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International Business & Study Abroad Team

Contact Information

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Andrés Gallo, Ph.D

Director of International Business

Professor of 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.

Paul Fadil, Ph.D

Director, Center for International Business Studies

Professor of Management

(904) 620-1333

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Kate Mattingly Learch, MBA

Director of Study Abroad, International Business

(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 UF to earn an MBA with a concentration in Marketing and spend a summer studying the economics of the EU through the University of Manchester.  In 2007, Kate came home to Jacksonville to join the UNF International Business Flagship Program, and co-created Global Engagement in 2020.  She maintains membership in NAFSA Association of International Educators and the Institute of International Education, and has given conference presentations on topics such as UNF’s GlobalMBA program, creating undergraduate dual degree programs, and building international alumni networks. Kate has studied Spanish, Italian, and Russian (though she speaks none of them fluently, unfortunately!)  Kate cherishes the relationships she builds with colleagues overseas and the exciting international, transformational, academic opportunities she helps create for students in Northeast Florida and beyond.

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Colleen Morris, M.S.

Advisor for Semester Study Abroad, International Business

(904) 620-5317


After studying abroad for two semesters in Aix-en-Provence, France, Colleen earned her BA in international management and French from Moravian University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. After college, Colleen moved to NYC and worked for a decade in global marketing and public relations roles in the tourism and hospitality industry. While working for Atlantis resort in the Bahamas, she completed an MS in tourism management and customer relationship management from New York University. During her time at NYU, Colleen worked as a graduate research assistant studying global economic impacts on the tourism industry, and volunteered for the International Institute for Peace through Tourism in Geneva, Switzerland. Later in her career and after advocating for over ten years for her own children with learning differences and health challenges, Colleen became an exceptional student education teacher. After a move to Jacksonville, she spent the last few years in the classroom teaching ELA, math, social studies and science to K-8 students, as well as, on the field coaching cross country. Colleen treasures the relationships she has built with her students, peers, and colleagues from all over the world, and watching them grow and flourish in their academic and professional journeys. She is excited to merge her experience in global business and education, in the field of international higher education, and inspire Coggin students to pursue studying and working abroad opportunities.  

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Advisor for Faculty-Led and Summer Study Abroad, International Business
After studying abroad in Bilbao, Spain while living with a host family and completing his degree in International Relations at California State University, Chico, Peter received his TEFL Certificate and moved back full time to Bilbao as an English Teacher. During his time living in Bilbao, he improved his Spanish, although not fluent, and even learned some of the basic words in Euskara, the local Basque language. Peter grew up in the Bay Area in California as a tri-citizen (United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom) hosting international students from around the world. Moving to Jacksonville and entering the field of international higher-education to help UNF students study abroad and assisting international students at UNF makes his international experience go full circle. He has traveled to Canada, Mexico, Spain, France, England, Germany, Belgium, Italy, and the Czech Republic. Agur!
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International Business

After numerous years travelling and studying overseas, Globi decided to return to its alma mater, UNF. Globi graduated from UNF summa 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 study abroad, Globi enjoys checking for new connections on social media (Facebook).