Virtual Exchange Fellows

The 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.