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Mohammed Albakry

Professor

615-494-8658 | Email

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Sanjay Asthana

Professor

615-898-5274 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Regions in the Global South

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Emily Baran

Chairperson

615-898-2634 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: MOLDOVA, RUSSIA, UKRAINE

Languages Spoken: RUSSIAN, UKRAINIAN

Areas of Global Specialization: FORMER SOVIET UNION, HUMAN RIGHTS, JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES

Marie Barnas

Department of Media Arts Distance and Online Education Coordinator

615-898-2795 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Western Europe, Eastern Europe, The Baltics, Lithuania, Bulgaria

Languages Spoken:

Areas of Global Specialization: International Documentary Production

Olaf Berwald

Chair and Professor

| Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Germany, Austria, Switzerland

Languages Spoken: German

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Poushali Bhadury

Assistant Professor (She/Her)

| Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: India, South Asia

Languages Spoken: Bengali, English, Hindi

Areas of Global Specialization: Indian Children's and Adolescent Literature, South Asian Book History

Kevin Breault

Professor | Editor-in-Chief of Sociological Spectrum | Past President of the Mid-South Sociological Association (MSSA), Archivist of the MSSA

615-898-2696 | Email

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Languages Spoken:

Areas of Global Specialization: Epidemiology, suicide, depression, diabetes, homicide, violent crime, motor vehicle accidents, divorce

Thomas Brinthaupt

Professor

615-898-2317 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Germany, Iran, China, Poland

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Mark Byrnes

University Provost

(615) 898-2953 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Israel

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James Chaney

(615) 904-8371 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Latin America

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Areas of Global Specialization: Human Trafficking, Immigration

Roberta Chevrette

(615) 898-2275 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Postcolonial and Settler Colonial Nations, United States (global impacts of U.S. rhetoric and media)

Languages Spoken:

Areas of Global Specialization: Colonialism and empire, Critical Race and Whiteness Studies, Gender, Feminist Theory, and Queer movements, Globalization, Nationalism and nationalist movements

Chris Combest

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

615-898-2476 | Email

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Carlos Coronel

JCB IT Resources Director

615-898-2359 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Ecuador

Languages Spoken: Spanish

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Frederick Cottle

Professor

615-494-8752 | Email

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Areas of Global Specialization: Apparel Industry

Dorothy Craig

Professor

615-898-2332 | Email

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Song Cui

Professor - Digital Agriculture

615-898-5833 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: China

Languages Spoken: English, Chinese

Areas of Global Specialization: Study abroad

Jarett Decker

Jacobs Chair of Accounting

| Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Central and Eastern Europe; former Soviet Union; Central Asia; Southeast Asia

Languages Spoken: Russian

Areas of Global Specialization:

Christabel Devadoss

Assistant Professor

| Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: South Asia

Languages Spoken:

Areas of Global Specialization: Postcolonialism

Jonathan DiCicco

Professor, Political Science and International Relations, College of Liberal Arts

(615) 904-8035 | Email

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Areas of Global Specialization: International Politics, International Relations, Peace/War, Security

Mark Doyle

Professor

615-898-2545 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Britain, Ireland

Languages Spoken:

Areas of Global Specialization: Imperialism

Michael Erskine

(615) 898-2358 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Germany

Languages Spoken: German

Areas of Global Specialization:

Paul Eubanks

Associate Professor of Anthropology

| Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: United States

Languages Spoken: English

Areas of Global Specialization: Salt Production

Katie Foss

Director, Journalism and Strategic Media, College of Media and Entertainment

615-494-7747 | Email

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Maurício Gargel

Assistant Professor

(615) 898-5017 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Brazil

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Kim Godwin

(615) 898-2162 | Email

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Robert Gordon, Jr

Associate Professor and Media Arts, Video and Film Degree Program Coordinator

615-898-5862 | Email

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Brandon Grubbs

Associate Professor, Exercise Science Undergraduate Program Coordinator

(615) 904-8358 | Email

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Yi Gu

615-904-8238 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: China

Languages Spoken: Chinese, English

Areas of Global Specialization:

Debra Haber

Lecturer

+1 (615) 719-20 | Email

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Languages Spoken: English

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Leslie Haines

Professor

615-904-8239 | Email

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Mei Han

Director, Center for Chinese Music and Culture, Professor, School of Music, Graduate Adviser.

(615) 898-5718 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: People's Republic of China, Taiwan, Singapore, Canada, Japan, and Korea

Languages Spoken: English and Chinese (mandarin)

Areas of Global Specialization: Chinese Music, World Music, Cross-cultural music, Cultural Anthropology.

