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Introducing the 2017-2018 Global Education Seminar (GES) Cohort

Moving into its seventh year, the Global Education Seminar (GES) Program welcomes seven faculty in the 2017-2018 academic year to participate in a year-long initiative to further advance internationalization at the University of Dayton.  The GES program, sponsored by the Provost Office, Center for International Programs, and academic units, bring together faculty seeking ways to advance strategic priorities in their respective unit.  In doing this, faculty explore projects that focus on revision or development of curriculum, engagement and collaboration with international partners, expansion on research opportunities, and/or support for education abroad initiatives.  The 2017-2018 cohort includes:

Scott Segalewitz, Engineering Mgt, Systems, and Technology; Dean's Office
Philip Appiah-Kubi, Engineering Mgt, Systems, and Technology 
Laura Leming, Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
Minnita Daniel-Cox, Music
David Fine, English
Andrea Zavakos, Management and Marketing

A component of the program is for faculty to focus on projects in a particular region of the world.  This year’s cohort shifts its focus to Ghana and Togo.  Prior years have included China, Peru, Argentina and Chile.  Upon completion of a year of study and research, the cohort will travel to Ghana and Togo where they meet with a number of contacts from universities, Marianist communities, and local organizations.  

The GES program is one way faculty have the opportunity to expand upon their international and intercultural experiences and integrate this new perspective into their engagement with students.  Past cohorts have contributed by developing a more global curriculum and increasing experiential learning opportunities for students, to name a few.   It has also had lasting impacts on faculty whom come together in an interdisciplinary setting and challenge each other’s personal and professional perspectives. 

To learn more about the Global Education Program or how to apply for a future cohort, email

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