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Dr. David L. Smith
Title: Director, M.A. in International Studies
Office: Austin 329
Phone: 252-328-5524
Fax: 252-328-6233
Email Address: smithdav@ecu.edu
Teaching Areas: Dept. Foreign Languages & Literatures
Research Interests: German-language literatures and cultures
For more information visit http://www.ecu.edu/german/Smith.cfm
Dr. Marie Olson Lounsbery
Title: Director of the International Studies Undergraduate programs
Office: Brewster A-120
Phone: 252-328-2349
Fax: 252-328-4134
Email Address: olsonlounsberym@ecu.edu
Teaching Areas: Dept. of Political Science
Research Interests: Causes, processes and resolution of war, particularly war occurring within states
For more information visit https://www.ecu.edu/polsci/faculty/lounsbery.html

Executive Committee

Dr. Jeff Popke
Title: Professor
Office: Brewster A-222
Phone: 252-328-6087
Email Address: popkee@ecu.edu
Teaching Areas: Human Geography
Research Interests: Political economy, social theory, urban geography, political geography, and South Africa
For more information visit http://myweb.ecu.edu/popkee/
Dr. Seodial Deena
Title: Professor
Office: Bate 2105
Phone: 252-328-6683
Email Address: deenas@ecu.edu
Teaching Areas: Multicultural and postcolonial/transnational literature and criticism
Research Interests: Postcolonial literature, multicultural literature, Caribbean literature, world literature, African literature, African American literature, biblical literature, cultural criticism, feminist criticism, and postcolonial criticism
For more information visit http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/engl/deena.cfm
Dr. Katherine Ford
Title: Associate Professor
Office: Bate 3323
Phone: 252-328-6523
Fax: 252-328-6233
Email Address: fordk@ecu.edu
Teaching Areas: Hispanic Studies
Research Interests: Modern Latin American literature, Latin American theater, and the Hispanic Caribbean
For more information visit http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/foreign/faculty/ford.cfm
Dr. Beth Ann Bee
Title: Assistant Professor
Office: Brewster A-205
Phone: 252-328-5197
Email Address: beeb@ecu.edu
Teaching Areas: Human Geography
Research Interests: Feminist theory, global environmental change, international development, feminist political ecology, agrarian political economy, environmental justice, land use/land use change, rural livelihoods, environmental governance, Mexico and Latin America
For more information visit http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/beeb/
Dr. Lester Zeager
Title: Professor
Office: Brewster A-434
Phone: 252-328-6408
Fax: 252-328-6743
Email Address: zeagerl@ecu.edu
Teaching Areas: Economics
Research Interests: Poverty and inequality, growth and development, and refugee negotiations
For more information visit http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/econ/zeagerl.cfm
Dr. John Williams
Title: Teaching Assistant Professor
Office: Brewster A106
Phone: 328-5271
Fax: 328-4134
Email Address: williamsjoh@ecu.edu
Teaching Areas: Political Science
Research Interests: international politics