Thomas D'Agostino

Associate Dean for Global Education
E-mail: tdagostino@hws.edu

Tom is responsible for overseeing the Center for Global Education (CGE) and for working to promote the internationalization of the HWS campus community. He collaborates with faculty across the institution to develop new off-campus programs, to evaluate existing programs, and to ensure the academic integrity and quality of all HWS programs. In addition to managing the CGE budget, Tom also participates in a variety of our pre-departure and reentry programming such as the Digital Storytelling Workshop and The Aleph: a journal of global perspectives. Tom has a B.A. in political science and Spanish from St. John Fisher College and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. In addition to his work in international education he is co-author (with Richard Hillman) of Distant Neighbors in the Caribbean: the Dominican Republic and Jamaica in Comparative Perspective, Understanding the Contemporary Caribbean, and Understanding Contemporary Latin America

Amy Teel

Programs Operations Manager
E-mail: teel@hws.edu

As the programs operations manager at the Center for Global Education, Amy Teel oversees the day-to-day operations of the Colleges’ many programs abroad. She advises students about which programs are the best fit for their particular majors, skills, and long term objectives. Amy plays a key role in program recruitment, admissions, and pre-departure planning. She also administers the program for incoming international exchange students, assisting with visas, registration, orientation, and cultural adjustment. Amy has worked in higher education since 1984, following completion of a B.A. from Hamilton College and a master’s degree in anthropology and African studies from Northwestern University. A die-hard global nomad, Amy has lived and studied in Israel, London, England, and Khartoum, Sudan in addition to travelling widely on all continents (except Antarctica).

Doug Reilly

Programming Coordinator
E-mail: dreilly@hws.edu

Doug’s mission as the programming coordinator at the Center for Global Education has been to innovate pre-departure and reentry programs that help study abroad students make the most of their experiences. He has created a dual approach to pre-departure that stresses personal goal setting and skills development, and approaches reentry as an opportunity to reflect on the experience with an eye towards creatively articulating its meaning for the individual. He teaches Digital Storytelling and independent magazine (zine) production, edits The Aleph: a journal of global perspectives, a creative journal for returning study abroad students and hosts Away Café, an "open-mic night for stories that cross borders."  Doug publishes on the field’s educational goals and methods in a variety of media, and facilitates digital storytelling workshops at institutions around the nation. Doug holds a master's in international relations from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, and served in the Peace Corps (Slovakia ’99-01). While his day job involves helping others to see the world, at night he travels further afield as an amateur astronomer. He writes about his travels across the universe at www.bicycleastronomy.org.

Emily Kane

Program Officer
E-mail: kane@hws.edu

As program officer, Emily manages a portfolio of off-campus study programs offered by the Center for Global Education and participates in curriculum development and integration activities with individual faculty and academic departments and programs. She also works alongside CGE staff on pre-departure and re-entry programming, short-term programs, and day-to-day operations. Emily comes to CGE as a public fellow for the American Council of Learned Societies. She earned a Ph.D. in English from the University of Georgia, as well as an M.A. in English with a concentration in American studies and B.A. in English with a Spanish minor from the University of Virginia. Her research examines transnationalism in 19th and 20th century American and British literature. Emily’s interest in global education has roots in a 7-week, 15-country backpacking trip throughout Europe, and it developed over time through participation in literary studies conferences in France, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, and her experience studying and working in England as a program assistant for the UGA at Oxford program.

Sue Perry

E-mail: cgestaff@hws.edu

Sue is the secretary for the Center for Global Education. She is the first point of contact in our office. Sue oversees the smooth running of the office and answers questions from students and parents about the process for applying to study abroad, filling out required paperwork, and the general policies that apply to study abroad. Sue assists in organizing the General Information Sessions that are offered each semester and sets up group program meetings for accepted students. Sue worked in special education for 20 years and has also worked for the Hobart Athletics Department and for the HWS Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning. Sue has been part of the Center for Global Education since 2008.


Center for Global Education
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
300 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Phone: (315) 781-3307
Fax: (315) 781-3023