Advisory Board

Donald Wuebbles

Professor

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Department: Atmospheric Sciences
Phone: (217) 244-1568

Donald J. Wuebbles is the Harry E. Preble Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Illinois. He is a professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences as well as an affiliate professor in the Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was the first Director of the School of Earth, Society, and Environment at Illinois, was the first Director of the Environmental Council at the University, and was Head of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences for many year. He has been a lead author on a number of national and international assessments related to concerns about climate change, atmospheric chemistry and the effects of human activities on stratospheric and troposheric ozone.

 

Wolfgang Schlör

Interim Associate Provost and Interim Director, IPS

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Department: International Affairs
Phone: (217) 333-6104
Fax: (217) 265-0810

Wolfgang Schlör is the Interim Associate Provost for International Affairs and Director of International Programs and Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He joined Illinois in August 2007 as Associate Director of International Programs and Studies. Previously, he served as the Interim Director of the University Center for International Studies (UCIS) at the University of Pittsburgh, as well as Associate Director and Assistant Director for Academic Affairs of UCIS.

 

Faranak Miraftab

Associate Professor

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Department: Urban and Regional Planning
Phone: (217) 265-8238
Fax: (217) 244-1717

Faranak Miraftab's research concerns the social aspects of urban development, with interest in how low-income groups and women in particular access housing and basic urban services. A native of Iran, she has degrees from the Tehran University, the Norwegian Institute of Technology, and received her doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. Her work has brought her around the world to Chile, Mexico, Canada, Australia, South Africa, and the United States.

 

Laurie Kramer

Associate Dean

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Department: Agriculture and Consumer Economics

Dr. Laurie Kramer is the Associate Dean for Academic Programs in the College of ACES at the University of Illinois. She is also a professor of Applied Family Studies in the Department of Human and Community Development. Kramer earned her Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Illinois in 1989 and performed her residency at Northwestern University Medical School. 

 

Ravi Iyer

Professor

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Department: Electrical and Computer Engineering
Phone: (217) 333-9732

Ravi Iyer is the George and Ann Fisher Distinguished Professor of Engineering in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department here at Illinois. His primary research area is reliable and secure systems, and his other interests include: measurement and modeling; dependability and security validation and benchmarking; and reliable biomedical monitoring.

 

Karen Hewitt

Outreach Coordinator, CGS

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Department: Center for Global Studies
Phone: (217) 244-0288
Fax: (217) 333-6270

Karen Hewitt is Outreach Coordinator at the Center for Global Studies. She organizes educational programs and activities for university researchers, K-12 educators and students, and the general public. She is the Center's liaison to the NGO Affiliate program of the United Nations Department of Public Information.

 

Barbara Hancin-Bhatt

Associate Dean

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Department: LAS Administration

Barbara Hancin-Bhatt specializes in international/global education, teaches in the LAS Global Studies program, and provides leadership for its ongoing development and management. She serves as LAS' Assistant Dean for international programs and exchanges. Her research expertise is in second language acquisition, and she holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Linguistics. Dr. Hancin-Bhatt has also been on the faculty at Penn State University, University of South Carolina, and University of Utah. 

 

Elly Hanauer

Associate Director, CGS

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Department: Center for Global Studies
Phone: (217) 244-0288

Elly Hanauer is Associate Director at the Center for Global Studies. Prior to joining the University of Illinois, Elly worked as a Program Officer at the Institute of International Education where she managed government, corporate, and foundationsponsoredinternational scholarship, development and exchange programs. More recently Elly was Administrative Director of New York University’s Multinational Institute of American Studies where she ran two U.S. Department of State summer institutes for visiting scholars from around the world. Elly holds a B.A. in French from Wellesley College and a M.A. in French from Middlebury College in France. She is currently finishing up her PhD in International Education at NYU where her dissertation research focuses on how the topic of immigration is addressed in French secondary history education. Elly has also conducted research on recent trends in the internationalization of higher education, co-authoring and publishing an article in 2011 on the growth of offshore campuses in the Middle East. In addition to three years studying and conducting research in France, Elly has worked in Hungary and Italy. She speaks fluent French and has also studied Spanish, Arabic and Hindi.

 

Gregory Damhorst

Student

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Department: Medical Scholars/Bioengineering

Gregory Damhorst is the Student Director of the Global Health Initiative at the University of Illinois. He is currently an M.D./Ph.D. student in the Medical Scholars Program in which he is pursuing a doctorate in Bioengineering. His research interests include infectious disease, global health, biosensors, bio-EMS, microfluidics, virology, and HIV/AIDS.

 

Nick Burbules

Professor

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Department: Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
Phone: (217) 244-0919

Nick Burbules is the Director for the Ubiquitous Learning Institute and the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutsgell Professor of Educational Policy Studies here at Illinois. His research is focused on philosophy of education; teaching and dialog; critical social and political theory; and technology and education.