2014 COIL Conference Presenters

Conference Presenter Biographies

The following are biographies from this year's conference presenters accepted from our international call for presentations at the upcoming 6th COIL Conference.

  • There will also be a conference track in which institutions which have made substantial progress towards normalizing collaborative online international learning courses as part of their internationalization strategies will be highlighted. More info will be posted in early February.
  • More details regarding the conference plenary speakers will also posted to this page in early February.
  • More photos will be added as they are received from our presenters.

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Jean Bernard Adrey joined Coventry University in 2005 after completing a PhD in European Sociolinguistics and is currently the Director of the International Experience and Mobility Service [IEMS] which administrates all international experience and mobility schemes at CU managing over 4,000 international experiences yearly. Recently IEMS has been tasked with both the central coordination of Online International Learning [OIL] Projects ‐ as a platform to internationalise the curriculum ‐ and the internationalisation of the campus.
Plenary Session: The Road to COIL Normalization – Panel Discussion
 
Frederik Ahlgrimm Frederik Ahlgrimm works in the field of teacher education and school development.  After studying music and Latin in Potsdam (Germany) and Turin (Italy), he received his Ph.D. for his research on school development and teacher collaboration in German schools.  Since 2010, he has been working as a university lecturer at Potsdam University and running democaris, a school consultancy he co-founded.  He lives with his wife and four children in Berlin.

Crackerbarrel Session on Internationalizing Teacher Education: Promising Practices from the Field

Online collaboration in teacher education: some insights from an ongoing trial

We Teach the World:  Building International Competence and Engagement into the Undergraduate Education of Preservice Teachers

Rick Arrowood

Rick J. Arrowood, J.D. is the Chair of the Master of Science in Nonprofit Management program and a fulltime graduate faculty member at Northeastern University, College of Professional Studies, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Mr. Arrowood is also a Visiting Professor at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. Mr. Arrowood’s scholarly practitioner and research interests are leadership, organizational culture, distance education, and include work in dual degree international engagements, nonprofit leadership, and global cultural awareness studies. 

Goldilocks Goes Global: Setting the Stage for ‘Good, Better, or Just Right’
Todd Austin

Todd Austin, Videoconferencing Lead, Instructional Support Services, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts University of Michigan. Todd Austin has been working with H.323 videoconferencing in teaching for over ten years at the University of Michigan. For the last two years, he has led videoconferencing efforts at Michigan’s major college and co-manages the university’s international co-taught course initiative with Ms. Meechan. His  educational and professional backgrounds include information technology, Russian politics, and classical music.

Synchronous Courses with Global Partners Using Videoconferencing
Marley Barduhn Marley S. Barduhn is currently a SUNY Global Fellow, working with SUNY system on several projects related to internationalizing teacher education. She is also Assistant Provost Emerita with SUNY Cortland where she lead campus efforts in administration and accreditation of teacher and educational leadership programs.  Marley has experience in directing international program development and assessment,  creating field experience and student teaching abroad, and managing an international programs office. We Teach the World:  Building International Competence and Engagement into the Undergraduate Education of Preservice Teachers
GianMario Besana GianMario Besana, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs – Online Learning and Internationalization, DePaul University.GianMario Besana holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame, IN, and has published widely in the field of algebraic geometry and applications to computer vision. He leads the internationalization process at DePaul University,  while also coordinating the institution’s online learning efforts. Under his guidance, DePaul’s faculty training program for online teaching was recognized in 2012 with the Sloan-C award for best faculty development program for online teaching in the country. Private Colleges Normalizing COIL
Christian Bond Christian Bond, Clients Relationship Manager. Christian Bond has over 20 years of experience in the public and private education sectors as a teacher, instructional designer, consultant and training director. He has been involved with the Sakai project since 2008 implementing, supporting and guiding schools through their implementations of the Sakai CLE and he’s now responsible in the promotion of Sakai and its community. He received his graduate degree (MA) in Adult Education from Sherbrooke University, Canada. Using the Sakai Collaborative Learning Environment to collaborate internationally
Bettina Bluemling Bettina Bluemling, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Social Sciences, Wageningen University. Engaged in collaborative research on natural resources management in China and India. Teaching on environment and development, theories of environmental and social sciences, and methodologies for collaborative interdisciplinary research. 
From collaboration to consultation: incorporating two-tiered learning in a multi-sited, international online graduate course
Susan Bray Susan Bray has had a long and successful career in academia and business. She is a principal owner of New Vistas, a company which prepares people for success in today’s global economy.  Sue is a Senior Associate of both WorldWork Ltd, and of TCO International Diversity Management – European based international firms designed to build cultural competence. In these roles she has taught online and face-to-face programs to support global work teams, and has provided executive coaching.   Global Work Teams:  Are We Adequately Preparing Our Students?
Joyce Budai Joyce M. Budai is the Senior Program Officer at the Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) in Ann Arbor Michigan.  Joyce received her Ph.D. in Geology at the University of Michigan.  Her research efforts focused on geochemical alteration of sedimentary rocks and fluid migration processes within deformed and buried ancient rocks sequences.  Over the past 12 years at the GLCA, Joyce has supported faculty development, international education, campus sustainability efforts, and most recently the development of the Global Liberal Arts Alliance initiative.
Plenary Session: The Road to COIL Normalization – Panel Discussion
 
