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Meet the Team
Professor Michael Kevane
Michael Kevane conducts research on economic institutions and growth in poor countries, focusing on
Professsor David Pace
David Pace received an MFA in Photography in 1991 from San Jose State University after earning a Masters Degree in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago and a BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He began teaching at Santa Clara in 1998, after teaching at San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, and Foothill College. Currently the President of the Board of Directors of the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, David previously served as President of the Board of Directors at San Francisco Camerawork. His artwork records reality in ways that reveal connections between economic, psychological and aesthetic aspects of our lives and possessions. His photographs and animated films have been exhibited internationally.
Professor Leslie Gray
Leslie Gray is a geographer who teaches classes that emphasize global environment, development and population issues. Her current research considers the environmental and equity dimensions surrounding global cotton production, focusing on how the agricultural subsidies given to farmers in wealthy countries affect poor farmers in West Africa. She has published articles on environmental policy, land degradation, and women's access to resources in Burkina Faso and Sudan. This research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Fulbright/IIE and the Social Science Research Council. She has also done work for several international organizations, including CARE, Catholic Relief Services, UNDP, ILO and the World Bank.
Peer Advisor-International Programs Office, SCU Burkina Faso Program Coordinator
(Public Health major with a minor in French & Francophone studies)
My work with the SCU Burkina Faso Program is diverse, including information sessions, marketing and student outreach.
I studied abroad in Burkina Faso in the Fall of 2010. I chose to go to Burkina because I wanted an experience that was not only unique, but one where I would be more than a tourist. During my time in Burkina, I was immersed in culture and gained a deep appreciation for the West African way of life. I am so happy to have had the opportunity to spend time in this wonderful country. I especially loved my time in the villages. Village life is peaceful and calm, but the kids who frequented the library were lively and full of enthusiasm. I loved being a part of their day. I have never met more kind-hearted people than in Burkina Faso.