• Monique Wedderburn
    Director of the UT Dallas Asia Center
    Monique Wedderburn is the director of the UT Dallas Asia Center. She previously worked as the Senior Program Officer for the East-West Center’s Asia Pacific Leadership Program.

    Prior to joining the East-West Center in 2005, Ms. Wedderburn worked as a Business Analyst with the University of Hawaii Pacific Business Center and with the U.S. Department of Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs.

    Ms. Wedderburn advised clients on economic development in Hawaii, the American Affiliated Pacific Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Her previous responsibilities-as Coordinator of Management Analyst and as Coordinator of Personnel Services for the University of Florida-included managing the Career Development Program for 1,000 professional and support employees, developing and administering workforce education programs, and recommending policies and procedures to improve management capabilities.

    Ms. Wedderburn spent her formative years in Mexico, Zaire (currently the Democratic Republic of Congo), Pakistan and Thailand. She earned a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Colorado State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (with Honors — Beta Gamma Sigma).

  • Dennis M. Kratz
    Dean, School of Arts and Humanities
    Dennis M. Kratz is dean of the School of Arts and Humanities and Ignacy and Celina Rockover Professor of Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas.

    As dean, Kratz has fostered the development of an interdisciplinary curriculum that connects the arts with the humanities, critical with creative thought, theory with practice, and the University with the community. Kratz has greatly expanded international studies at UT Dallas.

    In November 2007 UT Dallas became the first university in Texas to house a Confucius Institute (part of a global network to promote the study of China’s language, history and culture).

    The Confucius Institute, along with the UT Dallas Center for Translation Studies and the new Global Communication and Leadership Institute (established in partnership with Hanyang University of the Republic of Korea), plays a key role in the development of a global humanities program designed to foster international understanding.