Compass professors are selected because of their expertise in The Compass’ subject matter and because of their huge popularity with generations of study-abroad students in Europe. The Compass team for 2013 consists of the following scholar-teachers:
Douglas P. Mackaman, Professor of European History at The University of Southern Mississippi and founding director of The Compass, is also founding director of The Abbey Experience (www.theabbeyexperience.org) and served as Director of The British Studies Program (www.britishstudiesprogram.org) at USM for 9 summers. Dr. Mackaman has written widely in the cultural history of Europe from the 18th century onward and has been teaching US students abroad since 1996, primarily in France and London.
Travis Tubre is Professor of Psychology at The University of Wisconsin-River Falls and Senior Lecturer at the Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. Dr. Tubré has taught US students abroad in England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Scotland.
Andrew Woolley is Professor of English at Southwestern Adventist University, where he also is Director of Honors. Resident Manager of The Compass, Dr. Woolley created “The Needle” course for The Compass and will be teaching it this summer, while he also serves as Resident Director of The Compass Program. Dr. Woolley has been teaching US students abroad regularly since the early 1990s, with London, Athens, Rome, Venice and Paris as his more recent abroad “classrooms” of choice.
Joni Henry Noble is Associate Professor of Art and Photography at The University of Louisiana Monroe, where she is also Director of the British Studies Program on her campus. Dr. Noble created the course “Shutter/SPEED” and is teaching it this summer on The Compass. In conjunction with the British Studies Program, Dr. Noble has taught and lectured regularly to US students abroad, primarily in London and Paris.
Robert Sterken is Associate Professor of Political Science at The University of Texas at Tyler, where he has also worked as Director of International Education. Dr. Sterken is a veteran of teaching US students abroad, having done so multiple summers in London, Paris, Brussels and Amsterdam. Dr. Sterken created the course “Spysight” and will be teaching it this summer on The Compass.To meet Dr. Sterken further, click here.
Cameron Beech is Professor of History at Hinds Community College in Jackson, Mississippi. A decorated veteran of the United States Army Rangers, Cam served our country on on active duty in two wars. His previous teaching experience overseas includes teaching history in France and the UK. A specialist in German and Austrian history during the world wars, Cam created “Battleground” to change the lives of its students every summer. Click here to learn more about Professor Beech.