Global Engagement

Meet the Team


The Global Engagement Team


Mark Meehan 

 Mark W. Meehan, Ph.D. 

Dr. Meehan serves as Associate Vice President for Global Engagement and Associate Professor of Education and Business. He has traveled to nearly fifty countries, including teaching courses for American students in South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland, China, Taiwan, and India. His first book will be titled, “Islam, Modernity, and the Liminal Space Between,” published by Cambridge Scholars Press. He is currently writing “Learning from Islam: An American Christian in the Middle East.” Read his complete faculty bio

 Dey Barriga 

 Dey Barriga 

Dey Barriga has worked at Rivier University for twelve years, currently serving as International Student Advisor and Senior Associate for Global Engagement. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication degree in Centro Escolar University, Philippines. She is grateful for her role in advising international students and to be a part of the Global Engagement team. Dey is also the advisor for the Indian and Chinese Student Association at Rivier University. Dey is dedicated to providing a highly personal approach to help international students adjust to life at Rivier University through immigration, personal, social and cultural advising.  


Hillary Sabbagh 

Hillary serves as the coordinator in the Office of Global Engagement.  She is a graduate of Keene State College with a BA in Spanish and a graduate of Rivier with a masters in educational studies.  She has studied abroad in the Dominican Republic, Spain and Mexico.  She has a passion for traveling and has spent time in Europe, Africa and Central America.   She is very happy to be a part of the Global Engagement team and hopes to share her passion for travel with students at Rivier!     .  

Tia Strong 

Tia Strong 

Tia is a junior Sociology major, minoring in social work. She is a Student Ambassador in our office as well as a Peer Mentor for the Student Success Program. She has traveled many places in New England and will be studying abroad in Galway, Ireland for the spring semester. She plans to travel and see as much of the world as she can.

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