Faculty Advisors

Joseph GonzalezJoseph J. Gonzalez

132 Living Learning Center

Joseph J. Gonzalez, PhD, teaches in the Global Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies Programs, where he is Assistant Professor in the Department of Cultural, Gender, and Global Studies. A historian of relations between the United States and Cuba, he publishes on the history of the US and Cuba, as well as pedagogy. He assumed the directorship of Global Connections in January 2014.




Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand

Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand

428 Sanford Hall 

Dr. Hellenbrand is a professor of German and Global Studies at Appalachian. She teaches a wide range of courses from German language and literature to fairy tales and Arthurian legends and interdisciplinary courses in Global Studies. In addition, she is an experienced leader of short-term study abroad programs to Germany, Austria and the UK.