2024-2025 GTE Fellows

Allison Freed is an Assistant Professor of Instructional Technology at the University of Central Arkansas. Dr. Freed graduated from Michigan State University with a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Educational Technology. She is currently the coordinator and teaches in the Instructional Technology graduate program. She is also the Assistant Chair and teaches in UCA's Teaching and Learning department. Her teaching and research interests include Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL), teacher education self-study research, and international perspectives of artificial intelligence for teaching and learning. She has extensive experience with global teaching and learning. These experiences include leading teacher education study abroad programs, collaborating with multiple international faculty through COIL, becoming a distinguished COIL fellow at UCA, and participating in university committees, including the Study Abroad Advisory Committee and the Global Learning Scholars Committee. She also completed action research through the Longview-funded Indiana University Globalizing Rural Science Teacher Education project. The course she will be transforming for the Longview Global Fellows program is ELSE 4316 Instructional Strategies for Math & Science, a spring methods course for elementary education majors.  Allison will be mentored by Dr. Shea Kerkhoff, Associate Professor of literacy and secondary education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.


Udita Gupta is Associate Professor in the Secondary Teacher Licensure Program in the Urban Institute for Teacher Education (UITE) at the University of Utah (the U) in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is originally from India and holds her doctorate (PhD) in Learning Sciences (Educational Psychology) in math education from the U. Dr. Gupta teaches both secondary licensure (including both STEM and non-STEM content areas) and pre-licensure classes in Secondary Field Practicum and Secondary Math Methods to both undergraduate and graduate student teachers. The program follows a cohort model where the student teachers come from different departments in the university. Dr. Gupta’s research interests include reflective practices that pre-service teachers’ use during their licensure year, impact of professional development opportunities like mentoring on in-service teachers’ growth, benefits of different induction models on new teachers’ growth in teaching and globalizing curriculum. Dr. Gupta has been part of AACTE conversations on Global Education and was part of AACTE PLC on Global Education during Fall 2023. Dr. Gupta plans to incorporate international issues and global teaching aspects in the Secondary Math Methods course that she is going to teach in Spring 2025. Udita will be mentored by Dr. Sumudu Lewis, Clinical Associate Professor, UTeach Director at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Ryan LaBrozzi received his Ph.D. in Spanish with a specialization in Hispanic linguistics from The Pennsylvania State University. He is currently a Professor of Spanish and linguistics and the department chairperson in the Department of Global Languages & Literatures at Bridgewater State University (Massachusetts). His research examines the effects of immersion and individual differences on adult second language acquisition and processing as well as the impact of manipulating fonts, images, and texts to facilitate noticing of second language input. Dr. LaBrozzi has extensive experience teaching undergraduate courses at all levels of Spanish both domestically and internationally. His courses prepare students to become grade 5 to 12 Spanish teachers and include basic and intermediate-level Spanish, Spanish Applied Linguistics, and Spanish Conversation & Composition. He promotes global learning by working with students to develop and refine skills that will allow them to effectively interact with speakers of Spanish in a culturally- and linguistically-appropriate way and to be effective future Spanish teachers. As part of this fellowship, he plans to revise and teach the initial licensure course EDHM 424 (Strategies for Teaching a Foreign Language) in the fall of 2024. Ryan will be mentored by Dr. Rabia Hos, the incoming Dean of the School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Southern Connecticut University.


Novea McIntosh is an Associate Professor, Coordinator of the Adolescent to Young Adult program and Co-director of the Urban Teacher Academy in the School of Education and Health Sciences at the University of Dayton. Novea holds an Ed.D in Educational Leadership from Walden University and a Master in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University. She is an Afro Caribbean scholar practitioner who studied at the University of the West Indies, in Jamaica, before migrating to the United States. Her P-12 experience includes teaching high school in Jamaica, and middle school in the United States where she also served as a principal. She works extensively with pre-service teachers and teaches courses focusing on diversity, equity and assessment literacy. Her research grounded in critical and sociocultural theories, centers on culturally responsive pedagogy, intercultural competence, and decolonization of education amplifying minoritized voices and intellectual traditions not included in the traditional canon. Her service and collaborations in local and global spaces such as Malawi, Africa, explore the lived experiences of marginalized communities. The course she plans to modify and teach during Spring 2025 is EDT 340: Educating Diverse Student Populations in Inclusive Settings. This is a required course for pre-service teachers at the University of Dayton. Novea will be mentored by Dr. Mary Curran, Director of Local-Global Partnerships and Learning & Teaching at Rutgers University.

Jonathan Simmons is an Assistant Professor of Elementary Social Studies Education at Salem State University. He teaches courses in methods and curriculum, with the aim of helping preservice teachers develop intercultural competence and learn to plan meaningful learning experiences. Dr. Simmons received his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Connecticut. His current research focuses on two key areas. First, Dr. Simmons explores the long-term impact of education abroad programming, with an emphasis on visual and narrative research methodologies. Additionally, his work in queer studies in education seeks to better prepare future teachers to teach queer history and support queer students, families, and community members. Jon believes that global experiences hold immense potential to be transformative in both personal and professional ways and can lead to the development of new perspectives and ways of thinking. In the fall of 2024 Jonathan will be teaching EDC 721: Social Studies and the Creative Arts in the Early Grades. Jonathan will be mentored by Dr. Brad Maguth, Professor Middle Level and AYA Social Studies at the University of Akron.