Nicola Foote appointed Barrett Honors College vice dean

Nicola Foote

Nicola Foote has been appointed as the new vice dean of Barrett, the Honors College at ASU.


Nicola Foote has been appointed as the new vice dean of Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University.

Foote comes to ASU and Barrett from Florida Gulf Coast University, where she was associate dean for university-wide programs and faculty engagement and a professor of Latin American and Caribbean history. Her position in the office of undergraduate studies included oversight of the University Honors College.

She has years of experience teaching courses on the history, politics and culture of the Caribbean, Colonial Latin America, Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. She is the editor of five books and has 16 peer-reviewed articles in Latin American and Caribbean history, including most recently "Sources for Latin America in the Modern World." Foote has extensive experience with summer and term-time study abroad, and has led several of these trips to England, Wales, Trinidad and Tobago, China, and the Galapagos Islands.

“Nicola Foote has immense experience in honors programs and leadership that will be immediately applicable at Barrett Honors College,” said Mark Jacobs, dean of Barrett Honors College. “Her studies and publications give her a global perspective that will help with our new Global Initiatives program and add real value to our executive team.”

Foote says she is honored to be named Barrett Honors College’s vice dean.

“Barrett has long been a beacon of what we wanted our honors college at Florida Golf Coast University to be,” she said. “We modeled our honors college after Barrett’s exceptional residential experience and its co-curricular programming and I’m overjoyed to be coming to the prestigious Barrett Honors College.”

She plans to assist with the Barrett Global Initiatives program and to broaden engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean, especially their cities, human traditions and cultural exploration.

Foote has a BA first class with honors in history of the Americas from University College London and an MA from the Institute of Latin American Studies at the University of London. Her PhD is in history from University College London.

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