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Community College Internationalization Fellows

Introducing Our Fellows

2021-22 Fellows

Jasna Bogdanovska

Jasna Bogdanovska, MFA

Assistant Professor of Photography, Monroe Community College.     SAP/SEAP Fellow Project: Re-Framing Culture Through Visual Storytelling


Roland 'Rollo' Fisher

Roland 'Rollo' Fisher, PhD

Associate Professor of Choral Music, Monroe Community College.               IAD Fellow Project: Engaging in Purposeful Thought of Global Diversity Through the Music and Culture of South Sudan


Kimari Johnson

Kimari Johnson, MFA

Professor of English, Tompkins Cortland Community College.                      Fellow Project: Traveling the World Through Multilingual Research and the Process of Translation


Laura Penman

Laura Penman, MS

Associate Professor of Biology, Monroe Community College. SAP/SEAP Fellow Project: Environmental management and food security in the coastal communities of Bangladesh, Cambodia, and Indonesia


2020-21 Fellows

William Drumright, PhD

History, Monroe Community College. SEAP Fellow Project: US History II Since 1865: The Cold War Framework from the Southeast Asia Perspective

Christine Evans, MA

Spanish, Tompkins Cortland Community College. LACS Fellow Project: El Cine Latinoamericano: In the Spanish Classroom and Beyond

Alejandro Gonzalez-Suarez, MS

Construction and Environmental Technology, Tompkins Cortland Community College. SAP-SAC Fellow Project: Construction Technology in New York and New Delhi, a comparative understanding

Melissa Johnson, MFA

Art, Cayuga Community College. LACS Fellow Project: Art Across Borders: an Exchange and Collaboration; Art of Diverse Cultures: Art of Latin America Module Development

Jonathon Little, MS 

Geography, Monroe Community College. IAD Fellow Project: Virtual Geospatial Internships Between Monroe Community College and Africa

Nayda Pares-Kane, PhD

Sociology, Monroe Community College. LACS Fellow Project: Indigeneity and Environmental Sustainability in Mexico and Costa Rica

Stephen Pierson, PhD

English, Onondaga Community College. SAP-SAC/SEAP Fellow Project: Internationalizing the Content of English 104: Freshman Composition and Literature II


2019-20 Fellows

Gerardo Tonatiuh Cummings Rendón, PhD

Spanish, Onondaga Community College. LACS Fellow Project: Integrating Afro-Hispanic History, Culture & Politics into the course “Latin American Civilization in English”

David D. Flaten, PhD

History/Political Science, Tompkins Cortland Community College. LACS Fellow Project: Undermining Democracy and Bolstering Military Dictatorship: President Nixon’s Undeclared War on Chile (1970-73) and Immediate Ramifications

Marisol Galarza-Ruíz, MA

Spanish, Monroe Community College. LACS Fellow Project: A Political, Historical, and Cultural View of the 1973 Chilean Coup d'état and Its Influence in the Latin American Music Genre “La Nueva Canción”

Angela Palumbo, MA

Global ESL, Tompkins Cortland Community College. SEAP Fellow Project: New course development: Intercultural Communication

Anndrea Mathers, PhD

English, Tompkins Cortland Community College. SEAP Fellow Project: New course development: Intercultural Communication

Robert L. Muhlnickel, PhD

Philosophy, Monroe Community College. SAP Fellow Project: Internationalizing Texts in Philosophy

Susan Stafford, MA

Hospitality, Tompkins Cortland Community College. LACS Fellow Project: Hospitality Cultural Learning Exchange (Virtual) with Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) in the Dominican Republic