First Year Study Abroad Experience (FYSAE) Arcadia Staff
- Tamara Lapman, Associate Director of Enrollment Management; Admissions Coordinator for Honors Program and FYSAE
- William Meiers, Associate Dean of the Honors Program and English Instructor
- Jan Finn, Associate Dean for International Affairs
- Jacki Daddona, Program Manager for First Year Programs, The College of Global Studies
FYSAE students in London receive the benefits and value added services of the experienced and caring England staff. The office, located in Palace Court is open Monday through Friday, and an Arcadia staff member is available for emergencies 24/7.
Chiara Briganti, Academic Director of British Programs. Dr. Chiara Briganti, a native of Tuscany, studied for her first degree in Pisa. After participating in an exchange at University of California, Davis, she earned her MA there and, subsequently, her Ph.D. in English Literature at the Pennsylvania State University. With her comprehensive understanding of European, American, and British higher education, Chiara brings unique experience and vision to her role of Academic Director.
Nicola Clarke, Senior Student Services Officer. Nicky graduated from Lancaster University in 2004 with a BA in History. Prior to joining Arcadia, she worked at Lancaster University and Manchester University, and taught at several primary schools, whilst travelling across England and Europe in her spare time. She joined Arcadia in 2009 after relocating to London from Manchester. In her role as Senior Student Services Officer she gets to share her passion for British customs and culture by planning interesting and educational events for our students to enjoy.
FYSAE students in Stirling receive the benefits and value added services of the experienced and caring Scotland staff. The office, located in Edinburgh is open Monday through Friday, and an Arcadia staff member is available for emergencies 24/7.
Hamish Thompson: Resident Director of the Edinburgh Study Center. Hamish Thompson was born and brought up in Scotland, earning his first degree at the University of St. Andrews and then completing his doctorate at the University of Edinburgh. Additionally, Hamish has taught at the universities of Stirling, St. Andrews, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Hamish held faculty appointments in Departments of Philosophy in Tennessee and Kentucky, where he led and taught on study tours to the United Kingdom.
Arcadia's College of Global Studies Great Britain Program Staff.