Laurie A. Occhipinti is Dean of the School of Liberal Arts, Education, Humanities and Communications at Mount Wachusett Community College in Gardner, MA. Previously, she was an assistant dean and professor of anthropology at Clarion University in Clarion, PA. She wrote Making a Difference in a Globalized World: Short-term Missions that Work (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), available on Amazon.