Director - Dr Kathleen Paul
An historian, Kathleen Paul has been teaching British and European history to Floridian students for much of the past two decades. Kathleen received her undergraduate degree from the University of York, her graduate teaching certificate from the University of Bath, and her Master's and PhD from Boston College, MA. Kathleen's research centers on issues of race, citizenship, empire and migration and has been supported by a variety of grants and awards. Kathleen originally went to the United States as a study abroad student and thus has some understanding of the issues which FSU students might encounter during their time in England - though there are fewer alligators in London perhaps.
Senior Associate Director - Dr Lisa Bowers-Isaacson
Educated at Grinnell College (Iowa) and Princeton University, Dr Bowers Isaacson is an American who has lived and taught in London for more than fifteen years. She specializes in the History of London and in Early Modern England. London is for her a multi-dimensional textbook: "Doing history by walking the streets, visiting the actual sites, and seeing the original portraits and artifacts makes the past come alive."
Assistant Director - Katie Behringer
Originally from Detroit, Katie first fell in love with Europe during her semester abroad in Ireland. Katie holds a BA in English Literature from Michigan State University and an MA in English Literature from the University of Nottingham. Having only spent one day in London before years earlier, Katie up and moved to London in 2008. Now completely in love with London, Katie has been working in the study abroad industry to share all of her favourite secrets of the city with American students. Since her study abroad, Katie has visited over 40 countries around the world in her quest for new music, culture and vegetarian delights.
Programs Manager - Emily Greene
Born and raised in Tampa, Emily attended Florida State University to study Environmental Science, French, and British Studies. In the spring of 2011, she was fortunate enough to study at the FSU London Study Centre where she discovered that there was something true about Samuel Johnson's quote "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life". Emily graduated from Florida State University with her BS in Environmental Science and then came to London to work for the program that changed her life. It is her hope that each student that studies abroad at FSU London is able to utilise this amazing city as their textbook and that they each have their own amazing experience.
Student Affairs Manager - Megan Griffin
Megan grew up in Tallahassee, raised from childhood to be a Seminole fan. Travelling abroad in high school, she found herself constantly planning her next adventure overseas.Megan graduated Florida State with a BA in Humanities in Spring 2013, with a semester spent at the study centre in London. In September 2014, she earned a M.Litt in Modern History from the University of St Andrews. Megan moved to London shortly after finishing her Masters because she loves the constant excitement and unlimited access to the amazing museums and cultural elements of the city. Megan is very passionate and excited about helping students have the best study abroad experience possible.
Facilities Manager - Janice Moody
Janice has worked for Acorn since May 2002 and has worked at FSU as Head Receptionist/Building Manager since October 2004. Janice really enjoys her diverse role at FSU; she really loves meeting all the students and working with the different professors throughout the semesters. Janice is delighted with her recent promotion to Facilities Officer, which allows her to be more involved with the cultural events and students. Her main interests are the theatre, reading and spending time with family.
IT Manager - Dan Hart
Dan joined Florida State University in January 2018 and is a life-long Londoner. Despite studying English Literature at university, he pursued a career in IT and has worked in that role in higher education for over a decade. Dan's very quick to suggest places to visit in London that might not otherwise show up in a guidebook, and will always advise visitors to the city to "Look up. If you don't look above street level, you'll miss a lot. Not least how many clocks there are, particularly in the City." He's one of the London Study Centre's biggest sports fans and will readily discuss English football or rugby, the NFL or baseball, with students and staff alike. If you're wondering his teams for the above: Chelsea, Wasps, Carolina Panthers, Chicago Cubs. Yes, he knows that doesn't make a lot of geographical sense, just roll with it.
IT Officer - Eddie Cheung
Eddie joined FSU in January 2019 with a decade of IT support in the health sector and has been a country boy for most of his life until recently. Educated in Computer Science at Coventry University, he moved to London recently and is exploring the city just like the FSU students who come to the study centre for the first time. He is a long-time geek who loves sci-fi, all things to do with superheroes, and has a cliché love for comic cons as well. One of his main hobbies is photography; he has enjoyed documenting many of the FSU London student excursions over the past year. You might also find Eddie enjoying football, Formula 1, cricket, and food.
Administrative Officer - Olivia Jaworski
Olivia joined FSU in August 2018 after recently graduating from the University of Leicester with a BA in American Studies. Olivia spent her third year of university studying at the University of Florida where she fell in love with the American collegiate experience. Fuelled with inspiration from her own year abroad, Olivia possessed a desire to provide others with a life-changing and eye-opening study abroad experience. Olivia has lived in Hertfordshire for her whole life with access to London at her fingertips. Frequent trips into the city throughout her childhood sparked an interest in art, fashion and galleries and led to her love of the Victoria and Albert Museum, especially at Christmas time.
If you would like more information, please e-mail:
Dr Kathleen Paul, Director
Dr Lisa Bowers-Isaacson, Senior Associate Director
Katie Behringer, Assistant Director
Emily Greene, Programs Manager
Megan Griffin, Student Affairs Manager
Janice Moody, Facilities Manager
Dan Hart, IT Manager
Eddie Cheung, IT Officer
Olivia Jaworski, Administrative Officer