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Steering Committee

The work of the Lab will be largely carried out by a steering committee charged with inclusively engaging campus stakeholders in conducting a comprehensive inventory of current internationalization efforts. These individuals will work to develop UC San Diego’s comprehensive internationalization strategy that will impact how we educate our students, the scope of our research enterprise, and where and how we partner with institutions in the global arena.

Subcommittees

The success of the ACE Internationalization Lab is dependent on the work and input from the subcommittees. The subcommittees will focus on gathering and analyzing data pertaining to either collaborative research programs; administrative leadership, structure and staffing; faculty policy and practice; curriculum, co-curriculum and learning outcomes; student engagement; or institutional collaboration and partnerships. These findings and recommendations will be used to develop a strategic plan that defines UC San Diego's priorities for global education. 

Below are the different subcommittees and the UC faculty, staff, and students who are current members.

Steering Committee Members

Mary Anderson Director, VCSA Case Management

Kenneth Loh

Professor, Structural Engineering 

Adele Brumfield

Associate Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Management

Eduardo Macagno

Professor, Cell & Developmental Biology

Ivano Caponigro

Associate Professor, Linguistics and Faculty Co-Director, Study Abroad

James McKerrow

Dean, Scripps School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Carlos Coimbra

Professor and Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Roark Miller

Director, International Faculty & Scholars Office 

Bob Continetti

Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

John Moore

Dean, Undergraduate Education

Angela Diaz

Executive Director, Government Research Relations

Kelly O’Sullivan Sommer

Director, Study Abroad

Dulce Dorado

Director, International Students & Programs Office

Lisa Ordóñez

Dean, Rady School of Management

Ivan Evans

Provost, Eleanor Roosevelt College and Council of Provosts

Becky Petitt

Vice Chancellor, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Courtney Giordano

Program Director, Institutional  Relations and Communications,
Global Education

Nancy Postero

Professor, Anthropology and Co-Director of the International Institute

Olivia Graeve

Professor, MAE and Director, CaliBaja Center for Resilient Materials

Mounir Solomon

Associate Vice Chancellor/Executive Director Health Sciences International

Cheryl Harrelson

Associate Vice Chancellor, Alumni and Annual Giving

James Soto Antony

Dean, Graduate Division

Thomas Hermann

Associate Dean, Physical Sciences

Jason Thibodeux

Dean, Student Affairs

Miroslav Krstic

Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, Office of Research Affairs

Sarah Spear-Barrett

Dean, Academic Advising

Margaret Leinen

Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences and Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Suzi Sterner

Associate Chancellor

David Vera 

Professor, Radiology

 

 

Mary Walshok

Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean, University Extension

 

 

Administrative Leadership, Structure and Staffing Subcommittee

Co-Chair David Victor, Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy
Co-Chair

Doug Ziedonis, Associate Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences

Members Adele Brumfield, Associate Vice Chancellor, Enrollment Management
Peter Cowhey, Dean, School of Global Policy and Strategy
James Mckerrow, Dean, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Lisa Ordóñez, Dean, Rady School of Management
Becky Petitt, Vice Chancellor, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Suzi Sterner, Associate Chancellor

Curriculum, Co-Curriculum and Learning Outcomes Subcommittee

Co-Chair James Soto Antony, Dean, Graduate Division
Co-Chair Sarah Spear-Barrett, Dean, Academic Advising

Co-Chair

 

Jason Thibodeux, Dean, Student Affairs

Members Ed Abeyta, Associate Dean, Extension
Mary Anderson, Director, VCSA Case Management
Ann Craig, Professor Emeritus, Political Science
Ivan Evans, Provost, Sixth College 
Karen Gocsik, Director, Analytical Writing Program
Elizabeth Gumm, Academic Coordinator, Office of the Provost for Sixth College
Gabriela Hoffmann, Assistant Director, International Students & Programs Office
Stanley Lo, Lecturer, Cell & Developmental Biology
Stephanie Matthew, Academic Advisor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Jay Minert, Director, Outreach and Academic Engagement, Study Abroad
John Moore, Dean, Undergraduate Education
Martha Stacklin, Coordinator, English Language Program and International Instruction
Christina Vassos, Academic Advisor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Collaborative Research Programs Subcommittee

Chair

Melissa Floca, Associate Director, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies

Members Carlos Coimbra, Professor and Chair, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Yen Espiritu, Professor, Ethnic Studies
Miroslav Krstic, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor, Office of Research Affairs
Margaret Leinen, Vice Chancellor for Marine Sciences and Director, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Eduardo Macagno, Professor, Biological Sciences
Craig McIntosh, Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy
Pamela Radcliff, Professor, History
David Vera, Professor, Radiology
Miwako Waga, Director of International Outreach, Office of Research Affairs

Faculty Policies and Practices Subcommittee

Chair

Farrell Ackerman, Professor, Linguistics

Members Mandy Bratton, Executive Director, Global TIES
Bob Continetti, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Stefan Llewellyn Smith, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Roark Miller, Director, International Faculty & Scholars Office
Pegah Parsi, Campus Privacy Officer

Institutional Collaborations and Partnerships Subcommittee

Co-Chair Courtney Giordano, Program Director, Institutional Relations and Communications, Global Education
Co-Chair

Mary Walshok, Dean, Extension

Members David Anyakora, UC San Diego Student Representative
Angela Diaz, Executive Director, Government Research Relations
Melissa Floca, Associate Director, Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies
Michelle Hermas, Director, Office of International Affairs
Thomas Hermann, Associate Dean, Physical Sciences
Ken Loh, Professor, Structural Engineering
Roxanne Nuhaily, Associate Dean, Extension
Nancy Postero, Professor, Anthropology
Tamara Schaps, Associate Dean, Graduate Division
Mounir Soliman, Associate Vice Chancellor, Health Sciences International
Sonja Steinbrech, Director of Enrollment, School of Global Policy and Strategy
Tom Tseng, Senior Executive Director, Development
Miwako Waga, Director of International Outreach, Office Research Affairs
Jeff Warner, Director, Office of Contracts and Grants

Student Engagement Subcommittee

Co-Chair Ivano Caponigro, Associate Professor, Linguistics and Faculty Co-Sponsor, Study Abroad
Co-Chair

Kelly O'Sullivan Sommer, Director, Study Abroad

Members Mary Allen, Director of Academic Affairs, Graduate Division
Constance Benson, Professor, School of Medicine
Julie Burelle, Assistant Professor, Theatre
Ann Craig, Professor Emeritus, Political Science and Former Provost, Eleanor Roosevelt College
Dulce Dorado, Director, International Students & Programs Office
Olivia Graeve, Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Director, CaliBaja Center for Resilient Materials and Systems
Cheryl Harrelson, Associate Vice Chancellor, Alumni and Annual Giving
Jake Lacy, Dean of Academic Advising, Warren College
Sharon Rose, Professor, Linguistics
Vani Vasudeva, Economics and Political Science Major and Council on International Education Representative

For more information, email global@ucsd.edu