“Goroganga ka pula!” to James Bukari of Monmouth College and “Benvenuta!” to Diane Mockridge of Ripon College, as the ACM welcomes them as the faculty members for the Spring 2010 programs in Botswana and Florence.
James Bukari, a faculty member in the area of Educational Studies from Monmouth College, will be the Program Director for the ACM Botswana program.
A Ghanaian, James is no stranger to studying abroad, as he worked for SIT in Ghana before coming to the United States. While in Botswana, he plans to teach a course related to language policy in Southern Africa.
Diane Mockridge, a professor of history from Ripon College, will be the Visiting Faculty for the Florence portion of the ACM London & Florence: Arts in Context program.
Diane knows the program well, having taught on the program in 1997-98, and having served as the Ripon faculty advisor for years. Her course, “Renaissance Florence: Politics, Art, and Intellectual Life,” focuses on the key intellectual developments in Florence at that time and the connections between intellectual movements, politics, and the arts.