Virtual Learning Liaison
As a Virtual Learning Liaison at Gazelle International, Dallas draws upon more than two decades of teaching experience to support and empower our teaching partners as they reach their goals. Currently a doctoral candidate in the History of African Religions at the University of Virginia, Dallas’ research and ethnographic fieldwork are focused on the intersections of sport and religion in West Africa. A former middle and high school teacher with undergraduate and graduate degrees in education, Dallas has an extensive background in designing curriculum and facilitating professional development seminars for teachers. Dallas has also created and taught courses in anthropology, sociology, and religious studies at the University of Tennessee. With two large dogs and two small cats occupying a great deal of his life, Dallas enjoys opportunities to work with humans.
Doris Brandford, Operations
Doris Brandford is a seasoned freelancer. With an overall professional career of 16 years. She has extensive experience with processes, administrative/organizational, social media, content creation, tech, and online events. Having held positions in the legal, marketing, and business fields, Doris is able to tailor her skills to meet business needs. She has increased efficiency in several of her assigned roles and is very effective at communicating.
Doris graduated from New York University with an MBA in Business Administration and is bilingual in Spanish. During her college years, she served as a manager in multiple firms.
In addition to her duties, Doris is also a mom, Army Veteran’s wife, and is also active in many organizations in her community. She is also on a mission to help new Virtual Assistants to start and run a successful freelancing business from home or anywhere in the world so they can gain freedom and financial independence.
Kathy joined Gazelle International in late summer of 2021 as our Administrative Assistant, supporting the Team with Conference coordination, CLICK Certificates, invoicing and more. She received a BFA from the University of Connecticut and began her career in professional theatre immediately after college – working with stars of stage and screen as Company Manager. As she transitioned into the world of hospitality, she discovered a passion for food which provided opportunities to cater for Heads of State, University leaders, world-renowned musicians and others in venues as diverse as Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden and MetLife Stadium, to name a few. Her work has also included management and fundraising for numerous not-for-profit organizations including Share Our Strength/No Kid Hungry, Yale-New Haven Hospital and Columbus House (New Haven, CT), a support system for people who are homeless, among others. In her spare time, Kathy entertains friends, devours historical fiction and never met a beach that she didn’t like!
Judith Dozier Hackman, Ph.D., M.S., is an expert in higher education senior-level administration and research, accreditation and assessment, and senior searches. She currently serves as Provost of The Graduate Institute in Bethany, CT. Her experience is broad and includes more than four decades at Yale University where she served as Associate Dean of Yale College for administration, Director of the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Director of Institutional Research, Director of the Teaching Fellow Program for graduate students, and as Yale’s university-wide NEASC accreditation liaison officer. Additionally, she has provided support and guidance for non-profit boards and organizations including the United Way of Greater New Haven and the Greater New New Haven Community Loan Fund. Dr. Hackman possesses an unquenchable interest in understanding and sharing how educational and other nonprofit groups and organizations work together to reach their goals
Susan is an experienced business leader with a proven record in developing and implementing successful sales and marketing strategies based on her strong business and technical acumen. Susan spent 11 years at Honeywell as Director of Marketing, leading product management and channel marketing teams to drive growth in the commercial fire alarm business. Prior to that she was a Marketing leader at 3M in the industrial adhesives and tapes business. She started at 3M as an applications engineer for packaging systems. Throughout her career she managed global businesses and worked with colleagues around the world. She is known as a collaborative partner and strong people manager.
After retiring from the corporate world, Susan now leverages her business experience to work with non-profit organizations aligned with her passions for encouraging women in technology, and supporting international experiences in education to position students for success in the global workforce. Susan has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master in Business Administration, both from the University of Minnesota. She now resides on a lake in eastern Wisconsin and enjoys domestic and international travel.
Dr. Suronda Gonzalez is Executive Director of the Upstate New York College Collaboration (UNYCC), a consortium of Upstate New York institutions of higher learning – large and small, public, private and community colleges – working on academic and student success programming, advancement, finance and administrative infrastructure and services. The primary mission of UNYCC is to assist colleges and universities in operating “better together” in service of strengthening students’ educational experiences and success.
Prior to her appointment with UNYCC, Gonzalez served as the Director of the University of Rochester OnCampus, which offered English language programming for international students and campus community members. For more than a decade, she also led Binghamton University’s Global Learning Initiatives (which included the acclaimed Languages Across the Curriculum (LxC) program). As the director, Gonzalez worked to more fully integrate the international elements of students’ undergraduate experience (including language and study away) into their majors in more meaningful ways.
She continues to work with faculty and institutions interested in intentional and responsible
internationalization. She has presented and facilitated at numerous workshops focused on inclusive strategies to enhance 21st-century undergraduate education. Gonzalez holds a Ph.D. in U.S. history from Binghamton University, as well as Masters and BA degrees from West Virginia University.
Dr. JY Zhou is the Director of Global Engagement and Senior International Officer at Stockton University. Her work focuses on internationalization of higher education, faculty engagement, global learning, and assessment. She teaches courses on global learning and pedagogy and collaborates with academic and student affairs on a variety of global initiatives. She keeps an active research agenda and has published a series of articles on introducing a new theoretical framework to define and assess comprehensive internationalization. Her research and practices also include defining and assessing global learning, digital approaches to international education, and internationalizing the campus through faculty. She designs curricular and co-curricular projects to integrate and enhance the roles of technology, languages and cultures, community engagement, and collaborative teaching in global learning initiatives. AAC&U has recognized her work at Stockton as a campus model for global learning. She is frequently invited to consult and to share her ideas at prominent conferences and a variety of campuses. As the Interim Chair of the Cultures and Languages Across the Curriculum (CLAC) Consortium, she coordinates conversations across 30+ higher education institutions dedicated to integrating CLAC approaches to transforming the curriculum to better prepare global citizenship. She also taught in several higher education institutions in China for a decade. She holds a doctorate in Educational Theory and Practices from Binghamton University-SUNY.