2012 COIL Conference Presenters

Name Brief Biography Session
Mark Adams Mark Adams, Lead Instructional Designer, eCampus/International and Extended Studies College, San Jose State University, is currently the lead instructional designer and LMS application administrator for San Jose State University. He has assisted instructors from more than 100 universities with faculty training for online and hybrid courses through his consulting company facultytraining.net.  Commitment, Collaboration, and Serendipity: Lessons Learned on The Road Towards Global Cultural Competency
  Claire Badaracco, Ph.D., Bellarmine University, Fulbright 2012-13 University of Ulster, Derry, Peace Studies Peace Communication, media and conflict resolution: coteaching US-Middle East media course
Tita Beaven Tita Beaven is a Senior Lecturer in Spanish and Associate Head of the Department of Languages (Faculty of Education and Language Studies) at the UK Open University. She is an experienced writer of educational materials, including e-learning. Her research interests centre around Open Educational Resources and Practices, and intercultural communication. Panel:
Telecollaboration and Language Learning
Mira Bergelson Mira Bergelson is professor at the Department of Linguistics and Information Technology, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Regional Studies at Moscow State University (MGU).  Her research interests are linguistic aspects of communication, cross-cultural pragmatics, and culture in discourse.  Professor Bergelson received her Ph.D. in linguistics from Russian Academy of Sciences for a grammar description of one African language. Her second doctoral dissertation was devoted to the sociocultural pragmatics of communication. Mira’s other fields of expertise are international education and communication. Panel: COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities - A First Report from Spring 2012 Courses
Victoria Boynton Victoria Boynton, Professor of English at the SUNY Cortland, teaches in the Professional Writing Program. Her publications include Herspace: Women, Writing, and Solitude and the Encyclopedia of Women's Autobiography, with Dr. Jo Malin. Boynton has worked in diversity studies, teaching and writing. "Whiteness Studies and Literature Classrooms: Confronting Denial and Defensiveness in White Students" a chapter in Issues in Africa and the African Diaspora in the 21st Century and "What's White Got to Do With It: Teaching Whiteness" illustrate these commitments. She also writes fiction and poetry. Moderator: COIL Nodal Network Facutly Grantees Panel
Catharine Bufalino has worked in the non-profit sector for more than ten years with a range of organizations, from economic policy institutes in the Middle East to grassroots community-based organizations in New York City. She is currently Senior Manager of Development and Communications at Soliya and is committed to strengthening social equity and philanthropic support to realize the positive potential of a globalized world. Plenary Session: The Expanding Globally Networked Landscape: Soliya, iEARN and INTENT
Lorette Calix Lorette Pellettiere Calix is director of the Central American and Caribbean International Program at SUNY Empire State College. Over the last few years she has made several presentations on her experiences with the blended learning program in Panama. Lorette has over twenty-five years of upper level management experience both in the U.S. and Latin America. She has a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Management, a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, and is currently pursuing doctoral studies. Using Cloud Computing to Connect Culturally Diverse Classrooms in a Blended Learning Environment
Sally Crimmins Villela Sally Crimmins Villela is Assistant Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs of the State University of New York (SUNY).  SUNY Global is a system-wide entity which engages with the 64-campus system to lead/support/coordinate efforts aimed at campus internationalization.   Her areas of responsibility include collaborative international academic programs and research, study abroad, international recruiting and scholarship programs, SUNY’s overseas offices, and externally funded grant and scholarship programs which support joint research, professional development and study abroad. Panel Moderator:
Telecollaboration and Language Learning
Tamara Cupples Tamara Cupples, Executive Director of Online Learning and Academic Technologies at FIT, implements pedagogical strategies that enhance technology based learning initiatives; provides leadership for FIT’s online, blended, and Web-enhanced courses; and oversees the development of online degree programs. She is a senior lecturer in Organizational Communication for Northeastern University. Prior to FIT, Tamara was Publications Manager for MIT OpenCourseWare and Communications Director at MIT Sloan. She holds two Master’s degrees from RPI. Voicethread: Enhancing Discussions From Any Distance
Jennifer Cushman Jenifer Cushman, Dean of International Education and Associate Professor of German, Juniata College. After earning her Ph.D. in German at Ohio State, Jenifer taught English in Russia and Poland before accepting the position of Assistant, then tenured Associate Professor of German and Russian at the University of Minnesota, Morris. She came to Juniata in 2007 from the College of Wooster, where she was Director of International and Off-Campus Study.   She was an AIEA Presidential Fellow in 2009, and serves on the ACE Internationalization Collaborative Advisory Council.

