Dr. Adeola Fayemi

Manager, Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Fayemi is the Manager, Diversity and Inclusion of the International Cultural Center. She provides vision and oversight of the International Cultural Center. She earned a Ph.D. from Florida State University in Adult Education and Human Resource Development and has over twenty-five years of experience in K-12 and university teaching and leadership roles in educational administration and workforce development sectors. A certified diversity, inclusion, equity and access professional, Dr. Fayemi’s national and international professional career spans across Florida State University, State University System of Florida, the Florida Department of Education, the City of Tallahassee and the University of Lagos in Nigeria. Additionally, she is an international education consultant and has made numerous presentations at national and international professional conferences.

Susie Webster

Administrative Support Specialist

Susie Webster is the Administrative Support Specialist for the International Cultural Center. As the newest member of the International Cultural Center team, Susie is eager to work closely with Auburn University international students, staff and faculty. Her goal in this position is to unite our campus and community with the spirit “that we all smile in the same language”. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Auburn University. Through her experiences in event coordination, student organizations, consultation and advising, Susie has gained invaluable knowledge on serving the diverse populations in higher education. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and reading a good book.

Asmaa Benbaba

Modern Standard Arabic Instructor

Asmaa is the instructor for Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) as well as Middle Eastern and North African Cinema. Her experiences include managing the Arabic Initiative in Auburn, conducting research, and developing and implementing cultural outreach programs (films, clubs, culture and cuisine classes, seminars, etc.). She is a Ph.D. candidate in Adult Education at Auburn and her research interests span several topics, including North African cinema, urban planning, foreign language acquisition, teaching and culture.

Nicoly Monteiro dos Santos

Graduate Program Associate and Communications Coordinator

Nicoly is the Graduate Program Associate and Communications Coordinator for the International Cultural Center. She joined the International Cultural Center as a Graduate Assistant. She recently completed her master’s degree at the School of Communication and Journalism in fall 2019. Since joining the center, she has been teaching the Portuguese Language and Brazilian Culture non-credit course, as well as contributing to the many projects developed by the ICC and the Brazil Initiative. Her research interests include documentary media, gender studies and Latin American cinema and culture.

Pilela Majokweni

Education Coordinator

Pilela Majokweni is the Education Coordinator for the International Cultural Center. She hails from South Africa and completed her MS Rural Sociology at Auburn University in 2019 as a Fulbright Scholar. Pilela is involved in facilitating strategic internationalization for students by providing research, learning support and co-curricular experiences that support intercultural competency, international engagement and partnerships at Auburn University.

Last Updated: February 20, 2020