Scott S. Brown has been named coordinator of international studies at FMU, effective January 2005.
Brown, an assistant professor of geography at FMU since 1999, will replace history professor John Britton in the post.
In his new role, Brown will oversee the international studies major and minor/collaterals; chair the International Studies Committee; advise university officials on international studies issues; promote international studies both on and off campus; maintain and expand international exchange opportunities for FMU students and faculty; and coordinate the activities of university liaisons with exchange institutions.
FMU currently has student exchange programs with universities in Germany, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, England and France.
Brown earned the B.A. degree in geography from the University of Texas at Austin, the M.S. degree in geography from Universidad de Costa Rica, and the Ph.D. degree in geography from Louisiana State University.
"As a geographer, I take great pride in helping students become knowledgeable and appreciative of cultures around the world," Brown said. "I look forward to overseeing the international studies program at FMU, as well as promoting and expanding the international exchange programs and other study abroad opportunities."
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