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Tina is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Political Science Program at Stockton University in New Jersey. She teaches undergraduate courses in international relations, international political economy, global governance, and quantitative research methods. Tina holds an M.A. in Political Science from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and an M.A. in Economics and PhD in Political Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. At Stockton, she is the founding advisor of Stockton’s Model UN program and she travels to National Model UN (NMUN) conferences in New York, Washington D.C., and abroad each year with students in the Model UN student club and through her General Studies UN Experience course. She also serves as a board member for NMUN. Tina is the campus coordinator for Stockton's participation in the State Department’s Diplomacy Lab program.  She is the lead faculty for Stockton’s Go Global program, a free 6-week online summer course for approximately 100 incoming first-year students. As co-facilitator for the Stockton Critical Thinking Institute (SCTI), she co-plans and leads a two-day summer institute for faculty to incorporate critical thinking in their pedagogy. Tina is also the lead negotiator for the Stockton Federation of Teachers (SFT Local 2275). Tina is the recipient of Stockton’s 2016 Faculty of the Year Award. Tina's research on international financial institutions and scholarship on teaching and learning has appeared in World DevelopmentInternational Studies Perspectives, and Routledge’s RIPE Series in Global Political Economy. She is the lead co-author with Shala Mills of "Global Challenges: Promise & Peril in the 21st Century", an all-in-one digital textbook and online course built in an adaptive learning platform and distributed by InSpark Education at Arizona State University. As the mother to one fantastic little girl, she is also a proud Mama Ph.D doing her best to navigate academia with a student-centric approach to balancing teaching/research/service. In her spare time, she swims with the South Jersey Aquatic Club (SJAC) and the Ocean City Swim Club (OCSC).

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