Empowering Faculty in the Globally-Networked Classroom

Darla Deardorff Darla K. Deardorff, Executive Director, AIEA is based at Duke University, where she is a Research Scholar in Education. In addition, she is Visiting Professor at Leeds-Metropolitan University ( UK ) and is on faculty of the prestigious Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication (Portland, Oregon). She receives invitations from around the world to speak and consult on intercultural competence/assessment, global leadership and internationalization issues and is a noted expert on these topics. She has published widely on topics in international education and intercultural learning/assessment including ‘The SAGE Handbook of Intercultural Competence’ and, ‘Building Cultural Competence.’ She designed and teaches an online intercultural learning course through University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Keynote Address: Assessing Globally Networked Learning: Some Discoveries and First Steps
Ryan Deuel Ryan Deuel serves as the Chief of Staff to the President at SUNY Canton and oversees the offices of international programs, extended education, and government relations. Ryan also attends McGill University in Montréal, Québec, Canada, where he is pursuing his Ph.D. in education with a concentration in intercultural communication. Ryan is planning to focus his doctoral research on cross-cultural communication between domestic and international students participating in global online courses. Session Moderator: International Education and Language Learning Track, Breakout Session A
Gabriel Flacks Gabriel Flacks, Humanities Professor, Champlain College, Saint Lambert. Mr. Flacks, M.A. Philosophy, has been teaching at Champlain College since 2006 and is working towards a PhD in cognitive science. Since 2000, Mr. Flacks has been considering the positive impact the Internet can have on journalism and civic activism. He developed a curriculum built on these ideas, involving blogging and community outreach, offered at Champlain since 2011. Most recently, the college has supported the building of a platform to share this curriculum and experience. The NewsActivist Curriculum and Website: At the Nexus of Local and Global Collaborative Learning
John Fontaine John Fontaine is the Senior Director of Platform Evangelism at Blackboard and a member of the IMS Global Learning Consortium Technology Advisory Board. John has spent the last 15 years writing software and creating open standards in academic computing.  Today John leads software development for CourseSites a free cloud based open education platform at http://www.coursesites.com/ created by Blackboard Inc. Panel: What do new cloud-based Learning Management Systems mean for the future of Globally Networked Learning?
John 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. New COIL Initiatives
Suronda Gonzalez Suronda Gonzalez, is director of Binghamton University’s Languages Across the Curriculum (LxC) program which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2011. She also directs the Global Studies Minor program, helping students integrate their study abroad experiences into their majors/minors. Suronda works with Binghamton faculty interested in internationalizing their courses and each semester leads a pedagogical training seminar for graduate students working with LxC. She holds a Ph.D. in History from Binghamton University. Workshop Facilitator: Geography Case Studies and Collaborative Projects for Globally Networked Learning
Ed Gragert Edwin H. Gragert is Executive Director Emeritus of iEARN-USA.  Since 1990 Dr. Gragert helped iEARN pioneer educational uses of innovative technologies and teacher professional development to facilitate on-line collaborative project-based learning among schools in the US and 130 other countries.  Approximately 2 million students work daily on collaborative projects through iEARN. Earlier he served as Executive Director of ICYE-US, an international youth exchange program, and also worked for the International Relations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. Plenary Session: The Expanding Globally Networked Landscape: Soliya, iEARN and INTENT
Ubaldimir Guerra Ubaldimir Guerra is currently employed as a tenure track faculty member at the University of Belize (UB) in the Faculty of Education and Arts. He teaches a variety of literature subjects including African Literature, Caribbean Literature, Multicultural American Literature, amongst others. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in English with a concentration in Multicultural Literature from East Carolina University. In the past he has served a two year term as coordinator of the English department at UB. His professional interests include literary theory and research.  Panel: COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities - A First Report from Spring 2012 Courses
Sarah Guth Sarah Guth is is a Lecturer in English at the University of Padova, Italy and a PhD candidate at the Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Germany. Her research interests lie in the areas of technology-enhanced language learning, intercultural communication, Web 2.0 for education and multiliteracies. She is the co-editor of the volume “Telecollaboration 2.0: Language, Literacies and Intercultural Learning in the 21st Century”, has published widely internationally, and presents regularly at international conferences.

