Faculty Travel Reports

Each year, the Center for International Education awards competitive grants for faculty international development activities from funds provided by the Vice President for Academic Affairs to enhance faculty members' international expertise. There are more faculty research topics in the Travel Reports Archive.

Academic Year 2015-2016

Julee Holcombe, Associate Professor of Arts ~ China

"... I was able to observe their teaching styles, explore the local culture and photograph the local landscape, people, and architecture."

Lina Lee, Professor of Spanish ~ Italy

"...the European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL)...took place at the University of Padova.. I learned how to develop a platform along with instructional modules and training videos of language teachers and learners."

Academic Year 2014-2015

Justus Ogembo, Associate Professor of Education ~ Italy

"This event, sponsored by National Science Foundation (NSF)...brought together scholars from across the world who had conducted fieldwork in diverse communities around the world on `Cultural Models of Nature’..."

Sameer Honwad, Assistant Professor of STEM Education ~ Bhutan

"I have been working on a long-term research project in Bhutan that is designed to find out how Bhutanese youth merge different knowledge systems and make decisions to tackle urgent environmental problems."

Nicole Fox, Assistant Professor of Sociology, COLA ~ UN Headquarters

"...it was the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Conference, where UN delegates prepared a Platform for Action that worked to achieve greater equality and opportunity for women globally."

Carolyn Gamtso, Associate Profess/Reference & Instruction Librian, UNHM ~ Ireland
Patricia Halpin
, Assistant Professor of Biology, UNHM ~ Ireland

"Our presentation at the IFLA Information Literacy Satellite Meeting in Limerick reported on the positive results of our study and reflected on its implications for library distance learning initiatives."

Sean Moore, Associate Professor of English, COLA ~ Ireland

"I travelled to Dublin, Ireland to deliver a talk at the 13th Dublin Symposium on Jonathan Swift at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, where Swift was dean from 1714-1745."

Devkamal Dutta, Associate Professor of Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship, PAUL ~ India & Hong Kong

"Social ventures are entrepreneurial firms that adopt a business-oriented approach to tackle some of the biggest social challenges facing a region or country."

Kirk Broders, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, COLSA ~ Mexico

"The main purpose of the travel was to initiate a new line of research focused on the evolution of plant-associated microbes with a specific focus on documenting the effect plant domestication has on the associated microbiome of a particular species the common bean (Phaseolus vulgaris)."

Nicoletta Gullace, Associate Professor of History, COLA ~ England

"The timing of my trip to Britain was particularly auspicious since it coincided with the coming centenary of the First World War."

Alicia Walsh, Biomedical Science-Pre-Vet major and Prof. Conroy at Halali Waterhole, Etosha National Park, Namibia

Alicia Walsh, Biomedical Science-Pre-Vet major and Prof. Conroy at Halali Waterhole, Etosha National Park, Namibia

Drew Conroy, Professor, TSAS ~ Sub-Saharan Africa

" I spent 3 weeks in ... Kenya, Rwanda, The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Tanzania and Namibia... attending an agricultural forum, visiting an agricultural development project, for which I have been an advisor for some years ... and finally visiting UNH undergraduate student, Alicia Walsh at the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Otjiwarongo, Namibia,

Academic Year 2013-2014

Eleanor Harrison-Buck, Associate Professor of Archaeology ~ Belize

"According to sixteenth century Spanish ethnohistoric accounts, settlements in the Belize River East Archaeology (BREA) study area produced large quantities of cacao--the coveted chocolate bean--in all of the Maya Lowlands (Jones 1989). "

Julie Bryce,  Associate Professor of Geochemistry ~ Italy

"...my main motivation to visit my colleagues in Ferrara centers around one word:  mantle. ... The trip also provided a means to initiate new projects to gain insight into processes driving volcanism."

Susan Merrill, Clinical Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy ~ South Africa
"My experiences in South Africa thus far have helped me realize that establishing collaborative relationships is a gradual process; that Americans who come thinking they have “answers” are doomed to fail; and that listening almost always comes before talking."

Yixin Liu, Associate Professor of Finance ~ Greece
"Hellenic American Education Center in Greece in the fall of 2013. HAEC is a relatively young university that promotes college education in English....HAEC was also interested to tap into the vast Chinese market."

Joel Johnson, Associate Professor of Geology ~ Sweden
"...I served as a research mentor and co-mentor for three undergraduate students who took part in a NSF funded International REU (Research Experience for Undergraduates) program..."

Tom Safford, Associate Professor of Sociology ~ Brazil
"My investigation will examine how scientific and economic data shapes the way stakeholders from the oil and gas, tourism, and fishing sectors, along with public sector actors, assess different coastal development options as well as potential environmental risks."