The charge of the Task Force is to serve as the leadership team for the ACE Laboratory, be inclusive and consider the institution as a whole, help frame a new conversation on global engagement and learning within the community, engage the entire Loyola community in the internationalization process, define internationalization, with special reference to its meaning in light of Loyola's Catholic Intellectual tradition and institutional mission, carry out a review of the current state of internationalization (curricular, co-curricular, activities, programs, and policies) at the University, and to collaborate with all appropriate governance bodies throughout the process.
ACE Laboratory Task Force Vision
Guided by its Jesuit mission, Loyola University Maryland’s vision for internationalization is to broaden and deepen the global awareness, engagement, and learning of all community members by intentionally cultivating an inclusive multicultural environment that promotes self-reflection, communal discernment, and care for all living things.
Jen Lowry, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Psychology
Astrid Schmidt-King, J.D., LL.M., Visiting Affiliate Professor of Law and Social Responsibility
April Roberts, CAP-OM, Executive Assistant to the Associate Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs
2016 – 2017 Task Force Members
Director, International Student Services
Jean Lee Cole, Ph.D.
Faculty Director of Community Engaged Learning and Scholarship and Associate Professor of English
Andre Colombat, Ph.D.
Dean, Office of International Programs
Training Coordinator, Public Safety
Elizabeth Dahl, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Chemistry
James Dickinson, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Career Services
Executive Director of Graduate Admissions
Joshua Hendrick, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Sociology
Assistant Vice President for Marketing and Communications
Director of Ethics, Undergraduate Student Government Association
Peter Litchka, Ed.D
Associate Professor, Education Specialties and Director of the Educational Leadership Program
Fabio Mendez, Ph.D.
Hanway Chair in Global Studies and Professor of Economics
Assistant Vice President for Advancement
Director, Center for Community Service and Justice and the York Road Initiative
Oluwatofunmi (Tofunmi) Oni
Doctoral Student in Clinical Psychology
Director, ALANA Services
Fr. John Savard, SJ
Rector of Ignatius House and Affiliate Professor, Education Specialties