Levermore Global Scholars

Our Faculty

Placing pins in a map of Europe.

Study with instructors from many disciplines.

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 Director
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Science Building, Room 123A
p – 516.877.4118
e – sbriziarelli@adelphi.edu

Peter J. DeBartolo Jr.
Administrative Director
Alumnae Hall, Room 110
p – 516.237.8627
e – pdebartolo@adelphi.edu

Social Sciences

Melanie Bush
Associate Professor, Sociology

Peter J. DeBartolo Jr.
Adjunct Faculty, International Affairs

Jaqueline Olvera
Assistant Professor, Sociology

Lawrence Sullivan
Professor, Political Science

Katie Verlin Laatikainen
Associate Professor, International Studies

Education and Leadership

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

Diana Feige
Associate Professor, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education

Ross B. Jandrew
Adjunct Faculty




Emily Kang
Assistant Professor, Ruth S. Ammon School of Education

Gary Schechter
Adjunct Faculty


Shawn Kaplan
Associate Professor, Philosophy

Susan Briziarelli
Associate Professor, Languages, Literature and Culture

Sarah Eltabib
Adjunct Faculty, General Studies

Michael Matto
Associate Professor, English

M. Cristina Zaccarini
Associate Professor, Asian Studies


Cindy Maguire
Associate Professor, Art and Art History

Joan Schimke
Associate Professor, Communications


Connect with all things global at Adelphi        
Study Abroad
Learn how you can engage with other cultures as a Levermore Global Scholar.
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Give A Little, Get A Lot
Learn about our student community service and internships available to Levermore Global Scholars.
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Student Blog
Posting about enriching experiences and global perspectives.
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