New Faculty at Champlain College Dublin

In addition to our wonderful returning faculty, we have 5 new faculty members joining us this term.  Full bios will be up on the website very soon, but here are some brief introductions.

Dr. Darren Kelly holds a PhD in Cultural Geography from St. Patrick’s College, Dublin, and has worked for several Dublin study abroad programs teaching courses in Irish Identity, Popular Irish Culture, and Service Learning.  He will be teaching Service Learning in Education for Champlain College Dublin.

Dr. Caoimhghin O’Croidheain is a Dublin-based fine artist with an academic background in Intercultural Communication.  He specializes in sociolinguistics, communication policy, the history of Irish language policy, language and cultural identity.  He will be teaching Intercultural Communication for Champlain College Dublin.

Renaat Verbruggen is a County Wicklow native who is the Chair of the M.Sc. in Security and Forensic Computing Programing at Dublin City University.  He will be teaching Cyber-crime for Champlain College Dublin.

Keith Feighery is the Director of Digital and Web Services at Digital Insights, a Dublin-based web and digital marketing agency.  He has also developed and presented digital marketing courses for other Dublin colleges.  Keith will be teaching Internet-based Marketing for Champlain College Dublin.

Stephen McMahon holds an MA in English (Creative Writing) from Queen’s University, Belfast and has worked as lecturer and academic coordinator for other Dublin study abroad programs and colleges.  He was shortlisted for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award, and was an award winner at the Belfast Literary Festival New Writers’ Showcase.  Stephen will be teaching Writing the City for Champlain College Dublin.

We will be getting all of our faculty to contribute to this blog, so stay tuned!

Stephen

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