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CEA CAPA Introduces Spring '24 Global Faculty Advisory Council

April 10, 2024
by CEA CAPA Staff

Meet the Spring ’24 Global Faculty Advisory Council at CEA CAPA 

We are excited to announce CEA CAPA’s latest delegates to our Global Faculty Advisory Council (GFAC). First convened in April 2023, the GFAC was formed to promote and amplify onsite faculty voices in our teaching and learning initiatives, assist and advise on faculty training and development, and provide strategic guidance in curriculum development. 

Composed of 13 members from across our global locations, representing diverse disciplinary and regional expertise, and chaired by our London Faculty Chair Dr. Anthony Gristwood, the GFAC meets each semester and is tasked with discrete outcomes.

CEA CAPA is very proud of the role the GFAC continues to play in advancing and supporting our commitment to academic excellence, and we offer a warm welcome to all new delegates!  

Spring 2024 CEA CAPA Global Faculty Advisory Council members include:   

Dr. Letizia Affinito

Dr. Letizia Affinito (CEA CAPA Rome) holds a PhD from Universita’ Cattolica Del Sacro Cuore Milan, an MS from Universita’ degli Studi di Napoli Federico II and CSS from Harvard University. She has 30 years of diversified experience in Strategic Marketing Management and Communication both as a consultant and manager. Letizia has been teaching Marketing at CEA CAPA Rome for the past two years.  

Dr. Dovilé Daveluy

Dr. Dovilé Daveluy (CEA CAPA Paris) holds an MA in Political Science and a PhD in Media and Communication studies. She has been teaching courses on Media and Democracy in the Digital Age and Mass Media and the Fashion Industry at CEA CAPA Paris for the past ten years. She is also a permanent faculty member at the French Business School ESCE. Her current research interests focus on AI, sustainability in the fashion industry, and the Western media’s coverage of the war in Ukraine. Originally from Lithuania, Dovilé did her graduate studies in the US and has been living in France for the past fifteen years.  

Dr. John L. Dennis

Dr. John L. Dennis (CEA CAPA Rome) is an Academic Board Member and Affiliated Professor at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore at the Centre for Higher Education Internationalisation, and an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at the University of Perugia. He teaches using an active learning approach, i.e., flipped classroom and peer instruction. He has worked on numerous projects funded by the European Union, the Italian Ministry of Interior, and Cassa di Risparmio di Perugia, and his current research focuses on the interface between psychology and the internationalization of higher education. He is a Cognitive Behavior Therapy Practitioner and Organizational Behavior Consultant, and is finishing his first book, entitled “The Importance of Feeling Uncomfortable.” 

Dr. Marina Díaz Cristóbal

Dr. Marina Díaz Cristóbal (CEA CAPA Barcelona) holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Universidad Complutense, Madrid, and obtained her PhD in History at Tufts University. She has been teaching at CEA CAPA Barcelona in the area of History and Political Science since 2008. 

Dr. John Edwards

Dr. John Edwards (CEA CAPA Sydney) holds a PhD in Marketing from Charles Sturt University. He has worked at CEA CAPA Sydney since 2015. He currently teaches International Dimensions of Organisational Behaviour, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and Sports Management. 

Dr. Anthony Gristwood

Dr. Anthony Gristwood (Chair, CEA CAPA London) holds an MA, PGCE, and PhD in Geography from the University of Cambridge. He has been with CEA CAPA since 2010 and is currently Faculty Chair and Principal Lecturer at CEA CAPA London, where he teaches interdisciplinary urban studies. He is also a co-editor and regular contributing author for the CEA CAPA Occasional Publications series.  

Ana Carolina Homs Topazi

Ana Carolina Homs Topazi (CEA CAPA Barcelona) is a Barcelona-based Social Psychology professor at CEA CAPA Barcelona and psychotherapist in private practice. She holds a Master’s degree in Cognitive Science and Language and worked in the ESL field as an ESL instructor, teacher trainer, and creator of instructional material for 10 years.  

Dr. Mary Katharine MacKenty

Dr. Mary Katharine MacKenty (CEA CAPA Barcelona) holds a Doctorate in Education from the Autonomous University of Madrid. She has worked at CEA CAPA Barcelona since January 2022, most recently as Faculty Chair for the Pepperdine University Study Abroad Program. She teaches courses in Communication and Global Competence, Service-Learning, Intercultural Communication, Gender and Communication, and Organizational Behavior.  

Dr. Mícheál Ó Fathartaigh 

Dr. Mícheál Ó Fathartaigh (CEA CAPA Dublin) holds a PhD in History from Trinity College, Dublin, and has published widely on modern Irish history. He has worked for CEA CAPA Dublin for three years. He currently coordinates and teaches the Engaging Ireland history course.  

Jon Travers 

Jon Travers (CEA CAPA London) holds an MA in Cultural Studies from the University of Gloucestershire and several certificates and diplomas in Counselling. He has worked for CEA CAPA London for 12 years. He has been Director of Academic Management for London, Faculty Coordinator, UMASS First Year Scholars Program, and currently teaches the Global Internship Course and Global Workforce Management. 

Dr. Matouš Veselský

Dr. Matouš Veselský (CEA CAPA Prague) completed his Bachelor's (2016), Master's (2018), and Doctoral (2022) studies at the Faculty of Humanities, Charles University. Currently, he works at several educational institutions, including Charles University and CEA CAPA Prague, where he focuses on the sociology of sports, especially on the topic of sports mega-events. He is also extensively involved in public speaking, science popularization, and video creation. In 2020, he won the Charles University's Science Slam competition, which is dedicated to popularizing science. 

Dr. Floarea Virban

Dr. Floarea Virban (CEA CAPA Florence) holds PhDs in History (European University Institute) and Philology (University of Bucharest). She has worked at CEA CAPA Florence since 2006 and has been a member of the CEA CAPA Occasional Publications Editorial Advisory Board since 2016. She teaches courses in Language and Identity, Cultural History of Florence, and Political and Economic History of Twentieth-Century Europe. 

Kevin Whalen 

Kevin Whalen (CEA CAPA Seville) holds Master's degrees in Business Management and Marketing (ESIC) and in Secondary Education (Sacred Heart University). He has worked for CEA CAPA Seville since 2019. He teaches Marketing & Entrepreneurship and the Global Internship course.  

Interested in partnering with CEA CAPA on a new destination or program? Reach out to your CEA CAPA Institutional Regional Director today.

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