Faculty Advisory Board

Global Studies Center: Faculty Advisory Board
(Composition and Expectations)

The GSC constituted its Inaugural Faculty Advisory Board (FAB) in October 2012. The schedule of future meetings will include two per year, alternating between the fall and spring terms.

The Faculty Advisory Board consists of colleagues whose affiliations are representative of the principal institutional pillars of the Center. Members include key colleagues from the Provost’s Global Study Abroad (PittMAP) initiative; the School of Arts and Sciences (including Sociology and the World History Center); and professional schools including Business, Education, Law, Public Health and Public and International Affairs. The Board’s membership will rotate to new faculty every other year and in the future include members from the Schools of Nursing and Social Work.

Faculty contributions, including participation on the FAB, ensure that the GSC continues to have an innovative impact on the University community by strengthening its internal programs, and encouraging the exchange of ideas and research through a support network of scholars. The Board provides valuable guidance and perspective as we advance toward our goals at the local, regional, national and international levels. FAB members are encouraged to promote our programs and those of partner departments, foster student involvement and share the vision of an internationally respected resource center with its doors open to all. Through our curricular initiatives, lectures and events, outreach efforts, and faculty funding opportunities, we will work to serve our faculty partners and to develop a network that brings together academic perspectives within and amongst our affiliated schools and departments. Please see the bios for the Board members below.


Arts and Sciences

David Bartholomae - English

David Bartholomae is a Professor and holder of the Charles Crow Chair in the Department of English. He received his PhD in English from Rutgers University. Professor Bartholomae’s research and publications reflect his primary research interests, which are in composition, literacy and pedagogy. His work also engages scholarship in Rhetoric, American Literature and American Studies.

Professor Bartholomae’s most recent book is a collection of essays, Writing on the Margins: Essays on Composition and Teaching (2005). An early book (with Anthony Petrosky), Facts, Artifacts, Counterfacts: Reading and Writing in Theory and Practice (1986) is still in print and remains a part of the professional conversation on basic writing. With Jean Ferguson Carr, he is the editor of the prize-winning University of Pittsburgh Press Series Composition, Literacy and Culture. With Anthony Petrosky, he is the editor of The Teaching of Writing: The Eighty Fifth Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education (1986) and the author of a series of influential textbooks that include Ways of Reading: An Anthology for Writers (7th edition, 2005), Resources for Teaching (with each edition of WOR), Ways of Reading: Words and Images (2003), and Reading the Lives of Others: History and Ethnography (1994). Professor Bartholomae has published a long list of chapters and articles. Those most often taught and reprinted are: “What is Composition? And If You Know What That Is, Why Do We Teach It?”; “Inventing the University”; “Writing with Teachers” (an exchange with Peter Elbow); “The Tidy House: Basic Writing in the American University”; “Freshman English, Composition, and CCCC”; and “The Study of Error.”

Patrick Manning - History

Patrick Manning is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of World History. He is director of the World History Center (WHC), located in the Department of History and affiliated with the Global Studies Center (GSC) and the University Center for International Studies. The WHC and GSC have a joint affiliation with the international Global Studies Consortium. The WHC conducts research, doctoral training, and support for teaching of world history. Through WHC Manning directs the Center for Historical Information and Analysis (CHIA), a multi-institutional project for creating a world-historical archive which has been awarded a 2013-2015 grant of $600,000 by the National Science Foundation.  He is also co-PI on a project for professional development of in-service teachers of world history, supported by the Social Science Research Council. Professor Manning received his PhD in history from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Trained as a specialist in the economic history of Africa, he has become a specialist in world history. His research has focused on demographic history (African slave trade), social and cultural history of francophone Africa, global migration, the African diaspora as a dimension of global history, and an overview of the field of world history. Professor Manning served as Vice President of the Teaching Division of the American Historical Association, 2004-2006. Professor Manning also serves as President of the World History Network, Inc., a nonprofit corporation fostering research in world history. His current research centers on global social movements, 1989-1992; African population, 1650-1950; and an interdisciplinary history of early humanity in collaboration with Christopher Ehret.

Professor Manning’s twelve books include Migration in World History (2nd ed., 2012), The African Diaspora: A History through Culture (2009); Global Practice in World History: Advances Worldwide (2008); World History: Global and Local Interactions (2005); and Navigating World History: Historians Create a Global Past (2003).

