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Stuart Carroll

Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Global Programs

Stuart has been with TCNJ for over 14 years. He received his B.A. in History with a minor in French from the University of Manitoba. Later, he received his Ph.D. in Teaching and Curriculum from Syracuse University.

A few interesting things about Stuart are that he will only write with a Fountain Pen, he is obsessed with The Nightmare Before Christmas, and has a brother who was a finalist on the game show “Canada’s Smartest Person.”

Favorite Travel Site: “I love them all equally.”

Silly Quote: “What you expect, you get; what you expectorate, you lose” (we used to say this in Junior High).

Six-Word Biography: “Never shuts up, except when eating.”

MeganMegan Gordon

Assistant Director

Megan has been with Off-Site Graduate Programs since 2011. She completed her B.A. in English Literature at Skidmore College and her M.A. in Counseling (Higher Education focus) at Montclair State University. Megan writes, “I am thrilled to be a part of an academic office that promotes international education. I have always loved the curiosity and adventure that comes from travel and have been fortunate to visit 5/7 continents so far; there are still so many areas of the world left to explore!” Megan and her husband are proud parents to a spirited toddler and a mellow Labrador Retriever, and they enjoy spending time outdoors and traveling together. Additionally, Megan’s interests include going to the theater, reading, trying new restaurants, and almost above all, searching for the world’s best ice cream.

Favorite Travel Site: Too difficult to narrow down!

Silly Quote and six-word-memoir (all rolled into one!): “I want to go to there.” – Liz Lemon, 30 Rock.


Elizabeth Sims-Pottle

Program Coordinator

Elizabeth joined OSGP in 2016. She earned a BA in Elementary Education and a M.Ed. in Special Education from Arizona State University. In 2005, she completed her Ed.D. at Lehigh University. Before coming back to TCNJ, Elizabeth worked as an adjunct for Lehigh University, managed family programming at Special Olympics of NJ, created curriculum for the Family Support Center of New Jersey, and oversaw a literature grant at People and Stories/Gente y Cuentos. Her current academic interests involve best practices in inclusion education for individuals with autism. Elizabeth has always had an affinity for international education and is excited to be reacquainted with global programs again. When she is not working, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, traveling to new places, lunch with friends, and yoga.

Favorite Travel Site: a toss between Burgas, Bulgaria and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Silly Quote: “Serenity Now!” – Seinfeld

Six-Word Biography: “Live this moment, not the next.”

Ariane Bruno

Program Assistant

Ariane joined Off-Site Graduate Programs in 2019. She earned her B.A. in English with a concentration in Creative Writing from Arcadia University and is currently working on a master’s degree in English with the Harvard University Extension School. Her current studies include analyzing how new media and modern technologies have changed the way we tell stories. Ariane is also incredibly passionate about higher education and is particularly interested in educational accessibility for non-traditional students. In her free time, she enjoys playing guitar, cheering on Boston sports, and chasing around her very hyper toddler.


Favorite Travel Site: Boston, MA (Domestic); Tuscany, Italy (International)

Silly Quote: “I’m giving you an all tomato—meaning that you give me the whole tomato or else.” – Troy Barnes, Community

Six-Word Biography: Mission accomplished…so where to next?

Deborah Paulsen

Graduate Assistant

Deborah is Off-Site Graduate Programs Graduate Assistant. She earned a BA in Communication and Spanish from Rider University and an M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College. Currently, Deborah is pursuing a M.A in School Counseling here at TCNJ. Having lived abroad in Spain and Ecuador previously, Deborah loves traveling and hopes to find employment internationally in the (far off) future. Deborah has worked as a teacher and a medical interpreter and is enthusiastic about changing careers to school counseling as it feels like a natural progression. Deborah spends her time enjoying movies, live music, hiking and finding fun experiences with her 5-year-old son.


Favorite Travel Site: Cities, mountains and the sea. In no particular order.

Silly Quotes:

“The older you get the better you get, unless you’re a banana.” –Betty White

“Always be yourself! Unless you can be Batman, then always be Batman.”—Jayy Von Monroe

“Hunters will tell you that a moose is a wily and ferocious forest creature. Nonsense. A moose is a cow drawn by a three-year-old.” –Bill Bryson

Six-Word Biography: Life’s too short to stay home.


Tim HallTim

SELL Grant Coordinator

In addition to serving as an adjunct instructor in the TESOL program, Timothy coordinates efforts for our “ESL Grant”, which creates opportunities for NJ teacher certification in English as a Second Language. With a BA in French Studies from Bristol University in the UK, an Ed.M in TESOL from The College of New Jersey, he is currently completing a Doctor of Education in Second Language Acquisition at Teachers College, Columbia University. “It is a privilege to have an opportunity through the federal grant and through adjunct assignments to contribute back to the program that set me on my career path,” Tim writes, “I have been lucky to have a strong education, and I wish to provide the same for others.”

Favorite Travel Site: most remote mountain villages in Western Europe

Silly Quote: “I’ve got a brand new combine harvester”, The Wurzels

Six-Word Biography: “Another pint of Best Bitter, please”

Debra Billman

SELL Grant Coordinator

Debra Billmann is an adjunct instructor in addition to working on the ESL Grant. She is passionate about helping English Language Learners and has worked extensively with students and teachers to further their understanding about the language learning process. Debra completed her B.A .in German and Philosophy from Westminster College in Pennsylvania and earned her M.Ed. in TESOL from The College of New Jersey. She is currently working toward her doctorate in Educational Leadership at Lehigh University.

Favorite Travel Site: Aran Islands, Ireland

Six-Word Biography: Of course I can do that!

Aja Christian

Aja earned her BA in Elementary Education and a BS in Sociology. She is currently completing her M.Ed. in Urban Education at The College of New Jersey. During the summer, Aja is a Family Advocate Intern for Newark Public Schools. She helps to coordinate community services to families that foster financial planning, healthy living, and overall well-being. Aja is passionate about teaching and working in underserved communities. While she is not working, Aja enjoys spending time exploring new restaurants, taking a trip to the local library and listening to music.
Silly Quotes: “You can’t be sad when you’re holding a cupcake.”
Six-Word Biography: Old soul, young spirit, hopeful heart”


Lindsay Sanford

Lindsay is a senior here at TCNJ, studying Urban Elementary Education and Spanish. She feels very fortunate to have spent a semester in Spain and to have had the opportunity to see many other European countries during her time abroad. Lindsay hopes to one day teach in a bilingual elementary school. She enjoys spending time with close friends and family, traveling, crafting, and baking.
Favorite Travel Site: Alcala, Spain
Silly Quote: “Oy with the poodles already” – Lorelai Gilmore
Six-Word Biography: Don’t put off your happy life
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