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.

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, Norway, and Spain. She serves as the Alumnae Relations Advisor to Chi Omega, has a puppy named Penny, and loves getting students excited to be USF Bulls!

Holly Swayne
Student Services Program Specialist
Holly holds an M.A. in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from the USF College of Medicine, and has completed her Ph.D. in USF's School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies, where she focused 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.

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.

Waleska Santiago
Graduate Assistant (Global Citizen Award)
Waleska holds a B.S in Public Health from the USF College of Public Health and is currently a masters candidate in USF's College of Public Health. Her concentrations are Global Health Practice and Epidemiology with research interests in reproductive health. Waleska has studied abroad with USF's London and Paris program and was a recipient of the Genshaft/Greenbaum Passport scholarship from Education Abroad. She is very excited to help students become global citizens.

Perdita Samuel-Lopez
Student Assistant
Perdita is majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Behavioral Studies. She plans to earn her Ph.D and become a speech pathologist. She's still getting to know her way around campus and is pursuing the Global Citizens Award (you should too).

Deeva Agravat
Undergraduate Researcher
Deeva is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies. She is graduating Spring of 2019 and plans to attend graduate school to receive a masters in International/Global Affairs. She has had the opportunity to travel to India, Kenya, England, Dubai and several other countries which have allowed her to become more globally aware.

Tyesha Baerga

Undergraduate Researcher
Tyesha is pursuing her Bachelor's in Behavioral Healthcare and minoring in Applied Behavior Analysis. She plans to go into a graduate program for Clinical Psychology.

Brianna Greene
Undergraduate Researcher
Brianna is a student in the Communications Sciences Disorders Interpreter Training Track program, serial Study Abroad participant, and first-generation resident of the American Sign Language Living Learning Community. Brianna is currently working with the Global Citizens Project as an undergraduate research assistant and as the GCP Student Association Secretary. Brianna demonstrates involvement in various student organizations such as ASL Bulls, encourages her peers to be engaged in activities, and is a proud USF Bull.

Rachel Miller
Undergraduate Researcher
Rachel is majoring in Public Health with a minor in Biomedical Anthropology. She loves traveling, reading, and hiking. Rachel is a member of the Honors College and a Bulls Service Break Trip Developer. She enjoys meeting new people and can be found exploring the Tampa Bay area. Rachel has studied abroad in Peru where she learned about the effects of global warming on potato farming in the mountains. She has also been to Zambia and Dubai. Rachel is pursuing the Global Citizens Award and hopes to study abroad every year here at USF. 

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