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Oklahoma State University
School of Global Studies and Partnerships

Educating a New Generation of Global Leaders

Humphreys' Chairs


Dr. Reuel HanksReuel Hanks is Professor of Geography at Oklahoma State University, and serves as the editor of the Journal of Central Asian Studies. Dr. Hanks was a Fulbright Scholar in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and has published more than 20 articles and book chapters on national identity, security and political geography in Central Asia. He is the author of four books: Uzbekistan, an annotated bibliography in the World Bibliographical Series (1999), Central Asia: A Global Studies Handbook(2005), Global Security Watch: Central Asia (2010), and the Encyclopedia of Geography Terms, Themes and Concepts (2011). He is currently writing the Historical Dictionary of Uzbekistan for Scarecrow Press. He has given numerous scholarly presentations and public lectures in Central Asia, and has been a Visiting Professor at Tashkent State Economics University, Samarkand State Institute for Foreign Languages, KIMEP (Almaty, Kazakhstan), Eurasian National University (Astana, Kazakhstan) and is an Honorary Professor at Suleyman Demirel University in Kaskelen, Kazakhstan.. He has served as a consultant for the U.S. Dept. of State, U.S. Dept. of Education, IREX, the Fulbright Program and several private agencies.




Dr. Shida HenneberryDr. Shida Henneberry is a Regents Professor of Agricultural Economics, director of the Master of International Agriculture Program, and the Humphreys Chair in Global Studies. During her 28 years as a member of the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources faculty, Shida has established a nationally and internationally recognized record of global education through her teaching and research programs.

Dr. Henneberry has devoted her career to helping students succeed, and she has accomplished this task by preparing students to work in a globally integrated market. During her tenure at OSU, Shida has served as the major advisor to 135 graduate students and 33 international visiting scholars and post-doctoral researchers. Dr. Henneberry has authored over one-hundred publications in the areas of agricultural market development, food demand and nutrition analysis, international trade, and teaching effectiveness. Most of her publications are co-authored with her graduate students.

Dr. Henneberry’s successful research, teaching, and outreach programs has won her several prestigious and national awards, most recently the OSU Outstanding Faculty Study Abroad Leader Award, the International Education Faculty Excellence Award, and the Distinguished Graduate Teaching Award from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association. She was the commencement speaker at OSU’s Graduate College Ceremonies in December 2012.


Dr. Paulette HebertPaulette R. Hebert (Ph.D., Louisiana State University) holds the Donald and Cathey Humphreys Endowed Chair in the School of Global Studies and is a Professor in the Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising (Interior Design) in the College of Human Sciences at Oklahoma State University. She has been selected as a Fulbright Specialist (2013-2018).

Dr. Hebert’s research interests include: lighting design, facility management and sustainability. Her research has been published in a variety of journals including: Journal of Facilities Management, Facilities, Journal of Business Research, and International Journal of Consumer Studies. Dr. Hebert’s research has been funded by the Department of Energy (DOE), National Science Foundation (NSF), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and other entities.

While at OSU, she has served as a mentor to five exchange scholars from Thailand and has traveled to several universities in Ethiopia seeking linkages as part of an inter-institutional effort. Dr. Hebert also traveled with OSU students in Italy. She recently received the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Japan Studies Institute Fellowship.

Dr. Hebert has lectured on lighting design and facility management topics for academic, practitioner or lay audiences in several countries including: Japan, Thailand, The Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, England, Greece, British Honduras, and Mexico. She has served as a juror for international design competitions. She has designed lighting systems for facilities built throughout the U.S. and in Canada, Aruba, and Saudi Arabia. She has presented her team’s research with global design and facilities issues in local, national, and international venues.

Dr. Hebert is the recipient of the American Public and Land-Grant Universities Board on Human Sciences Undergraduate Research Mentor Award, OSU College of Human Sciences Chris Salmon Professorship in Interior Design Medal, OSU College of Human Sciences Outstanding Community Engagement Award, and OSU College of Human Sciences Undergraduate Research Mentor Award.


