About Us

Our Mission

The Center for Global Education, or CGE, strives to cultivate and grow the intercultural competency of the Simmons community. Through the CGE’s rich portfolio of international learning opportunities, students will develop the necessary cross-cultural and leadership skills essential to succeed in an increasingly interconnected world. The Center is responsible for managing international student services as well as all education abroad programming, including direct exchange partnerships and faculty-led Travel Courses. The CGE is a vital component to the internationalization of campus and, in building global leaders, continues to fulfill the legacy established by founder John Simmons.

Our Director

Dr. Joseph Stanley

Joe Stanley is the Director of the Center for Global Education at Simmons College. As Director, Joe oversees International Student Services and all Study Abroad programs. He has studied, worked, and lived abroad in Scotland, Spain, Denmark, and Italy and his research interests include European urban studies, intellectual history and politics, as well as pedagogical approaches to international education. Joe also serves as Lecturer in the Simmons College Department of History. He holds a Ph.D. in History from Binghamton University (SUNY) and has published in the NAFSA Review of Global Studies Literature, Verge Magazine, and Life After Study Abroad.

Mary Pyne, M.A.

Mary Pyne is the Coordinator of the Center for Global Education at Simmons College. In her role, she advises Study Abroad students as well as supports International Students in all parts of their Simmons experience. Mary has lived, worked and studied in Ukraine, Argentina, and Ireland. She holds an M.A. in International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations from Lesley University, as well as a dual B.A in International Studies in Politics and Policy in the Global Economy, and Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies, with a Certificate in European Studies from the University of Wisconsin in Madison.