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The departmental chair is the principal administrative officer of the department. They are responsible for carrying out the department’s decisions (including academic policies). The chair represents the department and is the liaison to the Faculty of Arts. Academic issues can be referred to the chair who will help resolve the matter or offer advice on how to proceed. Global Studies’ current chair is Alex Latta (DAWB 5-120A; x3115;

The undergraduate academic advisor assists students with course selection, program requirements, and academic advice. The current GS academic advisor is Sara Matthews (DAWB 5-119; x4580;

If you are interested in the Global Studies Experience option please make an appointment with the GSE coordinator at

Please use your Laurier email account and include your student number whenever emailing university faculty and staff. It is your responsibility to check this email account while attending Laurier.


John Abraham
Assistant Professor

Joanne Benham-Rennick
Associate Professor (cross-appointed to the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics)

Timothy Donais
Associate Professor

John Boye Ejobowah
Associate Professor

Sheri Lynn Gibbings
Assistant Professor

Shahnaz Khan
Associate Professor (cross-appointed to Women and Gender Studies)

Alex Latta
Associate Professor
Chair, Department of Global Studies

Sara Matthews
Associate Professor
Undergraduate Advisor

Edmund Pries
Assistant Professor

Tanya Richardson
Associate Professor

Alicia Sliwinski
Associate Professor

Ali Zaidi
Associate Professor


Nancy Forde
Administrative Assistant

Contact Us:

Nancy Forde, Administrative Assistant

T: 519.884.0710 x3968
Office Location: DAWB 5-120

Alex Latta, Chair

T: 519.884.0710 x3115
Office Location: DAWB 5-120A

To book an advising appointment or contact the GS Advisor, Dr. Sara Matthews, please email

Need to contact the GSE Coordinator, Dr. John Ejobowah? Please email