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Our Team

Global Connections offers a hand-picked team of the best instructors and leadership. We only work with teachers who are experts in their field and experienced with many world cultures.


Director – Global Connections Program

Dr. Jim Bennett

Dr. Jim Bennett currently serves as the Director of Global Education Initiatives for Clemson University. Throughout his…

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Program Coordinator and Regional Coordinator--East Asia and the Pacific

Ms. Emily Claypool

Emily Claypool brings twelve years of international educational experience to the global program at Clemson…

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Regional Coordinator--Africa and Middle East

Ms. Kylie Barker

Kylie has taught in various places including universities, prep-schools, and kindergartens in Turkey, summer camps in…

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Dr. Andrew Robb

Assistant Professor School of Computing

Mr. Ed Rock

Languages and General Education Librarian

Dr. Matthew Boyer

Assistant Professor – Digital Media & Learning

Dr. Xiaobo Hu

Professor – Political Science, Director – Clemson University Center for China Studies

Dr. Christine Murphy

Special Programs Coordinator – Academic Success Center

Dr. June Pilcher

Alumni Distinguished Professor Department of Psychology

Dr. Ryan Visser

Faculty- Educational Technology

Dr. John Desjardins

Assistant Professor of Bioengineering

Dr. Stephen Moysey

Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Dr. Diana Ivankovic

Professor of Biology

Dr. Erica Walker

Assistant Professor Department of Graphic Communications