Educator Fellows’ projects

Community College / Minority Serving Institution Education Advisor

Bryan Shuler

Bryan Shuler is the Community College / Minority Serving Institution Education Advisor for ACOR. He is an Assistant Professor in Cultural Studies, Curator for the Dr. Anthony L. Griffon Research Library, and both a Fulbright Scholar and Fellow in African and Afro-Brazilian Studies. 

2022 Cohort

Dr. Silvio Gaggi – Visual Art Unit: HUM 2020

Silvio Gaggi is Emeritus Professor of Humanities and Cultural Studies at the University of South Florida, serving a total of 15 years as Department Chair. Additionally, Dr. Gaggi has written numerous articles and books dealing with various aspects of modern art, literature, film, and music which has been a lifelong hobby of his.

Lori Merlak – Connecting Intercultural Studies

Lori Merlak currently serves as the Associate Dean on the Iowa City Campus at Kirkwood Community College in Iowa. Prior to taking on this role at Kirkwood, she was an Associate Professor and Coordinator for the Management Program at Kirkwood.  She is passionate about global learning and has facilitated several global virtual exchange projects connecting her students with students from around the world including Iraq and Jordan. 

Cassandra Farrell – Incorporating ACOR Photographs into Story Maps

Cassandra Farrell is Senior Map Archivist at Library of Virginia with extensive experience in teaching History at Thomas Nelson College, and is currently completing her Doctorate in Digital History at George Mason University. Cassandra is renowned for her curatorial work with antiquarian map exhibitions.