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Mohammed Albakry

Professor

615-494-8658 | Email

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Armando Anzellini

Diversity Dissertation Fellow

(615) 898-2471 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Peru, Southeastern United States, Transylvania, Venezuela

Languages Spoken: English, Italian, Spanish

Areas of Global Specialization: Bioarchaeology, Cave Archaeology, Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Archaeology, Geographic Information Systems, Skeletal Biology, Vertical Archaeology

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

Interim Chair and Professor of Video and Film Production

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

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 YA 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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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

Assistant Professor

(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

Assistant Professor

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

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

Associate Professor - Digital Agriculture

615-898-5833 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: China

Languages Spoken: English, Chinese

Areas of Global Specialization: Study abroad

Jonathan DiCicco

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

(615) 904-8035 | Email

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Languages Spoken:

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

Michael Erskine

Assistant Professor

(615) 898-2358 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Germany

Languages Spoken: German

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Paul Eubanks

615-898-2517 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: United States

Languages Spoken: English

Areas of Global Specialization: Salt Production

Mitzie Forrest

Lecturer

(910) 813-4689 | Email

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Katie Foss

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

615-494-7747 | Email

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Jose Garcia

Adjunct Instructor

(615) 848-4101 | Email

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Kim Godwin

(615) 898-2121 | Email

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Robert Gordon, Jr

Associate Professor and Coordinator of Live Production

615-898-5862 | 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:

Mei Han

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

(615) 898-5718 | Email

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

Languages Spoken: English and Chinese (mandarin)

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

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

Assistant Professor

(615) 898-5641 | Email

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Shuangshuang Ji

Assistant Professor of Finance

| 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

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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) 494-7744 | 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

Assistant Professor & MLS Program Director

615-898-2583 | Email

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

Languages Spoken: English, French

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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

Professor and Chief Online Learning Officer

+1 615-494-8909 | Email

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Areas of Global Specialization: online learning, e-learning

Kevin McNulty

Associate Professor

(615) 904-8154 | Email

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John Merchant

Department Chair

(615) 898-2553 | Email

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

Languages Spoken:

Areas of Global Specialization: Music production

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

Henrique Momm

Professor | Graduate Advisor and Coordinator | Department Chair

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, Book Arts, Artist's Books, Bookbinding; some Graphic Arts, comics, hand-lettering

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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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:

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:

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

Amy Sayward

Professor

615-898-2569 | Email

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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

+1 (615) 898-28 | 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

Assistant Professor of Economics

| Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Thailand

Languages Spoken: Thai, English

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Amanda Swenson

Assistant Professor

| Email

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Thomas Tang

Professor

615-898-2005 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic , Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia , Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, Sri Lanka, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Swaziland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, the USA, and Zimbabwe

Languages Spoken: Chinese, English

Areas of Global Specialization: Cross-cultural research, measurement invariance, global comparisons

Molly Taylor-Poleskey

(615) 898-2423 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Germany, Italy

Languages Spoken: German, Italian

Areas of Global Specialization:

Karynne Turner

+1 (615) 898-29 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: Italy

Languages Spoken:

Areas of Global Specialization:

Ashley Valanzola

Assistant Professor of the Holocaust

+1 (615) 898-26 | Email

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: France

Languages Spoken:

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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

Christopher Weedman

(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

Countries and/or Territories of Expertise: China, Japan

Languages Spoken: Chinese

Areas of Global Specialization: Discrete Mathematics, Optimization

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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