  Don Bysouth, Osaka University, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Associate Professor. Don holds a PhD in psychology from Murdoch University, Australia. His research involves the detailed examination of social interaction in a variety of settings and contexts, drawing on ethnomethodology, conversation analysis, and multimodal approaches to human interaction. He is actively involved in the design and implementation of higher education internationalization initiatives in Japan. Online means audience: Turning the students’ perspectives outward to the world  
Lorette Calix Lorette Pellettiere Calix is an instructor and director of SUNY/Empire State College programs in Latin America. She presents frequently on experiences with blended learning programs in Panama and the Dominican Republic. In addition to 18 years in higher education, Lorette has upper level management experience both in the U.S. and Latin America. She has a Master’s degree in Organizational Management, a B.A. in International Relations, post-graduate work on quality in higher education and doctoral studies in Management. The Value of a Virtual Term Abroad
Richard Cattabiani Richard Cattabiani’s interest in international education was sparked by a Fulbright Teacher Exchange in Leicester, England.  A retired high school teacher [33 years], he initiated and implemented SUNY Ulster’s International Program in 2005.  Since then, he has been working closely with the State University of New York’s Center for Collaborative On-line International Learning [COIL], Globalization101.org, The Scholar Rescue Fund and the Global Workforce Project.  Richard continues to teach in both the English and Social Sciences departments at SUNY Ulster. Community Colleges at SUNY Normalizing COIL
Bidhan Chandra Bidhan Chandra is an experienced international educator/consultant and is currently an Associate Professor at Center of Distance Learning at Empire State College where he coordinates and teaches courses in international business and management. He has also been a Visiting Professor with the School of Management at the University of Buffalo, where he has taught International Business to executives in the Motorola University and Renmin University EMBA programs in Beijing and in UB’s Singapore EMBA program.

Evaluating international cross-cultural skills obtained in a study abroad, faculty-led trip, or a COIL course

Marwa El Charif Marwa El Charif, 22, also known as Marru, is a student majoring in Marketing and Advertising in her final year at the Lebanon program in ESC. She works as a sales account manager at a Telecom Company called “Sama S.A.L. Offshore”, and also works as a Singer/Performer in two bands: a rock girl band and an entertainment band called Fantastix. Marwa plays the guitar and keyboards in addition to singing and composing. She attributes her success to her parents because they motivate and inspire her.  A Conversation about Online Collaborations using Facebook and Synchronous Communication: Student and Faculty Perspectives
Nancy Chicola Nancy Chicola is Chair of Elementary Education and Reading at SUNY, Buffalo State.  Her university teaching experience research revolves around social studies education and school leadership.  She has published numerous articles related to the arts in social studies instruction and culturally responsive teaching as well as two books Discovering World Geography with Books Kids Love and Creating Caring Communities with Books Kids Love.  Recent research in international teacher education has culminated with a curricular proposal for infusing international perspectives throughout the Department curriculum and student experiences.

Crackerbarrel Session on Internationalizing Teacher Education: Promising Practices from the Field

We Teach the World:  Building International Competence and Engagement into the Undergraduate Education of Preservice Teachers

Lorrie Clemo Lorrie Clemo serves as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the State University of New York at Oswego. She oversees all the instructional and academic programs of the college. Previously Clemo served as Chief of Staff and Deputy to the President.  In 2007-2008 Clemo served as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow at the University of Rochester. Clemo received her Ph.D. from Binghamton University. She is a tenured member of the Political Science Department..

Building a COIL program: the SUNY-Oswego experience

Plenary Session: The Road to COIL Normalization – Panel Discussion
 
Susan Coultrap-McQuin Susan Coultrap-McQuin is a Professor in the departments of English and Women's Studies at SUNY-Oswego. She is the Director of the SUNY-Oswego Institute for Global Engagement. Previously she has served as Deputy to the President for Special Projects, Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, and had served as Dean of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Minnesota State University at Mankato. She is the author and editor of several books in the areas of gender studies, literature, and feminist ethics. She is also the first developer of a COIL course at SUNY-Oswego. Building a COIL program: the SUNY-Oswego experience
Jennifer Cushman Jenifer Cushman, Dean of the Campus and Associate Professor of German, Ohio University Zanesville.  With a German PhD from Ohio State, Jenifer engaged in the University of Minnesota study abroad curriculum integration effort as a faculty member at UM Morris, and most recently served as International Dean at Juniata College, a NAFSA Simon-Award-winning institution, 2007-2014.  A 2009 AIEA Presidential Fellow and 2010 ACE Fellow, she chairs the 2014 Simon committee, and contributed to the recent NAFSA publication "Improving and Assessing Global Learning.”  Jenifer is President-Elect of AIEA. Moderator: Private Colleges Normalizing COIL
Kate L. Daniels Kate L. Daniels is a senior instructional technology consultant at DePaul University, where she supports faculty in the design and development of online and hybrid courses. Co-founder of DePaul's mobile learning initiative (MoLI), Kate also supports the DePaul Global Learning Experience (GLE). An online instructor since 2005, she has also served as an instructional designer in non-profit and corporate settings. Kate earned her B.A. at Rice University and her M.S. in Instructional Technology at UNCW. Her research has been published in The Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia and The International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations. Private Colleges Normalizing COIL
Lisa DellaPorte Lisa DellaPorte is the Program Operations Manager of Know My World with a B.S. in Education/English from SUNY New Paltz. She has recently returned from the Galapagos Islands as an English Teacher, volunteering in the local community and taking classes towards her M.P.S. in Humanistic and Multicultural Education from SUNY New Paltz which she plans on completing in December 2014. Pre-Conference Workshop: Strategies for Creating Dynamic Intercultural Relationships
Maurizio Del Conte Maurizio Del Conte is Professor of Law at Bocconi University, Milano, where he teaches and writes on labor and employment law. He earned the Ph.D. in Comparative and European Employment Law and Industrial Relations from University of Pavia. His recent publications focus on termination of the employment contracts, Trade Unions rights and collective bargaining, alternative dispute resolution, workplace privacy. Professor Del Conte has published two books, journal articles, book chapters, and co-authored a textbook on Italian Employment Law. He has been Visiting Professor at the University of Richmond and University of Kobe, Japan, and presented in Europe, U.S.A., Japan, and Mexico to academics and practitioners. He is Director of the Research Unit on Law and Economics Studies at Bocconi and member of the center on International Markets, Money and Regulation Board. An Institution-specific COIL Program: What Would it Take
Lisa Dethridge Lisa Dethridge, Senior Lecturer, School of Media and Communications, RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia). Lisa Dethridge is a pioneer of online education and has conducted research across a wide spectrum of electronic communications media for organizations including the United Nations Secretariat in New York, for NASA (US National Aerospace and Aeronautics Agency) in Houston and for Telecom Australia. She designs for multi-user virtual environments and has twenty years’ experience writing and producing for web, film, television, theatre, radio, print and telecoms in Australia and the United States for Fox, Warner, Working Title, MTV, CBS, NBC, Ted Turner CNN, Granada, SBS, Dempa Japan, Conde Nast; the Australian Film Commission. A Multi-disciplinary, Multi-media, Cross-cultural, Science-Fiction Movie Education Experience
Stacey DeWolfe Stacey DeWolfe is a freelance writer, teacher and musician who makes her home in Montreal, Canada. She holds undergraduate degrees in English and film production, as well as a master’s degree in film studies. Stacey has written about food, culture and art for the Montreal Mirror, C Magazine, Akimbo, Mutekmag and Cult MTL. Stacey is also the author of Sound Affects: Sado- Masochism and Sensation in Lars von Trier’s Breaking the Waves and Dancer in the Dark. Hospitality and Online Intercultural Pedagogy: Practical and Theoretical Reflections
Katherine Douglas Katherine Douglas, President, Corning Community College. Dr. Douglas is a leader and innovator in her field of study; leadership and open access higher education. Prior to arriving as the 6th President of Corning Community College (CCC), Dr. Douglas served as Vice-President of Academic Affairs at Sussex County Community College. At CCC, Dr. Douglas has led the development of a new strategic plan employing a strengths-based approach. Dr. Douglas began her community college career at Greenfield Community College (GCC) where she earned tenure and the rank of professor teaching Outdoor Leadership for 20 years, before entering academic administration as Associate Dean of GCC’s Division of Behavioral Sciences and later as Dean of the Division of Social Sciences at Holyoke Community College. Community Colleges at SUNY Normalizing COIL
Janet Duncan Janet Duncan, Associate Professor in the Foundations and Social Advocacy Department of  at SUNY Cortland.  She has worked with teachers of inclusive education for over 20 years.  Her research interests international human rights for children with disabilities, autism, and accessibility issues. Founding Director of the Institute for Disability Studies at SUNY Cortland, Dr. Duncan received her Ph.D. in Special Education from Syracuse University in 1994.