Jacqueline Smith - Sociology

Jackie Smith is a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Sociology. She is also the editor of the Journal of World-Systems Research. She received her PhD in Government and International Studies from the University of Notre Dame.  Professor Smith studies the connections between globalization and political mobilization and is particularly interested in how social movements are shaped by global economic structures and institutions, as well as how they affect global norms and political processes. Her current research focuses on the World Social Forum process and the larger global justice movement, and in particular how movements build coalitions across a variety of differences such as class, race, gender and national identity. She also explores how groups make connections between local and global level politics, and is involved in local and national groups working on a variety of social justice issues. Professor Smith’s courses include transnational social movements, global society, and the United Nations.

Professor Smith’s most recent book publications include: co-authored with Dawn Wiest, Social Movements in the World-System: the Politics of Crisis and Transformation, Rose Series in Sociology (2012); Social Movements for Global Democracy (2008); co-edited with Ernesto Verdeja, Globalization, Social Movements, and Peacebuilding (forthcoming 2013); and co-edited with Byrd, Scott, Ellen Reese, and Elizabeth Smythe, Handbook of World Social Forum Activism (2011).

School of Education

Najeeb Shafiq – Administrative and Policy Studies

M. Najeeb Shafiq is an Associate Professor of Economics and Education in the School of Education’s Department of Administrative and Policy Studies and the School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Economics. He received his PhD in Economics and Education from Columbia University. Professor Shafiq is an economist who uses large data sets and advanced quantitative methods to explore education topics in developing countries and the U.S.  His research interests include the social benefits of education, educational gender gaps, child labor and school choice. Professor Shafiq previously held appointments at the World Bank, Washington and Lee University, and Indiana University at Bloomington.

Professor Shafiq teaches graduate courses on the economics of education, social theories, comparative education and quantitative methods.  His recent research papers focus on the social benefits of education (using public opinion data), household schooling and child labor decisions, and education reform (particularly educational privatization and accountability-based reform). Professor Shafiq’s publications include “Six questions about the World Bank’s 2020 Education Sector Strategy.” In Alexander Wiseman and Christopher Collins, eds, The World Bank’s Education Policy Development and Revision, International Perspectives on Education and Society Series 15 (2012): pp. 33-41; “Do School Incentives and Accountability Measures Raise Skills in the Middle East and North Africa? The Cases of Jordan and Tunisia.” Review of Middle East Economics and Finance 7 (2) (2011); and “What Criteria Should Policymakers Use for Assisting Households with Educational Expenditure? The Case of Urban Bangladesh.” South Asia Economic Journal 12 (1) (2011): pp. 25-37.

Graduate School of Public Health

Jessica Griffin Burke – Behavioral and Community Health Sciences

Jessica Griffin Burke is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Public Health’s Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences.  She received her PhD in Social and Behavioral Sciences (2003) and her MHS in International Health (1998) from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  She is a social scientist who focuses on the context of health disparities. Much of her work is concentrated on HIV, intimate partner violence, adolescent health, and infant health outcomes. Dr. Burke's area of expertise is the utilization of innovative quantitative social epidemiologic and qualitative ethnographic methodologies in the exploration of multiple levels of determinants affecting issues of health. She pioneered the use of the mixed method approach of concept mapping as a participatory public health research tool. Dr. Burke is director of the Community Based Participatory Research and Practice certificate program which is designed to provide a comprehensive set of courses that prepare graduate students for a career in community-based participatory research and practice.  Dr. Burke’s graduate-level courses adopt an ecological approach in the exploration of health determinants and stress the importance of partnering with communities in needs assessment and intervention development processes.  Her publications include: co-authored with McDonnell, K.A., A.C. Gielen, and P. O’Campo, “Women's perceptions of their community's social norms towards assisting women who have experienced intimate partner violence.” Journal of Urban Health 88(2) (2011): pp. 240-53; co-authored with O’Campo P., C. Salmon, and R. Walker, “Pathways connecting neighborhood influences and mental well-being: Socioeconomic position and gender differences.” Social Science and Medicine 68(7) (2009): pp. 1294-304. Epub 2009 Feb 13; and co-authored with Gielen, A.C., R.M. Ghandour,  R. Mahoney, K.A. McDonell, and P. O’Campo. “HIV/AIDS and Intimate Partner Violence: Intersection Women’s Health Issues in the United States.” Trauma, Violence and Abuse 8(2) (2007): pp. 178-98. Review.

