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Dr. Ellen R. Antoine, Professor of Political Science
310-660-3593, ext. 3754
-Leading Japan, Summer 2010

Dr. Ellen R. Antoine has been a member of the Political Science Department at El Camino College since 1988. She has traveled extensively in Europe and ("all too briefly") in Asia. She is very excited about the prospect of this summer in Japan and looks forward to meeting all of those who will participate in this adventure!

Anne Cummings, Professor of French and Italian
310-660-3593, ext. 3341
Leading France, Summer 2010

Anne Cummings, Professor of French and Italian, holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Southern California and a C. Phil degree in Romance Linguistics and Literature from the University of California at Los Angeles. She is the co-author of two college-level texts for French, A l'aventure and Entre Amis (workbook), and a contributing author to a second-year college text in Italian. Professor Cummings has been teaching language, literature and civilization for over thirty years and was selected for the Outstanding Teacher Award by the California Language Teachers Association. She has been leading study abroad groups to Italy and France for several decades so students can experience and enjoy European cultures and languages firsthand.

Matt Ebiner, Professory of Geography 
310-660-3593 ext. 3369
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-Lead Eastern Europe Program, Summer 2008
-Lead South Africa Program, Summer 2009
-Leading New Zealand, Winter 2010

Matt Ebiner has been teaching geography at El Camino College since 1986.  He led El Camino students on Study Abroad Programs to Ireland in 2000 and 2002 and to New Zealand in 2005.  He has also led students on field trips to Yosemite, the Grand Canyon, San Francisco, Death Valley, and Utah. He has traveled to 121 countries and his experiences are wide-ranging: he rode a bicycle across the USA by himself as a 19-year old, ran a race to the top of Mt. Fuji in Japan, hiked 100 miles through the rainforest from Panama to Colombia, stayed with nomads in the Sahara outside of Timbuktu, competed in the US Olympic Trials Marathon in 1988 and 1992, and placed 5th in the 2004 World Masters (over 40) Mountain Running Championships held in Italy. 

In college Matt majored in biology, geology, and photography before earning his B.A. and M.A. degrees in geography from UCLA.  He is now very active in regional geographic organizations, having served as president of Los Angeles Geographical Society and as council member in the California Geographical Society.  In 2002 he received the prestigious “Outstanding Educator Award” from California Geographical Society, an honor presented to one geography professor in California each year.   Matt's interests include nature, world cultures, photography, hiking, and reading, and he loves to show students the beauty and fascination of the world's places and people.

Charles Herzig, Professor
310-660-3593, ext. 3366
-Leading Japan, Summer 2010

Chuck Herzig has been teaching at El Camino College for 10 years. He lived in Germany for four years and Japan for one year. He has also traveled extensively and has lead Study Abroad Programs in the past to Costa Rica and Europe. He has been a geologist for more than 20 years.

Dr. Nitza Llado, Professor of Spanish
310-660-3593 ext. 3189
-Lead Guadalajara Program, Winter 2009

Nitza Llado has taught all levels of English as a Second Language (ESL) and Spanish 1 since 1988.  She has also led teacher training programs in Puerto Rico.  In addition, she has participated in cultural study group programs sponsored by federal grants awarded to El Camino College in Mexico and China.  Nitza Llado was also the co-director of a Fulbright Hayes Group Project Abroad Grant awarded by the Department of Education in 2005.  The theme was "Understanding the Mexican Student: Integrating the Mexican Perspective in Teacher Education."  The project had directors accompany teachers from neighboring school districts to Guadalajara and Teotilan del Valle, Mexico.  She is now looking forward to leading the Study Abroad Program in Gualajara, Mexico, in January 2009, where she will be teaching Spanish 1 and Spanish 24 (Introduction to Spanish and Latin American Language and Cultures).

Dr. Llado has a master's degree in Supervision and School Administration and TESOL from the University of Puerto Rico and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Florida.  She was formerly the Director of the Basic Spanish Program at the University of Southern California where she supervised graduate students, taught Spanish Linguistics, Spanish teching methodology, and Spanish for pre-med and pre-law.  Among her interests are traveling to learn about world cultures and attending workshops related to multi-cultural diversity.

Elaine Moore, Fine Arts Counselor 
310-660-3593 ext. 3632
-Lead Ghana Program, Winter 2008

Elaine Moore has worked as a counselor at El Camino College for over 26 years.  In addition to providing academic and career counseling, she served for 20 years as a coordinator for Project Success, a recruitment, retention and graduation program for at risk students.  Ms. Moore has also chaired the SSTARS (Student Success Transfer and Retention Services) program and teaches Human Development 5 - Career Planning.  Ms. Moore has traveled extensively in Europe and has chaperoned student groups to Cuba and South Africa.

Mike Stallings, Professor of Architecture
310-660-3593, ext. 3626
-Leading France, Summer 2010

Mike Stallings is excited to be co-leading his fourth Study Abroad Program with El Camino College. As an alumnus of El Camino, he holds an A.S. Degree in Architecture, as well as a B.S. in Architecture from the University of Southern California. He has worked for many prominent architects in the Los Angeles area and has had his own practice since 1986. He has taught Architecture at El Camino since 1981 and is currently the Program Director of the 350 student School of Architecture. He takes these students on field trips all over Southern California to tour new and old architectural landmarks. He believes that Paris is one of the best cities in Europe to study architecture because of the vast number of historically significant buildings from Antiquity to Modern times.

Dr. Arthur Verge, Professor of History 
310-660-3593 ext. 3759
-Lead Australia/New Zealand Program, Multiple Semesters

Dr. Arthur Verge is a professor of history at El Camino College.  He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of Santa Barbara and M.A., M.P.A., and Ph.D degrees from the University of Southern California.  The recepient of the college's Distinguished Faculty Award in 2004, Dr. Verge has been involved in the college's study abroad program for over 17 years.  In that time he co-lead, with Dr. William Doyle, over 20 overseas programs including five programs in Australia and New Zealand.

Kofi Yankey, Economics 
310-660-3593 ext. 3766
-Lead Ghana Program, Winter 2008

Professor Yankey has been teaching economics and all levels of mathematics for 15 years. He was raised in Ghana, West Africa and received a M.A. in Economics from San Diego State University. On his many visits between the United States and Ghana, it has always been his dream to expose students to the rich culture and flavor of West Africa, in particular Ghana. His hope is that students will gain a better understanding of African culture, and appreciate the warmth and intellect of the Ghanaian people.
 Last Published 3/30/15