Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Annie Dandavati Appointed Director of Philadelphia Center

Annie DandavatiAnnie Dandavati has been appointed director of The Philadelphia Center. The Center provides experiential education programs for undergraduate students that put the liberal arts into practice by integrating multidisciplinary seminars, comprehensive advising and substantial internship opportunities in an urban environment.  Nearly 7,000 students from almost 90 campuses and 50 countries have participated in the program since it was founded in 1967.

Dr. Dandavati, who will be relocating with her husband to Philadelphia to begin her new role on July 1, is a Professor of Political Science and chairperson of the department, where she has also been Director of International Studies since 2010. A member of the college’s faculty since 1992, she was also director of Women’s Studies from 2007 to 2011.  She has served on a variety of Hope boards and committees, and is a past faculty representative to the college’s Board of Trustees. She is also a member of Holland’s International Relations Commission.

Professor Dandavati has led or co-led study-abroad programs to nations including Mexico, Chile and Rwanda, and has held multiple international visiting professorships, including in Egypt in 2012 and as the college’s exchange professor to Meiji Gakuin University in Japan in the fall of 2009.  Her areas of interest in both research and teaching include comparative politics, Latin American politics, gender and development, and human rights.

Posted 5/25/2016 03:23:00 PM

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