FIE Student & Faculty Profiles

 

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20 YEARS OF STUDY ABROAD 

Over the past 20 years, FIE has welcomed students, faculty, visiting faculty, and countless other colleagues, such as site supervisors, staff, and service providers. 

 FIE has been in contact with many of our previous alumni and are excited to share some of the stories of FIE from then and now. We believe the impact of studying abroad can have an immediate effect on career, education, and personal life... and our alumni agree! If you would like to submit your stories and photos to be featured, please visit our links for the Student Alumni Survey or Visiting Faculty Survey.

 

Student Alumni

Clint Fraser

Clint Fraser

Police Officer
2001 London Winter Quarter Study, Cal Poly Pomona
TinaMarie Shea (Cortina)

TinaMarie Shea (Cortina)

Marketing Director/Account Manager
2007 London Fall Semester Internship, Marist College
Elizabeth Horowitz (Castellani)

Elizabeth Horowitz (Castellani)

20th Century Fox, Booker
2008 London Fall Semester Internship, Marist College
Clare Woessner

Clare Woessner

FIE Program Coordinator
2011 London Spring Quarter Study, University of Wisconsin - Madison
LaToya Stroman

LaToya Stroman

Television Producer & Talent Manager
2011 London Spring Semester Internship, Temple University
Zachrey Thornbury

Zachrey Thornbury

Copywriter
2011 London Spring Semester Internship, Temple University
Taylor Kingery

Taylor Kingery

Student
2014 Dublin Fall Semester Study, College of Charleston
Griffin Bailey

Griffin Bailey

IT Associate
2015 Dublin Spring Semester Internship, Lewis & Clark College
Shakora Bamberg

Shakora Bamberg

Student
2015 Dublin Spring Semester, Winthrop University
Ved Kumar

Ved Kumar

Student
2016 Dublin Fall Semester, Elon University

Visiting Faculty

Dr. William Anthony Nericcio

Dr. William Anthony Nericcio

London Summer in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016
Professor of Cultural Studies (Literature/Film)San Diego State University
Joe DesJardins

Joe DesJardins

London Spring in 2004, 2015
Professor of Philosophy, CSB-SJU
Camille Langston

Camille Langston

London Fall in 2005, 2012
Associate Professor of English and Communication Studies, St. Mary's Unviersity
Jack Klotz

Jack Klotz

London Summer in 2005, 2013
Director, Recording Industry Concentration / Academic Director for Global Opportunities, Klein College of Media and Communication, Temple University
Paul Soukup, S.J.

Paul Soukup, S.J.

London Fall in 2006 - 2016
Professor, Department Head (Communication), Santa Clara University
Josh Machamer

Josh Machamer

London Summer in 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016
Chair, Theatre and Dance Department, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Tom Bensky

Tom Bensky

London Summer in 2008, 2018, 2014, 2017
Professor, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Carolyn Kitch

Carolyn Kitch

London in Fall 2003, Spring 2010, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Summer 2016
Professor of Journalism, Temple University
Mary Jo Festle

Mary Jo Festle

London in 2015
Professor of History, Elon University
Karen Curry

Karen Curry

London Summer Study in 2016
Executive Director, Rudman Institute for Entertainment Studies, Drexel University

 

 

ADDITIONAL ALUMNI PROFILES

Name: Eli Jellenc

Program: 2001 Summer Internship in London

University: University of Mississippi

Current Occupation: Vice President, Cyber Threat Intelligence (at Stroz Friedberg, Ltd)

Did studying with FIE influence your career choices?: "Studying abroad in London through FIE, in particular, did certainly and profoundly change both the way I think about life and the way I chose to live it.  It definitely enhanced my worldview and career. FIE helped me obtain an internship with Chatham House; my research and other work there proved to be a very compelling feature on my CV and no doubt helped me secure more valuable opportunities later. The changes in worldview are complex and difficult to summarize, but they were numerous, significant, lasting, and entirely beneficial. I would not trade these developmental experiences for anything."

Name: Greg Pardo

Program: 2004 Fall Semester Study in London

University: St Mary's University Texas

Current Occupation: US Diplomat

How did studying abroad with FIE change the way you think about life?: It made me want to explore other cultures further and gave me ideas of what type of international programs I should try to do at home. After studying in London, I spent time in India and Bangladesh. My international experiences made me a strong candidate for the US Foreign Service.


ADDITIONAL VISITING FACULTY PROFILES

Name: Michael A. Genovese

Program: 4 Times in London in Fall Semester

University: Loyola Marymount University

Did your participation in study abroad change the way you think about your teaching?: "I've been doing study abroad for so long that, it did not change the way I teach, but it did reinforce certain goals and methods I had been employing. It made me more conscious of developing opportunities for other students to travel and study abroad."

 

Name: Sean Heuston 

Program: London Summer from 2016 - 2013

University: The Citadel

Did your participation in study abroad change the way you think about your teaching?: "Working with FIE for over ten years has been a joy. Our FIE program has tremendously enriched the lives of our students, many of whom have gone on to graduate programs or jobs overseas thanks largely to the excellent experiences they had in our FIE program. FIE's combination of outstanding academics and outstanding staff members who are also genuinely nice people helps our students learn a great deal in the classroom and beyond while benefiting from FIE's expert handling of program planning and logistical support. Working with FIE made me even more aware of how important it is to expose American students to the rest of the world."