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Department of History & Geography

Department of History & Geography

Dr. Eric Spears

Mildred Miller Fort Foundation Eminent Scholar Chair of International Education / Executive Director of the Center for Global Engagement / Associate Professor

Dr. Eric Spears in the University Park in Oxford, England

Contact

Eric Spears

Position: Executive Director
Office: Schuster Center 122
Phone: 706-507-8587
E-mail: spears_eric@columbusstate.edu
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Education

Ph.D., West Virginia University
M.A., University of Warwick
B.A., Marshall University

Specialty Area

International development, Political ecology, Latin America, Brazil, East Asia

Bio

Dr. Eric Spears arrived to Columbus State University in October 2017 after his appointment as the Mildred Miller Fort Foundation Eminent Scholar Chair of International Education and Associate Professor of Geography. He came to Columbus State with more than twenty years of teaching and administrative experience in higher education, including roles at Georgia College and Mercer University.

Dr. Spears offers a variety of Geography courses, including the World Regional Geography class. In addition to his research on Brazil, he also focuses on East Asia, and works with the Asian Studies Development Program alumni at the East-West Institute in Hawaii. He was the recipient of a Fulbright grant for work in South Korea in 2010.

In addition to his teaching in the Department of History and Geography, Dr. Spears also serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Global Engagement at Columbus State, where he oversees the continued development of campus internationalization and CSU's award-winning study abroad programs.

Scholarly Activity

You can find out more about Dr. Spears' current research and activities on his personal website.