Thailand Communications Faculty Member in Ghana on Sverdrup Fellowship

Thomas Groves Thomas Groves, School of Communications professor based in Webster Thailand, is teaching this Fall 1 term at Webster Ghana through the Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship, Webster University’s in-network faculty mobility program. (Applications for Fall 2018 fellowships are now open through Oct. 15.)

This move has given Groves a wonderful opportunity to engage with students and peers from a different part of the world. The Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship is awarded to Webster University faculty worldwide and allows the opportunity to travel to teach for a term or semester at Webster's international campuses.

As part of his activities in Ghana, he was one of a number of prominent speaker’s at Ghana's first-ever Campus Thought Leadership Seminar, where he covered the topic, "Evolution of WhatsApp as a Business Tool.” Other speakers at the event included Francis Kofigah, CEO of Dough Man Foods, and Kojo Nyame Biney, co-head of online digital marketing at Ringier Ghana.

He also exhibited selections from his photographic works at Pecha Kucha Accra, an event in which several other artists and photographers displayed their work at the Goeth-Institut in Accra, Ghana, on Sept. 22. The Goethe Institut, Webster University Ghana Campus and Dare to Dream were major sponsors of the event.

Groves is a Canadian national, who teaches photography, digital production, advertising, and communications theory. He has taught at Webster Thailand since 2009. In addition to his academic work, he runs Phamai Photography Studio with his wife in Hua Hin, Thailand.

Read more about Groves’ activities in a School of Communications post and this Webster Thailand story.

Interested faculty can learn more about the Leif J. Sverdrup Global Teaching Fellowship program here.