Crackerbarrel Session on Internationalizing Teacher Education: Promising Practices from the Field

We Teach the World:  Building International Competence and Engagement into the Undergraduate Education of Preservice Teachers

Natalia Dyba Natalia Dyba is the Director of Global Initiatives at the University of Washington Bothell, a UW campus recognized for its interdisciplinary academic programs, diverse student population and entrepreneurial spirit. Her role supports the growth of international efforts across campus, including education abroad, institutional partnerships, curricular integration, and opportunities for international involvement locally. She is a 2013-2014 AIEA Presidential Fellow and a board member of the Greater Puget Sound Chapter of the Fulbright Association.  Grow Your Own:  Strategies for cultivating larger scale virtual exchange
Angelica Santana Fierro Angélica Santana Fierro, Professor and researcher at the School of Business and Humanities at Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Chihuahua. She is part of the leader team that is currently implementing an iPad initiative on the Campus. She focuses on designing and presenting workshops on educational technology for professors in several Campuses. She is the creator of the teaching strategy Connective Multicultural Learning. She has coordinated interactions between Tecnológico de Monterrey and five different Universities located in various parts of the world.
Pre-Conference Workshop: IT Tools for Enhancing Intercultural Competency Amongst Today's Students
Gabriel Flacks Gabriel Flacks. Between 2007 and 2012, Flacks developed a curriculum which encouraged students in the US and Canada to write and think critically about contemporary issues collaboratively, sharing perspectives and ideas while building local and global awareness. To facilitate this form of pedagogy, Flacks developed a website, www.newsactivist.com, that helps teachers and students easily manage and coordinate cross-campus, international collaborations. Since the site went online, in fall of 2012, over 2000 students and 20 professors have used the site to help achieve a variety of pedagogical goals. NewsActivist Website Update
John E. Fowler John E. Fowler, Assistant Director of the SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning, has wide-ranging experience working in the American, British and German higher education sectors. He has an extensive background in online learning, academic technology, and international education in a variety of higher education contexts. He holds a European Master in Higher Education, through an Erasmus Munds joint degree program from the Universities of Oslo, Tampere and Aveiro. John’s primary research interests are related to the international dimensions of higher education, with a particular focus on cross-border student mobility. Moderator: Community Colleges at SUNY Normalizing COIL
Liz Frondigoun
Liz Frondigoun, Lecturer in Criminology/ Sociology, Glasgow School for Business and Society, Glasgow Caledonian University. Liz teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She has a strong interest in innovative pedagogy particularly in e‐learning which supports students to learn and engage in virtual group work across geographical boundaries. Her other specialist areas of research are in policing, policy, and violence: ASB and youth violence, work‐related violence, alternatives to imprisonment, gender and ethnicity, in which she has researched for a number of years.
Breaking the mould: Engaging with COIL to enhance internationalising the curriculum at Glasgow Caledonian University
Uliana Gabara
Uliana Gabara, Ph.D. Dean and Chair of International Education, emerita, University of Richmond, VA. Founder of Richmond’s Office of International Education, Gabara was responsible for the vision and strategic development of comprehensive, integrated internationalization. This included exchanges/affiliations with universities abroad, study abroad policies and procedures, faculty and curriculum internationalization, international students and scholars, budgetary strategies, and outreach to the community. With degrees from Bennington College, the University of Warsaw, and a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, Gabara has presented at various venues, consulted and evaluated internationalization projects. She is past president of AIEA, the Virginia Association for International Education, chair of International Studies Association’s NCISPA, and member of boards of Scholars at Risk, ACE’s Internationalization Collaborative among others. Development of a Richmond COIL program is her current project.

