Faculty Directors

Janice R. Bellace, Samuel Blank Professor of Legal Studies, and Professor of Legal Studies and Management at the Wharton School, specializes in International human rights law in the employment area. The author of numerous books, chapters, articles and papers, her research interests are in the field of labor and employment law, both domestic and international. She is the chairperson of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations of the International Labor Organization. She is on the editorial board of several journals, and is senior editor of the Comparative Labor Law and Policy Journal. She is the president-elect of the International Industrial Relations Association and on the executive board of the U.S. branch of the International Society for Labor Law and Social Security. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, and of the Methodist Hospital Foundation. She is also on the board of Singapore Management University and Koc University in Istanbul. She received her bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and holds a M.Sc. degree from the London School of Economics, which she attended as a Thouron Scholar. More

Lance Donaldson-Evans, Professor of French Language and Literature in the Department of Romance Languages in the School of Arts and Sciences, specializes in the literature of the French Renaissance. He also has a strong interest in advanced language teaching and translation. Professor Donaldson-Evans studied French at the Universities of Newcastle and Melbourne (Australia), and the University of Geneva (Switzerland). He was Chair of Romance Languages for seven years and Chair of the Faculty Senate in 2003. He is currently the Undergraduate Chair of French, a title which he previously held for more than a decade. More

Roger Allen (Faculty Director 1994-2006) is the Sascha Jane Patterson Harvie Professor of Social Thought and Comparative Ethics in the School of Arts and Sciences, and Chair of Department and Professor of Arabic Language and Literature in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Between 2009 and 2011 he will be President of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) of North America. He specializes in Arabic Literature and is also an expert on language pedagogy. From 1986-2004 he was a certified tester for the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages and also served as ACTFL's National Trainer of Testers in Arabic. More

Administrative Staff

Inge Herman (Executive Director) joined the Huntsman Program six years ago. As the Executive Director, she manages the Program as a whole, serves as the primary academic advisor for Huntsman students and works closely with the Office of Admissions, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Wharton Undergraduate Division as well as External Affairs. She also oversees Huntsman specific internships abroad and the newly established annual Reinsberg Lecture. Prior to her tenure in the Huntsman Program, Inge was Overseas Program Manager in the Office of International Programs, where she advised Huntsman and other Penn students on their semester and academic year abroad and she also served as a pre-major Academic Advisor for College of Arts and Sciences students at the University of Pennsylvania for many years. A native of Germany, she studied economics, French and English at the Georg-August-Universität and subsequently matriculated at Miami University, where she later taught language, literature and cultural studies in the Department of German, Russian and East Asian Literature and served as faculty director of several summer programs, including an intensive language program in Heidelberg and Berlin before coming to Penn. She is an active member of national and international organizations in the field of education abroad, including NAFSA: Association for International Educators. Inge holds a B.A. in English Literature from Miami University and a M.A. in Germanic Languages and Literatures from the University of Cincinnati.

Kenric Tsethlikai is the Director of Language and Culture Programs at the Lauder Institute and advises the Huntsman Program in International Studies and Business on language related issues and policy. He also serves as advisor to Penn Lauder CIBER (Centers for International Business Education and Research), a Title VI program of the U.S. Department of Education. A native of the Zuni Pueblo (NM) tribe, he is a certified tester and rater in French for ACTFL’s Oral Proficiency Interview and the Writing Proficiency Test. He regularly trains instructors in teaching for language proficiency through several professional organizations. Kenric received his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College and then pursued his M.A. and Ph.D. at Stanford University, where he was later in charge of the French Language Program at the Stanford Language Center.

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Melissa Pavri

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Class: 2010

Target Language: French
Activities: A Capella, Spoken Word

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The people make the place, and the Huntsman students and faculty are quite incredible. They are cultured, intelligent, driven, passionate and compassionate. They are unfailingly supportive, helpful, and inspiring. The Huntsman community has provided me with a wealth of knowledge, resources, and guidance, which is sometimes hard to find at a big school.

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