Virtual Global Learning Fellows

2022 Virtual Global Learning Fellows

Amrita Datta
Visiting Lecturer, Visual Communication Design
Herron School of Art + Design

Datta is interested in how diversity, equity, and inclusion impact design education in America. Her research examines strategies to help art and design faculty integrate the principles of DEI into their courses. All of this is done to increase classroom diversity through international learning for undergraduate students. As a Virtual Global Learning Fellow, she will be partnering with faculty from Yonsei University in Incheon, South Korea. Datta will be updating the sophomore-level Typography course to accommodate this collaboration. Datta earned a bachelor’s degree from Kent State University in Visual Communication Design and completed her master’s in Design from IUPUI. She is currently enrolled in the doctoral program at IUPUI in American Studies.

Carmen Luca Sugawara
Associate Professor
School of Social Work

Luca Sugawara is an international social work educator, researcher and advocate for global community-engagements. At IUSSW, she designed and teaches a graduate-level course in global community practice and a service-learning course that takes students to a post-conflict zone in Croatia. Most recently, she supported the development of a Master of Social Work program in a postwar region of Croatia. For her virtual exchange program, she will work with faculty and community practitioners from Osijek to increase transatlantic virtual global engagements between IU social work students and students from the University of Osijek. Luca Sugawara received her PhD from Catholic University of America in Washington DC.

Meganne Masko
Assistant Professor, Music and Arts Technology
Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Masko is a board certified music therapist with clinical specialties in hospice, palliative care, and adult oncology. She is the Director of Music Therapy Programs and teaches courses in both the BS and MS in music therapy at IUPUI. Her teaching focuses on liberatory approaches to clinical practice with an emphasis on anti-carceral approaches to healthcare. She has a special interest in decolonizing STEAM education, interprofessional education, and applications of music technology in therapy. For her virtual exchange program, she will be working with colleagues from the United Kingdom to explore how the common histories of both countries impact the role of anti-Black racism in healthcare planning and delivery. Masko holds a doctorate in music from the University of Iowa.

Nathan Rousseau
Associate Professor of Sociology
IUPUC

Rousseau’s teaching, research and service focus on education and race and ethnic relations in historical and contemporary global perspective. He is particularly interested in explicating the connections between diversity and stratification to create more inclusive paths to equality of opportunity. For his virtual exchange program, he seeks to work with colleagues from the United Kingdom to promote a dialogue among students about the consequences of colonization and to teach students how to engage in interracial communication to increase an awareness of the value of diversity. Rousseau holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of Oregon.

Chalmer E. Thompson
Associate Professor, Counseling/Counselor Education
School of Education

As a scholar, Thompson merges tenets of liberation and peace psychologies with her own theoretical developments to determine how best to improve people’s well-being at micro- and macro-levels. She attunes to the change processes that occur as practitioners (and lay people) concretely disrupt the evolution of racism and other intersecting forces of oppression. Building on her 20-year research partnership with the psychology faculty at Kyambogo University in Kampala, Uganda, Thompson intends to offer an opportunity for students from both universities.

Nucharin (Tanya) Supakul, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology
Fellowship Director, Neuroradiology
Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM)

Supakul has a strong interest in medical education. She has been a founder and director of Imaging Academic Outreach (iAOC) with the collaboration with Faculty of Health Science and Technology, Chulabhorn Royal Academy, Thailand since 2016 with the mission to establish the lifelong learning and affordable education center for radiologists, technologist and medical personal for Southeast Asian region. She is currently a Neuroradiology Fellowship Director for IUSM and has created an online platform for radiology education in response to Covid-19 pandemic not only for the trainees in the USA but also across the continents, broadcasting from the USA via Zoom, Facebook and YouTube live. This is a proof concept not only the virtual platform can supplement medical education during the pandemic, but also lifelong learning. This eliminates boundaries to share knowledge and connect with people during the pandemic and beyond.

Charlotte Westerhaus-Renfrow
Faculty Chair, Undergraduate Programs and Clinical Assistant Professor of Management and Business Law
Kelley School of Business

Westerhaus-Renfrow transforms academic, institutional, marketing, and recruitment objectives for the program into operational strategies for Kelley-IUPUI faculty, staff, undergraduate students, and other stakeholders. She teaches team dynamics, leadership, and negotiations courses. In 2019, she was selected as an Indiana University Bicentennial Professor; in 2021, she was a recipient of IU’s Bicentennial Medal; and she is a member of the Indiana University Alliance of Distinguished and Titled Professors. Westerhaus-Renfrow received her J.D. from the IU Maurer School of Law and a B.S. and M.Ed. from Ohio University.
  • 2021 Virtual Exchange Fellows

