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Global Teaching Academy
Global Teaching Academy 2015

The Office of International Programs created the Global Teaching Academy to recognize and celebrate exceptional teaching in an international context.

Please explore this page to see current members and this year’s inaugural class. Members will be inducted into the Phi Beta Delta Honorary Society for International Scholars.

  • Recognize our peers for their interest and efforts in globalizing Auburn's curriculum
  • Facilitate international course offerings on campus
  • Assist in creating an academic International Minor
  • Fund Academy faculty with modest support for international travel in recognition of their internationalization efforts
Selection Process
  • The Academy will add five to six faculty per year, recognized for their international teaching
  • Nominations will be invited from tenure-track faculty in May
  • Faculty need simply to provide a CV highlighting their teaching of international content, either on-campus or overseas

More Information

For more information or questions, please contact Jenn Mason, director of international initiatives, at

Academy Faculty
2019 GTA Inductees
  • Paul Harris, Department Chair and Professor of Political Science, College of Liberal Arts
  • Wayde Morse, Associate Professor of Natural Resource Sociology, School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences
  • Martin O’Neill, Department Head and Professor of Nutrition, Dietetics & Hospitality Management, College of Human Sciences
  • Tiffany Sippial, Director of Honors College and Associate Professor of History, College of Liberal Arts
2018 GTA Inductees
  • Anna Riehl Bertolet, Associate Professor of English
  • Jill Crystal, Curtis O. Liles III Professor of Political Science
  • Traci Suzanne O’Brien, Associate Professor, Chair - Department of Foreign Language
  • James Witte, Professor - Adult Education
2016 GTA Inductees
  • Salman Azhar, associate professor of Building Science See more
  • Craig Bertolet, professor of English See more
  • William Buskist, Distinguished Professor in the Teaching of Psychology See more
  • Adrienne Duke, assistant professor of Human Development & Family Studies See more
  • Jung Won Hur, associate professor in Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology See more
  • Tarik Orgen, professor of Architecture
  • Giovanna Summerfield, professor & Associate Dean of Educational Affairs See more
2015 GTA Inductees
  • Gisela Buschle-diller, professor of Polymer and Fiber Engineering See more
  • Daniel Butler, Thomas Walter Chair of Technology Management & Marketing; executive director of Global Programs in the College of Business See more
  • J. Scott Finn, associate professor of Architecture See more
  • James Groccia, professor of Higher Education See more
  • Valentina Hartarska, professor of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology and professor of Finance See more
  • Scott Kramer, professor of Building Science See more
  • Zdenko Krtic, associate professor of Art See more
  • Christopher Shook, Russell Professor and chair of Management See more
2014 GTA Inductees
Inaugural Academy Faculty
  • Maria Auad, associate professor of Polymer and Fiber Engineering See more
  • Baker Ayoun, associate professor of Nutrition and Food Science See more
  • William Daniels, associate professor of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences See more
  • Kimberly Key, associate professor of Accounting See more
  • Hyejeong Kim, associate professor of Consumer Affairs See more
  • Kenneth McNabb, the W Kelly Mosley Environmental Professor of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences See more
  • Richard Penaskovic, professor of Philosophy See more
  • Allison Stewart, professor of Clinical Sciences See more
Last Updated: March 25, 2019