|Dr. Jane Flaherty received her B.A. in history from Boston University in 1983. During the 1980’s she worked for two organizations based in Massachusetts that specialized in international field research (School for Field Studies and Earthwatch Institute). She moved to Texas in 1995, and soon thereafter became an Aggie. She completed her Ph.D. in American history in 2005, and worked as a lecturer and graduate advisor in the Department of History. Her areas of academic specialization include nineteenth century American economic history and the economy during the American Civil War. In 2007, she became the director of the Study Abroad Programs Office where she oversees a department of active and engaged professionals who provide support for Texas A&M University's international education programs. She is the mother of three, and the author of one book and two published papers on fiscal policy during the American Civil War. During her sophomore year in college, Jane studied abroad for a year in Switzerland. Since then, she worked on an archaeological project in Chile for five seasons; and has visited most European countries for work and pleasure. Vietnam is now her primary destination. Jane enjoys helping all Aggies reach their full potential by participating in transformational, international experiences. Her interests include reading and writing about nineteenth century tax policy and US history, walking her dogs, and serving the Aggie community.