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Fellows and Research Associates

A central mission of UMSL Global is supporting the international research of a talented and growing cadre of international studies faculty. Connecting to traditional teaching, research and scholarly obligations.

For many years UMSL Global 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 29, establishing our unique role as the only research-oriented international studies center in the state of Missouri. The books and articles published by UMSL Global fellows reflect an impressive productivity and multidisciplinary diversity.

Inquiry Initiative

Developed by UMSL Global fellow Shea Kerkhoff, The Inquiry Initiative is professional development for educators from an inquiry stance, focusing on collaborative inquiry as a learner-centered pedagogy with promise for development of critical global literacies.

Internationalizing Teaching and Learning at UMSL: Inquiry Circles

UMSL Global Fellows

Anne Austin, Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Anthropology
Project: Archaeology research in Egypt.

Susan Brownell, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Professor, Department of Anthropology
Project: Research on Olympic Games hospitality in Tokyo.

Elizabeth Buchta, M.F.A., University of Notre Dame
Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Art and Design
Project: “Festival School Fundamental” in Germany.

Amber G. Candela, Ph.D., University of  Georgia
Assistant Professor, Department of Educator Preparation & Leadership
Project: Professional development project for Kenyan teachers.

Bettina J. Casad, Ph.D., Claremont Graduate Unniversity
Associate Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences
Project: Research on post-Brexit U.K.

Deborah Cohen, Ph.D., University of Chicago
Associate Professor, Department of History
Project: “Loyalty and Betrayal” book project.

Angela Coker, Ph.D., The Union Institute and University
Associate Professor, Department of Education Sciences and Professional Programs
Project: Participation in ACA conference.

Michael Costello, L.L.M., Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Associate Teaching Professor, Department of Finance and Legal Studies
Project: Development and promotion of inter-campus study abroad programs.

Rita Csapó-Sweet, Ed.D., Harvard University
Associate Professor, Department of Theatre and Cinema Arts
Project: Collaboration with filmmakers on genocide documentaries. 

Andresa De Souza, Ph.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center
Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership
Project: Training program in Brazil for parents of children with autism.

Mary Edwin, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University
Assistant Professor, Department of Education Sciences and Professional Programs
Project: Development of counseling partnerships in Nigeria.

Anne Fish, Ph.D., University of Michigan
Associate Professor, College of Nursing
Projects: China partnership and insulin injection research.

Jennifer Fisher, Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Assistant Teaching Professor and Art Education Coordinator
Department of Art and Design, and Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership
Project: Paper presentation at the World Congress of the International Society for Education Through Art. 

Gerald Yong Gao, Ph.D., The University of Hong Kong
Professor, Department of Marketing
Project: Acquisition of firm ETC data and presentation of paper on bribery and firm performance.

Jean-Germain Gros, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Professor, Department of Political Science
Project: Afro-Brazilian communities in West Africa.

Ruth Iyob, Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
Professor, Department of Political Science
Project: Research on Horn of Africa and presentation of paper at the African Studies Association conference.

Shea Kerkhoff, Ph.D., North Carolina State University
Assistant Professor, Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership
Project: Professional development project for Kenyan teachers. 

Na Young Kong, Ph.D., University of Kansas
Assistant Professor, Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership
Project: Teaching English language learners.

Timothy Makubuya, Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Assistant Professor, Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership
Project: Professional development project for Kenyan teachers.

Stella Markou, D.M.A., University of Arizona
Associate Professor, Department of Music
Project: Folk tales project in Scotland.

Jennifer McKnight, M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts
Associate Professor, Department of Art and Design
Project: Presentation of paper at the Dementialab conference.

Lynn Navin, Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Assistant Teaching Professor, Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership
Project: Professional development project for Kenyan teachers.

Uma Segal, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
Professor, School of Social Work
Project: Dekasegi migration project in Japan.

Rachel Wamser-Nanney, Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences
Project: Children’s trauma project in Western Cape, South Africa.

Gaiyan Zhang, Ph.D., University of California at Irvine
Professor, Department of Finance and Legal Studies
Project: Presentation of conference paper on creditor control rights.

 

Fellow Application Guidelines

Contact Robert Baumann for Fellow application guidelines.

 

Academic Journals

Since late in 2003 the International Studies and Programs has housed, with the Chinese studies professorship, two academic journals: Chinese Economy, which is published by M.E. Sharpe, and China and the World Economy, which is published by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. The editor of these publications is Hung-Gay Fung, Dr. Y.S. Tsiang Endowed Professor in Chinese Studies. A third academic journal was added in 2011: International Review of Accounting, Banking and Finance.