Faculty

Director
Bonnie Loder

Bonnie Loder is an Assistant Professor of Spanish at College of DuPage. She previously taught at Penn State University, where she completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in Spanish American Literature. She has studied abroad in Madrid, Spain and later worked for one year in Guadalajara, Mexico. Her love of languages brought her back to Mexico in the summer of 2009 when she studied the language and culture of Náhuatl at El Colegio de Jalisco. Bonnie also has experience working with students abroad in Spanish-speaking countries. In May of 2015 she was Assistant Director of an educational trip to Havana, Cuba, and she later served on a five-week program in Puebla, Mexico. More recently, she served as Co-Director of College of DuPage's Costa Rica summer study abroad program in 2017 and Spain program in 2018. In addition to her academic interests, Bonnie enjoys traveling, reading, and learning about different cultures.

 

Co-Director
John Paris

John Paris, Associate Professor of History, has been teaching History courses at COD for the last 22 years. During that time he has developed and or taught various courses on Latin American History, U.S. History and Western Civilization. He also served as Co-Director of the 2012, 2016 and 2018 COD Costa Rica Study Abroad Programs. John has served as Chair of the Carter Carrol Excellence in History Award Committee, Native American Studies Committee, Latin American Studies Committee, Coordinator of the Global Hot Spots faculty presentation series 2016-17 and has also taught and worked in the COD Honors Program. He has presented frequently for the COD History Department including the 2015 Carter Carroll Excellence in History keynote presentation, "Gender Equality in Nicaragua"", in various History Department panel discussions 2009-17 and at the 2009 CCHA National Conference. John was awarded the 2017 Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award for Humanities and Speech Communication Subdivision of Liberal Arts.

                                                       


Contact Information

Field and Experiential Learning, Study Abroad and Global Education
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3520
General inquiries: (630) 942-2356