Nancy J. Gray, Ph.D.
I have traveled throughout the Americas, Asia, and Europe (most often via bicycle) and spent a semester abroad in England during my studies. I encourage every student to be curious about the world and to travel as far and as often as they can. This is because travel gives to new, wide-open eyes to better see your work and your world. Because, per Ray Bradbury, "See the World. It's more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories." Because there is no better catalyst for creativity! This is why I am so very excited for this program - it gives you the opportunity to travel and supercharge your knowledge and creativity. Expect three weeks of inspiration, learning, networking, and exploring the power and effectiveness of creative marketing communications.
Dr. Gray a member of the Department of Marketing, W. P. Carey School of Business and the founder and principal of GrayMatter Creative. Besides teaching, she is passionate about design and developing customer-centric brands and branded experiences. Dr. Gray received her Ph.D. in Design, Environment, and the Arts from the Herberger Institute, Arizona State University; her Master of Science in Design Degree (Industrial Design) from Arizona State University; and Bachelor of Arts Degree from Valparaiso University.
Juan Mundel, Ph.D.
I am an ex-pat from Argentina. I have been living in the U.S. since 2008. I spent a year in the U.S. as an exchange student during my undergraduate studies. Studying abroad was the best decision I ever made, and as a professor, taking students abroad is a great way to share this experience with others. I have been teaching study abroad programs since 2009, and have taken more than 200 American students abroad, including Spain, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Argentina, Uruguay, and Germany. I cannot wait to spend time with you on the beautiful French Riviera.
Dr. Mundel is an associate professor of strategic communication and director of Cronkite Global Initiatives. He has experience in luxury brand advertising, public relations, and special events planning. Dr. Mundel received his Ph.D. in Media and Information Studies from Michigan State University, his M.S. in Journalism from West Virginia University, and his Bachelors of Arts from Universidad Blas Pascal (Argentina).
I am a native of Arizona and grew up down the road from ASU. I was always passionate about learning and education so much that after I graduated I went straight into higher education. I have worked in higher education for over ten years and am excited at the opportunity to get more connected with hands-on learning. I spent time abroad in Brazil and in that time learned to speak Portuguese. Taking time to step out of my world and into a whole different culture helped me gain perspective and appreciation for life. I look forward to doing this once again. I am excited to work with Dr. Gray, Dr. Mundel, and our wonderful Sun Devils.
Wayne Mower serves as the Assistant Director of First-Year Advising in W. P. Carey, Undergraduate Programs Office. Wayne and his team focus on student success and retention in their first year. He connected frequently with partners from various departments across ASU to provide ideal resources to create the ideal environment for First-Year students. Wayne is an ASU Alumn and grew up in Tempe, AZ. When Wayne is not at work he is either coaching volleyball, with his family or playing sports. Wayne's Bachelor of Arts degree in in Psychology and he earned a Masters of Education (Adult Education and Training) degree at [ASU?]