Panel: Telecollaboration and Language Learning

Meredith Harrigan

Meredith Marko Harrigan(Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln), is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at SUNY Geneseo. Her research centers on the intersection of communication, culture, family, and identity, and seeks to understand how members of discourse-dependent or nontraditional families communicatively construct and negotiate personal and relational identities. She teaches courses on Interpersonal, Family, and Intercultural Communication and has published in the Journals of Family Communication Social and Personal Relationships, and Applied Communication Research.

Panel: COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities - A First Report from Spring 2012 Courses
Alexander Hartwiger Alexander Hartwiger is an assistant professor at the American University of Beirut (AUB). His research and teaching interests include contemporary world literature, postcolonial literature and theory, human rights and /in literature, and globally-networked learning. This spring Dr. Hartwiger is organizing and hosting the International Conference on Human Rights and the Humanities(www.aub.edu.lb/conferences/ichrh) at AUB . He is at work on a book project which centers on the figure of the unhomely in contemporary world literature. Panel: COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities - A First Report from Spring 2012 Courses
Carey Hatch

Carey Hatch is the Associate Provost for Academic Technologies and Information Services at the State University of New York, System Administration. Carey heads the Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS), which supports and coordinates a variety of cooperative library programs and initiatives within the sixty-four campus State University, including the SUNYConnect initiative. Carey also oversees the EduCause Award winning SUNY Learning Network (SLN) program, as well as the SUNY Center for Professional Development (CPD).

Moving from Words to Actions: A Special Session on SUNY Networking Initiatives for Presidents, CAOs, SIOs
Mirjam Hauck Mirjam Hauck is a Senior Lecturer and Associate Head of the Department of Languages (Faculty of Education and Language Studies) at the Open University/UK. She has written numerous articles and book chapters on the use of technologies for the learning and teaching of languages and cultures covering aspects such as task design, tutor role and training, and e-literacy skills development. Apart from regular presentations at conferences, seminars and workshops in Europe and the USA, she serves on the CALICO and EUROCALL executive boards. Plenary Session: The Expanding Globally Networked Landscape: Soliya, iEARN and INTENT

Panel:
Telecollaboration and Language Learning

Francesca Helm Francesca Helm is assistant professor of English at the Department of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Padova, Italy.  Her research interests lie in the use of technology for language and culture learning, intercultural dialogue and conflict, Web 2.0 for education and multiliteracies. She has published several book chapters and articles on these topics and co-edited with Sarah Guth the volume “Telecollaboration 2.0: Language, Literacies and Intercultural Learning in the 21st Century”.  She is a facilitator for the Soliya Connect Program and co-ordinator for the Padova group in the INTENT project. Plenary Session: The Expanding Globally Networked Landscape: Soliya, iEARN and INTENT
Ryan Hersha Ryan Hersha teaches courses in writing, reading, and literature at Corning Community College. Ryan’s interests include developmental education, online learning pedagogy, civic literacy, and cross-cultural learning and collaboration. He earned his A in English at the University of Michigan and his MA in English at the University of Virginia. Ryan’s experiences working with Prof. Ubaldimir Guerra to deliver a COIL course in Spring 2012 have inspired him to seek out additional international learning opportunities for CCC students. Panel: COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities - A First Report from Spring 2012 Courses
Susan Jagendorf-Sobierajski Susan Jagendorf-Sobierajski. Dr. Susan Jagendorf-Sobierajski serves as the executive director of international education at SUNY Cobleskill. She oversees international student issues, study abroad programs and foreign language and ESL courses. She also designs international collaborative programs and supports faculty initiatives overseas. In addition to being an active participant in SUNY Global Center international recruitment and advisory council affairs, Dr. Jagendorf currently directs three United States government-funded international programs at SUNY Cobleskill. Workshop Facilitator: Using Cloud Computing to Connect Culturally Diverse Classrooms in a Blended Learning Environment
Eileen Karp, Assistant Professor of Fashion Design and International Coordinator for Fashion Programs, FIT, earned her M.S.Ed. online in 2008 with OTL focus from CSU–East Bay while an industry Technical Design Director and teaching adjunct. In summer 2009, she taught in FIT’s Executive Education Training Program in Hong Kong.  In 2006, she developed and teaches an online course in apparel technical design for Professional Studies at FIT. In 2010, Eileen developed and teaches an apparel product data management online course specifically for the FIT in Florence fashion design students. Current chair of the department’s Curriculum Committee, she seeks ways to implement globalization and technology into its courses. Voicethread: Enhancing Discussions From Any Distance
Kasee Clifton Laster Kasee Clifton Laster is the Director of Education Abroad at the University of Georgia, which offers 100 faculty-led study abroad programs, 50 reciprocal exchanges, and three residential centers abroad. Formerly, Kasee was the chair of the Humanities Department, comprising English and foreign languages, at Shorter College (GA). She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in British literature and a BS in accounting and English from the University of the Cumberlands (KY). Costa Rica Live: The Cloud Forest to the Red Clay
Mitch Leventhal Mitch Leventhal joined SUNY as Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs in September 2009. An international leader in the area of international education policy and practice, Dr. Leventhal is a vocal advocate for important reform of US recruiting practice, development of new financing paradigms in support of campus internationalization, creation of technical systems better designed to support comprehensive internationalization, and deeper and more creative approaches to engagement with corporate partners. Moving from Words to Actions: A Special Session on SUNY Networking Initiatives for Presidents, CAOs, SIOs
Craig Little Craig B. Little (Human Societies) 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. Session Moderator: Faculty Experiences from The Field Track, Breakout Session B
Ben Mallaby Ben Mallaby, Senior Lecturer in Digital Film Production, University of Gloucestershire. In addition to his work in the Film Production Course at the University of Gloucestershire, Ben maintains corporate work for clients such as the BBC, Adidas and John Frieda. In his spare time he makes his own short films which he submits to festivals. Recently his short film Vienna won Best Cinematography at a festival in Germany and was also a finalist at the Crystal Palace International Film Festival.

