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Global Scholars/Practitioners in Residence

The Global Scholars/Practitioners in Residence program brings recognized and experienced scholars and professionals in various international fields—diplomacy, the sciences, the arts, and others—to campus to teach part-time and serve as mentors to students. Global Scholars/Practitioners also engage with campus and community through research and public lectures and help further Drake’s institutional partnerships.

Interested in nominating a Global Scholar/Practitioner in Residence?  Nominations are due to Annique Kiel by Nov. 27, 2017. Click here for more information on requirements, program details, and how to nominate an individual.

2015–2016 Global Scholars/Practitioners

Fatima Suleman, head of the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Discipline of Pharmaceutical Science, shared her experience with Drake’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences during the Fall 2015 semester. She taught a course on drug policy; collaborated with stakeholders affiliated with the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and the Global and Comparative Public Health concentration; advised the Drake International staff on engaging with the University Kwazulu-Natal in South Africa, and offered public lectures. Fatima has extensive experience working with the World Health Organization.


Noripah Kamso served as the chief executive officer at CIMB Principal Islamic Asset Management Sdn. Bhd. She has extensive corporate credit and lending experience and was responsible for CIMB Group's lending businesses. She obtained her Master of Business Administration from Marshall University, West Virginia, and has a Bachelor of Science in Management from Northern Illinois University. She is author of the book Investing in Islamic Funds. She taught Islamic Finance to undergraduate and graduate classes in the College of Business and Public Administration in the fall of 2015.

 Peiqin Zhou photo

Peiqin Zhou, is an associate professor and deputy chair in the Department of Sociology in the School of Social and Behavioral Study at Nanjing University in the People’s Republic of China. Zhou taught a course on Chinese Film in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department for the Study of Culture and Society in the fall of 2015. She received her doctorate in mass communication from The University of Alabama and master’s degree in journalism and bachelor’s degree in Chinese linguistics and literature from Nanjing University. Her research specialties are mass media and society. Currently, she works on two projects: One examines changes in the behavior of cinema-going since 1949, and the other studies urban women’s use of public space in China. 


Past Scholars/Practitioners