Mount Holyoke's commitment to educating students for global citizenship resonates throughout our curriculum. It is the driving force behind the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives. The Center advances both on- and off-campus intellectual engagement with the global problems and challenges of the twenty-first century.

The faculty advisory board takes an active role in shaping a broad vision for international education for the 21st century, and its members are committed to help implement it in their respective spheres of influence at the College.


Eva Paus

Professor of Economics; Carol Hoffmann Collins Director of the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives; Chair, Program Committee, Entrepreneurship, Organizations and Society

Eva Paus has published widely on different aspects of globalization and development. She is the author or editor of seven books and dozens of articles and book chapters. Her current research focuses on technological change and the future of work and development, strategies for escaping from the Middle Income Trap, the implications of the rise of China for economic transformation in developing countries, and successful strategies in moving towards high-technology production linked to services.

Eva Paus

Kirk Lange

Director of International Experiential Learning
Kirk Lange

Jennifer Medina

Immigration Advisor for International Students
Jennifer Medina, Immigration Advisor for International Students

Fatoumata Gadjigo

Administrative Assistant, McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives
Fatoumata Gadjigo

Ruby Maddox

Study Abroad Coordinator, McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives; Internship Coordinator, Miller Worley Center for the Environment

Ruby Maddox is the Internship Coordinator at the Miller Worley Center for the Environment and the Study Abroad Coordinator at the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives. Ruby has over 12 years of experience working in higher education and experiential learning. Ruby is the co-founder of Gardening the Community; a youth urban agriculture and food justice organization in Springfield, MA, and Leaders of the Free World; an international experience and leadership development program for young black men.

Ruby Maddox

April Stroud

Director of Study Abroad
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Donna Van Handle

Senior Lecturer in German Studies; Dean of International Students

Donna Van Handle is Senior Lecturer in German Studies and Dean of International Students.  Her specialities include cross-cultural education and learning, second language acquisition, and the use of technology in language teaching and research.  In her role as dean she offers programming and support for international students and coordinates activities that celebrate international diversity.  Her goal is to help international students learn about other cultures with differing viewpoints, perspectives and belief systems so that they can engage with their new community in a respectful way.

Donna Van Handle

Jo Ellen Warner

Communications Specialist
Jo Ellen Warner

Faculty Advisory Board

Valerie Barr

Chair of Computer Science; Jean E. Sammet Professor of Computer Science

While actively pursuing the application of software testing to artificial intelligence systems, Valerie Barr promotes the interdisciplinary application of computing through a combination of changes to computer science curricula and courses, as well as research and course collaborations with faculty from the full range of disciplines within the liberal arts. She is very active in the computer science education community and has led significant diversity efforts for the Association for Computing Machinery.

Valerie Barr

Michael T. Davis

Chair of Architectural Studies, Professor of Art History

Michael Davis teaches courses on the art of the Middle Ages, the arts of Islam, and modern architecture. His research centers on French Gothic architecture including Notre-Dame, Paris and the cathedrals of Clermont-Ferrand and Limoges. Recently, he has been reconstructing lost buildings in medieval Paris (early video). Used in his seminars on Paris, these projects actively engage students in the evaluation of evidence, medieval design techniques, and the use of digital media.

Michael T. Davis Chair of Architectural Studies, Professor of Art History

M. Darby Dyar

Chair of Astronomy; Kennedy-Schelkunoff Professor of Astronomy

Darby Dyar's research seeks to understand the distribution of hydrogen and oxygen throughout our solar system, using Mössbauer, reflectance, Raman, synchrotron, and LIBS spectroscopies as well as advanced machine learning technique for data processing and interpretation.She has published more than 200 papers in scientific journals and has been supported by more than 30 grants from NASA and NSF totaling over $4.1 million in the past decade alone.She served as a Participating Scientist on the Mars Science Laboratory mission.

Darby Dyer

Kavita Khory

Ruth Lawson Professor of Politics

Kavita Khory’s current research explores transnational political mobilization among South Asian diaspora populations in North America and Europe. Locating contemporary forms of migration from South Asia in broader historical and theoretical contexts, Khory’s work focuses on transnational forms of activism and political violence involving diaspora organizations with ties to India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Khory regularly teaches courses on world politics, international security, ethnic conflict, propaganda and war, South Asia, and migration.

Kavita Khory

Lynn M. Morgan

Mary E. Woolley Professor of Anthropology, on leave fall 2018

Lynn M. Morgan, a medical anthropologist and feminist science studies scholar, has authored and edited three books including most recently Icons of Life:  A Cultural History of Human Embryos (University of California Press, 2009), and over 30 articles. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Endowment for Humanities, Social Science Research Council, and the School for Advanced Research. She is a founding member of the Five College Certificate in Culture, Health, and Science (CHS), and Five College Certificate in Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice (RHRJ). She is currently writing about the backlash against reproductive rights movements in Latin America.

Lynn Morgan

Nieves Romero-Díaz

Chair of Spanish, Latina/o and Latin American Studies; Chair of Romance Languages and Cultures; Professor of Spanish

Nieves Romero-Díaz's main area of research is gender and race in Early Modern Spain. She has authored and edited/co-edited 4 books and more than 30 articles, reviews, and book chapters. Making historical and critical connections between the past and the present, her courses include Black Spain, Spain and Islam, and Gender Violence in Spain. She has received numerous (inter)national grants and awards and has presented her research at conferences, invited lectures, and symposiums in England, France, Germany, Mexico, Portugal, Spain and the US.

Nieves Romero-Diaz