Pellissippi State faculty member becomes TnCIS new assistant director

Tracy Bradley

Tracy Bradley

Tracey Bradley, an assistant professor of sociology at Pellissippi State Community College, has been named assistant director of the Tennessee Consortium for International Studies.

Based on the Pellissippi Campus of Pellissippi State, TnCIS is offering 15 study abroad opportunities to students during the 2009-2010 academic year. Bradley has directed the popular South Africa program for TnCIS for two years. In 2010 she will direct the India program, which, along with the China program, marks TnCIS’ first Asian study abroad.

“Seeing the real thirst for study abroad opportunities in students certainly led me to become more involved in TnCIS,” said Bradley, who started as assistant director on Aug. 19 and continues teaching sociology through fall semester. “Also, the quality of programs and the dedication of the staff were very impressive.”

Bradley joined Pellissippi State’s faculty as a full-time assistant professor three years ago. She taught as an adjunct faculty member from 2000 to 2002. She graduated from Marshall University in Huntington, W. Va., with a master’s degree in sociology in 1996.

Bradley is interested in the sociological aspects of international issues such as AIDS/HIV. The AIDS epidemic led her to develop the South Africa study abroad program and, subsequently, the India program.

Bradley serves on the college’s International Education Committee, which created Pellissippi State’s Ambassadorship Program last year and oversaw the study abroad scholarship program.

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