Faculty and Staff Bios

Dr. Mike Tyler

Founder & Director

Dr. Michael Tyler has managed summer multi-country study abroad programs in Europe for over a decade. He is committed to providing students an unrivaled, life changing, experience. Dr. Tyler has a Ph.D. in Accounting from Florida International University and is a Professor and Coordinator of the Accounting Program at Barry University.

Dr. Tyler has been selected as the Outstanding Professor in the University and has won numerous other teaching awards in his 25+ year career. He was the Advisor to Delta Sigma Pi Professional Business Fraternity and is currently the Advisor to Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society.

In addition, to teaching at Barry University, Dr. Tyler taught in the Global MBA for Latin American Managers Program (GMBA), a joint program of Thunderbird University and Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico), for eight years. This program was widely recognized as one of the outstanding international MBA programs in the world. Dr. Tyler was selected by the graduating students of this program as the Outstanding Professor three of the last four years of its existence.

Dr. Reccia Charles

Professor of Marketing and International Business

Trinidadian Dr. Charles is a Professor of International Business at St. George's University. She has a doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in International Business. She has taught in seven traveling summer study abroad programs in Europe. Dr. Charles has taught International Business, International Marketing, Global Business, Global Logistics and Cross Cultural Management for the past 19 years.

Dr. Charles has served as the National Expert in Business Skills Development for an agency of the United Nations (funded by the European Union). She currently serves on the Caribbean Growth Forum, an initiative of the Caribbean Development Bank, Inter-American Development Bank and the World Bank.

Dr. Guillermo Reher


Dr. Guillermo Reher is a PhD in Archaeology by the Complutense University in Madrid. He has been involved in nearly 20 competitively funded Spanish and European research projects at both the Complutense University and the Spanish National Research Council.

Since 2014 he has been a university professor in various American and European programs, teaching courses related with history, art history, culture, international relations and cultural heritage. He has also directed and coordinated various study abroad programs involving traveling.

Masha Phillip

Student Relations Coordinator

Masha Phillip is an alumni of St. George's University in Grenada. Her Bachelor’s Degree is in Management, Tourism and Hospitality. She is alumnus of Voyager Europe 2017. Masha's travels have taken her to many countries in Europe. In addition to Voyager Europe, she has traveled to Italy with the X-Culture Symposium and personal travels.

She has gained cross cultural knowledge as a liaison at the International Student and Admissions Offices at St. Georges. Masha is the On-Site Coordinator for the Toronto University Study Abroad held in Grenada. As Voyager’s Student Relations Coordinator, Masha is committed to making your experience abroad amazing.

Nikki Acenas

Goodwill Ambassador

Nikki Acenas was born and raised in the Philippines and currently resides in Miami. She graduated with a BS in Accounting in 2017. She has participated in Voyager Europe Program three times and has been the Goodwill Ambassador for Voyager Study Abroad since 2017. She first participated in Voyager in 2015, attracted by the idea of studying in Europe for a month, seeing so many countries and earning college credits. Traveling with Voyager Europe changed the way she looks at traveling.

Nikki used to believe it was all about taking pictures and posting on social media and learned how incredible it is to experience different cultures, interact with the locals and do what they do. According to Nikki, “through Voyager Europe I had an opportunity to travel with the most amazing people and build lasting friendships across borders!” Nikki liaisons with the program participants during the program and makes sure that they too have the experience of a lifetime.