Global Studies Welcomes Staff in Ireland, Great Britain

By Purnell T. Cropper | September 14, 2010

The Arcadia University College of Global Studies welcomes new staff members in Ireland and Great Britain, along with a promotion in Italy.

Loretta Jennings joins the team in Ireland as Internship Coordinator for the Dublin Internship program. Jennings has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin and a master’s in Education from University College Dublin.

Idroma Montgomery is the new Study Center Coordinator for Great Bratain in The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University. She graduated from Arcadia University in 2006 and has been living and working in London for the past three years. Montgomery studied abroad through The College of Global Studies at Goldsmiths College and returned to Goldsmiths for a master’s degree in Culture, Globalisation and the City. In 2007 she published an article, used over the past three years during orientation: “Beyond Tourism: Race, Space and National Identity in London.”

Jason Narlock, a faculty member with London Now for the past two years, also will work part-time as Internship Program Co-coordinator. He will be the one to corner people in the street and ask them, ‘Do you need an intern?’ He received a Ph.D. in American Studies from King’s College London and has been teaching a very successful interdisciplinary course, London: Space, Place, and Culture in the Metropolis, as well as the core course for the Internship program.

Teodora Larocca has been promoted to Academic Programs Coordinator for all of the Italy programs. Larocca is responsible for academic program development, setting standards of good practice across the board in all of the Italy programs, and communicating those standards to partner institutions in the United States. Larocca—originally from the Apennine mountains in the region of Basilicata, in the southern reaches of Italy—earned a degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the Università degli Studi della Basilicata and a master’s degree in Teaching Italian as a Foreign Language from the Università degli Studi di Padova.

She has also taught Italian for foreigners at the Università degli Studi di Bologna and Università degli Studi di Parma and continues to teach at the Centro Linguistico di Ateneo at the Università degli Studi Roma Tre.