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International Affairs Degree Faculty

Bonnie FieldBonnie Field
Associate Professor, Global Studies

What do you teach?
I teach Introduction to Comparative Government and Politics, Contemporary Latin America, and Dictatorship or Democracy?

Why do you like teaching at Bentley?
I greatly enjoy working with students on an individual basis or in small groups, particularly on class projects and research papers. I think Bentley provides the opportunity for students and faculty to work closely with one another, which fosters learning.

What is your teaching style?
I try to reach students with distinct learning styles by incorporating media, diagrams and charts, group work, problem-solving and debate, in addition to traditional lectures. My courses incorporate scholarly debates, case studies and current events to illustrate key points. I don’t want students to just repeat information; I want them to be able to analyze, apply and critique what they learn.

What advice would you offer a new Bentley student?
I would advise a new student to be adventurous and curious, to work hard, and to make a concerted effort to expand his or her horizons. Study abroad; take a course on a country, topic or region that is unfamiliar; engage in extracurricular activities that are new and perhaps even a bit intimidating. College is about growing and learning.