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Faculty and Staff Around the Globe

Skidmore faculty travel around the world for various purposes. Some faculty become part of the Off-Campus Studies and Exchanges program, and go abroad to teach short-term courses, or direct one of the permanent Skidmore abroad programs.

Some faculty travel for fun, vacations, or cultural interest. Faculty have family and friends abroad, or other academic interests. Whatever your reason, we'd love to hear from you!

Tim Burns (GO) Prof. Tim Burnsdirected Paris Fall Seminar during the fall 2010 term. Prof. Burns taught two courses—one on the topic of contemporary French political philosophy and the other on Alexis de Tocqueville, author of Democracy in America (1835).



The 20Tower Bridge10 First-Year Experience in London was directed by professors Michael Arnush (CL) and Leslie Mechem (CL and GW). Both taught a Scribner Seminar, served as primary faculty advisors to their students, and guided the program on a variety of local excursions.

Vienna, AustriaMary-Beth O'Brien (FLL) and Jim Kennelly (MB) led the International Affairs Travel Seminar in January 2010 to Vienna, Austria. "Waltz, Coffeehouses, Dreams: Culture and History in Vienna" ran from January 5-16, 2010. Click here to read more.



Linda Simon Linda Simon (EN) directed the Paris Fall Seminar during the fall 2009 semester. As part of her directorship, Prof. Simon taught two travel writing courses to a group of 8 students as part of the student's overall curriculum. The program was based at the Skidmore in Paris Program Center from September - December, 2009.

London's Bob Turner (GO) and Paul Sattler (AR)directed the First-Year Experience in London during the fall 2009 semester. Bob and Paul each taught a Scribner Seminar as part of their directorship.