appointments are:

College of Arts and Sciences

Sheilah Clarke-Ekong, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles. Associate Professor of Anthropology
Jean-Germain Gros, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley. Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Administration Program
Ruth Iyob, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara. Professor of Political Science
Farida Jalalzai, Ph.D., University of Buffalo. Associate Professor of Political Science
Nikolaos Poulopoulos, Ph.D., Harvard University. Visiting Assistant Professor in Modern Greek History and Culture
David Rose, Ph.D., University of Virginia. Professor of Economics
Lauren Schmidt, Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington. Assistant Professor of Spanish
Uma Segal, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis. Professor of Social Work
Kenneth Thomas, Ph.D., University of Chicago. Professor of Political Science
Adriano Udani, Ph.D., University of Minnesota. Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy Administration

College of Business Administration

Gerald Yong Gao, Ph.D., The University of Hong Kong. Associate Professor of Marketing
Min Ju, Ph.D., Saint Louis University. Assistant Professor of Marketing
Dinesh Mirchandani, Ph.D., University of Kentucky. Associate Professor of Information Systems
Gaiyan Zhang, Ph.D., University of California, Irvine. Associate Professor of Finance

College of Education

Angela Coker, Ph.D., The Union Institute & University. Associate Professor of Counseling & Family Therapy
Ralph Córdova, Jr., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara.  Assistant Professor of Teaching & Learning
Kelly Yu-Hsin Liao, Ph.D., Iowa State University. Assistant Professor of Counseling & Family Therapy
Virginia Navarro, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis. Associate Professor of Teaching & Learning
Alina Slapac, Ed.D., University of Northern Iowa. Assistant Professor of Education

College of Fine Arts and Communication

Rita Csapo-Sweet, Ed.D., Harvard University. Associate Professor of Theatre, Dance and Media Studies
Yael Even, Ph.D., Columbia University. Professor of Art History
Jennifer McKnight, M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts. Associate Professor of Graphic Design
Thomas McPhail, Ph.D., Purdue University. Professor of Media Studies
Terry Suhre, M.F.A., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Research Associate Professor and Director, Gallery 210
Kristy Tucciarone, Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis. Associate Teaching Professor of Media Studies
Susan Waller, Ph.D., Northwestern University. Associate Professor of Art History
Stacy West, M.B.A., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Assistant Research Professor in Theatre, Dance and Media Studies and Executive and Artistic Director, Modern American Dance Company

College of Nursing

Margaret Barton-Burke, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island. The Mary Ann Lee Endowed Professor of Oncology Nursing and Associate Professor of Nursing
Anne Fish, Ph.D., University of Michigan. Associate Professor of Nursing
Jee Young Joo, Ph.D., University of Iowa. Assistant Professor of Nursing

College of Optometry

W. Howard McAlister, O.D., The Ohio State University. Associate Professor of Optometry

Fellow Application Guidelines

Contact Robert Baumann for Fellow application guidelines.

Information contact:

Dr. Joel Glassman, Director, International Studies & Programs

Robert A. Baumann, Assistant Director, International Studies and Programs

University of Missouri-St. Louis
366 Social Sciences & Business Building
One University Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63121-4400
Tel: 314-516-5753; Fax: 314-516-6757