Pati plans to enhance opportunities for faculty and students to experience different cultures and innovation ecosystems
Professor, Debajyoti Pati, Ph.D., in the Department of Design was recently selected as the College of Human Sciences Faculty Fellow for International Endeavors. In this role, Pati will work with various offices across campus to promote projects and opportunities that enhance and expand the college's involvement with different cultures.
Dean, Tim Dodd, Ph.D., shares how Pati will help provide opportunities for faculty and students to learn from others regarding the human condition within a global society.
“Our college has increasingly impacted and been influenced by the cultures beyond our shores,” Dodd said. “I'm thrilled that Dr. Pati has agreed to help us with these efforts. His long-standing experiences conducting research and working with students internationally is a perfect fit to enhance our reach.”
Pati's previous roles and education make him the perfect choice for the role. Through international leadership roles and educational opportunities in countries worldwide, he has gained knowledge from academic partnerships and engagements with foreign institutions.
As Faculty Fellow for International Endeavors, Pati will maintain an international focus with collaborators to promote visibility, identify resources and encourage engagement across the college and campus. Specifically, his initial focus will be on Texas Tech University Center in Sevilla, Faculty-Led Study Abroad, Fulbright programs, International scholarly exchange programs, international teaching, research, and scholarships, and international conferences and seminars. Pati said he hopes to develop a support center for all COHS departments and faculty and expand international relationships and strengthen existing ones.
“I hope to establish a multi-dimensional, coordinated, integrated research/consulting/pedagogic COHS profile in Health and Wellness, involving all departments and centers, including: psychological health; environmental health; emotional health; economic health; social health, nutritional health, and financial health,” Pati said.
All College of Human Sciences programs integrate some aspect of health and wellness into education. Faculty and staff strive to improve the community around them through outreach initiatives, educational opportunities, community service, and advanced curricula. With the support of college leadership and campus partners, Pati will enhance human health and wellness around the world through the internationalization of COHS expertise.