Global Business English & Culture Program Faculty & Staff

Leah Shy
Leah Shy, Lead Instructor and Academic and Professional Writing

Leah Shy is a Ph.D. student in the Education Policy, Planning, & Leadership Program at William & Mary's School of Education. She is a native of Williamsburg, though she has studied abroad in Germany and Italy and spent the 12 years prior to beginning her doctorate living in Asia. During her seven years in Japan, she taught English to adult students and served as an elementary school teacher at a British international school. In addition to teaching at Hong Kong International School, she also completed an extensive administrative internship in Hong Kong as part of earning her principal's license. While working on her doctorate, she is a graduate assistant; she has been a research assistant for a study in Singapore; she has served on the editorial board for the William & Mary Educational Review; and she serves as an adjunct professor in the teacher preparation program. Ms. Shy holds a B.A. in Humanities from Pepperdine University and an M.A. in Organization and Leadership from the University of San Francisco.

Eric Fuchs, Public Speaking and Professional Presentation

Eric Fuchs, Visiting Instructor in Speech, received his M.A. in Communication from the University of Maine. He worked as an instructor in the Communications Department of Penn State University from 2006 to the present, and had prior teaching appointments at St. Cloud State University and St. John's University. He was also the assistant coach of the Penn State Parliamentary Debate Team.

Wendy Waldeck, Pronunciation and Intonation
Guest Lecturers   
Dale Burgess
Dr. Deborah Hewitt, Business Context guest speaker on the theme of Economic Analysis and Insights
Deborah Allen Hewitt is the Assistant Dean for MBA Programs and Clinical Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Business Administration at the College of William & Mary. Dr. Hewitt holds her Ph.D. from Duke University, where she was a James B. Duke scholar. She is a member of the Investment Advisory Committee of the Virginia Retirement System (VRS), and a Trustee Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Endowment of the College of William & Mary, from which she received her BA in economics with high honors. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
Dr. Robert StowersBusiness Context guest speaker on the theme of Organizational Behavior/Management/Leadership development
Robert H. Stowers is Clinical Professor of Management and Leadership Communications at the Mason School of Business at The College of William & Mary. He has extensive experience teaching undergraduate, graduate, and executive courses at The College of William & Mary, The University of Akron, and Kent State University. He also has offered seminars to corporate executives, medical personnel, lawyers, accountants, and financial services managers on-site at numerous organizations as well as on college campuses. His research interests are diverse, but include applications of communication in professional settings. 
Special topics staff
Steve Sechrist, Director of International Students, Scholars, and Programs 
Steve oversees visa and related services for international students, faculty, and visiting scholars as well as programming designed to further the cultural integration of populations on the campus. Prior to coming to William & Mary, Steve worked in the Office of International Services at Indiana University and served as an immigration officer in the INS.