An Institution-specific COIL Program: What Would it Take

Plenary Session: The Road to COIL Normalization – Panel Discussion
 
Maureen Gardner
Maureen Gardner is a second semester graduate student studying Geography at Binghamton University. She spent the Fall 2013 semester in Zhenjiang, China as a Teaching Assistant for a World Regional Geography course. She has developed an understanding of collaborative international learning and has gained insight from her students. She is currently developing her thesis on landslide susceptibility assessment for the Republic of Moldova.
Fully COIL’d Reflections
Charbel Ghanime Charbel Ghanime, also known as Belime, is a singer-songwriter, music producer, and a senior at the SUNY Empire State College’s International Program in Lebanon. At 22 years old, Charbel is pursuing a degree in Advertising, which he considers his second passion along with music. He owns his own creative boutique called Minus One Entertainment, through which he hopes to combine Music and Advertising under one umbrella. A Conversation about Online Collaborations using Facebook and Synchronous Communication: Student and Faculty Perspectives
Gulnara Gimaletdinova Gulnara Gimaletdinova, Candidate of Science (PhD) in Comparative Linguistics, Associate Professor, Kazan Federal University (Russia), Department of Germanic Philology. Dr. Gimaletdinova teaches graduate and undergraduate students majoring in English or German philology. She teaches students of all language proficiency levels including advanced learners of English. Her interests include linguistics (comparative and functional stylistics, lexicology, grammar) and distance education. One of the major focuses of her courses is stylistic analysis of texts. International Online Language Teaching: Collaborative and Natural vs. Self-paced and Structured
Heidi Gregory-Mina Heidi Gregory-Mina, D.M. is a fulltime faculty member at Southern New Hampshire University and has teaching affiliations with Capella University and Northeastern University College of Professional Studies and the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Prior to devoting her fulltime efforts to academia, Heidi served in various leadership roles in accounting, finance and grants management. She is currently engaged in a variety of leadership studies, including a dual degree longitudinal study and job satisfaction.
Goldilocks Goes Global: Setting the Stage for ‘Good, Better, or Just Right’    
Carey Hatch Carey Hatch is currently the Associate Provost for Academic Technologies and Instructional Services at the State University of New York, System Administration.  Carey is currently coordinating the planning and implementation efforts for Open SUNY, the University’s strategic initiative to take online learning to scale.  Carey also heads the SUNY Office of Library and Information Services, which supports and coordinates a variety of cooperative library programs; the EduCause Award winning SUNY Learning Network (SLN) program, which supports campuses in online learning, and the SUNY Center for Professional Development, which provides professional development services to the University.  Opening Remarks
Douglas Hemphill Douglas Hemphill is a Multimedia Instructional Designer at SUNY-Oswego who works in the Division of Extended Learning. He is assigned to work with faculty developing COIL classes at SUNY-Oswego. He possesses a Master's degree from Syracuse University in Instructional Design.

Building a COIL program: the SUNY-Oswego experience

A View from the Trenches: An Instructional Designer Perspective on COIL

Ann C. Hodges Ann C. Hodges is Professor of Law at the University of Richmond where she teaches and writes in the areas of labor and employment law, feminist legal theory and nonprofit organizations. Her recent publications focus on the intersection of labor and employment law, alternative dispute resolution, workplace privacy, and public sector labor and employment law. She has published many law review and journal articles, and book chapters, and co-authored two books. She has presented to academics and practitioners in her fields. Professor Hodges has a B.S. in Industrial Relations from the University of North Carolina and an M.A. from the Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations at the University of Illinois. An Institution-specific COIL Program: What Would it Take
Karyn Hollis Karyn Hollis, Associate Professor of English, Director, Concentration in Writing and Rhetoric, and Acting Director, Cultural Studies Program at VIllanova University. Dr. Hollis's research projects include discursive analysis of wikileaks cables, the relationship between new forms of media and social activism in the case of worker co‐ops in the US and abroad, and the history of gendered discursive practice. She has published Liberating Voices: Writing at the Bryn Mawr Summer School for Women Workers (2004), which was supported by a year‐long research grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities Blogging as Intercultural Ice Breaker
Cheery Ignacio
Cherry Ignacio, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Neuroscience and Physiology, SUNY Upstate Medical University. Doctoral studies in biochemistry and molecular biology. Originally from the Philippines,she seeks to apply her scientific expertise to health, science and environmental issues.Her dissertation research studies how the brain is damaged by alcoholism.
From collaboration to consultation: incorporating two-tiered learning in a multi-sited, international online graduate course
  Keiko Ikeda,  Associate Professor, Division of International Affairs, Kansei University. Keiko has a Ph.D. in linguistics and language education from University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her areas of expertise are conversation analysis, ethnomethodology, and multimodal interactional analysis of various social interactions. She is in charge of in-bound student mobility at her affiliated institution. 
Online means audience: Turning the students’ perspectives outward to the world  
 
Susan Jagendorf-Sobierajski Susan Jagendorf-Sobierajski is the executive director of international education at SUNY Cobleskill. She oversees international student issues, study abroad and foreign language and ESL courses. She designs international collaborative programs. She participates in the SUNY Global Center international recruitment and advisory council affairs and directs three international programs at Cobleskill. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, two master’s degrees in ESL and Linguistics, and a doctorate in Linguistics from CUNY Graduate Center. Evaluating international cross-cultural skills obtained in a study abroad, faculty-led trip, or a COIL course

 

Mary Jensen
Mary Jensen, Associate Professor of Education, Ella Cline Shear School of
Education,State University of New York—Geneseo. Dr. Mary Jensen and Dr. Jane Fowler Morse teach at SUNY Geneseo. They were COIL Grantees in 2012, and travelled to Finland to establish contacts for COIL-relatedactivities. In 2013, they obtained a grant to invite faculty members to implement globalperspectives into the School of Education curriculum. They have collaborated on two papers,one about education in Finland, and a second that contrasts teacher selection and assessment practices in Finland and the U.S.
Thinking Otherwise:  How Global Perspectives Transform Education
Eva Kampits Eva Kampits, Ph.D. consults and develops resources for educators, practitioners and policy leaders concerned with strengthening education at all levels, regionally and globally. An experienced evaluator, she was a Director at NEASC (1994-2011), the nation’s first accrediting association. Her leadership as an academic dean and leader in technology and education began at MIT. Since 2000, she serves as consultant to education ministries focused on best practices in new contexts including China.
Goldilocks Goes Global: Setting the Stage for ‘Good, Better, or Just Right’     
John Kane John Kane is the Director of the SUNY-Oswego Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and the COIL Coordinator for SUNY-Oswego. He works with COIL faculty individually and in monthly group meetings to assist in the process of COIL course development. He is a Professor in the Economics Department and has previously served as department chair. His PhD in Economics is from SUNY-Stony Brook.
Building a COIL program: the SUNY-Oswego experience
 
