The Developing Global Perspectives workshop is based on a nationally recognized program and aims to provide a more welcoming environment for UNT's international community of students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars.

By using an international intercultural communication framework, this workshop provides UNT participants with enhanced intercultural awareness and competence within an international context and prepares students for various international experiences. 

Faculty Associates

The Faculty Associates for the Developing Global Perspectives Workshop are responsible for developing workshop curriculum, serving as workshop instructors, and promoting the workshop to the campus community.

Brian Lain, PhD
Professor & Director of Debate
Department of Communication Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences 

Rachita Sharma, PhD
Chair, Clinical Assistant Professor & UNTWell Clinic Director
Department of Rehabilitation & Health Services, College of Health & Public Service


  • , Director of Global Partnerships & Engagement, International Affairs
  • Amy Shenberger, Director of Study Abroad, International Affairs