Empowering Faculty in the Globally-Networked Classroom

James Mills James Mills, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Geography,Department of Geography,SUNY Oneonta. James Mills has taught at SUNY Oneonta since 1998. He teaches cultural geography, the geography of religion and sacred space, and several courses on East and Southeast Asia. He has taken an active role in international education at Oneonta, and recently led a field course to Vietnam. He has been involved with the Center for Global Geography Education’s efforts for the past two years. Geography Case Studies and Collaborative Projects for Globally Networked Learning
Alexandra Schultheis Moore Alexandra Schultheis Moore, Associate Professor of English, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, teaches postcolonial studies and human rights in literature and film. She is author of Regenerative Fictions: Postcolonialism, Psychoanalysis, and the Nation as Family (2004) as well as numerous essays and book chapters. Moore co-edited Theoretical Perspectives on Human Rights and Literature (2011). Moore's current monograph project, Between Mourning and Advocacy, examines human rights as a mode of framing and reception for contemporary literature. She has studied and/or taught abroad in France, Nepal, and Sweden in addition to the recent linked class with American University Beirut in Lebanon. Panel: COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities - A First Report from Spring 2012 Courses
Noureddine Mouhadjer Noureddine Mouhadjer, Lecturer of Linguistics, Abou Bekr Belkaid University, Tlemcen,Algeria; and head of “Global Understanding” project with East Carolina University from NC, USA. Dr. Noureddine teaches linguistics at the Department of Foreign Languages, UABT University in Algeria and his primary research interests include communication technologies in linguistics and cross-cultural interaction. Education For Intercultural Citizenship: Breaking Boundaries and Building Bridges with other Cultures
  Alexandrea Newell, Marquette University (class of 2012) Peace Communication, media and conflict resolution: coteaching US-Middle East media course
Ilgu Ozler Ş. İlgü Özler is an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations at SUNY New Paltz (Ph.D., UCLA, 2003). Her research is on the relationship between comparative political institutions and civil society. She has done research in Turkey, Chile and Mexico. She teaches courses on intergovernmental organizations, global civil society, Middle Eastern politics and Latin American politics. (www.newpaltz.edu/~ozleri) Understanding Foreign Policy through COIL: Student to student learning
Claire Parham Claire Puccia Parham, Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence and Innovation, Siena College. Dr. Parham is the Director of the Center for Faculty Excellence and Innovation at Siena College. She has spent eight of her thirteen-year collegiate teaching career as an instructor in the History Department at Siena College specializing in American History and twentieth century world history. She is currently teaching The United States and Canada: Divergent–Intertwined Destinies with Loyola International College, a division of Concordia University, where she is utilizing video conferencing and fostering joint student research projects. The Challenges of Collaborative Learning across the Border: Canada and the United States: Divergent Paths/Intertwined Futures
Patrice Torcivia Prusko Patrice Torcivia Prusko is an instructor with SUNY Empire State College Center for Distance Learning and the Panama, Dominican Republic, Prague and Lebanon Programs. She frequently presents at academic and industry conferences 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 and MBA from Union College and is completing her doctoral research on women, self-efficacy and mathematics at UAlbany. Using Cloud Computing to Connect Culturally Diverse Classrooms in a Blended Learning Environment
Jeffrey Riman Jeffrey Riman, Assistant Professor, Fashion Institute of Technology. Professor Riman is Instructional Designer and Coordinator of the Center for Excellence in Teaching. He is responsible for the ongoing introduction of a wide range of educational technologies across the campus, additionally providing the pedagogical support needed to effectively and responsibly integrate these technologies into teaching. He is also a part time professor at Parsons the New School for Design in the Program for Design + Management Voicethread: Enhancing Discussions From Any Distance
