Faculty & Ambassadors
Communication Arts Professor Dr. Ishita Sinha Roy has taught Media & Cultural Studies at Allegheny College since 2001. Dr. Sinha Roy received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, where she also taught before moving to Pennsylvania. She specializes in postcolonial investigations of global media, with an emphasis on nation-branding. Her latest publication, Manufacturing Indianness examines the intentional marketing of a country's image using the example the largest democratic emerging economy in the world.
While working on her first Master's degree (English Literature) in India, Prof. Sinha Roy worked in the advertising industry and co-supervised the first-ever national Energy Conservation campaign in the sub-continent.
Among her other community-based projects, Dr. Sinha Roy formed "Growing Hearts. Growing Minds" with Allegheny College students and in collaboration with the Rotary Club of mid-town Bombay, India. The group worked on educational initiatives within an internationally renowned global sustainability project from 2008-16, in the tribal village of Baste, India. A large part of the project focused on educating girls, providing them with vocational training opportunities, and forming a women's cooperative that generated female entrepreneurship.
In 2000, Dr. Sinha Roy was awarded the student-nominated teaching award at the Annenberg School of Communication (USC), and in 2008, she received the Thoburn Award for Excellence in Teaching at Allegheny College.
Dr. Sinha Roy served as the Co-Principle Investigator on an Andrew W. Mellon Grant for Internationalizing the Campus, and as the Faculty Study Away liaison on this campus. She designed, and for several years taught the mandatory intercultural communication course (EXL300) that is taken by all study abroad students in an Allegheny-sponsored program. She was appointed as the Provost's Liaison for the "Sustained Dialogues" employee initiative at Allegheny College. Currently, she is co-chairing the Presidential Commission on the Status of Women Employees and Employees of Color at the college, and together with Dr. Waggett, will be co-leading the 2020-2023 Global Citizen Scholars' Cohort on "Empowering Women and Girls Across the World."
Website: http://www.ishitasinharoy.com Email:
Dr. Caryl Waggett is a Professor of Global Health Studies at Allegheny College focusing on environmental health. Her research explores the human health outcomes from natural (vector-borne diseases) and built environments (lead poisoning, food insecurity, community design) using mixed methods techniques, such as ecological & environmental monitoring and surveillance, epidemiological analyses, policy analyses, and qualitative assessments.
She has organized numerous multi-day professional development workshops for faculty teaching global health: "Teach Global Health: Summer Institute for Undergraduate Curriculum and Course Design" (2015, 2017, 2020), "Integrating Experiential Learning into Global Health Curriculum" in Brunca, Costa Rica (AAC&U, ASPPH, CFHI, and CUGH, 2019, 2020) and "Integrating Human Health and the Environment" (The National Academies’ Institute of Medicine, CDC, CEDD, 2009), and numerous workshops on behalf of other professional organizations and universities (AAC&U, ASPPH, CEDD, CUGH).
Dr. Waggett is co-chair of the CUGH (Council of Universities of Global Health)’s Sub-Committee on Master’s and Undergraduate Degrees in Global Health, a representative to the ASPPH (Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health)’s Undergraduate Network for Global and Public Health, and facilitates the AAC&U (Association of American Association of Colleges & Universities) Educated Citizen and Public Health listserv.
See the 2019 Spring/Summer issue of Diversity & Democracy ( published by the American Association of Colleges & Universities in collaboration with Allegheny College) that was co-edited by Dr. Waggett.
To learn more about her work in Global Health Education: Click here
In fall 2020 Profs. Sinha Roy and Waggett will lead a pre-conference workshop on 07 October 2020 at the virtual AAC&U Global Learning Conference. The workshop is on "Creating Global Citizens and Employees" and outlines how we are incorporating the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals into the curriculum and experiential learning opportunities of the Global Citizen Scholars' program on "Empowering Women Worldwide" (2020-2023) at Allegheny College.