International Programs

Study Abroad

Faculty Committee on Study Abroad (FCOSA)

The Faculty Committee on Study Abroad serves as an advisory board for the Study Abroad Office. Functions of the Committee include:

  • Work with the staff of the Study Abroad Office to develop and implement academic policies and procedures related to study abroad
  • Evaluate proposals by TU faculty for short-term study abroad programs and development grants
  • Review Study Abroad scholarship applications
  • Review Study Abroad petitions

Members of the Committee represent all of the undergraduate colleges of Towson University and commit to serve a three-year term. Meetings of the Committee are normally held once each semester during the academic year.

The following faculty members currently serve on the Faculty Committee on Study Abroad (FCOSA). Please contact Liz Shearer, Director for Study Abroad, if you are interested in getting involved.

Christenson, Lea Ann Department of Early Childhood Education
Durington, Matthew Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice/ International Studies
Ebacher, Colleen Department of Foreign Languages
Fath, Brian Department of Biological Sciences
Hendy, Nguyen Department of Management
Koch, Amy Department of Art + Design, Art History, Art Education
Manasse, Michelle Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice
McCartney, Alison Department of Political Science
Minkove, Jessica Department of Kinesiology
Nichols, Sandy Department of Mass Communication and Communication Studies
Pace, Bethany Honors College
Pampinella-Cropper, Margherita Department of Foreign Languages
Phillips, Steven Department of History
Satta, Steve Department of Theatre
Stump, Rod Department of Marketing
Sullivan, Timothy Department of Economics
Whitner, Wendy Interprofessional Health Studies


Study Abroad Office
Rm. #408, Psychology Building
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone: 410-704-2451

Fax: 410-704-4703


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