Faculty Travel Reports Archive

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.

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.

Academic Year 2012-2013

Per Berglund, Professor of Physics ~ Germany
"...visits and collaborations with theoretical physicists at DESY, one of the world's leading accelerator centres..."

Subhash C. Minocha, Professor of Biological Sciences and Genetics ~ Jordan
"...visit the King’s Academy, Amman, Jordan, to give lectures, hold discussions and talk about my research and UNH Project SMART at the King’s Academy and the University of Jordan."

Kate Hanson, Professor of Community Leadership ~ Thailand
"...possibilities for partnerships between my program/UNH students and organizations in Thailand."

Michelle Grenier, Associate Professor of Kinesiology ~ Scotland
"...research on physical education teacher practices for students with autism spectrum disorders in the Scottish system."

Peter Pekins, Professor of Wildlife Ecology ~ Poland
"...the 7th International Moose Conference in Poland. ...The Bialowieza National Park and Forest is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the largest remaining primeval forests in Europe."

Szu-Feng Chen, Assistant Professor of Theatre & Dance ~ Korea
"...invited by The Theatre Practice (TTP) in Singapore to create set and costume design for its feature musical production for Singapore Kuo Pao Kun Festival..."

Meghan Howey, Assistant Professor of Archaeology ~ Uganda
"...expect robust cultural activity here, as the Ndali lakes are located less than two hundred kilometers northeast of the epicenter for the development of iron smelting technology in East Africa, west of Lake Victoria..."

Jeannie Sowers, Professor of Political Science ~ Egypt
"...research on environmental issues and politics ... to learn more about the ongoing political revolution that began in January 2011."

Academic Year 2011-2012

Amy Boylan, Assistant Professor of Italian ~ Italy

Jenni Cook, Associate Professor of Music ~ Brazil

Lu Yan, Associate Professor of History ~ England

Dain LaRoche, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology ~ Brazil

Heidi Asbjornsen, Associate Professor of Natural Resources ~ Costa Rica

Joel Hartter, Assistant Professor of Geography/Affiliate Assistant Professor of Natural Resources ~ Uganda

Gregory McMahon, Associate Professor of History ~ Turkey

Annie Donahue, Associate Professor/Chairperson—Humanities Division, UNH Manchester Library & Media Services ~ England & Scotland

Eun Kyeong Cho, Assistant Professor of Education ~ South Korea

Alynna Lyon, Associate Professor of Political Science ~ Portugal

Academic Year 2010-2011

Vanessa Druskat, Associate professor of Organizational Behavior ~ Spain

Lina Lee, Associate Professor of Spanish ~ Costa Rica

Ben Harris, Professor of Psychology & Affiliate Professor of History ~ The Netherlands

Robert C. Scharff, Professor of Philosophy ~ Italy

Mary Malone, Assistant Professor of Political Science ~ Costa Rica

Marla Brettschneider, Assistant Professor of Theater ~ Israel

Ruth Varner, Research Associate Professor of Earth, Oceans and Space ~ Sweden

Stephen Trzaskoma, Associate Professor of Classics ~ Scotland

Matt Nesmith, Professor of Theater ~ Germany 

Academic Year 2009-2010

Nelson Barber, Associate Professor of Hospitality ~ Italy

Janet Gold, Associate Professor of Spanish ~ Honduras

Sean Moore, Assistant Professor of English ~ England

Julie Bryce, Associate Professor of Geochemistry ~ Italy

Paula Salvio, Professor of Education ~ Sicily

Christina Ortmeier-Hooper, Assistant Professor of Composition Studies ~ England

Martin McKinsey, Associate Professor of English ~ Scotland

Devkamal Dutta, Assistant Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship ~ India

Judy Sharkey, Associate Professor of Education ~ Colombia

Academic Year 2008-2009

Marco Dorfsman and Lori Hopkins, Associate Professors of Spanish ~ Brazil

Wheeler Ruml, Assistant Professor of Computer Science ~ Ireland

William Kempster, Associate Professor of Music ~ Czech Republic

Dora Chen, Assistant Professor of Family Studies and Leslie Couse, Associate Professor of Education ~ China

Nadine Bérenguier, Associate Professor of French ~ France

Ahmad Etebari, Professor and Chair of Accounting and Finance ~ New Zealand

Lynette Hamlin, Associate Professor and Chair of Nursing ~ Mexico

Sarah Stitzlein, Assistant Professor of Education ~ Canada

Serita Frey, Associate Professor of Natural Resources & the Environment ~ Costa Rica & Guatemala

Steven Bornstein, Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders - Russia

Louis Tisa, Professor of Microbiology and Genetics - Argentina

Joel Hartter, Assistant Professor of Geography - Uganda

Sarah Sherman, Associate Professor of English - England

Brigitte Bailey, Associate Professor of English - England