We are pleased to announce that Dr. Andrew Thomas, associate professor of History, will be serving as the Study Abroad Coordinator for the College starting next academic year.
“Dr. Thomas has extensive experience in planning and leading study trips as well as in living and studying abroad himself. He is committed to assisting our students in broadening their cultural perspectives and preparing them as global citizens,” said Susan Calovini, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and Dean of the College.
Along with supporting Salem students in their study abroad and study away goals, his responsibilities will include assisting faculty and staff in developing study trips for January or other terms, liaising with our study abroad partner organizations, exploring expansions of study abroad options for students, and helping assure compliance with our college study abroad policies and procedures.
Thomas came to Salem in 2007. He was born in Oregon, but he was raised in the Rocky Mountains of Utah. When he was a graduate student, he taught first-year German and a few history courses at Purdue University. The students and the historical ambiance of the college attracted him to Salem College. He took a visiting professor position in European history, which eventually turned into a regular position. Besides teaching upper division courses in European history, he also teaches the world history survey courses.