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Open Meeting: Discussion on Domestic Programs and the Education Abroad Office

Friday, June 2
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LACC, Room 301AB

Discuss the relationship between domestic and international programs that can fall under the education abroad office and share ideas for planning, safety, and compliance.

Mark Dalhouse

Director of Study USA, Assistant Professor
Elon University International Programs Office

Mark Dalhouse earned his Ph.D. in 20th US Social and Political History from Miami University in 1991. He has served as faculty and Student Life administrator at Truman State University, Washington and Lee University, St. Albans School, Vanderbilt University, and Elon University. He currently serves as Director of Study USA in the Elon Isabella Cannon Global Education Center and teaches in the global interdisciplinary CORE Curriculum seminar program. He also lives on campus as Faculty in Residence in a First Year Living/Learning Community.


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Paul D. Paparella

Assistant Director
Duke University- Global Education Office for Undergraduates

Paul Paparella is a graduate of Siena College in political science and completed his master's degree in international relations at the State University of New York-Albany. He is a Ph.D. Candidate at NC State's program in Higher Education Administration. For the past ten years, he has been working in the Global Office for Undergraduates (GEO) at Duke University where he helps manage GEO's domestic programs as well as a number of international semester and faculty-led summer programs (regional responsibilities include Asia, the Middle East, the UK and Ireland). His primary areas of interest include faculty training and development, domestic programming, new study away program development, intercultural competency assessment, and safety and risk management for students. Prior to working at Duke, he spent four years in the School for International Training's study abroad office, providing advising and program support for the Asia and Pacific Rim programs; before that he taught ESL in Pusan and Gwangju, S. Korea.


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Woody Pelton

Dean of Global Education
Elon University

Woody Pelton has been the dean of Global Education at Elon University in North Carolina, since 2009. He directs the Isabella Cannon Global Education Center, which supervises the inbound International students, faculty and scholars, outbound education abroad, Study USA, and international programming on campus. Prior to working at Elon, Pelton was the director of the International Center at Winthrop University (2006-09) and special assistant to the President for International Programs at Saginaw Valley State University from 1992- 2006. Before moving into higher education, Pelton worked as an attorney in Washington, DC from 1984-1992, practicing in international trade, immigration, antitrust, and litigation. He also worked as an education advisor for the UN High Commission for Refugees serving the Vietnamese Boat People in a refugee camp off the coast of Malaysia. Prior to that, he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco.


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