Faculty and Staff
Greg Emery has been the Director of the Global Leadership Center since 2000. Dr. Emery possesses an MBA (finance concentration), a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion (German hermeneutics and existentialism) and an Honorary Ph.D. in Humanities from the University of Cambodia. He also holds Fulbright Senior Specialist status in Business Administration and Leadership. He has lectured, done research, and managed student-consulting projects in Japan, Mexico, Germany, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Ghana, Czech Republic, and Thailand. In addition to serving as an education advisor at the U.S. Embassy in Malaysia, he has supervised projects for various European embassies in Washington, D.C. and for the US Embassies and Commercial Service Offices in Bangkok, Thailand and Warsaw, Poland. Dr. Emery is currently engaged in a variety of international outreach, development, and leadership projects, including projects done in conjunction with Nha Trang University (Vietnam), the University of Cambodia (Cambodia), and Universität Leipzig (Germany). Finally, as the GLC is an affiliate of Harvard University's Pluralism Project, he runs an annual GLC project devoted to documenting Asian and Middle Eastern communities in the United States.
Nick Yinger joined the Global Leadership Center in 2009 as a Teaching Assistant. He was a student in the GLC class of 2008. He has a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics and is currently pursuing a PhD in Instructional Technology. He has previously worked abroad primarly in Southeast Asia and Europe while continuing to pursue more education. Working as a U.S. Department of State summer intern at the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam, Nick conducted and helped organize seminars, workshops, and public events for Vietnamese university students in support of public diplomacy. While there, he also served as a member of the Fublright Student Fellowship selection committee. Nick has twice been a Paul Heng Fellow at the University of Cambodia where he helped run teacher training workshops and created an international scholarship database for students.
Roman Suer joined the Global Leadership Center in 2012 as a Teaching Assistant. He was a student in the GLC's class of 2010 and is a 2011 OU graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Communication Studies and Minors in Spanish and Linguistics. In addition, he earned his Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate in Cuenca, Ecuador in 2010. He is currently working toward his Master's in Public Administration and Environmental Sustainability Graduate Certificate at OU's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. For three years during his undergraduate studies, Roman worked at OU's Office of International Student and Faculty Services as Layout Designer and Copy Editor for the online publication, the International Voice, and as a Program Coordinator for OU's 2011 International Week festivities. He studied abroad in Edinburgh, Scotland with the City and the Environment program in 2012, where he worked with the Cockburn Association, an urban planning civic association dedicated to maintaining the historic city's World Heritage Site status. He is also a member of Azaguno, a touring African drum and dance nonprofit organization with which he has performed in Italy, Canada, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the United States
Kingsley Antwi-Boasiako is a journalist and a public-relations practitioner from Ghana. His work experience covers the areas of radio and TV broadcasting, as well as public relations practice with some major organizations in Ghana. Before coming to Athens, Kingsley was Ashanti regional correspondent/editor for TV Africa, a local television station which covered nine out of the ten regions in Ghana. This he doubled with the running of a small advertising/events management company he had set up in 2007. He assisted clients in organizing events and offered them other publicity services. He holds a BBA (management option) and has a diploma in journalism. Kingsley's interests in African Politics got him enrolled in the African Studies program here in Ohio University where he says he feels at home due to the warmth of the people and the calm nature of the university campus
Natalie Mercuri joined the Global Leadership Center in 2012 as a Teaching Assistant. She is an OU graduate with a Bachelor's in Communication Studies with a concentration in Public Advocacy and was part of the GLC's class of 2011. Natalie worked in Akron, Ohio as an AmeriCorps*VISTA through the Corporation for National and Community Service. She worked for Cascade Village, a HUD HOPE VI public housing development, in their community center as a Health and Wellness coordinator. As an AmeriCorps*VISTA she worked with Summa Health Systems and Stanford University to combat chronic disease within low-income communities through the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. Natalie is currently working to obtain a Master's of Arts in International Affairs degree in International Development through the Center for International Studies. She traveled to London in 2011 to study Public Health with OU's Department of Social and Public Health. As part of her GLC experience Natalie traveled with her class to Vietnam and developed a a marketing expansion plan for a local company; as well as several other cross-cultural research projects throughout her time with the GLC.