Thomas Crisman

January 6, 2021
Dr. Thomas L. Crisman is a Jefferson Science Fellow, AAAS Fellow and Professor in the School of Geosciences, University of South Florida-Tampa. Dr. Crisman has investigated the ecology, management, restoration and conservation of freshwater wetlands, lakes and rivers in the subtropics and tropics for more than 44 years.  He has conducted  long term research programs […]

Mirvate El Jerdi

January 6, 2021
Mirvate El Jerdi has over a decade of diverse work experience in higher education and is currently pursuing her Doctorate in the Higher Education Leadership program at the University of Central Florida.  She has obtained her Master of Education in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Central Oklahoma and proceeded to work in higher […]

Roberto Hugh Potter

January 6, 2021
Roberto Hugh Potter is a professor and Sociologist at the University of Central Florida, where he has been teaching since 2008. His work is oriented towards assisting government and community-based organizations in solving social problems. Potter’s specialties include evaluation of justice, family welfare, and evaluation methods for management development in the criminal justice system, with […]

Fernando I. Rivera

January 6, 2021
Dr. Fernando I. Rivera is a Professor of Sociology and Director of the Puerto Rico Research Hub at the University of Central Florida. He has previously served as Interim Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Excellence, UCF Global Faculty Fellow and Provost Faculty Fellow. He has also served in different taskforces related to Accelerating Latino Student […]

Katie Coronado

January 6, 2021
Katie Coronado is a journalist and an instructor of broadcast journalism. After working in both English- and Spanish-language media more than 13 years, NSCM appointed her to the instructor position in 2011. Her area of specialization is in broadcast journalism with a focus on Hispanic media. She currently teaches news writing as well as on-air […]

Hakan Ozoglu

January 6, 2021
Hakan Özoğlu’s previous research focuses on Kurdish Nationalism in the Ottoman Empire. His book was titled Kurdish Notables and the Ottoman State. The Turkish edition of the book came out in 2004. Özoğlu’s main aim in this project was to understand the process of identity formation and emergence of nationalism. His research interests include the power […]

Karen Solla

January 29, 2020
Karen Solla is the Administrative Assistant for the Office of Global Perspectives and International Initiatives, and works in partnership with the Center for the Study of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery.  Previously, she was the Membership Assistant for WUCF TV and FM, the local PBS and Jazz radio stations, where she coordinated fundraising support as […]

Dr. Ted Reynolds

January 29, 2020
Dr. Ted Reynolds is the Director of the Terrorism Studies Program for the Global Perspectives Office, and serves as Visiting Lecturer on Intelligence and Terrorism for the Political Science Department at UCF. His work focuses on understanding terrorist/extremist radicalization and participation, particularly within social media and other computer mediated communication (CMC) environments. Reynolds is a […]
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Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas

January 2, 2020
Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas directs a rapidly growing global initiative at the University of Central Florida, the Diplomacy Program, which features education and training for undergraduate students. From 2003-2005, she served as Diplomat in Residence at UCF under the auspices of a national U.S. Department of State program. In that capacity, she was the U.S. Department […]
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David Dumke

January 2, 2020
David Dumke serves as the Executive Director of the Office of Global Perspectives & International Initiatives. His responsibilities include overseeing all the programs and centers under the Global Perspectives umbrella, working with faculty, departments, and colleges to identify international opportunities, and establishing international partnerships which support academic programs, dialog, and collaborative research. He also co-hosts […]
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