The USFSP website recently featured an article about the USFSP faculty who were recognized at the USF World Global Achievement Breakfast.
Three USF St. Petersburg faculty members were recognized at the USF World inaugural Global Achievement breakfast on Nov. 13.
Drs. Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, associate professor of
Political Science and founding director of USFSP’s Center for Civic
Engagement, Tiffany Chenneville, associate professor and department
chair of Psychology, and Martine Fernandes Wagner, associate professor
of French and associate chair in the Department of Society, Culture, and
Language, each received the 2015 Honorable Mention for Global
Engagement faculty award.
The inaugural Global Achievement awards were given to faculty, staff
and administrators around the USF System. The award is given to faculty
who demonstrate active participation and promotion of student success in
the global environment.
“This recognition speaks to the quality of our Institution’s faculty
and their incorporation of a broad, global perspective in their research
and instruction,” said V. Mark Durand, interim regional vice chancellor
for Academic Affairs. “We are proud to have these three scholars among
the growing number of our faculty whose work is having an international
“There are a lot of really exciting things happening throughout the
USF System to help develop global citizens,” said McLauchlan, whose work
in globalizing course curricula was recognized during the ceremony.
“Teaching overseas has changed how I teach here: I try to incorporate a
comparative element in all of my courses now.”
McLauchlan was recognized for her work in several classes that
connected USFSP students with others from around the world. In Spring
2013, her civil liberties class partnered with a class in Romania on
human rights issues. In another class, she connected students with
others in Moldova on issues of human trafficking. And when students
can’t travel outside the U.S. she brings to world to her classes by
helping them to interact with people around the world.
“I’m still teaching American politics classes, but I help give them
an international perspective in those classes,” McLauchlan said.
Wagner, who was nominated for her global research on Francophone and
Lusophone cultures and for her teaching and student mentoring, also has a
strong focus on helping students study abroad. She helped co-design a
summer study abroad program in France in collaboration with the Study
She said she was surprised and proud to learn that she had been nominated for the USF World award by some of her students.
“USFSP students nominated me for the award without my knowledge,” she said. “It was an excellent surprise.”
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