Alena Rodick Alena Rodick is Assistant Program Officer at the Office of International Programs (OIP) of the State University of New York (SUNY).  OIP is one of four units under the Office of Global Affairs, a system-wide entity which engages all units of the 64-campus system to lead, support and coordinate efforts aimed at campus internationalization.  She is completing Master’s in Information Design and Technology and has professional interest in online learning, international education, globalization and technology. Facilitator: Voicethread: Enhancing Discussions From Any Distance
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. Moving from Words to Actions: A Special Session on SUNY Networking Initiatives for Presidents, CAOs, SIOs
Adrian Sannier Adrian Sannier is the Senior Vice President for Product at Pearson, the world's foremost educational technology company, leading a variety of educational technologies including My Labs New Design, Learning Studio, Equella, and most recently OpenClass.  In February 2012, Sannier was named one of the “12 Tech Innovators Who Are Transforming Campuses” in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Prior to joining Pearson in 2010, Sannier was the CIO at Arizona State University. He has been a professor for the past 12 years in the Division of Computing Studies at ASU, and as the Stanley Chair of Interdisciplinary Engineering at Iowa State University. Panel: What do new cloud-based Learning Management Systems mean for the future of Globally Networked Learning?
Deirdre Sato Deirdre Sato, Ph.D., is Director of International Programs and Services at Purchase College, SUNY, and has worked with international students and scholars, study abroad and exchange students and internationalization for over 20 years. Deirdre is a past chair of NAFSA: Association of International Educations Region X and was Lead Trainer for the NAFSA Academy III. Deirdre earned her doctorate in International Education from NYU in 2009. Going Global: Challenges and Successes in a Cross Cultural Communication COIL Course
Michael Solem Michael Solem, Ph.D., Educational Affairs Director, Association of American Geographers. Michael has directed the AAG's Center for Global Geography Education project since 2003 with support from the National Science Foundation. His research interests focus on geography in higher education, international education, graduate education, professional development, and teacher preparation. Geography Case Studies and Collaborative Projects for Globally Networked Learning
Rutger Siebenga Rutger Siebenga is Professor in the field of Internationalization at the Johan Cruyff University (JCU) at Hogeschool van Amsterdam. The JCU educates athletes and prepares student-athletes to become leaders within the varied business sectors of sport. Rutger has a bachelor at the University of Amsterdam and master from the Sheffield Hallam University. He has worked in the field of Sports marketing during his 13 year career at Nike. Rutger participated in the research group Internationalization at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam, University of Applied Sciences researching and programming how international education can be incorporated into the faculty curricula.

 

Creating a Global Classroom with Technology and Social Media in a time of Budget Restrictions
Jared Stein Jared Stein is a Solutions Engineer for Instructure Canvas. He has worked in online, blended, and technology-enhanced education for over 12 years. He spent the last decade at Utah Valley University, where he served as Director of Instructional Design Services, founded the Technology Enhanced Teaching Center, and led the university’s Hybrid Teaching Initiative. Jared continues to teach online courses on web design and development. What do new cloud-based Learning Management Systems mean for the future of Globally Networked Learning?
Takashi Takekawa Takashi "Take" Takekawa is the President and CEO of manaba - Asahi Net International, Inc., the US office of a public Japanese internet service provider. Based in New York, Take leads the globalization projects of the company's cloud-based collaborative learning system “manaba”. Take worked in finance at Nomura, the largest Japanese investment bank, in Tokyo and London, and also managed an internet start-up before joining manaba. Take received an MBA from Harvard Business School. Plenary Session: What do new cloud-based Learning Management Systems mean for the future of Globally Networked Learning?
Olga Tsiliuruk Olga Tsiliuruk is the Founder and Director of the Russian Language Support Center for Adults, “Lingvos Ltd.” (Minsk, Belarus), and is the Russian Language Teacher for Foreigners and Independent Researcher in the field. She holds a diploma in French and English linguistics, an MA in Northern-Eastern Europe Comparative History, and a Moscow State University Certificate on Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language. She is especially interested in the online and blended foreign languages learning and teaching.

