Director - Kathleen Paul
An historian, Kathleen Paul has been teaching British and European history to Floridian students for much of the past two decades. Kathleen received her undergraduate degree from the University of York, her graduate teaching certificate from the University of Bath, and her Master's and PhD from Boston College, MA. Kathleen's research centers on issues of race, citizenship, empire and migration and has been supported by a variety of grants and awards. Kathleen originally went to the United States as a study abroad student and thus has some understanding of the issues which FSU students might encounter during their time in England - though there are fewer alligators in London perhaps.
Senior Associate Director - Lisa Bowers-Isaacson
Educated at Grinnell College (Iowa) and Princeton University, Dr Bowers Isaacson is an American who has lived and taught in London for more than fifteen years. She specializes in the History of London and in Early Modern England. London is for her a multi-dimensional textbook: "Doing history by walking the streets, visiting the actual sites, and seeing the original portraits and artifacts makes the past come alive."
Programme Coordinator - Meg McClure Tynan
Meg is a native of Chicago but has lived abroad since 2001. She has a BA in Literature from Michigan State University, and an MA in Italian Music and Culture at the University of Florence and Middlebury College. Since moving to London in 2007, she has worked with study abroad students at AIFS (American Institute for Foreign Study). Meg is a semiprofessional classical vocalist who regularly sings with the Esterhazy Singers baroque ensemble in London and has performed at Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's cathedral, and St. Martin-in-the-Fields. She's been known to sing the praises of the television show Glee to her British friends in an attempt to open their eyes to the twin joys of a cappella music and school spirit. She is pictured here with one of her favorite Londoners, Ray Davies of The Kinks.
Supervising Librarian - Dr. David Parkes
David recently moved to London from America where he spent an enjoyable two years teaching English. Along with his teaching duties, David found time to complete a Masters degree in Education at Florida State University specialising in online instruction and human performance technology. His research interests include seventeenth century English literature and the effects of role-assignment in virtual learning environments. In his spare time he likes going to the theatre.
IT Systems Administrator - Deron Marrett
Deron has worked with FSU London since early 2010 as a permanent member of staff managing the Information Technology Systems. He is a graduate of Lancaster University (BSc in Physics) and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) in Windows Server 2003. Deron loves looking into innovative technology and exploring the city.
Head Receptionist - Janice Moody
Janice has worked for Acorn since May 2002 and has worked at FSU as Head Receptionist/Building Manager since October 2004. Janice really enjoys her diverse role at FSU, she really loves meeting all the students and working with the different professors throughout the semesters. In 2005 she went to her first ever thanksgiving evening and finally ate pumpkin pie! Her interests are the theatre, cinema, reading and going line dancing.