Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
This council of senior leaders from each of Northwestern’s schools best positioned to represent each school on global programming and curricula is charged with defining key priorities for the globalization of the university, developing and implementing policies relating to internationalization, and with sharing information and coordinating initiatives among the schools.
Areas of focus for the council include global learning, global safety and security, international students and scholars, global partnerships, the globalization of research initiatives, the internationalization of the curriculum, globalizing Northwestern’s engagement mission, and the development and implementation of Northwestern’s globalization strategic plan. The council will also serve as a conduit between the schools and Northwestern Buffett.
Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications
Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences
Bienen School of Music
Drew Edward Davies is Chair of the Department of Music Studies and an Associate Professor of Musicology. He is a specialist in 17th- and 18th-century music in Latin America, Iberia, and the wider European context, with complementary research interests in colonialism, contemporary architecture, and a diversity of musical genres and practices. Professor Davies creates academic scholarship, editions and catalogs of primary sources, and frequently collaborates with performing groups such as the Chicago Arts Orchestra to revive and better understand repertoires of early modern music. His critical editions of music from 18th-century Mexico, Manuel de Sumaya: Villancicos from Mexico City and Santiago Billoni: Complete Works, are available from A-R Editions. His thematic catalog of the music archive at Durango Cathedral, Mexico, is published by the press of the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
School of Communication
Sumit Dhar studies hearing, hearing loss, and hearing healthcare. One major focus of his work is in understanding the physiology and biophysics related to sounds created in the inner ear (otoacoustic emissions). The sounds are recorded using small microphones placed in the ear in an attempt to understand the workings of the inner ear by analyzing them in various ways. He is also keenly interested in using these sounds to detect malfunction of the ear at the earliest. A second major focus is on hearing healthcare delivery. Dhar is interested in understanding why so few people seek hearing health care. Once barriers to access are identified, Dhar’s research group attempts to devise tools and methods to remove these barriers, thereby improving the affordability and accessibility of hearing health care.
Kellogg School of Management
Feinberg School of Medicine
McCormick School of Engineering
Matthew Grayson is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and an AT&T Research Professor. He is an expert in the design, fabrication, and electrical characterization of electronic devices and materials. He has specialized in studies of the low energy excitations of such low-dimensional electron systems as quantum wells, one-dimensional wires, electron-beam patterned structures, and both integer and fractional quantum Hall edges. Systems of interest are thermoelectrics, aisotropic conductors, Luttinger liquids, quantum Hall ferromagnets, Type II superlattices, and multivalley quantum systems. Matthew completed his PhD studies at Princeton University with Prof. Daniel Tsui studying tunnel spectroscopy of fractional quantum Hall effect edges. His postdoc work at the University of Maryland investigated the infrared Hall angle of cuprate superconducting films. He then won a Humboldt Fellowship to research in Germany at the Walter Schottky Institut of the Technische Universitaet Muenchen, where he remained for 7 years leading a small research group. He joined Northwestern in 2007.
Northwestern University in Qatar
Kathleen Hewett-Smith is the interim senior associate dean of Northwestern University in Qatar. An internationalist and institution builder, Hewett-Smith's previous leadership roles include associate director and dean at the Institute for International Liberal Education at Bard College; dean of arts, humanities, and social sciences at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh; and, most recently, head of the Department of English at the American University of Sharjah in the UAE. She began her career as a faculty member in the Department of English at the University of Richmond in Richmond, VA. Hewett-Smith’s current research interests include the aesthetics and politics of the long postcolonial novel as well as the history and development of international education and global educational models. Her scholarly publications include an edited volume on William Langland’s Piers Plowman as well as various articles and papers on topics ranging from allegorical theory in medieval texts to transnational identities and human rights in South Asian literatures.
D.J. Hoek is Associate University Librarian for Research & Engagement. He is a member of the Libraries’ executive leadership team, with particular responsibility for the administration of all public services, including research services, distinctive collections, instruction and curriculum support, academic engagement, access services, and marketing and communication. His work centers on connecting students and faculty to the Libraries’ network of local and global resources, creating situations that inspire new avenues for learning and discovery, and highlighting the extraordinary research collections available only at Northwestern.
School of Education and Social Policy
The Graduate School
Julia Moore is the Director of English Language Programs at the Graduate School, with a lecturer faculty appointment in Linguistics. She oversees multiple programs for graduate student and postdoctoral English language learners at Northwestern University, including orientation programs, classes, tutoring, supported speech training software, and proficiency testing. She also oversees the Applied Linguistics in English Language Teaching training program for graduate students in Linguistics and related disciplines. Julia completed her PhD in Linguistics, Articles and Proper Names in L2 English, at Northwestern University in 2004.
Office of International Relations
Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, Northwestern Society of Fellows
Pritzker School of Law
Jim Speta is the Harry R. Horrow Professor in International Law and Vice Dean at the Pritzker School of Law. His research interests include telecommunications and Internet policy, antitrust, administrative law, and market organization. He teaches in the Law School and in the Joint Program in Law and Business operated by the Law School and the Kellogg School. A 1991 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, Speta joined the Northwestern faculty following a one-year visit. He had previously clerked for Judge Harry T. Edwards on the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit and practiced appellate, telecommunications, and antitrust law with the Chicago firm of Sidley & Austin.