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Elizabeth Ahern

Elizabeth Ahern

Director of Cross Cultural & International Programs and Instructor of Business

Year Started at GC: 2008
Phone: 618.664.7114
Areas of Responsibility:

Campus-wide leadership to promote cross-cultural programming. Coordinate the development of General Education of cross-cultural courses. Support students and faculty in their Study Abroad endeavors. SEVIS PDSO (Students and Exchange Visitor Program Primary Designated School Official) and international adviser.

Teaching: Managing Across Cultures, International Business, Strategic Management and Introduction to Business


EMIBS 1998 Executive Masters in International Business Studies - Saint Louis University in Saint Louis MO.
B.A. 1993 History/Political Science and Spanish - Greenville College in Greenville, IL

Publications and Presentations

Seminars: Managing Across Cultures, International Free Trade Agreement of the United States, The Harmonized Tariff System

Professional Affiliations

NAFSA - Organization for International Educator
NASBITE International - Business International Trade Educators
CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research)- Board member at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.
American Red Cross - Board member
NSHMBA (National Society for Hispanic MBAs) - lifetime member

Related Experiences

Visiting Lecturer in China and India
International Trade Consultant (Global)
International Sales Manager (Global)
International Country Manager for Mexico
International Credit Manager (Global)
International Account Representative (Latin America)
International L/C Analyst (Global)
International Trade Policy Research (Global)

About Elizabeth Ahern

Elizabeth de la Garza-Ahern directs the International Affairs Department, teaches cross-cultural, international and strategic management at Greenville College and serves as consultant on international trade matters - helping businesses to connect the dots in the complex world of international business. She is a CGBP (Certified Global Business Professional). Prior to joining Greenville College in 2008, she worked in international business. Elizabeth is on the Board of Directors for CIBER (Center for International Business Education and Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign) and the American Red Cross.

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