About Us

GCP Team

Jennifer Jones Lister, Ph.D., CCC-A
Director, Global Citizens Project
Associate Dean, Office of Undergraduate Studies
Dr. Lister earned her B.S. in Speech and Hearing Sciences and her Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of South Alabama. She is a nationally certified Audiologist, licensed by the State of Florida. Dr. Lister's research experience spans aging, hearing, speed of processing, psychophysical methods, and electroencephalography. She developed the only clinical test of auditory speed of processing that is resistant to the effects of peripheral hearing loss and language background. She has published numerous studies over the past 20 years on age-related deterioration in hearing and auditory processing and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, private foundations, and industries to document neurophysiological markers of age-related auditory processing decline. Dr. Lister is a tenured Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders.


Kara A. Fulton, Ph.D.
Professional Development Specialist
Dr. Fulton earned her Ph.D. in Applied Anthropology from USF and has conducted international research in Mexico, Honduras, and Belize. Her research focuses on community identity and shared practices. She has experience teaching undergraduate courses at both the USF Tampa and St. Petersburg campuses where she enjoys bringing participatory, inquiry-based, and hands-on learning strategies into the classroom. Her commitment to teaching is exemplified by receiving the Provost's Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant while a doctoral student.
Read Dr. Fulton's Curriculum Vita.

Sommer Mitchell, Ph.D.
Professional Development Specialist
Dr. Mitchell earned her Ph.D. in Government from USF in the School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies in the area of International Relations. Her research focuses on international security, legitimacy, and private military and security companies. She has more than ten years teaching experience and has taught Introduction to International Relations, Globalization, International Human Rights, and Conflict in the World. Dr. Mitchell also has experience in faculty development through her work at USF's Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence. She enjoys guiding students on their path to global awareness.

Jessica Lauther
Student Programs Coordinator
Jessica earned a B.A. in Communication at USF and holds a Master's degree in Higher Education from FSU. She has taught Academic Foundations and spent two years in career services as a graduate student. She studied for a semester at Middlesex University in London, England and has visited (and loved!) Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, the Netherlands, and Spain. She advises the Global Citizens Project Student Association and her sorority and loves getting students excited to be USF Bulls!

Bruce McCollaum
Assessment Specialist
Bruce holds an M.A. in Applied Linguistics, an M.S. in Educational Research Methodology, and is a doctoral candidate in the department of Educational Research Methodology at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro. Bruce has a great deal of international experience having lived 16 years abroad in Korea, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Thailand, The UK and Vietnam. Bruce has developed and managed assessments for Webster University Thailand and Qatar University.

Flore Septimus
Graduate Assistant (Global Citizen Award)

Flore Septimus holds a B.A. degree in mass communications and has a minor in business entrepreneurship. She is currently pursuing her M.Ed. in the College Student Affairs program. She was a former USF orientation team leader and heavily involved on campus in organizations such as the African Student Association and Club Creole. She is also a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. In the next five to ten years Flore would like to be working in an office that involves multicultural affairs or college outreach and readiness. She would also like to establish programs that give more opportunities to under privileged children in her native country of Haiti. Flore's personal hobbies and interests include reading, being active in her school and community and running. 

Holly Swayne
Graduate Assistant (Global Citizen Award)
Holly holds an M.A. in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from the USF College of Medicine, and is currently a doctoral candidate in USF's School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies, where she is focusing on the effects of high profile activism in global health. Holly has taught undergraduate courses in Biopolitics, Bioterrorism, Global Health Policy, and Comparative Politics, and has previous experience working with USF's Program in National and Competitive Intelligence. Holly is also active in the performing arts community, and has had experience both traveling and living abroad, specifically in Greece, Israel, France, and Italy. She is passionate about helping students become active global citizens.

Aleah Ataman
Student Assistant
Aleah is a senior majoring in marine biology with a minor in environmental policies. She has studied abroad in the British Virgin Islands studying tropical marine ecosystems where she earned a scientific diver certification. She has also been to Poland, Germany, and England. Aleah currently interns at Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute assisting in research on stable isotopes of sea turtle eggs to track sea turtle migration and is pursuing the Global Citizen Award.

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