Global Engagement

Meet the Team

The Global Engagement Team


Mark MeehanMark 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 BarrigaDey 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.


PavaniPavani Padala
Pavani Padala, Graduate Assistant at Office of Global Engagement persuing Master of Computer Information System. She belongs from the city of pearls "Hyderabad", India. An active member of Indian Student Association at Rivier University who love to be spirited in organizing and participating in cultural and educational events, have got chance to travel different parts of India as well as Thailand. Now getting set to explore new places in USA.


ChloeChloe Shapiro-Barnard
Chloe is a Nursing major enrolled in the Global Scholars honors program, and works in the Office of Global Engagement as a Student Ambassador. She has traveled to many places inside the borders of the U.S. but plans on broadening those borders in her upcoming years of school at Rivier. She hopes to be able to take part in at least one Teaching Trip offered by the OGE over the course of the next three years, and is anxious to attend her senior study abroad trip to West Senegal, Africa.


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