Committee Members

IGS Advisory Committee

Sarah Gates, Ph.D.

Director of International and Global Studies, Lecturer in Liberal and Professional Studies

Dr. Gates’ specialties are U.S. History Post-1865; World History, and History of American Capitalism.

Maria Anastasiou, Ph.D.

Associate Provost for International Programs

Dr. Anastasiou leads UNC Greensboro’s internationalization efforts by working closely with multiple constituents across campus to create and implement global learning opportunities for students, faculty, and staff. Maria has taught numerous classes on Foreign Policy and International Relations and likes to teach college-level classes when time permits.

James Anderson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in the Department of History at UNCG

Dr. Anderson’s specialty is Imperial China, Modern China, Sino-Vietnamese Relations, East Asia, Southeast Asia.

Michael Broache, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Political Science

Michael Broache is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science.  Dr. Broache’s teaching and research focuses on international relations, international law, and political violence, with a substantive emphasis on the International Criminal Court and a regional focus on sub-Saharan Africa.

Ye (Jane) He, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education at UNCG

Her research interests include teacher beliefs and development, ESL professional development, and teacher cultural competency development.

Linda Rupert, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in the Department of History at UNCG

Dr. Rupert’s areas of interest are Early modern Atlantic and Caribbean, Colonial Americas, Comparative slavery & slave societies, Historical geography & cartography, and Comparative maritime history.

John Stehlin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Geography, Environment, and Sustainability

Dr. Stehlin is interested in urban political economy, mobility, and infrastructure. His research examines how new mobility infrastructures intersect race, class, and the division of labor in the production of urban space, particularly in the context of gentrification, “creative city” strategies, and sustainable urbanism. He teaches Introduction to Human Geography and Economic Geography, and is interested in innovative classroom methods, urban field study, and qualitative methods.

Chiaki Takagi, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer of Japanese and Asian Studies, Director of Japanese Studies, Placement Test Coordinator

Dr. Takagi’s primary research subject is the contemporary Japanese writer Harumi Murakami. She won the UNCG Alumni Teaching Excellence in 2013 and the American Association of Teachers of Japanese teaching award in 2014. She enjoys serving as the faculty advisor of J-Club.