Jonell Hinsey

Interim Associate Vice Provosts for Student Success

(615) 898-2865 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Bahamas

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Shannon Hodge

Professor

615-494-7681 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Brazil

Languages Spoken: English

Areas of Global Specialization: Archaeology, Bioarchaeology

Don Hong

Professor | Actuarial Sciences Coordinator

615-904-8339 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: China

Languages Spoken: Chinese, English

Areas of Global Specialization: Research and Education in Actuarial Science and Data Science

James Houston

Associate Professor

(615) 898-5641 | Email

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Clarence Johnson

Professor

615-904-8309 | Email

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Languages Spoken: English

Areas of Global Specialization: Human Rights, International Politics, Social/Cultural Issues

Tony Johnston

Professor

615-898-2421 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Argentina, Canada, Germany, Honduras, Italy

Languages Spoken: Spanish

Areas of Global Specialization:

Rebekka King

(615) 494-8987 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Canada

Languages Spoken: English and French

Areas of Global Specialization: Global Christianities

Kelly Kolar

Associate Professor

615-898-2804 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Russia

Languages Spoken: Russian, German

Areas of Global Specialization: Former Soviet Union, Archives, Libraries

Francis Koti

Professor

(615) 898-5978 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Kenya, Tanzania

Languages Spoken: Kamba, Kiswahili

Areas of Global Specialization: Community Resource Access, Participatory GIS, Regional Development, Urban Development, Water Issues

Jasmin Kwon

Professor

615-904-8340 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: China, France, Italy , Japan, South Korea , Spain, UK

Languages Spoken: Japanese , Korean

Areas of Global Specialization: Art, Fashion, Study Abroad

Frank Lambert

615-898-2583 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Canada, United States

Languages Spoken: English, French

Areas of Global Specialization:

Sylvester Lamin

6158985561 | Email

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Sungyoon Lee

Assistant Professor

(615) 898-2343 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: South Korea

Languages Spoken: Korean

Areas of Global Specialization:

Ida Leggett

Associate Professor

615-904-8275 | Email

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Vajira Manathunga

Assistant Professor

615-898-5763 | Email

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Trey Martindale

Associate Vice Provost of Online Learning

+1 615-494-8909 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise:

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Areas of Global Specialization: online learning, e-learning, instructional design

Kevin McNulty

Associate Professor

(615) 904-8154 | Email

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Paige Medlock

(615) 898-5286 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Scotland

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Angela Mertig

Professor

615-904-8349 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Western Europe

Languages Spoken: German (limited)

Areas of Global Specialization: Environmental Sociology, Animals and Society, Public Opinion, Social Movements

Tim Moake

(615) 898-5485 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Finland

Languages Spoken: Finnish

Areas of Global Specialization:

Henrique Momm

Professor | Graduate Advisor and Coordinator

615-904-8372 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Brazil

Languages Spoken: English, Portuguese, Spanish

Areas of Global Specialization: watershed physical processes

Richard Morris

Professor

615-898-2284 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Cuba

Languages Spoken: French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Areas of Global Specialization: Geopolitics of sugarcane in the 19th and 20th centuries, particularly in the Caribbean

Richard Mpoyi

Professor

615-898-5767 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China), China, D.R. Congo, Sub-Saharan Africa

Languages Spoken: English, French, Lingala, Tshiluba (two Congolese languages)

Areas of Global Specialization:

Suman Neupane

615 494-8854 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: India, Nepal

Languages Spoken: Hindi, Nepalese

Areas of Global Specialization:

Martha Norkunas

Professor

615-494-7701 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: International issues in heritage (Europe, Turkey)

Languages Spoken: French

Areas of Global Specialization:

Kathleen O'Connell

Associate Professor

615-898-2461 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Peru (Lima mostly)

Languages Spoken: Español

Areas of Global Specialization: Collaborative art projects, Fine Arts: Printmaking; Graphic Arts; Artist's Books; book binding; book arts; lettering; hand-lettering; letterpress; printing; paper making; surface design; paper marbling; paste papers

Kate Pantelides

Associate Professor; Provost's Fellow

(615) 898-2722 | Email

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Philip Phillips

Professor of English and Associate Dean, University Honors College

615-898-2699 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Italy

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Billy Pittard

Professor

615-898-5867 | Email

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Sandra Poirier

Professor, Nutrition and Food Science, College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

615-898-5201 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Invited to Speak:  Germany, Puerto Rico, Iceland, Switzerland, Poland, Malaysia, China, India, Austria, Thailand, Italy, Greece, Philippine Islands, United Arab Emirates

Languages Spoken:

Areas of Global Specialization:

Gaia Rancati

Assistant Professor of Marketing and Neuromarketing

| Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Italy

Languages Spoken: English, French, German, Italian

Areas of Global Specialization:

Gregory Reish

Director of the Center for Popular Music, Professor of Musicology

615-898-2449 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Hawaii/Pacific Islands, Italy, Latin America, Mexico, Tejano culture in the U.S.

