Fuad Performing Tango
International Coffee Hour 40th Annivesary Performance in 2012

Fuad Elhage is currently a Lecturer of Spanish for the Professions at the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at University of Georgia (UGA), Athens, from which he also earned his PhD in education. He was raised speaking in Arabic, French, and Spanish as the context of home, school, and country shifted during different phases of his life and he now uses language and dance to keep the connections to his cultural affiliations alive. Dr. Elhage has a diverse professional background in computer science engineering, business administration, internet technology, and education and has taught for the Romance Languages department (French and Spanish) as well as for the World Language Education and TESOL program at UGA. His research interests focus on global business relations, language acquisition, and cultural competence, as well as kinesthetic empathy through dance. The latter was subsequently developed into the “Diversity through Dance” workshop, an integral component of the Diversity and Inclusion certificate for the UGA Office of Institutional Diversity (this workshop is Elhage's favorite class of all to teach!)  In his free time Elhage also enjoys yoga and dance—both as a student, a teacher, and a semi-professional performer.

Frances Torres
Dress Rehearsal