Dr. Randy KluverAlan R. (Randy) Kluver is the Dean of the School of Global Studies and Partnerships at Okahoma State University. As the senior international officer of the university, his role is to develop, implement, and coordinate global education and research projects for the university. His responsibilities include oversight of the Study Abroad/National Student Exchange Office, the Center for International Trade and Development, the English Language Institute, Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies, and the academic programs of the School of Global Studies and Partnerships.

Previously, Dr. Kluver served in a variety of roles at Texas A&M University, including Executive Director of Global Partnerships, Director of the Confucius Institute, and Director of the Institute for Pacific Asia. He also was Professor of Communication at Texas A&M University. He has extensive international experience, having previously taught at Jiangxi Normal University (China), National University of Singapore, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. In 2017, he was a visiting fellow in the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), and in 2012, was the recipient of a Fulbright Administrator’s Award in South Korea.

Dr. Kluver was the founder and Executive Director of the Singapore Internet Research Centre, located at Nanyang Technological University, and one of the principal investigators of the groundbreaking international analysis of the use of the Internet in elections around the world, The Internet and National Elections: a Comparative Study of Web Campaigning (Routledge, 2007). Dr. Kluver received the Fallon-Marshall Award for outstanding research in the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M for his work on the geopolitics of new media. Dr. Kluver’s book Civic Discourse, Civil Society, and Chinese Communities won the Outstanding Book Award from the International and Intercultural Division of the National Communication Association in 2000. His essay “The Logic of New Media in International Relations” received the 2003 Walter Benjamin Award from the Media Ecology Association as the outstanding research article in media ecology. As a faculty member or administrator, he has served as Principal Investigator or co-Principal Investigator for approximately $10 million. He continues to do research on media, new media, and geopolitics.

He has published widely in the fields of new media, Asian politics, the internet in Asian societies, public diplomacy, and international communication. Dr. Kluver received his Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Southern California, M.A. from California State University and B.A. from the University of Oklahoma. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Communication, the Journal of Computer-mediated Communication, the Asian Journal of Communication, New Media and Society, China Media Research, and the Western Journal of Communication.


Dr. Stephen WangerStephen P. Wanger (Ph.D., Purdue University) is an Associate Professor of Higher Education Administration, Program Coordinator of the Higher Education and Student Affairs program in the College of Education, and a Don and Cathey Humphreys Endowed Chair in the School of Global Studies.

His research explores international issues in higher education, with a particular emphasis on efforts across the globe to create regional areas for higher education. This research emphasis embraces considerations such as transnational and national public policy, student and faculty mobility, the finance of higher education, curricula development, the leadership of change, and institutional and disciplinary stratification.

Dr. Wanger has been instrumental in the development of program collaborations with universities in Thailand, Vietnam, Belize, Mexico, and China. He is a recipient of the Regents Distinguished Teaching Award, the College of Education International Education & Outreach Excellence Award, the College of Education Teaching Excellence Award, and has served as a Fellow in the Houston Higher Education Finance Roundtable.



Dr. Kevin VossKevin E. Voss (Ph.D., Washington State University) holds the Donald and Cathey Humphreys Endowed Chair in the School of Global Studies and is a Professor of Marketing in the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University.

Dr. Voss’ Research interests include international strategic alliances, international branding issues, brand alliances, measurement of marketing phenomenon, and cross-cultural research methods. His research has been published in the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Retailing, European Journal of Marketing, International Marketing Review, Marketing Letters, Psychology & Marketing and other journals and conference proceedings.

He has twice received the Spears School of Business Richard W. Poole Research Excellence Award. Currently, Professor Voss teaches marketing research methods (Ph.D. Program), global competitive environment (MBA program), and brand marketing (undergraduate). Dr. Voss received the Regents Distinguished Teaching Award in 2010 and was selected to represent Washington State University at the 1996 Sheth-AMA doctoral consortium. He is a member of the American Marketing Association, the Academy of Marketing Science, and the Association for Consumer Research.