Languages Spoken: Italian, Spanish

Areas of Global Specialization: Global String Band Music, Music and Ethnic Identity , Music and Human Migration, Musicology/Ethnomusicology

Patrick Richey

Associate Professor | Director of Forensics

(615) 898-2273 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Middle East and North Africa: Iraq and Kurdish Regions

Languages Spoken:

Areas of Global Specialization: Post Colonialism

Ramchandra Rimal

Assistant Professor of Mathematics (Data Science )

+1 (615) 904-82 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Nepal

Languages Spoken: Nepali

Areas of Global Specialization:

Emmanuel Rowe

+1 (615) 898-54 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Haiti

Languages Spoken: Creole

Areas of Global Specialization:

Sonya Sanderson

Health and Human Performance Department Professor

(615) 898-5266 | Email

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Zeny Sarabia-Panol

Associate Dean & Professor

615-898-2695 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Southeast Asia, United Arab Emirates

Languages Spoken:

Areas of Global Specialization: International communication, public relations, corporate social responsibility, international media & PR program accreditation

Benjamin Sawyer

Master Instructor of History

(615) 904-8162 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Russia, United States

Languages Spoken:

Areas of Global Specialization: History of Capitalism, History of Communism, The Cold War

Amy Sayward

Professor

615-898-2569 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise:

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Saleh Sbenaty

Professor

615-898-2966 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Middle East, Syria

Languages Spoken: Arabic, proficient , French, basic

Areas of Global Specialization: International Accreditation

Chiaki Shima

Instructor

(615) 494-7842 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Japan

Languages Spoken: English, Japanese

Areas of Global Specialization: Education

Kristi Stringer

(615) 898-2888 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Kazakhstan

Languages Spoken:

Areas of Global Specialization: health, HIV, substance use disorders, stigma

Robert Summers

Vice Provost for International Affairs

| Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Denmark, Equator, France, Japan, Mexico , Myanmar, Namibia, South Africa, Spain, Vietnam, Zambia

Languages Spoken: French, Portuguese, Spanish

Areas of Global Specialization: Assessment of Second/Foreign Language Proficiency, Comprehensive Internationalization of the Academy, International Student Recruitment , Study Abroad, Visa Compliance and Homeland Security

Wisarut Suwanprasert

Associate Professor of Economics

| Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Southeast Asia, Thailand

Languages Spoken: English, Thai

Areas of Global Specialization: Thailand

Karen P.S. Tan

Assistant Professor

(615) 904-8137 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Asia, China, Indonesia, Singapore

Languages Spoken: Chinese dialects (Hokkien, Teochew, Hainanese), English, Mandarin

Areas of Global Specialization:

Jamie Teachenor

Adjunct Professor of Songwriting

(615) 319-7872 | Email

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Karynne Turner

+1 (615) 898-29 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Italy

Languages Spoken:

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Ashley Valanzola

Assistant Professor of the Holocaust

+1 (615) 898-26 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: France

Languages Spoken: French, German

Areas of Global Specialization:

Lee Wade

Interim Associate Dean and Professor

+1 (615) 898-29 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: United Kingdom

Languages Spoken:

Areas of Global Specialization: Comparative Policing History and Concepts (American vs. British); Education Abroad

Donglin (Forrest) Wang

Lecturer

(615) 904-8160 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise:

Languages Spoken:

Areas of Global Specialization:

Christopher Weedman

Assistant Professor | Director of General Education English | Faculty Advisor of Film Studies Minor

(615) 898-5156 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Great Britain

Languages Spoken:

Areas of Global Specialization: Post-1945 British film, literature, and popular culture, particularly representations of 1960s Swinging London and the permissive society.

Elizabeth Whalen

Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor

(615) 904-8296 | Email

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David Wood

Professor | Martin Chair of Insurance

615-898-2813 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: United Kingdom

Languages Spoken: English

Areas of Global Specialization: Insurance

Dong Ye

(615) 898-2026 | Email

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Languages Spoken:

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Sam Zaza

| Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: France, Lebanon, Qatar

Languages Spoken: Arabic, French

Areas of Global Specialization: Diversity, Equity, Global south, Inclusion, underserved and underrepresented countries/communities


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