Julia Rux, PhD is Professor of Psychology at Georgia Perimeter College. Her PhD is in Developmental Psychology from The Pennsylvania State University, College Park. Her MA is in Cultural Anthropology from The University of Wisconsin, Madison. She earned her BA in Psychology from Hanover College. Having been inspired by a sophomore Study Abroad semester in Mexico, she spent a post baccalaureate year as an OAS Fellow at the National School of Anthropology and History of the Universidad de Mexico. Another of her interests, gerontology, motivated the choice of her dissertation topic: “Widows and Widowers” using a dissertation grant from the Administration on Aging. Her research interests include the culture and personality of gypsies (Roma) and the changing roles for women in contemporary cultures. As if a gypsy by cultural heritage, her travels combine living and working, place to place. Hired by the University of Maryland, University College Overseas Division, she lived and worked in Japan, Australia, Belgium, Italy and Germany. For nine summers, as a teacher/administrator, she took students from Georgia to France, England, Italy, and Spain. Dr. Rux is honored to have taught on the Spring ’04 SAS voyage and the Fall ’11 voyage. She has been awarded several teaching excellence awards. Her professional memberships include American Psychological Society, Society for the Teaching of Psychology, and American Anthropological Association. Dr. Rux enjoys yoga, walking, movies, and is a voracious reader.