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International Business Flagship Team

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Location Honors Hall (Building 10), Suite 2125
Hours Monday - Thursday | 9:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Hours Cont. Friday | 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Phone +1 (904) 620-2916
Fax +1 (904) 620-5864

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Andrés Gallo, Ph.D

Director of the International Business Flagship Program

Professor, Economics

(904) 620 -1694

Dr. Gallo specializes in international economics issues, with focus on Latin America and economic development. He has written more than 30 research papers and participated in numerous conferences as presenter and speaker. He has focus on the political economy of property rights in diverse areas, including the US patent system, biotechnology and property rights in the context of economic development. Dr. Gallo has applied econometric techniques to address different issues in these areas of research. His teaching expertise includes international economics, econometrics, economic development, study abroad and Latin American economics. He has taught in several universities around the world and has led several study abroad courses to Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Guatemala, Spain and Ghana.

Pingying Zhang Headshot Pingying Zhang, Ph.D

Director of the Center for International Business Studies

International Business Flagship Program

Professor, Management

(904) 620-2249

Dr. Zhang specializes in the area of strategy and entrepreneurship. She has written more than 20 research papers and presented research articles in numerous conferences. Dr. Zhang is particularly interested in researching group dynamics in boards of directors and risk-taking behavior in an entrepreneurial environment. Her teaching expertise includes strategy and business policy, organization theory, entrepreneurship and venture capital, and doing business in China.

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Kate Mattingly Learch, MBA

Director of Study Abroad

International Business Flagship Program

(904) 620-2521


After studying Spanish in Mexico and Italian and art history in Italy, Kate completed her undergraduate program in Linguistics at the University of Florida, and spent two years teaching English in Kazakhstan as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer. She then returned to the University of Florida to earn an MBA with a concentration in Marketing. During this time, she spent a summer studying the economics of the EU through the University of Manchester. Kate joined the UNF International Business Flagship Program in 2007 and loves guiding students through these transformational experiences. Items she can't travel without include powdered laundry detergent and tiny gifts from Florida.

 Stephanie Headshot Stephanie Worley

Advisor, Short Term Study Abroad & Incoming Exchange Students

International Business Flagship Program

(904) 620-5124


Stephanie's first international experience was in 2008, when she and her former high school orchestra were invited to Beijing, China to perform in a music festival held in honor of the Summer Olympic games. Afterward, she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Central Florida in Orlando, where she received a BA in English Literature. Since then, she has traveled to Tokyo, Japan, Puebla and Mexico City, Mexico, London, England, and Paris, France. She is currently enrolled in UNF's Master of Arts in International Affairs program, and has participated in a faculty-led study abroad program in Brazil.

Alyssa Kyff Headshot Alyssa Kyff, M.Ed

Advisor, Semester Study Abroad

International Business Flagship Program

(904) 620-5317


Alyssa Kyff hails from the Buckeye State (Mansfield, Ohio to be exact) and is very excited to now be residing in the Sunshine State! She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Spanish Education from Ashland University and shortly after graduating, she taught high school Spanish. She recently graduated with her Master's Degree in Higher Education from Kent State University. As an undergraduate student, Alyssa studied abroad twice - first, during a summer in Cuernavaca, Mexico and then for a semester in Alicante, Spain. Alyssa highly values her experiences abroad so much that she has decided to make a career out of it. She enjoys drawing from her personal experiences to encourage and assist UNF students pursuing study abroad opportunities.

Rachel Eker Headshot Rachel Eker

Graduate Assistant

International Business Flagship Program

Rachel Eker is a graduate student pursuing her Masters of Accountancy at University of North Florida. Rachel completed her undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. She is currently studying for the CPA exams and looks forward to starting as a tax associate with Dixon Hughes Goodman in 2019. Rachel's international travels involve spending a week in Carcassonne, France and exploring the Parthenon in Athens, Greece.

Globi Headshot Globi

International Business Flagship Program

After numerous years travelling and studying overseas, Globi decided to return to its alma mater, UNF. Globi graduated from UNF suma cum laude with major in International Business and a minor in Global Studies. UNF students and staff alike have fallen for Globi's bubbly personality, willingness to adapt to new environments, and love for learning. Besides hanging out on campus and promoting the IB office, Globi enjoys checking for new friend requests on Facebook.