Meet the Faculty
As an interdisciplinary program, the global studies major encourages students to take classes in a number of different disciplines. These faculty are just some of the many you may encounter in global studies, teaching some of the foundational courses.
Professor of Politics and Government
Joe Alulis’s International Politics course will challenge you to think beyond our American system of government, exploring political relations among nations and the topics of security, power, diplomacy, and efforts to establish and sustain international society.
Learn more about Professor Alulis.
Professor of Swedish
Choose to focus your language and area study on Swedish and Scandinavian studies and Ann Marie Andreasson-Hogg will introduce you to a unique part of the world while preparing you to think globally.
Learn more about Professor Andreasson-Hogg.
Professor of Spanish
Spanish study is a popular choice for global studies students. Lorenzo Florian will challenge you to become bilingual and bicultural while you explore the world: “There is a saying: ‘The world is a book, and if you stay at home, you only read the introduction.’”
Learn more about Professor Florian.
Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies
Rajkumar Boaz Johnson walks along students as they encounter society through World Religions, grappling with the big questions of life while experiencing the breadth of faith practices present around the world.
Learn more about Dr. Johnson.
Assistant Professor of French
Explore the French-speaking world with Jennifer Morrissey as you develop both language skills and cultural competency that could take you to countries from Africa to France.
Learn more about Dr. Morrissey.
Professor of Sociology
Lida Nedilsky’s global sociology courses help students develop as independent thinkers, researchers, and decision makers—skills they can use anywhere in the world.
Learn more about Professor Nedilsky.
Professor of Spanish
Linda Parkyn teaches Intro to Global Studies, where she brings a desire to introduce the global world and to create a learning environment that challenges students to learn from scholars around the globe through a study abroad experience.
Learn more about Dr. Parkyn.
Professor of Communication Arts
Mary Adams Trujillo teaches communications and conflict transformation studies courses that offer global studies students a combination of service, experiential learning, and cultural immersion to help them engage with the world.
Learn more about Dr. Trujillo.