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About Program Directors

Program Directors are passionate and dedicated supporters of international education whose commitment and expertise make KIIS study abroad programs possible. Each KIIS study abroad program is led by a Program Director from a KIIS Consortium institution.

ProgramName UniversityDiscipline 
ArgentinaSchulenberg, ShawnMarshallPolitical Science
AustriaZimmerman, Jeff NKULeadership Studies
BarcelonaCarmean, Kelli
EKUArchaeologyEastern Kentucky University
BerlinHenneberg, SylviaMoreheadEnglishMorehead University
ChileSchulenberg, Shawn
MarshallPolitical Science
Costa RicaEcheverria, Satty
CentreSpanishCentre College
CubaMcKiernan-Gonzalez, Eileen
BereaArt History
EcuadorKelly, Ryan
BluegrassGeography
GreeceKing, Richard
BSUClassicsBall State University
GreeceShea, Christine
BSUClassicsBall State University
Israel & EgyptCahill, Richard
BereaHistory
Israel & EgyptCahill, Nashwa
BereaDance & Fitness
ItalyFulton, Chris
UofLArt HistoryUniversity of Louisville / Louisville
JapanHatakeyama, Yoko
MurrayJapaneseMSU
Merida MexicoZavala-Garrett, Itza
MoreheadSpanish
MoroccoBidaoui, Abdelaadim BSUArabicBall State University
MunichDawson, Rebeccah
UKGermanUniversity of Kentucky
Paris ILe Roy, Francois
NKUHistoryNorthern Kentucky University
Paris IIPeters, Jeff
UKFrenchUniversity of Kentucky
Paris IISauer, Jeorg UKFrenchUniversity of Kentucky
PeruCarmean, Kelli
EKUArchaeologyEastern Kentucky University
PeruKelly, Ryan
BluegrassGeographyKCTCS
PragueSmetana, Zbynek "ZB"*
MurrayArt HistoryMSU
SalzburgBuzza, Scot NKUMusicNorthern Kentucky University
Slavic EuropeMandzy, Adrian MoreheadHistory
Spain ILopez, Nelson
BellarmineSpanish
Spain IIStewart, Melissa
WKUSpanish
Spain MayFloyd, Ninfa
BluegrassSpanish CultureKCTCS
TanzaniaMkanta, William
WKUHealth Care AdministrationWestern Kentucky University
WINTER 2017-2018
Italy WinterHagarty, Ian MarshallArt
Italy WinterKing, Richard BSUClassicsBall State University
Italy WinterShea, Christine BSUClassicsBall State University
Maya Mexico WinterDizgun, John WKUHistoryWestern Kentucky University
Maya Mexico WinterFulton, Christopher
UofLArt HistoryUniversity of Louisville / Louisville
Paris-Munich WinterCuisinier, Eddy
WKUFrenchWestern Kentucky University
Paris-Munich WinterDomine, David BellarmineGerman
Zanzibar WinterMkanta, William WKUHealth Care AdministrationWestern Kentucky University
SEMESTER
France SpringGolla, Rebekah
KIIS officeCommunicationWestern Kentucky University
Germany SpringWilson, Ian
CentreGerman
Mexico FallCanning, Maria
KIIS officeWestern Kentucky University
Spain SpringPertusa, Inma WKUSpanishWestern Kentucky University

Program Director Responsibilities

Program Directors are responsible for overseeing both the academic and logistical components of their respective study abroad programs. That includes planning classes and excursions, screening student and faculty applicants, presiding over pre-departure student and faculty orientations, making all transportation and accommodation arrangements in the host country, developing and overseeing program budgets, communicating and collaborating closely with the KIIS office, and managing program crises abroad. Programs Directors also teach one course each during their respective study abroad programs.

“I feel incredibly lucky to be able to show students the incredible culture and life in Munich each summer. There is nothing better than seeing a student grow to love the country that has shaped my life so profoundly.”

– Dr. Bess Dawson, KIIS Munich Director

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