University of Nevada, Reno Faculty Teaching Abroad

Interested in taking classes abroad with your favorite University of Nevada, Reno faculty? You can check out which professors are teaching on USAC programs in upcoming terms below. For descriptions of any of the listed courses, email syllabus@usac.unr.edu; to apply to join these faculty abroad, follow the step-by-step checklist at unr.edu/study-abroad.

Fall 2017

David Fenimore, Continuing Lecturer in the Department of English

Described as "one of UNR's most beloved professors," David Fenimore has received the College of Liberal Arts Teaching Award, the University Distinguished Academic Advisor award, and the Fitzgerald Distinguished Professorship in the Humanities. He has published a book and numerous articles on Western American literature, and recently served as president of the Western Literature Association. Mr. Fenimore is teaching the following courses in Bilbao, Spain in fall 2017:

  • Professional Communications (BUS/COM/ENG, 300-level, 3 credits)
  • The Art and Science of Storytelling (BUS/COM/ENG/MKT, 400-level, 3 credits)

Dr. Louis Marvick, Professor of French

Louis Marvick (Ph.D. Columbia University, 1983) is a Professor in the Department of World Languages and Literatures.  His research focus is on the relationship of music to poetry in the late nineteenth century.  In recent years he has published a novel, The 'Star' Ushak, and a collection of uncanny stories, Dissonant Intervals. Dr. Marvick is teaching the following courses in Lyon, France in fall 2017:

  • The Modern World (HIST/SOC, 200-level, 3 credits)
  • Survey of French Literature I  (FREN, 300-level, 3 credits)


Spring 2018

Dr. Sarah Blithe, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Sarah Blithe teaches a variety of communication courses, including intercultural, gender, and organizational communication at the University of Nevada, Reno.  She has won several teaching and research awards, including a 2015 Outstanding Book Award for her research on gender equality and work-life balance. Dr. Blithe is teaching the following courses in Florianópolis, Brazil in spring 2018:

  • Intercultural Communication (COM, 400/600-level, 3 credits)
  • Gender and Communication (COM, 400/600-level, 3 credits)

Eunkang Koh, Associate Professor of Art

Eunkang Koh received her B.F.A. from Hong-Ik University in Seoul, South Korea and M.F.A. from California State University, Long Beach, California. The relationship between humans and the society in which they live is the main source of inspiration in her artwork.  She works in various media- printmaking, bookart, drawing, and installation to address social phenomena in our contemporary consumerist society. Professor Koh is teaching the following courses in Viterbo, Italy in spring 2018:

  • Beginning Drawing: Drawing Viterbo (Drawing I) (ART, 100-level, 3 credits)
  • Intermediate Drawing: Drawing with History (Drawing II) (ART, 200-level, 3 credits)

Summer 2018

Dr. Deborah Boehm, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Women's Studies

Dr. Boehm (Ph.D. University of New Mexico) has a joint appointment in Anthropology and Women's Studies at UNR. Her work focuses on gender, migration, and transnationalism.  She has conducted research in Mexico and Black Rock City, Nevada (home to Burning Man), and traveled throughout Southeast Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Dr. Boehm is teaching the following course in La Habana, Cuba in summer 2018:

  • Contemporary Latin American Society (ANTH/WLL, 400-level, 3 credits)

Alan Deutschman, Professor, Reynolds Chair of Business Journalism

In 28 years as a professional journalist, Alan Deutschman has written four books as well as articles for many prominent magazines including Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, Wired, Fortune, GQ, Fast Company, and Conde Nast Traveler. His books have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. Professor Deutschman is teaching the following course in San Sebastían, Spain in summer 2018:

  • Food Writing and Photography (JOUR, 300-level, 3 credits)

Dr. Todd Felts, Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication

Dr. Felts won his school's top teaching awards, taught social media to Middle East youth, after a 20-year professional career including crisis communications in Washington and as spokesperson for Special Olympics World Games. He earned a Ph.D. at Drexel University, adding to strategic communications degrees from Georgetown University and Lenoir-Rhyne College. Dr. Felts is teaching the following course in Florianópolis, Brazil in summer 2018:

  • Business Communications and Social Media  (TBA, 400 level, 3 credits)

Dr. Margaret Ferrara, Associate Professor of Secondary Education

Dr. Margaret Ferrara, Director of Elementary, Secondary, and Human Growth and Development brings a high level of expertise in curriculum, instruction, and assessment from birth through grade 12 blended with a contemporary focus in gender and family engagement. She has published extensively on curriculum strategies related to gender, assessment, teaching strategies, and family engagement, and served as a consultant nationally and internationally.  Dr. Ferrara is teaching the following course in San Ramón, Costa Rica in summer 2018:

  • The Intersectionality of Gender and Teaching (EDU, 400/600-level, 3 credits)

Dr. Monica Miller, Professor of Criminal Justice

Monica Miller, J.D., Ph.D., is a professor with appointments in both the criminal justice department and the Interdisciplinary Social Psychology PhD Program. She has produced over 100 publications and 10 books. She traveled to Ghana with USAC and to Spain to the International Institute for Sociology and Law. Dr. Miller is teaching the following course in Santiago, Chile in summer 2018:

  • International Perspectives on Gender and Law  (CRJ/SOC/WMST, 300-level, 3 credits)

Dr. Amber Warren, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education, English Language Learners

Amber Warren is Assistant Professor of Literacy, Language & Culture at the University of Nevada, Reno. She has taught English language learners internationally and in the US. Her focus is on teacher preparation for working with learners in linguistically and culturally diverse settings. Dr. Warren is teaching the following course in Reggio Emilia, Italy in summer 2018:

  • Education in Global Contexts (EDU, 300-level, 3 credits)

Dr. Lynda Wiest, Professor of Mathematics Education and Educational Equity

Dr. Wiest is a professor of mathematics education and educational equity at the University of Nevada, Reno. She has received numerous awards, including the Academic Advisor Award and the prestigious Distinguished Teacher Award at the University. Dr. Wiest has published and presented her work extensively nationally and internationally. Dr. Wiest is teaching the following course in Heredia, Costa Rica in summer 2018:

  • Education Workshop/Project: Gender Issues in Education (EDU, 400/600-level, 3 credits)

Spring 2019

Dr. Pradyumn Srivastava, Assistant Professor of Speech Pathology and Audiology

Pradyumn Srivastava, PhD currently serves as an assistant professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. His professional work entails communication disorders across lifespan. By virtue of his international background, his multicultural awareness allows him to tailor his instruction to maximize academic gains of students from culturally and linguistically different background. Dr. Srivastava is teaching the following courses in San Ramón, Costa Rica in spring 2019:

  • Communication and Language Disorders (SPA, 400-level, 3 credits) 
  • Articulation and Phonological Disorders (SPA, 300-level, 3 credits)