Donald C. Katt Donald C. Katt, President, SUNY Ulster. Dr. Katt was appointed President of SUNY Ulster in 2001. He had joined the staff at SUNY Ulster in 1968 in the student personnel area. In 1975 he became responsible for the College's development and advancement programs and while serving in that capacity the Ulster Community College Foundation was ranked among the top 20 community college foundations in the United States. In 1989 Dr. Katt was appointed Chief Academic Officer. Serving as Vice President and Dean of Faculty from 1994 - 2000, he assisted in developing eighteen new academic programs, expanding the high school collegian program, and building evening enrollments at the Business Resource Center in Kingston. He recently served on SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher’s Group of 200 for the Power of SUNY: Strategic Plan 2010 & Beyond and was a co-chair of New York Campus Compact. Community Colleges at SUNY Normalizing COIL
Lila Khalitova
Lilia Khalitova, Candidate of Science (PhD) in Comparative Linguistics, Kazan Federal University (Russia), Associate Professor, Department of Germanic Philology. Dr. Khalitova mostly works with upper-level and master students who major in English but she occasionally works with elementary level language learners as well. Among her courses are Phonetics, Pragmatics, Speech Practice, Academic Writing, and Rhetoric. She focuses on theoretical linguistics, while also continuously developing scientific and practice-oriented interest in cross-cultural communication, technology assisted language teaching.
International Online Language Teaching: Collaborative and Natural vs. Self-paced and Structured
Alexander Henning Knoth Alexander Henning Knoth, M.A, Studied Law, Political Science, Sociology and History. 2013 Winner of the Teaching Award of the Ministry of Science (Brandenburg), 2012 Honor by the Federal President of Germany, 2011 International Teaching Professional, Erasmus Guest Lecturer at Umeå University (Sweden) and Roudboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands). Currently Research Assistant at the chair in sociology of gender and E-Learning Coordinator of the Economic and Social Science Faculty of Potsdam University (Germany). Freelancer Coach for rhetoric, negotiation and communication. Research-Based Teaching: Weblogs – a Source for Collaborative and Informal Learning
Mindy Kole Mindy Kole is an Assistant Professor of Business and the Director of the Darlene L. Pfeiffer Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at SUNY Ulster, teaching and developing curriculum in Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Management and Business Ethics.  Mindy has presented her work, including development of a student-run business, at NACCE (National Association of Community College Entrepreneurship).  She is currently studying for a PhD in Organizational Management and Management Education at Capella University.  A Conversation about Online Collaborations using Facebook and Synchronous Communication: Student and Faculty Perspectives
  Keith Landa, Director of the Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center, Purchase College. In his role as TLTC Director, Keith Landa oversees the implementation and administration of learning applications at SUNY Purchase. He is on the FACT2 ePortfolio task group, looking at current ePortfolio practices across SUNY and what programs and policies are needed to promote ePortfolio use. He also provides instructional design support for several COIL Center projects, designed to promote intercultural competency on the part of SUNY students through the development and delivery of globally networked courses. Evaluating international cross-cultural skills obtained in a study abroad, faculty-led trip, or a COIL course
Sabine Levet
Sabine Levet is Senior Lecturer in French in the department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at MIT. She is one of the original authors of the intercultural project Cultura. She has written articles and chapters in books about the development of tools for cross-cultural understanding and has given talks and workshops on intercultural communication, the teaching of culture, and the integration of technology into the foreign language curriculum.
Fostering Students' Intercultural Competence in a Language Class with Online Collaboration
Craig Little
Craig B. Little, Disginguished Service Professor, SUNY Cortland. Dr. Little is Distinguished Service Professor of Sociology at SUNY Cortland. He is author and editor of two books and widely published on deviance, crime and social control. In recent years he has been active in the Alliance of Universities for Democracy (AUDEM) through which he developed collaborative online international courses with faculty abroad, including Social Control with colleagues in Belarus and Australia.
Pre-Conference Workshop: Negotiating COIL Course Design Using an Instructional Design Planning Framework and Toolkit
Nathan R.B. Loewen
Nathan R.B. Loewen is Professor in the Departments of Humanities and Religious Studies at Vanier College in Montreal, Quebec. His approach to teaching adopts and adapts any technology that helps him achieve his pedagogies of active learning, universal design and internationalization. He publishes along three tracks of research interest: globalizing the philosophy of religion, intersecting religious studies and international development studies, and the development of a pedagogy he calls ‘global learning.’ His active involvement in the creation and sustaining of scholarly communities furthers these ends. He is the founding co-chair of a program unit at the American Academy of Religion as well as co-creator of a virtual teamteaching network that reaches across Quebec and Canada towards India, Russia and Indonesia.
Hospitality and Online Intercultural Pedagogy: Practical and Theoretical Reflections
Phil Long Philip Long is Partnership Director for the Faculties of Health, Social Care and Education and Course Leader for Postgraduate Certification Programme in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Anglia Ruskin University, UK.  He has taught in Further (post 16 years old) and Higher Education for 26 years and for the last 14 years he has taught and researched aspects of teacher education in post compulsory education.  More recently, Dr. Long and a colleague, Uwe Richter, have explored the social aspect of online learning, the online learning community and learning activity design of an online Postgraduate Certificate Program in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education.