 

Foreign Language Learning Support Centers as Community Open Way to Teach, Learn and Participate
Nathan Wagoner Nathan Wagoner is the director of New Media Communications in the Juniata College Marketing Department. He also teaches in the Digital Media and Integrated Media Arts curricula, as well as mentoring and advising students. He has an MFA in Photography but puts most of his creative energies into filmmaking. He is nearly finished with his 2nd documentary, a film about the dance form Contact Improvisation, produced in partnership with Nancy Stark Smith and Contact Quarterly.

Empowering Faculty in the Globally-Networked Classroom

Sandra Whitehead Sandra Whitehead serves as the Languages and Humanities Department Chair and is a lecturer in communications and humanities at Rafik Hariri University (located in Mechref, Lebanon). She has also taught communications and journalism courses at Marquette University for 20 years, and worked professionally in journalism and public relations. Her research interests include intercultural and peace communication, social and new media, and creative nonfiction. Peace Communication, media and conflict resolution: coteaching US-Middle East media course
  John W. Wilson, Associate Lecturer of English (A.L.E), School of Policy Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University. Although my background is in creative non-fiction writing, my research interests include task-based language teaching and research, language learning motivation and educational statistics.  Additionally, I am interested in exploring creative ways to communicate the advantages of greater reading fluency to students and colleagues and using music as a creative communicative teaching tool.  Recently, I have created courses that emphasize  student generated audio and video projects  using network technologies for collaborative learning. Commitment, Collaboration, and Serendipity: Lessons Learned on The Road Towards Global Cultural Competency
Melanie Wilson Melanie Wilson is a PhD Candidate and part-time Instructor at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Her dissertation research focuses on the impact of institutional strategies on faculty negotiation in globally networked learning environments (GNLEs). Melanie brings 10+ years of experience in higher education and has published on the impact of globalization on GNLEs in higher education. Panel: Globally Networked Courses and Student Mobility: Correlation or Causation?
Ruth Wilson Ruth P. Wilson, PhD (Stanford) is a social anthropologist, Professor, and Chair of African-American Studies at San Jose State University (SJSU). In 2007 she explored language and diversity in higher education as a recipient of a Fulbright-Hays South Africa Summer Seminar Award. In 2009 she worked with an SJSU team to develop an exchange program with Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) in Japan and co-developed a virtually abroad course with Yoko Baba (SJSU) and John Wilson (KGU). As a Salzburg Fellow (2010) she traveled to Austria for a week long globalization seminar. Her globalization project focuses on developing COIL courses for students in the College of the Social Sciences at SJSU. Commitment, Collaboration, and Serendipity: Lessons Learned on The Road Towards Global Cultural Competency
Hope Windle Hope Windle is the instructional designer with SUNY Ulster. She has been creating and facilitating international collaborations with students, professors and COIL since 2008. She has garnered numerous grants to pursue instructional research approaches including most recently a Second Life Medical Center for nursing students to practice critical thinking skills. She just returned from a conference in Guadalajara, where she presented an online course created with a FIPSE grant involving six universities in the United States, Mexico and Canada. Session Moderator: Faculty Experiences from the Field Track, Breakout Session A
Tina Yagjian Tina Yagjian has over twelve years experience in online and blended learning for higher education. She was the Director of Online Learning at The New School in New York from 2005-2008. She has worked extensively with administrators and faculty to develop courses in mediated learning environments, including courses taught by global faculty teams. She is currently the Coordinator for the COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities Panel Moderator: COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities - A First Report from Spring 2012 Courses
Aaron ZIpp Aaron R. Zipp is an Instructor and Undergraduate International Coordinator for the Sport Management Undergraduate Department at SUNY Cortland. He began developing and offering online international learning experiences in 2007.  He received a COIL Nodal Network grant and piloted modules for the SUNY Global Center’s “Global Workforce Project” during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 academic years.  Aaron presented on this subject recently at the Center for Teaching Excellence Conference at SUNY Plattsburgh.  His work in this area has him in Amsterdam, NL presenting in a symposium for the Internationalization of Curriculum, resulting in his virtual presentation for this COIL conference. Creating a Global Classroom with Technology and Social Media in a time of Budget Restrictions

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