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Tina is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Stockton University in New Jersey where she teaches undergraduate courses in international relations, international political economy, global governance, and quantitative research methods. She is also the lead faculty for Stockton’s “Go Global” program, a free online summer course for incoming first year merit scholar students. 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. She is the founding advisor of Stockton’s Model UN program, campus liaison for the State Department’s Diplomacy Lab program, co-facilitator for the Stockton Critical Thinking Institute (SCTI), and member of the Stockton Federation of Teachers (SFT) union negotiating team. Her 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 author of "Global Challenges: Promise & Peril in the 21st Century", a digital textbook/course published in Smart Sparrow’s adaptive learning platform. Tina is the recipient of Stockton’s 2016 Faculty of the Year Award. As the mother to one fantastic little girl, she is also a proud Mama Ph.D and Professor Mommy, doing her best to navigate academia with a student and family centric approach to balancing teaching/research/service. In her spare time, she's a USMS swimmer with South Jersey Aquatic Club and Ocean City Swim Club. A native New Englander from Simsbury, CT, she has called Las Vegas, Lincoln, NE, NYC, Black Rock, CT, Auburn, AL, and now South Jersey home.