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Julia Cybularz, Photography Instructor, UNO PSS 2016

Julia Cybularz is a teaching artist working in Philadelphia. In 2000, she graduated with honors from Drexel University and went on to earn her MFA from The School of Visual Arts in 2007. Julia’s work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. She has received numerous awards for her photography and video work including an Aaron Siskind memorial grant as well as The School of Visual Arts’ alumni grant. In addition to her graduate studies, Julia has studied under notable photographers Mary Ellen Mark and Tina Barney.  Julia has been teaching in Drexel University's Photography program since 2007.

2016 Courses: Special Topics in Photography: People and Places and Introduction to Photography

Kathy Dettmer

Kathy Dettmer, MA, M.Ed, Staff & Drexel University Liaison for UNO PSS 2016

As a Peace Corps Volunteer (92-94), Kathy found a home in a small town in Vallachia, in the White Carpathian Mountains.  She learned Czech and taught English and French.  In Philadelphia, she teaches French at Drexel University, English online for the University of Phoenix, and tries to teach manners to her children.  Kathy created and teaches a course called Prague, Czech language and Culture for the Drexel students who attend the UNO Prague Summer Seminars.  2016 will be Kathy's eighth year with the UNO Prague Summer Seminars.  In her spare time in Prague, Kathy frequents yarn and bead shops, eats gulash with her children, and sits in cafes.

Harmon Greenblatt

Harmon Greenblatt, Academic Director, UNO PSS 2016

Harmon Greenblatt, Director of the Graduate Program in Arts Administration, has been teaching and working in the field of Arts Management his entire professional career. His full-time teaching positions include Columbia College, Chicago and the University of Hartford, Connecticut. Prior to his current position, he also directed Arts Councils in Evanston and Decatur, Illinois and has been a producer, presenter and manager in Illinois, New Jersey and California.

2016 Courses: Survey of Central European Film

Mary I. Hicks, M.Ed, Program Director, UNO PSS

After her undergraduate studies, Mary spent 2 years overseas teaching English many years ago. Little did she know that would prepare her for a career in International Education. She started her UNO career in the mid-90's, serving in various teaching and administrative capacities, which led to her current position in the UNO Division of International Education. Mary's other duties include the direction of the UNO International Student Exchange Programs and the UNO-Japan: Study at Doshisha University summer program. In her personal time, she enjoys reading, travel (of course!), learning about other peoples and cultures, making crafty stuff, and getting out of the city from time to time.


Aneta Komendarczyk, M.Sc., Program Coordinator, UNO PSS

Aneta joined the UNO Division of International Education team in November 2014. She received her M.Sc. in International Relations from Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Before coming to New Orleans, she worked for the Citizen Diplomacy organization in Philadelphia. Aneta loves to travel with her family, explore new cultures, or rediscover past travel destinations.

Carol Sherwood

Carol Sherwood, MA, Art & Architecture Instructor, UNO PSS 2016

An artist and educator, Carol Sherwood has taught and lectured on architecture in  Europe and the United States since 1993, and on the UNO Prague Summer Seminars since 2001. She holds a BA in English Literature and Philosophy from Virginia Commonwealth University and a Master of Architecture from the University of New Mexico.  Her prints and photographs have been exhibited internationally  and her work is in public and private collections in Japan, France, the Czech Republic, Mexico and the United States.  Taking a subjective approach to analyzing the built environment, her seminars introduce the participants to the importance of first hand experience in understanding art and architecture while offering a unique perspective into the appreciation of our surroundings.

2016 Courses:The Art and Architecture of Prague: A Subjective Survey and An Introduction to Modernism


Pavel Szobi, Ph.D., MA, History Instructor, UNO PSS 2016

Originally from Slovakia, Pavel holds a MA in General History from the Charles University in Prague; he graduated with a PhDr. in History from the Charles University in 2007 and has been a lecturer at the University of Economics in Prague since then. His dissertation deals with the economic history of East Germany in the 1970s and 1980s. 

2016 Courses: From Habsburgs to Havel: Introduction into the History of Czech Lands in the 20th Century

Information for Faculty Interested in Teaching

The University of New Orleans Division of International Education welcomes all university instructors, assistant professors, associate professors, and professors to apply for a summer teaching position.

Please submit a letter of interest addressed to the Academic Director or Program Director along with your curriculum vita and at least two course proposals. Please mail or email to the following address.

Attn: Mary I. Hicks
Program Director
University of New Orleans
International Center 124
2000 Lakeshore Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70148

All letters of interest are due in September every year.

You will be contacted by the program Academic Director and/or Mary Hicks
in the fall regarding your possible employment in the Prague Summer Seminars.

We receive many applications for teaching on the program every year, but can only accept a few faculty.
We encourage all interested professors which were not accepted to apply yearly.
504-280-6388 or prague@uno.edu

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