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The faculty and leadership of the Levermore Global Scholars program have an international reputation for scholarship, as evidenced by the research published, awards granted and fellowships earned by department members. Click on names for more information about each professor’s research, experience and contact information.


Susan Briziarelli
Academic Program Director
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Science Building, Room 123A
p – 516.877.4118
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Peter J. DeBartolo Jr.
Administrative Director
Alumnae Hall, Room 110
p – 516.877.8627
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Jennifer E. Ganley
Administrative Assistant
Alumnae Hall, Room 109
p – 516.877.4183
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Charles Shopsis
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Devin Thornburg, Ph.D.
Ruth S. Ammon School of Education

Associate Professors

Melanie Bush

Diana Feige
Ruth S. Ammon School of Education

Shawn Kaplan

Katie Verlin Laatikainen
International Studies

Michael Matto

Joan Stein Schimke

M. Cristina Zaccarini
Asian Studies

Assistant Professors

Priya Wadhera
Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Emily Kang
Ruth S. Ammon School of Education

Adjunct Faculty

Ross B. Jandrew

Gabrielle Pierre

Gary Schechter

Stephanie P. Szitanyi

Kate Wilson

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