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 originally from a suburb of Dallas, Texas before coming to ASU to complete my undergrad and graduate studies in the field of education. Thinking back on my undergraduate education, the one thing I feel like I missed out on was the chance to study abroad. I am a big advocate of getting involved and building connections both inside and outside of the classroom to get the most out of your education. Studying abroad provides the perfect opportunity to find new ways of thinking, expand creativity, and interact with people from different cultures! One of my favorite parts of working in Academic Advising is getting to live vicariously through students as they study abroad – but now I get to be part of the experience. I am so excited to be going on this journey with you!
Megan McLeroy has been with W. P. Carey for over 6 years and is currently an Assistant Director in the W. P. Carey School of Business Undergraduate Programs Office and works to support advising staff as well as promote student success. As a double ASU alum, Megan is proud to continue being a Sun Devil!
Megan received her BAE in Educational Studies with an emphasis on Education Policy and a Masters of Education in Higher and Postsecondary Education degree from Arizona State University.