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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 in November 2018. Click here for more information on requirements, program details, and how to nominate an individual.


Headshot of Global Scholar Vasily Dvoynev  Vasily Dvoynev, Global Scholar, 2018-2019

Professor Vasily Dvoynev, of Smolensk State University in Smolensk, Russia, is a sociological researcher and instructor.  He is a Fulbright Scholar in Residence serving as a faculty member in the Department for the Study of Culture and Society in the College of Arts and Sciences for the 2018-2019 academic year.  His expertise will benefit the Drake community through teaching, collaboration, and community lectures on contemporary Russian society, culture, and politics.  Professor Dvoynez also may mentor students with interest in Russian and Eastern Europe.


Headshot of Global Scholar Diego Zavala  Diego Zavala, Global Scholar, Fall 2018

Professor Diego Zavala is a Professor of Media and Digital Arts at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Guadalajara, Mexico.  He teaches courses in documentary theory, film analysis, television studies, Mexican cinema, and film and television production. He has been collaborating with Drake faculty since 2012.  While on campus Professor Zavala will teach; collaborate with faculty, staff, students, and community members; partner with Drake International staff on deepening global engagement; and offer a public lecture.

Past Scholars/Practitioners