Study Abroad Faculty-Led Advisory Group (FLAG)

NSU's Faculty-Led Advisory Group (FLAG) is comprised of experienced faculty members who have designed and facilitated faculty-led study abroad programs.
FLAG's goal is to advance faculty-led study abroad programs at NSU.

FLAG members:

  •     Advocate throughout NSU for faculty-led study abroad experiences
  •     Strengthen partnerships between the Office of International Programs and NSU departments, schools and colleges
  •     Provide feedback on faculty-led education abroad policies and procedures
Faculty-Led Advisory Group Members


Professor Brian Bengs

Brian BengsProfessor Brian Bengs has a B.A. in history from Iowa State University, a M.A. in history from Louisiana Tech University, a J.D. from the University of Iowa, and a LL.M. in international law from The George Washington University. He teaches an array of criminal justice and political science law courses. His research interests include international law and criminal law topics.

A retired U.S. Air Force judge advocate (JAG), Professor Bengs has spent significant time living and working in Japan, South Korea, Germany, Kuwait, and Qatar. He has given presentations in Turkey, England, France, Italy, Poland, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, and Greece. As an Air Force Academy faculty member, he developed and led student trips to multiple cities in Brazil; Paris and Evian, France; and San Remo, Italy. He strongly believes that every American should have some type of international experience and there is no better time to get it than as an undergraduate.





Dr. Andria Moon

Andria MoonDr. Andria Moon joined NSU's faculty in August 2013. She received a doctor of education degree in educational leadership in August 2011 and master of arts degree in educational technology in August 2007 from Central Michigan University; and a bachelor of science degree in elementary education and early childhood in May 2004 from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

She is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and has been involved in the NSU AEYC group, which has been named NSU Student Organization of the Year.

In other activities at Northern, Moon has been advisor of NSU's AEYC, a faculty senator, Common Read Committee member, and HLC Criterion 4 co-chair. She also supervises teacher candidates and has planned two faculty-led trips. In June 2016, she led a group of 17 education students to Italy. In May 2017, she led a group of 13 students to Greece. Her research interests include improving literacy education in Pk-12 schools, educational technology, creativity, early childhood, iPads in the classroom, and school culture.