Crackerbarrel Session on Internationalizing Teacher Education: Promising Practices from the Field

Going the distance – what students say about effective learning online

We Teach the World:  Building International Competence and Engagement into the Undergraduate Education of Preservice Teachers

Eric Lozowy
Eric Lozowy, Vanier College, College Dean of Science and General Studies. Mr. Lozowy holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from Université de Montréal and a Masters in Russian and Slavic Studies from McGill University. He has served Vanier College for over 10 years as a teacher of French and Russian languages and as the Coordinator of the French Department and Coordinator of the Slavic Studies Major. Prior to coming to Vanier, Eric Lozowy held teaching posts at McGill University, Université de Montréal, Cégep de Saint- Laurent and with the Quebec Ministry of Immigration and Cultural Communities.
 
Hospitality and Online Intercultural Pedagogy: Practical and Theoretical Reflections
Amy McHugh Amy McHugh is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Communication Studies at SUNY Oswego teaching intercultural communication courses. She also works as an academic planning coordinator in the Division of Extended Learning at SUNY Oswego. Amy earned her bachelors in communication studies from Marist College, and her masters in international communication from Macquarie University in Australia. Amy is currently working with a partner at the University of Antwerp on her first COIL course.  Building a COIL program: the SUNY-Oswego experience
Sabine McKinnon Sabine McKinnon, Senior Lecturer in Academic Development, GCU LEAD (Centre for Learning Enhancement and Academic Development). Sabine runs Glasgow Caledonian University’s Global Perspectives Project, a three year strategic change initiative on internationalising the curriculum in all subject disciplines. Her particular research interest is the impact of national culture on learning and teaching.  A graduate of the University of Hamburg, Germany, she has enjoyed a long career in teaching German, European Studies and Intercultural Communication at different universities in England and Scotland  Breaking the mould: Engaging with COIL to enhance internationalising the curriculum at Glasgow Caledonian University
Philomena Meechan
 
Philomena Meechan, Instructional Learning Lead,Language Resource Center, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan. Philomena works with faculty to integrate instructional technology into foreign language,literature, and culture courses. She has been involved in designing and supporting virtual international exchanges in foreign language courses since 2000. She has an MA in Romance Linguistics (Spanish) from the University of Michigan.
 
Synchronous Courses with Global Partners Using Videoconferencing
Jeanine Mercer Jeannine Mercer, Visiting Assistant Professor at SUNY Empire State College’s Lebanon Residency Program since 2006, has created and taught many different courses, primarily in social media studies, communications and marketing. She experiments with social media and other educational technological tools in her courses, and has presented and written about these experiences. Mrs. Mercer holds a MA from New York University in European Studies, and a BA from Baruch College in journalism.  A Conversation about Online Collaborations using Facebook and Synchronous Communication: Student and Faculty Perspectives
Nazira Migmanova
Nazira Migmanova is a graduate student at the Department of Germanic Philology, Kazan Federal University (Russia). She received her bachelor degree in foreign languages from S. Amanzholov East Kazakhstan University. Nazira has researched student-centered foreign language learning and she currently focuses on linguistic study of media texts.
International Online Language Teaching: Collaborative and Natural vs. Self-paced and 
Structured
Jennifer Mitchell
Jennifer Mitchell, Vanier College, Pedagogical Development Office , IT Pedagogical Counselor. Jen Mitchell is the I.T. Pedagogical Advisor at the Pedagogical Development Office (PDO). Before working at the PDO, she worked at Concordia University’s Writing Center and the Centre for Teaching and Learning Services. At Concordia, Jen worked closely with students to develop their study, writing and communication skills. Her pedagogical interests include technology in education, interdisciplinary studies and helping students develop strong writing, communication and study skills.
Hospitality and Online Intercultural Pedagogy: Practical and Theoretical Reflections
J. David moore
J. David Moore, Lecturer in Audio Technology, School of Engineering and the Built Environment, Glasgow Caledonian University. David commenced this post in 2009 after completing his Ph.D. at the University of Huddersfield.  He is currently course leader of the Audio Technology with Multimedia degree programme at GCU and Director of the AudioLab Research team.  Alongside his technical research, he has been undertaking research within the area of audio education with particular emphasis on collaborative learning. 
Breaking the mould: Engaging with COIL to enhance internationalising the curriculum at Glasgow Caledonian University
Jane Fowler Morse
Jane Fowler Morse, Professor of Education, Ella Cline Shear School of
Education, State University of New York—Geneseo.Dr. Mary Jensen and Dr. Jane Fowler Morse teach at SUNY Geneseo. They were COIL Grantees in 2012, and travelled to Finland to establish contacts for COIL-related activities. In 2013, they obtained a grant to invite faculty members to implement global perspectives into the School of Education curriculum. They have collaborated on two papers,one about education in Finland, and a second that contrasts teacher selection and assessment practices in Finland and the U.S.
Thinking Otherwise:  How Global Perspectives Transform Education
Runi Mukherji
Dr. Runi Mukherji, Professor and Chair, The College at Old Westbury. B. Runi Mukherji received her master's in Nuclear Physics from Indian Institute of Technology and her doctorate in Experimental Psychology/Cognitive Processes from SUNY Stony Brook. Her area of expertise is research methodology. She served on the SUNY General Education Assessment Review group since its inception until 2008 and as the methodological consultant for projects at the Center for the Study of Asian American Health and NYU Medical School, since 2003 until the present.
Evaluating international cross-cultural skills obtained in a study abroad, faculty-led trip, or a COIL course
Michael Murphy Michael Murphy is Assistant Professor of English, Director of the College Writing Program, and Coordinator of Writing Across the Curriculum at SUNY Oswego, as well as Vice-President of the SUNY Council on Writing.  He has published on writing studies, cultural theory, and academic labor issues in Journal of Advanced Composition, College Composition and Communication, and the Chronicle of Higher Education.  Current work includes a study of the effect of online for-profit education on the academic labor market, to be published in Contingency, Exploitation, and Solidarity: Labor and Action in English Composition.   Teaching Writing, Intercultural Competence, and the Advent of MOOCs
Arielle Nissenblatt
Arielle Nissenblatt is a senior Geography major at Binghamton University. She spent the fall 2012 semester in Zhenjiang, China as a teaching assistant for a World Regional Geography course. She spent this past semester (fall 2013) as a teaching assistant for the same course in Binghamton, NY. Through her past summer’s internship at COIL, Arielle has developed an understanding and familiarity with the COIL method. Her academic interests include Jewish demography and international relations. She is currently conducting research on the little explored topic of Jewish Chinese migration and assimilation patterns.
Fully COIL’d Reflections
James O'Meara James O’Meara is the Director of the Office of Teaching and Learning and Director of the Advanced Studies in Teaching at National Louis University in Chicago. He also serves as the President of the International Council on Education for Teaching, an INGO with UNESCO associate status.  Professor O’Meara also Deputy Chair of the Chief Editorial Board of the Mapping Educational Specialist Know How Project, an international initiative using digital platform to provide educators around the world with access to evidence informed pedagogic content knowledge. His current research agenda examines the contributions of transformational pedagogic content knowledge and catalytic communities to the achievement of UNESCO’s Education First priorities of improving the quality of learning and fostering global citizenship. We Teach the World:  Building International Competence and Engagement into the Undergraduate Education of Preservice Teachers
Eva Paus Eva Paus, Carol Hoffmann Collins Director of the McCulloch Center for Global Initiatives, Professor of Economics, Mount Holyoke College. Since the founding of the McCulloch Center in 2004, Eva Paus has led Mount Holyoke’s efforts to internationalize the education of every student. The Center has combined an expansion of learning abroad options (study abroad, internships, research) with campus-wide curricular opportunities for comparative analysis of global issues and creative integration of international students into the college community   Paus has written extensively on globalization and development. Her most recent book is Getting Development Right: Structural Transformation, Inclusion and Sustainability in the Post-Crisis Era (2013). Private Colleges Normalizing COIL
Jayne Peaslee Jayne Peaslee, Director of The Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence (CTIE) at Corning Community College (CCC), develops and promotes professional development opportunities for faculty to use innovative technology in the classroom and with online pedagogy.   Prior to her director’s position she was Professor and Department Chair of the Computer and Information Science Department.  She has helped faculty develop COIL courses since 2011 and is presently the COIL Nodal Network Coordinator for CCC. Community Colleges at SUNY Normalizing COIL
Lisa Petro Lisa Petro is the Executive Director and co-founder of Know My World with an M.P.S. in Humanistic and Multicultural Education from SUNY New Paltz.  She has worked in Japan as part of the Ministry of Education. Lisa has given workshops on teaching multiculturalism in the United States, Japan, Nepal and China.  Lisa has also presented projects on Global Citizenship at the SUNY Multicultural Education Conference,EARCOS in Bangkok, Thailand and Shanghai, China.   Pre-Conference Workshop: Strategies for Creating Dynamic Intercultural Relationships
Katarina Pisutova Katarina Pisutova holds an MA in Adult Education (2003) from the University of British Columbia in Canada and an EdD in Online and Distance Learning (2012) from the Open University in UK. She has designed and taught online courses for various non-profit organizations and universities in Canada, US and Europe. She currently works as a Coordinator for elearning at the Comenius University in Slovakia and as an Instructional Designer for International Programs at the Empire State College, NY. Barriers to Collaborative Online Learning in Slovakia
  Mark Reisinger is an Associate Professor of Geography at Binghamton University. He was selected to teach World Regional Geography to students at the Zhenjiang International School as part of Binghamton’s Early Readiness Program with that school. Mark’s teaching and research interests include Population, Economic, and Ethnic Geographies. He is the Faculty Master of Newing College on the Binghamton campus. Mark received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2009. Fully COIL’d Reflections
Rick Reo, Instructional Designer, Division of Instructional Technology, George Mason University. Rick is part of a team of instructional designers that partner with faculty seeking to design and develop online/hybrid courses individually or as part of an academic program. His special interests are in the pedagogy of social media and the design of authentic learning contexts, such as GNLEs. Rick taught online for 7 years and currently teaches face‐to‐face and hybrid courses as an adjunct instructor for the College of Education and Human Development at GMU.

