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IGU Faculty Advisory Council

Mission Statement

The Institute for Global Understanding promotes cultural literacy and citizenship through academic and arts programs, interdisciplinary research and events, community partnerships, and service at the local and global levels. The IGU fulfills Monmouth University’s broad mission of engaging students, faculty, and staff in fostering diversity, equality, global understanding, leadership, and social justice.


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Richard Veit, Ph.D.

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs;

Office of the Provost

The Great Hall at Shadow Lawn, 211

Faculty Advisory Council

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Melissa A. Alvare, Ph.D.


Phone: 732-263-5304

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Michael Cronin, Ph.D., LCSW

Associate Professor;
MSW Program Director;
Play Therapy Graduate Certificate Coordinator

Phone: 732-263-5683

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Rekha Datta, Ph.D.

Freed Endowed Chair in Social Sciences

Phone: 732-571-4438

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Lisa M. Dinella, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator of the Gender Development Laboratory;
Director of Program in Gender and Intersectionality Studies (PGIS)

Phone: 732-263-5295

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Joanne Jodry, Ed.D., D.M.H.

Associate Professor

Phone: 732-263-5115

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Jiwon Kim, Ph.D.

Associate Professor;
Social Studies and Foundations of Education

Phone: 732-263-5632

Dr. Mihaela Moscaliuc, Associate Professor, English

Mihaela Moscaliuc, Ph.D.

Graduate Program Director;
Graduate Faculty

Phone: 732-571-3621

Richard Roberts, MBA, B.S.

Specialist Professor

Phone: 732-263-5488

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Saliba Sarsar, Ph.D.


Phone: 732-571-4474

Jennifer Shamrock, Ph.D.


Phone: 732-263-5426

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Jing Zhou, MFA

Graphic and Interactive Design

Phone: 732-923-4762

Ex-Officio Members

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Catherine N. Duckett, Ph.D.

Associate Dean;
School of Science

Phone: 732-263-5887

Priscilla Gac-Artigas

Priscilla Gac-Artigas, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita;
World Languages Placement Coordinator;
Fulbright Scholar;
Full Member of the Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española (ANLE);
Correspondent Member of the RAE (Royal Spanish Academy)

Phone: 732-571-3406

Susan Gupta

Susan Forquer Gupta, Ph.D.

Associate Provost

Phone: 732-571-3639

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Tony MacDonald

Director Of The Urban Coast Institute

Phone: 732-263-5392

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MyKellann Maloney

Director Of Global Education

Phone: 732-923-4770

IGU Graduate Assistants

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Alessandra Conte

Graduate Student

Master of Arts in Anthropology degree program

IGU Graduate Interns

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Anna Gwiazda

Graduate Student

Master’s degree program in Social Work

IGU Undergraduate Interns

IGU Undergraduater Intern Grace Joyce

Spring 2022

Grace Joyce


B.A. History/Political Science with Minor in Legal Studies

Fall 2021

Kyra Velock


B.S. Health Promotion degree program

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