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Global Outreach

Regional Strategy Teams

Members from around campus with experience and expertise in world regions of strategic interest to VCU help identify trends and opportunities as well as evaluate our strategies in those regions, particularly beyond those countries or areas of our partner institutions. 


Atlantic Rim

College of Humanities and Sciences Antonio Espinoza Associate Professor
College of Humanities and Sciences Nick Farrell Professor
College of Humanities and Sciences Catherine Ingrassia Professor
School of Medicine Jan Chlebowski Associate Dean for Graduate Education

East Asia

Global Education Office Jill Blondin Director of VCU Globe 
School of the Arts Semi Ryu  Associate Professor
Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture Hong Cheng Director


School of Business Nanda Rangan Associate Dean for International and Strategic Initiatives
School of Engineering Ram Gupta Associate Dean for Research
School of Medicine Ananda Pandurangi Chair, Psychiatry

Middle East and North Africa 

Global Education Office Osama Alami Associate Director
School of Medicine Imad Damaj Professor
School of World Studies   Samaneh Oladi Ghadikolaei Assistant Professor
School of World Studies  Mayda Topoushian Instructor

Southern Africa

College of Humanities and Sciences James Vonesh Associate Professor
School of the Arts Kendall Buster Professor
School of Education Carrie LeCrom Director of Center for Sport Leadership
School of Medicine Maghboeba Mosavel Associate Professor


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