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Faculty Leader Stories

WVU Faculty abroad

Sharing stories of success, adventure, and impact.

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Cate Johnson

Cate is the assistant director of ASPIRE and an instructor in the Honors College. She shares her experience leading students on the first US-led education abroad program to Timor-Leste.

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Marcedes Minana 

Marcedes is a program coordinator with Adventure WV. She leads students over winter-break to Patagonia, Chile as part of an outdoor education and recreation program.

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Gonzalo Bravo

Gonzalo is an associate professor of sports management in the College of Physical Activity and Sports Science. He leads students to the Dominican Republic studying sports management through culture and service.

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Li Wang

Li is a teaching assistant professor of marketing in the College of Business and Economics. She leads a student program to China exploring comparative business practices and customs.

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Marion Holmes

Marion is the associate director of Adventure WV. She has led students to Patagonia, Chile as part of an outdoor education and recreation program.

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Daniel Brewster 

Daniel is an instructor of sociology in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. He leads students each spring break on a service program to Nicaragua.


Todd Hamrick

Todd is a teaching associate professor in the Freshman Engineering Program. He leads engineering students to Germany to explore technology and culture.

We're eager to share the stories of our great faculty leaders. If you have a story you'd like to share, please contact Vanessa Yerkovich, Director of Education Abroad at to share the details.