Fuad Elhage

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Dancing with the Athens Stars 2018
Dancing with the Athens Stars 2018

Fuad Elhage is currently a Lecturer of Spanish for the Professions at the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at University of Georgia (UGA), Athens, from which he also earned his PhD in education. He was raised speaking in Arabic, French, and Spanish as the context of home, school, and country shifted during different phases of his life and he now uses language and dance to keep the connections to his cultural affiliations alive. Dr. Elhage has a diverse professional background in computer science engineering, business administration, internet technology, and education and has taught for the Romance Languages department (French and Spanish) as well as for the World Language Education and TESOL program at UGA. His research interests focus on global business relations, language acquisition, and cultural competence, as well as on kinesthetic empathy through dance. The latter was subsequently developed into the “Diversity through Dance” workshop, an integral component of the Diversity and Inclusion certificate for the UGA Office of Institutional Diversity (this workshop is Elhage's favorite class of all to teach!)  In his free time Elhage also enjoys yoga and dance—both as a student, a teacher, and a semi-professional performer.

Of note:
  • Dance Instructor for Dancing with the Athens Stars
  • Founder of UGA Tango Club
  • Member of UGA Salsa Club
  • Performer for UGA Ballroom Performance Group (BPG)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Foreign Language Teacher Education, University of Georgia, United States, 2010
  • Master of Internet Technology, Web Page, Digit/Multimed & Info Res Desn, University of Georgia, United States, 2002
  • Master of Business Admin, Business Admin & Mgmt, General, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administracion, Venezuela, 1996
  • Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, Simon Bolivar University, Venezuela, 1988