Pre Conference Workshop: Negotiating COIL Course Design Using an Instructional Design Planning Framework and Toolkit

The Instructional Designer as Full Partner with Faculty in the Design of COIL Courses

Uwe Richter Uwe Matthias Richter is Academic Lead: Distance and Online Learning in Anglia Learning & Teaching, Anglia Ruskin University's Learning and Teaching Unit, Cambridge and Chelmsford, UK. His main activities are in policy issues around technology-enhanced, online and distance learning, staff development and projects. His current research interests lie in the field of learning and teaching with particular focus on learning technology and distance learning.
Going the distance – what students say about effective learning online
Jon Rubin Jon Rubin is the Director of the SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL), and also directs the NEH-funded COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities. He is an Associate Professor of Film and New Media at Purchase College where he developed a Cross-Cultural Video course in which SUNY students co-produced videos over the Internet with students in Turkey, Mexico, Belarus, and Germany. He has received Guggenheim, NEA and Fulbright fellowships.
Opening Remarks
 
Closing Plenary – How Can We Work Together to Normalize COIL?
 
Closing Remarks: New Directions for COIL and Open SUNY
 
Gulnara Sadykova
Gulnara Sadykova is an Associate Professor at the Department of Germanic Philology, Kazan Federal University (Russia) and a director of Kazan International Linguistic Center. She also teaches graduate online courses in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice, University at Albany (USA) and has previously conducted professional development blended courses at European Humanities University (Lithuania). Her research interests include cross-culture/crossborder distance education, technology-assisted language teaching/learning, and linguistics.
International Online Language Teaching: Collaborative and Natural vs. Self-paced and Structured
Ghanasyam Sharma Ghanashyam Sharma, Assistant Professor, Stony Brook University. A writing instructor at Stony Brook University, Shyam Sharma specializes in writing in the disciplines, multilingualism, multimodality in writing studies, and non conventional rhetorical traditions. Some of his current projects include a study of academic transition of international students in US universities, a project on the perception and treatment of language variation in academic writing by STEM professionals, and the tradeoff between affordances and pitfalls of collaborative/interactive applications in the classroom. Teaching Writing, Intercultural Competence, and the Advent of MOOCs
Anjoo Sikka Anjoo Sikka is Dean of the Ella Cline Shear School of Education at SUNY Geneseo. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and has worked with diverse student populations for 24 years.  As a faculty member, she taught several courses in teacher education which took a comparative approach to UK and US school and education systems, focusing on assessment and urban education.  Her research interests focused on successful elements of school climate and practices in working with students from diverse international backgrounds.  Currently, Anjoo leads the School’s efforts to internationalize its curriculum and field experiences through the American Council on Education’s Internationalization Laboratory.