Graduate School of Public and International Affairs

Jennifer Murtazashvili

Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.  She received her PhD in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Her research and teaching interests include formal and informal political institutions; the political economy of development, decentralization and local governance; post-conflict reconstruction; field methods; Central and South Asian politics and former Soviet politics. Professor Murtazashvili is writing a book on the role of customary and village governance in the state-building process in Afghanistan for which she conducted interviews and focus groups in more than 30 Afghan villages across six provinces over the span of two years. In the policy world, she has managed U.S. government democracy assistance for the United States Agency for International Development in Uzbekistan and drafted legislative materials for the new Afghan Parliament as a consultant for the United Nations Development Program in Kabul. Professor Murtazashvili has lived for more than seven years in various parts of Central Eurasia, primarily in Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. She was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Legal Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Madison Law School and served as a US Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan.

Professor Murtazashvili’s recent publications include: “Coloured by Revolution: The Political Economy of Autocratic Stability in Uzbekistan.” Democratization 19 (1) (2012): pp. 78–97; “Rangeland Administration in (Post) Conflict Conditions: the Case of Afghanistan.” In Innovations in Land Rights Recognition, Administration, and Governance, Klaus Deininger, et al, eds (2010): pp. 225-241; co-author and contributor with Stanfield, J. David, Muhammad Yasin Safar, and Akram Salam, Tribalism, Governance, and Development. United States Agency for International Development (2010); and “Community Governance and State Building in Rural Afghanistan.” Central Eurasian Studies Review 7 (2) (2009): pp. 12-16.

Katz Graduate School of Business

Rabikar Chatterjee

Rabikar Chatterjee is Gulf Oil Foundation Professor of Business.  He received his PhD in Marketing from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Chatterjee later served on the faculties of the University of Michigan Business School and Purdue University's Krannert Graduate School of Management. He has also been a visiting professor at the Australian Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Australia; the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad; and the Korea University Business School, Seoul. In addition to undergraduate and graduate classes, he has taught in a variety of executive programs. Professor Chatterjee was the faculty director for the Marketing in Emerging Economies course designed by the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan for Whirlpool Corporation.  He has also served as faculty on the Business Program for the Vietnam National Coal Corporation in Hanoi. At the Katz School, Professor Chatterjee taught in the Executive MBA program in Pittsburgh; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Prior to Professor Chatterjee’s career in academia, he had eight years of industry experience in engineering, project management, sales management, marketing and strategic planning.

Professor Chatterjee's teaching and research emphasize customer-focused development and management of products and services, particularly those with a technology orientation. His research has focused on models of market response to new products, with applications in forecasting, product design and pricing. Professor Chatterjee is also interested in methods for measuring and representing customers' perceptions of and preferences for competing products, particularly where the customers are uncertain about the alternatives.

Professor Chatterjee’s publications include co-authored with Wang, Tuo and Esther Gal-Or, "The 'Name Your Own Price' Channel in the Travel Industry: An Analytical Exploration." Management Science 55 (June 2009): pp. 968-979; "Strategic Pricing of New Products and Services." In Handbook of Pricing Research in Marketing, Vithala Rao, ed., 2009: pp. 169-215; and co-authored with Govind, Rahul and Vikas Mittal, "Timely Access to Health Care: Customer-Focused Resource Allocation in a Hospital Network.” International Journal of Research in Marketing (MSI/IJRM Special Issue: Marketing and Health) 25 (December 2008): pp. 294-300.

School of Law

Ronald Brand

Ronald A. Brand is the Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg Professor of Law and Director of the Center for International Legal Education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.  His teaching focuses on international business transactions, private international law, and dispute resolution.  He has published widely in the areas in which he teaches.  Professor Brand was a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Special Commissions and Diplomatic Conference of The Hague Conference on Private International Law that concluded the 2005 Convention on Choice of Court Agreements.  He has taught and lectured in many countries, and in 2011 lectured on private international law at the Hague Academy of International Law.  He has served as an expert adviser in the UNCITRAL negotiations on online dispute resolution, and carries out U.S. Department of Commerce programs designed to enhance the curriculum in the areas of international commercial law and arbitration for law schools in the Middle East.  Professor Brand is a past-Chairperson of the Interest Group on International Economic Law of the American Society of International Law, a member of the Executive Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association, a former Fulbright Scholar in Belgium, a former Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies at the University of Bologna, and a recipient of the ABA Section on International Law’s Leonard A. Theberge Award in Private International Law.  He received his B.A. from the University of Nebraska, and his J.D. from Cornell Law School.

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