Meet Our Staff
Assistant VP for International Education
Dr. Eric Spears serves as the Assistant Vice President of International Education and the Director of the International Education Center. He also holds the appointment of Assistant Professor of Geography at Georgia College. Dr. Spears supervises the activities and programs of the International Education Center, including recruiting, admitting, and advising international students, offering study abroad opportunities to US students and faculty, and creating an international awareness at Georgia College. Dr. Spears is also the academic advisor of the International Plan and International Studies Minor at Georgia College. He earned a Ph.D. in Geography from West Virginia University, an M.A. in International Political Economy from The University of Warwick (England), and a B.A. in Geography from Marshall University. Dr. Spears has lived and researched in England and Brazil. Dr. Spears received a Fulbright program grant to South Korea in 2010. He currently serves on the Asian Studies Development Program alumni board at the East-West Center at the University of Hawai‘i at Mânoa. He is also the Co-Research Director of the Political Economy of Education and Human Development Project at the Federal University of São Carlos, Brazil. In his free time, Dr. Spears enjoys his family, running 5/10K races, kayaking on the Georgia Coast, and going to his second home, Brazil. You can learn more about Dr. Spears by visiting his website at http://ericspears.us.
Libby Davis serves as the Associate Director of the International Education Center and International Student Adviser. She coordinates international student and scholar services and serves as the adviser to the International Club. Libby earned a B.B.A. in International Business from the University of Georgia and an M.S. in Applied Linguistics/TESOL from Georgia State. She has taught English in Japan and Costa Rica and traveled extensively throughout Western Europe, including Germany on a Fulbright program. In her free time, Libby enjoys spending time outdoors and hiking.
Senior Study Abroad Adviser
Liz Havey, Senior Study Abroad Adviser, works with Georgia College students and faculty to find overseas experiences that fit with their individual interests and goals. She moved to Milledgeville from Las Vegas, where she completed her M.Ed. in Educational Leadership at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from DePauw University in Indiana. She studied abroad twice in her undergraduate career and lived in Norway for one year before beginning her bachelor's degree. She has also traveled extensively in Europe, the United States and Mexico. She enjoys mountain biking, hiking, camping, knitting, sewing, cooking and playing the piano. She is an advocate for environmental conservation and goodwill in general.
Study Abroad Adviser
International Admissions Counselor
Administrative Assistant, Susie Ramage, assists with general inquires for international student admissions and study abroad programs, data entry and general office operations. Susie earned a BS degree in Community Health from Georgia College and has worked in health care administration for close to twenty years. Susie grew up near the air force base in Warner Robins, Georgia, which provided her the opportunity to meet a diverse group of people. From her high school which enjoyed a flourishing exchange program to her time spent with international doctors at Oconee Regional Hospital, she has worked with and befriended people from all different cultures and backgrounds. She is eager to assist our international and study abroad students.