Crackerbarrel Session on Internationalizing Teacher Education: Promising Practices from the Field

We Teach the World:  Building International Competence and Engagement into the Undergraduate Education of Preservice Teachers

Rebecca Smolar Rebecca Smolar, Project Manager, SUNY Levin Institute. Rebecca Smolar successfully lead the Global Workforce Project Team in a 3-year, Department of Education grant to internationalize Brockport’s and Cortland’s general education curriculum. Currently she coordinates the International Experiential Learning Community and provides content and oversight for the Globalization101.org site. In addition, Ms. Smolar serves as the Project Manager for the UCosmic Consortium. Ms. Smolar has a Masters in International Communications from American University and a bachelors in Psychobiology from Binghamton University. Evaluating international cross-cultural skills obtained in a study abroad, faculty-led trip, or a COIL course
David Sonnenfeld David A. Sonnenfeld, Professor, Dept. of Environmental Studies, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry.Engaged in collaborative international research and teaching for more than two decades. Primary teaching interests: environmental policy and governance; comparative environmental politics; globalization and the environment; science, technology, and sustainability. Main geographical focal areas: East Asia (China, Southeast Asia), Europe (Netherlands, Germany, the Nordic countries, the EU), North America. Research Associate and periodic Guest Professor, Environmental Policy Group, Wageningen University, the Netherlands. From collaboration to consultation: incorporating two-tiered learning in a multi-sited, international online graduate course
Linda Steet
 
Linda Steet, Associate Professor, Ella Cline Shear School of
Education, State University of New York—Geneseo. Dr. Linda Steet taught at the University of Jordan as a Fulbright Scholar (2010-2011) and was hosted for sabbatical by Al Quds University in the West Bank, Palestinian Territories, (2011-2012). She has developed collaboration projects with the University of Jordan and Bethlehem University, which include connecting students this spring semester in several experimental encounters. Dr. Steet emphasizes the importance of digital meetings with Middle Eastern college students who are in regions where security considerations may restrict U.S. student travel.
Thinking Otherwise:  How Global Perspectives Transform Education
Patrice Prusko Torciva Patrice Prusko Torcivia is an instructional designer with Cornell University. Previously she was with the SUNY/Empire State College Center for Distance Learning and International Programs. She frequently presents about the uses of Cloud Computing in education and her experiences teaching in a blended learning environment in Latin America. Patrice holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA from Union College and a PhD in Education from UAlbany. Her doctoral research was on women, selfefficacy and mathematics.

Evaluating international cross-cultural skills obtained in a study abroad, faculty-led trip, or a COIL course

The Value of a Virtual Term Abroad

Greg Tuke Greg Tuke teaches Social Media and Social Change courses at University of Washington-Bothell and Seattle University, with a focus on using video and live video conferencing globally to enhance cross-cultural communication skills.  He has 25 years of experience leading non-profit education and international organizations.  He currently leads Tuke International Consulting, providing social media training workshops to local and international non-profit organizations, and providing faculty training workshops on strategies for embedding virtual exchanges and international collaborations within university courses.    Grow Your Own:  Strategies for cultivating larger scale virtual exchange
Miriam Vock Miriam Vock is a professor of research on teaching and interventions in the Department of Education at the University of Potsdam, Germany.  Her research focuses on teaching gifted and talented students.  She studied Psychology at the University of Muenster, Germany, where she also received her Ph.D.  Until 2011, Miriam Vock was a researcher at the Institute of Educational Progress at Humboldt University Berlin where she and her colleagues developed nation-wide, standards-based assessment for schools.

Crackerbarrel Session on Internationalizing Teacher Education: Promising Practices from the Field

Online collaboration in teacher education: some insights from an ongoing trial

We Teach the World:  Building International Competence and Engagement into the Undergraduate Education of Preservice Teachers

hope Windle Hope Windle, Instructional Designer and Associate Professor at SUNY Ulster comes to the table with an MFA, and a K-12 teaching certificate, having produced award winning exhibits, films and educational software. With Ulster faculty, she focuses on innovative instructional design, in a wild array of media, garnering grants, and speaking engagements. Hope designs collaborations, with faculty for students in Belarus, Brazil, Canada, England, Italy, Mexico, Taiwan, as well as Scholar Rescue Fund faculty from Zimbabwe.  A Conversation about Online Collaborations using Facebook and Synchronous Communication: Student and Faculty Perspectives
Lei Zhang
Lei Zhang, Associate Professor, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Renmin University of China. Engaged in international research on environmental risk management, environmental information disclosure, public participation, environment and health in China, over the last couple of decades. Current teaching areas include: environmental policy evaluation, environment and society, environmental policy theories and research methodology, and environmental politics.
 
From collaboration to consultation: incorporating two-tiered learning in a multi-sited, international online graduate course
Nancy Zimpher Nancy L. Zimpher. In June 2009, Nancy L. Zimpher became the 12th Chancellor of the State University of New York. Dr. Zimpher is active in numerous state and national education organizations, and is a recognized leader in the areas of teacher preparation, urban education, and university-community engagement. She is co-founder of StriveTogether, a national network of innovative systemic partnerships that holistically address challenges across the education pipeline. Prior to coming to SUNY, Dr. Zimpher served as president of the University of Cincinnati, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and executive dean of the Professional Colleges and dean of the College of Education at The Ohio State University. Plenary Session: ACE/COIL Internationalization Through Technology Awards Luncheon 

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