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.edu; to apply to join these faculty abroad, follow the step-by-step checklist at unr.edu/study-abroad.

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 backgrounds. 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)

Summer 2019

Dr. David Croasdell, Charles and Ruth Hopping Professor of Entrepreneurship and Associate Professor of Information Systems

David T. Croasdell, Ph.D. is the Charles and Ruth Hopping Professor of Entrepreneurship and an Associate Professor of Information Systems at the University of Nevada, Reno. He has been recognized as Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year, Global Engagement Award winner and SBA Entrepreneurial Spirit Award winner. Dr. Croasdell is a strong believer that our ability to understand and work with different cultures and economies is more critical now than ever before as citizens in this global community. Entrepreneurs looking to develop and grow business across international boundaries must have the skills and knowledge to think and act globally if they are to be successful. Dr. Croasdell is teaching the following courses in Bilbao, Spain in summer 2019:

  • Global Entrepreneurship (ENT/MGT, 300-level, 3 credits)

Dr. Ruth Gault, Instructor of Microbiology and Immunology

Ruth Gault is faculty in the School of Medicine and Instructor for the Microbiology and Immunology Undergraduate major. She brings her many years of research experience into the classroom to provide her students experience in research methods. Dr. Gault has been nominated and received several teaching awards. Dr. Gault is teaching the following courses in Valencia, Spain in summer 2019:

  • Microbes and Society (MICR, 100-level, 3 credits)

Dr. Federico Guerrero, Associate Professor of Economics

Dr. Guerrero was born and raised in Argentina. He studied Economics at the University of Buenos Aires and became an adjunct professor at University of Buenos Aires two years after graduation. He received his PhD in Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He was a consultant for the World Bank, 1998-2001. He has been an associate professor of Economics at UNR since 2008, winning Graduate Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, 2013, 2015, Delta Sigma Pi, Teaching of the Year 2012. Dr. Guerrero is teaching the following courses in Florianópolis, Brazil in summer 2019:

  • Money and Banking in Latin America (ECON, 300-level, 3 credits)

Dr. David Rondel, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

David Rondel earned his PhD from the philosophy department at McMaster University (Canada) in 2009. His areas of research specialization include egalitarianism, theories of distributive justice, Marx and Marxism, and, increasingly, American pragmatist political theory. David has published widely in these areas and has been nominated for numerous teaching awards. Dr. Rondel is teaching the following courses in London, England in summer 2019:

  • Contemporary Political Philosophy (PHIL, 400-level, 3 credits)

Dr. Erin Stiles, Associate Professor; Graduate Program Director of Anthropology

Erin Stiles in an anthropologist who studies the intersections of religion, gender, and law. Her passion for international education developed when she studied in Jerusalem as an undergraduate. As an anthropologist, she has done extensive research on religion and law in Tanzania and has studied gendered religious experiences in Utah. Dr. Stiles is teaching the following courses in Heredia, Costa Rica in summer 2019:

  • Gender and Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean (ANTH/WMST, 400-level, 3 credits)


Fall 2019

Dr. Marcus Brooks, Assistant Professor of Accounting

Marcus Brooks is an assistant professor of accounting at UNR. He received his PhD from UTSA and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed to practice in Texas. He is a member of numerous accounting/academic organizations and was the recipient of a College of Business Excellence in Teaching Award in 2017. Dr. Brooks is teaching the following courses in Bilbao, Spain in Fall 2019:

  • Principles of Accounting (ACC/IS, 200-level, 3 credits)
  • Managerial Accounting (ACC, 200-level, 3 credits)

Dr. Joseph Cline, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus

Joe Cline is a physical chemist specializing in spectroscopy and dynamics. His experimental work has used molecular beam and laser techniques to probe molecular motion, with applications using polarized light to control nanoscale machinery. Cline is Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Cline is teaching the following courses in Valencia, Spain in Fall 2019:

  • General Chemistry I (CHEM, 200-level, 3 credits)
  • Physical Chemistry I (CHEM, 400-level, 3 credits)

Howard Goldbaum, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies for the Reynols School

Howard Goldbaum has won numerous awards for his multimedia and virtual-reality projects. His research on the archaeology and folklore of Ireland may be seen at voicesfromthedawn.com. His students have created award-winning online projects, and together with students he has created grant-funded documentary projects for the U.S. Department of the Interior. Professor Goldbaum is teaching the following courses in Viterbo, Italy in Fall 2019:

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

Dr. Louis Marvick, Professor of World Languages and Literatures

Louis Marvick (Ph.D. Columbia University) 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, a collection of uncanny short stories and articles on Alexander Scriabin and Edgar Allan Poe. Dr. Marvick is teaching the following courses in Prague, Czech Republic in Fall 2019:

  • Politics and Literature in the 20th Century  (PSC/WLL, 400-level, 3 credits)
  • The Modern World  (CH/HIST/PHIL, 300-level, 3 credits)

Spring 2020

Dr. Michelle Wilson, Ph.D. Lecturer III of Spanish

Dr. Wilson has been teaching for several years at various institutions. Most of her time is spent in the classroom, but when she can she writes and publishes poetry. She spent her childhood summers in Spain with her grandparents who taught her Spanish and a lifelong love for its culture. Dr. Wilson is teaching the following courses in Alicante, Spain in Spring 2020:

  • The Poetry of Women from Spain (1980-Present)  (SPAN, 400-level, 3 credits)
  • Spanish Masterworks: Peninsular Literature, 1700-Present (SPAN, 300-level, 3 credits)