• Christenson-Jim-Jack

    2016 Scholar-Diplomat Program: Joel Christenson, U.S. Department of State, James Siekmeier, FACDIS Associate Director, and Jack Hammersmith, FACDIS Director

  • Culcasi,.... , Shockey, Sowards

    FACDIS 2015 Summer Institute: Karen Culcasi, West Virginia University: Lisa Sullivan, Cabell Midland High School: Sonya Shockley, Hedgesville High School; and Earnest Sowards, Lincoln County High School

  • Egnor-  Ambassador

    2016 Scholar-Diplomat Program: Clark Egnor, HEPC, and Ambassador Daniel Hernandez Joseph, Embassy of Mexico

  • Friedman-  Bircann-Barkey

    2016 Scholar-Diplomat Program: Max Paul Friedman, American University, and Ingrid Bircann-Barkey, Fairmont State University

  • Group

    FACDIS 2016 Scholar-Diplomat Program

  • IMG_1961

    FACDIS 2015 Fall Workshops: Jack Hammersmith, FACDIS Director; President E. Gordon Gee, West Virginia University; James Siekmeier, FACDIS Associate Director; Clark Egnor, West Virginia Higher Eduation Policy Commission

  • IMG_1969

    FACDIS 2015 Fall Workshops: Frank DeCaria, West Virginia Northern Community College: Felipe Gomez, Carnegie Mellon University; Gonzalo Bravo, West Virginia University

  • IMG_1971

    FACDIS 2015 Fall Workshops: FACDIS Leadership James Siekmeier, Director beginning Fall 2016; Jack Hammersmith, Current Director, Sophia Peterson, Founding Director

  • IMG_2008

    FACDIS 2015 Fall Workshops: Vijay Shay, WVU-Parkersburg; Courtney Brown, Emory University; Chiquita Howard-Bostic, Shepherd University

  • IMG_2012

    FACDIS 2015 Fall Workshops: Kirk A. Denton, The Ohio State University; Wenyang Zhai, West Virginia University; Arthur DeMatteo, Glenville State College

  • IMG_2013

    FACDIS 2015 Fall Workshops: Hamid Naficy, Northwestern University; Erin Hippolyte, Fairmont State University

  • Jack & Culcasi

    FACDIS 2015 Summer Institute: Jack Hammersmith, FACDIS Director, and Karen Culcasi, West Virginia University

  • Jack & Petzen

    FACDIS 2015 Summer Institute: Jack Hammersmith, FACDIS Director, and Barbara Petzen, Center for Strategic and International Studies

  • Jack-Anderson-  Hough

    2016 Scholar-Diplomat Program: Jack Hammersmith, FACDIS Director, Mavis Anderson, Latin America Working Group, and Gerald Hough, New River Community and Technical College

  • Kornbluh-Jim

    2016 Scholar-Diplomat Program: Peter Kornbluh, National Security Archive, and James Siekmeier, FACDIS Associate Director

  • McAbee Teaching

    FACDIS 2015 Summer Institute: Theresa McAbee, Lewis County High School, leading a session on Teaching Tolerance: One West Virginia Classroom Experience

  • Noland & Musical Instruments

    FACDIS 2015 Summer Institute: James Noland, Simpson Elementary School, leading a session Music of the Middle East

  • Park-Tree

    2016 Scholar-Diplomat Program: T.J. Park, West Virginia State University, and Sanho Tree, Institute for Policy Studies

Established in 1980, FACDIS is a consortium of 20 West Virginia institutions of higher education with over 325 participating faculty in international studies and foreign languages from more than fifteen different disciplines.

Devoted to improving international education in West Virginia, the Consortium works to:

  • assist in the revision and enrichment of international studies and foreign language courses
  • help faculty remain abreast of new knowledge and innovative teaching methods in their fields
  • facilitate the active use of varied instructional materials
  • increase student and faculty participation in study-abroad programs
  • provide professional development opportunities for public school teachers