FacultyDr. David Crowe is a professor of English and chair of the department. He specializes in 20th Century American literature, especially the works written by writers who lived in Paris in the 1920s. He has taught two European term courses that traveled to Paris and Rome, courses that featured the literature of American expatriates, along with visits to the neighborhoods that they depicted, cafes they visited, and homes they lived in. In 1999-2000 he and his family lived in Bergen, Norway while he fulfilled the terms of a Fulbright Grant. While in Norway, David traveled the country lecturing about the Vietnam war literature that we will be studying before and during our trip to Vietnam.
Dr. Ann Ericson, an associate professor of business, teaches marketing and international business and is a member of Augustana's Asian Studies program. She will direct the Vietnam term. Ericson has a special interest in social policy issues in marketing, and regularly leads students in research projects for local non-profit organizations. In summer 2007 she taught at International University, part of the Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City. In 2006 she participated in a CIEE summer institute held in Vietnam and Cambodia. She taught in Japan and Taiwan on the 2004 and 2007 East Asia terms. She was a member of Augustana's Freeman Foundation-supported "Building Bridges" program in Japan and China during summer 2002.
Dr. Mariano Magalhães is an associate professor in the Political Science department. His experiences abroad began when he moved to Brazil in 1979 when he was only eleven years old. He lived in Brazil for the next ten years. While he was an undergrad and graduate student at the University of Iowa in the 1990s he traveled throughout Brazil to conduct research on his dissertation (trips to Brasília and Rio de Janeiro), to visit various parts of the country (in the South and Southeast), and to return to Maceió (in the Northeast) where he had lived in the 1980s. More recently, he has returned to Brazil numerous times to carry out a new research project on the impact of decentralization on democratic governance in the small northeastern state of Alagoas. In addition to these trips, Magalhães also participated in the Fall 2006 Latin American term, which traveled to Ecuador, Peru and Brazil.