    2021 Virtual Exchange Fellows

    Cynthia M. Adams
    Vice Dean and Clinical Professor of Law
    Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

    Adams directs international programs, leads faculty affairs, and manages curriculum and scheduling for the law school’s J.D., LL.M., M.J. and SJD academic programs. She teaches negotiations courses and has presented on negotiation skills-building at national and international conferences. During the 2021 fall semester, she will lead a virtual international negotiations course with the National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University School of Law in Taiwan. This virtual exchange simulates the growing virtual nature of the negotiation process and exposes students to the complexity of negotiating between businesses across borders. Adams received her J.D. from the McKinney School of Law

    Laila Al Dehailan
    Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor
    IU School of Dentistry

    Al Dehailan leads faculty calibration in her discipline, departmentally and school wide. In 2019, she had the opportunity to develop a new partnership with King Khalid University (KKU), Saudi Arabia. This allowed her to host the largest and longest exchange program at IUSD which she is now expanding for this virtual exchange program, comparing and contrasting dental education in Saudi Arabia and the USA and helping students develop a global perspective and approach to dental education and clinical practice. Al Dehailan obtained her dental degree from King Saud University in Saudi Arabia and subsequently pursued a master’s degree, clinical residency, and a doctorate from Indiana University School of Dentistry (IUSD).

    Suzanne Babich
    Professor, Associate Dean of Global Health and Acting Chair
    IU School of Public Health

    Babich works across institutional contexts and international borders to advance teaching, research and service in global health. She has a special interest in international, interdisciplinary education, and applications of technology for innovative approaches to programming. For her virtual exchange program, she will be working with colleagues from Kenya and Norway on a doctoral course in Leadership in Global Health Systems for all three campuses. Babich holds a doctorate in public health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

    Marian Gilhooly
    Lecturer, Science of Nursing Care
    IUPUI School of Nursing

    Gilhooly’s primary nursing experience has been in the medical-surgical and progressive care settings. She teaches in the bachelor’s and RN-to-BSN completion programs. Her virtual exchange program, offered to IUPUI students and Chulalongkorn University students already working as nurses, will offer a chance to share perspectives of nursing across continents. Gilhooly earned a bachelor’s in nursing from University of Virginia, completed a master’s in nursing education from Georgetown University.

    Amy Jackson
    Visiting Lecturer, Community & Health Systems
    IUPUI School of Nursing

    Jackson is in her second year as a Visiting Lecturer and first academic year as a Course Leader. For her virtual exchange program, during the fall 2021 semester, she will partner with Moi University in Kenya to discuss mental health topics related to our cultures and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the mental health in our respective countries. ackson holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana University-Kokomo and a Master of Science in Nursing Education from the University of Indianapolis.

    Amy Jackson

    Rebecca Lash
    Assistant Professor,
    IU School of Nursing Fort Wayne

    Lash has worked in nursing professional development, education, and research promoting clinical inquiry and clinical excellence among nurses in both community hospital and academic medical center settings. Her research focuses on health services and particularly ED utilization among oncology patients. Her long-term goals are to foster a passion for global learning and to address the burden of oncologic emergencies nationally and internationally. For her virtual exchange program, nursing students will be able to analyze current trends in global health issues and compare different national health care delivery systems. Lash received her doctorate in nursing science and healthcare leadership from UC Davis.

    Audrey Ricke
    Senior Lecturer, Department of Anthropology
    IUPUI School of Liberal Arts

    Ricke specializes in ethnicity, race, class, nationalism, transnationalism, and tourism. She is collaborating with anthropology faculty at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom to design two virtual exchange programs. These virtual exchange programs will occur between U.S. undergraduate and graduate anthropology courses on ethnic identity and tourism and U.K. sociology/anthropology courses. Students will analyze identity negotiation in the U.K. and the U.S. and the social dimensions and impacts of tourism in Newcastle upon Tyne and Indianapolis. Ricke received her doctorate in anthropology from Indiana University and master’s in anthropology from Wichita State University

    Frank Wadsworth
    Professor of Marketing and International Studies; Division Head
    IUPUC School of Business

    Wadsworth leads study abroad trips to Hong Kong and has connected IUPUC students with students in Hong Kong and the Philippines using technology. He has taught at the Hanoi School of Business in Vietnam, De La Salle University in the Philippines, and at the National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) in Bangkok, Thailand. For his virtual exchange program, he is teaching a course designed to help students gain an understanding of Hong Kong business and culture. Wadsworth earned his doctorate in business from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.