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Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Anthropology, College of Liberal Arts
Richard Flores is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Anthropology and Mexican American Studies at UT Austin, holding the C.B. Smith, Sr. Chair in US-Mexico Relations. He focuses on critical theory, performance studies, semiotics, and historical anthropology. Flores has authored and edited multiple books in these areas as well as numerous periodicals.
Flores has prioritized internationalizing curriculum through study abroad, international studies programs, and faculty recruitment. Additionally, he oversees curricular and academic missions, undergraduate research, and UTeach-Liberal Arts. He received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin.
Anjum Malik • Director of Global Marketing and Public Relations, UT Global Initiative for Education and Leadership
Managing Partner, Alhambra-US Chamber of Commerce
An innovative educator, public/private sector entrepreneur and cross cultural advisor, Anjum Malik serves as Director of International Marketing and Public Relations for the Global Initiative as well as Co-Founder and Managing Partner of one of its constitute organizations, the Alhambra-U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Her background includes 30 years of extensive experience in international education, educational consulting and business in the international arena. She has built an extensive network of international contacts which she leverages on behalf of her global clients connecting them to the partners they need.
Leading Alhambra since its creation in 2009, Malik has spearheaded its activities promoting international education: organizing educational missions, facilitating teacher training and professional development sessions for educators and conducting seminars for international students as well as managing a needs-based scholarship program enabling women from the West Bank and Afghanistan to study in the U.S. As a result of her efforts, Alhambra was invited to join President Obama’s Partners for a New Beginning Program.
Malik is Co-Founder of the internationally-recognized, best-practice House of Tutors Learning Centers, USA, and its subsidiary, the Intensive American English Institute (IAEI) in Austin, Texas. For more than 30 years, House of Tutors and IAEI have provided international students with intensive English instruction, tutoring, academic bridging services and standardized test preparation.
Joe Kieke • Director of Curriculum Development, UT Global Initiative for Education and Leadership
Faculty, UTeach-Liberal Arts
A clinical faculty member at UT Austin and the Associate Director of the UTeach-Liberal Arts program, Joseph Kieke leads the social studies education program for UTeach-Liberal Arts. Prior to joining the program seven years ago, Kieke taught middle school and high school for 24 years in the Texas public school system on courses in Texas and world history, government, and economics. His extensive teaching experience has afforded him positions on the Texas ExCET and TAKS Review Committees for social studies, as an Advanced Placement exam grader, and as a consultant for textbook revisions and adoptions.
As a public school teacher, Kieke served as the Social Studies Department Chair in three schools and the Social Studies District Advanced Placement Lead in two schools. He coordinated the technology program and the Distinguished Achievement program at Connally High School, and organized the Texas chapter of the Milken Foundation. His leadership and dedication have won him accolades including Teacher of the Year awards at two schools and the Milken Foundation National Educator of the Year award.
Rose Potter • Director of ESL and Language Instruction, UT Global Initiative for Education and Leadership
Faculty, UTeach-Liberal Arts
Master teacher, writer, and consultant, Clinical Faculty Member Rose Potter serves as a mentor and teacher for UTeach-Liberal Arts and has been involved in many aspects of language education. At state, national, and international levels, she presents on active learning and educational technology. Potter contributed to the development of the TOPT test and served on the TEKS writing team for World Languages. She has consulted for two leading textbook publishers to review and refine language textbooks. She is co-founder and manger of Learning Programs International and founder of Programs Abroad—Travel Alternatives (PATA), companies facilitating college credit study abroad for high school students.
A master Spanish teacher, Potter taught at all grade levels for 14 years. Experience as World Languages District Coordinator, Department Chair, Advanced Placement teacher, and Study Abroad Facilitator earned her recognition as the 1986 Eanes Independent School District Teacher of the Year. She is co-author of a Spanish literature anthology series. Potter holds a B.A. from Auburn University and an M.A. in Spanish Literature from the University of Northern Iowa.
Arthur Markman • Founding Director, Human Dimensions of Organizations
Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing
Robert Peterson • Director, IC2 Institute
Associate Vice President for Research
John T. Stuart III Centennial Chair in Business Administration
Michael Smith • Director of ESL Services, International Office
Hannah McKenna • Executive Assistant to Senior Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts
Eileen Manning • Senior Office Assistant, UTeach-Liberal Arts and Global Initiative for Education and Leadership
Mary Durst • Operations Manager, Global Initiative for Education and Leadership
Celeste Middleton • Communications Strategist, Global Initiative for Education and Leadership