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Jennifer Jones Lister, Ph.D., CCC-ADirector, Global Citizens ProjectAssociate Dean, Office of Undergraduate StudiesDr. 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.
Rahi Dayerizadeh, Ph.D.Professional Development SpecialistDr. Raheleh "Rahi" Dayerizadeh earned her Doctorate in Government from USF in the
School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies in the areas of International Relations,
with a focus on social gender norms and Muslim communities in the United States. Other
areas of research include post-colonial studies, Latin American Studies, feminisms,
and social movements. As both an Academic Advisor and an Adjunct Professor with over
a decade of experience in higher education, she brings a unique interdisciplinary
perspective to Curriculum Development. Dr. Dayerizadeh has taught courses on Comparative
Politics, Geoperspectives, Politics of Developing Areas, Women in the Middle East
and North Africa, and Women in Development. In addition, she has studied abroad in
Argentina and has helped direct and promote education abroad programs. She is well
traveled, and speaks fluent Farsi, and has proficiency in Arabic, and Spanish. Her passion
for global competency, drives her to inspire students and empowers them to academic
success at USF and beyond.
Megan Cross, Ph.D.Professional Development Specialist
Megan earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction with a focus on Early Childhood
from USF. Her research focuses on young children’s multimodal communication and the
affordances of touch technology. She diversified her experiences at USF, serving various
councils and committees, including the graduate curriculum council. In addition, she
built and managed online courses (hybrid, self-paced, and facilitated) for the professional
development of educators as a course support specialist at Florida Center for Instructional
Technology. She has experience creating, reshaping, and teaching undergraduate courses
at USF Tampa, where she enjoys using an inquiry-based approach to expand students'
perspectives on their world and the role they play in it.
Jessica LautherStudent Programs CoordinatorJessica 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!
Bruce McCollaumAssessment SpecialistBruce 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.
Paula GutierrezGraduate Assistant (Global Citizen Award)
Paula holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida. She
taught in Hillsborough County for over 4 years and will be starting her Master’s program
in Student Affairs. Paula enjoys watching movies, hanging out, and is always willing
to try new things. She is excited to assist students in their journey to becoming
Sy-Woei HaoGraduate Assistant (Global Citizen Award)
Sy-Woei earned her B.A. in Psychology and B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology from
the University of South Florida, with a J.D. from Stetson University College of Law.
Sy-Woei is currently a doctoral candidate in the department of Educational Psychology.
As an advocate for cultural and diversity awareness, Sy-Woei hopes to encourage students
to take a step outside of the classroom to explore the world.
Mackenzie MorrisGraduate Assistant (Operation Global Action)
Mackenzie holds a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the UCF College
of Health Professions and Sciences and is currently an Audiology doctoral candidate
in USF's College of Behavioral and Community Sciences. Mackenzie is interested in
hearing healthcare practices around the world and is focusing her Audiology Doctoral
Project on the delivery and availability discrepancies of Audiology in different countries.
She is excited to bring a unique perspective to the Global Citizens Program.
Perdita Samuel-LopezStudent AssistantPerdita is majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Applied
Behavior Analysis. After graduate school, she plans to earn her Ph.D and become a
speech-language pathologist. She is currently pursuing the Global Citizen Award and
hopes to one day begin her journey across the world.
Siobhan HendersonStudent Assistant
Siobhan is currently majoring in Early Childhood Education and plans to get her Master’s
before teaching kindergarten. She enjoys reading, going to the beach, French, and
anything crafting related. Siobhan hopes to one day be able to travel all over the
world and learn as many languages as she can. She’s also pursuing the Global Citizen
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