Eve Walsh Stoddard is Dana Professor of Global Studies. She has a Ph.D. in English from UCLA, focusing on intersections between philosophy and literature in the late eighteenth-early nineteenth centuries in Britain, and an AB from Mount Holyoke College. She was the founding chair of the Global Studies department at St. Lawrence University from 2000-2008. Her work with a series of grant projects, starting with one called Cultural Encounters, led to the multidisciplinary, collaborative creation of the Global Studies Program which was initially funded by the Christian Johnson Endeavor Foundation. Stoddard had co-authored a monograph for the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) arguing that cultures and identities should be studied transnationally and not separated into the U.S. versus the rest of the world. This belief undergirded the design of the global studies major. It has been thrilling for her to see global studies majors blossom with the agency given them by the major. Stoddard frequently consults with other colleges seeking to develop or evaluate a global studies program, and she serves on the advisory boards of the Global Studies Association and the journal Diversity and Democracy. Her current research is a comparative project on the geographies of the “plantation complex” in the West Indies and Ireland, both products of British colonialism. This research looks at the contemporary role of heritage tourism in relation to national identities and also at issues of race, color, gender, and culture. Her publications include a book called Global Multiculturalism: Comparative Studies in Race, Ethnicity, and Nation (Rowman and Littlefield). Stoddard has directed the London and Trinidad programs and for the past several years has been teaching a summer program in Ireland and Northern Ireland. She is a member of "Global Learning Leadership Council", an initiative of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).