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Center for Global Education

Department Chairs & Deans for Study Abroad

Please use this as a guide as you contact Department Chairs or other appropriate faculty members for course approvals. You will use the official Course Approval Form (included in the Center for Global Education's pre-departure packet) to obtain approvals/signatures prior to your semester or summer abroad.

Andre B. Lacy School of Business

  • Associate Dean, Dr. Bill Templeton, 317-940-940-9419. Holcomb Building, Room 126B

  • Dr. Robert Bennett, 317-940-9502, Holcomb Building, Room 228—Advising for Study Abroad Programs in Germany, only. 

College of Communication

  • Creative Media and Entertainment—Recording Industry Studies/Digital Media Production/Interactive Media/Sports Media, Christine Taylor, 317-940-5967, Fairbanks Building, Room 102

  • Communication Sciences & Disorders, Mary Gospel, 317-940-8701, Jordan Hall, Room 274C 

  • Human Communication & Organization Leadership (Interim Chair), Suzanne Reading, 317-940-9492 Fairbanks Building, Room 218C

  • Critical Communication & Media Studies, Kristen Swenson, 317-940-6466, Fairbanks Building, Room 256

  • Journalism/Sports Media, Margaretha Geertsema-Sligh,  317-940-6047, Fairbanks Building, Room 118

  • Strategic Communication, Rose Campbell, 317-940-9357, Fairbanks Building, Room 214 

After all departmental approvals have been obtained, communication courses need to be approved by Dr. Reading.

College of Education

All education courses must first be approved by your academic advisor within COE. 

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Biological Sciences, Dr. Travis Ryan, 317-940-9977, Gallahue Hall, Room 285 

  • Chemistry, Dr. LuAnne McNulty, 317-940-9063, Gallahue Hall, Room 300A 

  • Computer Science, Dr. Jonathan Sorenson, 317-940-9765, Fairbanks Building, Room 158 

  • English, Dr. Andrew Levy, 317-940-9803, Jordan Hall, Room 309 

  • History and Anthropology, Dr. Elise Edwards, 317-940-9743, Jordan Hall, Room 349C **Email Dr. Edwards ahead of time to schedule a time to receive your course approval** 

  • Interdisciplinary Programs:

  • Mathematics & Actuarial Science, Dr. Chris Wilson, 317-940-8045, Jordan Hall, Room 270A

  • Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures (all languages), Dr. Sylvie Vanbaelen, 317-940-9529, Jordan Hall, Room JH 378C. Any student anticipating language credit while abroad must see Dr. Vanbaelen before departure.  

  • Philosophy, Religion, and Classics, Dr. Chad Bauman, 317-940-8705, Jordan Hall, Room 202C (through 12/31/18)

  • Physics and Astronomy, Dr. Gonzalo Ordonez, 317-940-9873, Gallahue Hall, Room 239 

  • Political Science, Dr. Margaret Brabant, 317-940-9683, Jordan Hall, Room 339B

  • Psychology, Dr. Joel Martin, 317-940-9971, Jordan Hall, Room 288

  • Sociology & Criminology, Dr. Krista Cline, 317-940-6252, Jordan Hall, Room 371A

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

  • Associate Dean, Dr. Bonnie Brown, 317-940-8800, Pharmacy and Health Sciences Building, Room 107

All Pharmacy courses need to be approved by Dr. Brown.

Jordan College of the Arts

Core Approval for Study Abroad

  • AR—Contact the department teaching the class, such as MA, CS.

  • GHS—Contact Dr. Lee Garver, 317-940-9859, Jordan Hall, Room 208A

  • NW—Contact the department teaching the class, such as BI, PS.

  • PCA—Contact department of English for PCA-EN courses, for all other PCA courses contact the Associate Dean of JCA, Prof. Wendy Meaden, 317-940-9961, Lilly Hall, Room 138 

  • PWB—Contact the College of Education, Dr. Mindy Welch, 317-940-9550, Hinkle Fieldhouse, Room 1227

  • SW—Contact the department teaching the class, such as SO, JR, COB, PO, etc.

  • TI—Contact the department teaching the class, such as CL, EN, PL, RL, STS, etc.

  • ICR—Contact the department teaching the class, such as CL, EN, PL, RL, STS, etc.

  • SAC—Contact the department teaching the class, such as CL, EN, PL, RL, STS, etc.

  • WAC—Contact the department teaching the class, such as CL, EN, PL, RL, STS, etc.

Faculty Director of the Core Curriculum, Dr. James McGrath, 317-940-9364, Jordan Hall, Room 206B. 

All Core courses will need approval from the Faculty Director of the Core Curriculum in addition to the area director or department chair. 


Updated on 3/19/2018