2013 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 5th COIL Conference.

  • There will also be a conference track in which 15 international teams of faculty, international programs staff, and instructional designers, from our COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities will speak about experiences developing their projects. The information for these individuals will be posted in early March.
  • More photos will be added as they are received from our presenters.

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Mark Adams Mark Adams is the SJSU instructional designer for COIL courses and Project Director of the Pakistan Distance Education Enhancement Grant with the US State Department. Mark is a former Director of Online Education and Chair of Multimedia Studies, and serves on the Executive Committee of the California State University Accessibility Technology Initiative. As founder of facultytraining.net, Mark created the master online training program for the Michigan Virtual University, delivered online and in-person training for the United Arab Emirates Higher Colleges of Technology, and has experience working with instructors from more than 125 universities worldwide in building online courses and programs.

Transforming Intercultural Exchange in the Online Environment

COIL Institute Fellows Track

Sean Adams Sean Adams, Subject Specialist, Directorate Music, University of South Africa. Sean Adams holds a BMus degree and Higher Diploma in Education (University of Cape Town), and a MMus degree (University of East Anglia, Norwich). He lectured at the Universities of South Africa, and Pretoria, and is currently the Subject Specialist in the Directorate Music at UNISA. His academic interests are in critical musicology, jazz, music and identity, music and society, popular music studies and South African Music, and he is co-editor of the journal Musicus.

Calculating Improvisation Through a Cultural Lens: Jazz! Born in America, Created Internationally

COIL Institute Fellows Track

JB Adrey Jean-Bernard Adrey, Director of International Experience and Mobility at Coventry University. JB Adrey joined Coventry University [CU] in 2005 after completing a PhD in European Sociolinguistics and is currently the Director of the International Experience and Mobility Service [IEMS] which administrates centrally all international mobility schemes at CU. Working with faculties, IEMS manages over 2,000 international experiences yearly. JB taught various subjects in the US, Italy and at the University of Portsmouth for 13 years before joining CU and published in the area of Critical sociolinguistics. Recently IEMS has been tasked with the central coordination of Online International Learning [OIL] Projects as a platform to internationalise the curriculum. In 2012-13, 1,300 CU students have participated in these projects. Plenary: Introduction to COIL's Growing International Partner Network
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. Come along for the ride! The OT12 MOOC - a collaborative approach to the creation of Open Educational Resources
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.

Intercultural Communication in the Global Classroom: Unanticipated Discoveries

COIL Institute Fellows Track

Victoria Boynton Victoria Boynton, Semester Abroad at Anadolu University, Eskisehir, Turkey; Professor of English, SUNY Cortland, Professional Writing Program. Dr. Boynton teaches courses in rhetoric, poetics, and writing in creative genres. She is about to start offering courses in International Writing and Editing with her colleague Dr. David Franke. Her publications include Herspace: Women, Writing, and Solitude, with Dr. Jo Malin and Contraptions, a book of poems. Boynton also works in diversity studies. Her article, “Whiteness Studies and Literature Classrooms: Confronting Denial and Defensiveness in White Students,” illustrates this commitment to studying cultural identity. A Collaborative Online Writing Workshop Featuring Place: Anadolu, Turkey/SUNY Cortland
Beth Burns Beth Burns, Instructional Designer, Buffalo State College. Beth Burns has worked in the field of education since 2004.  As an instructional designer, Beth consults with faculty members who are interested in online learning, assists in the development of online and hybrid offerings, and provides faculty development in the realm of online learning and Open Educational Resources.  In addition to her role as instructional designer, she continues to teach traditional, hybrid, and online English courses for several institutions.

Transatlantic Public Administration and Policy

COIL Institute Fellows Track

  Laurie Buonanno, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Political Science Department, Buffalo State College

Transatlantic Public Administration and Policy

COIL Institute Fellows Track

Hugh Burton Hugh Burton, Adjunct, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (Australia). Hugh has worked in the field of tertiary film education for over thirty years: fostering innovation. He currently teaches in two universities. Hugh teaches Screenwriting at Griffith Film School; where he was one of the designers for the Cinematic Storytelling Across Cultures online course (partnered with National University LA). He has been responsible for design and delivery of online and face-to-face courses for six years at Southern Cross University.
He is passionate about working with indigenous filmmakers in Central Australia: developing ways of telling stories for film. He is a freelance script editor and producer, of many award-winning films.

Cinematic Storytelling Across Cultures: A Roundtable On Our American/Australian Collaborative Course

COIL Institute Fellows Track

  Richard Cahill serves as Director of International Education and Associate Professor of History at Berea College in Kentucky.  He lived in the Middle East for seven years, directing an academic program for American university students, based in Cairo, Egypt.  He teaches courses on the Middle East and Islam, and leads short-term courses in the Middle East on a regular basis. He supervises education abroad, international student services, programming and faculty development for global citizenship education. Strategic planning for maximizing the campus-wide impact of Globally Networked Learning - Roundtable Discussion
  Frank Carr, Politics Section Head and Programme Leader for Public Services, Manchester Metropolitan University (London, UK)

Transatlantic Public Administration and Policy

COIL Institute Fellows Track

  Richard Clouet is a lecturer at the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Dr. Clouet's research fields include EFL acquisition in Translation studies, languages for specific purposes and intercultural teaching/learning. In 2008, he published “Intercultural language learning: cultural mediation in the foreign language class within the curriculum of Translation and Interpreting studies” (Ibérica., vol. 16, p. 147-167) and more recently “Studying the Role of Intercultural Competence in Language Teaching in Upper Secondary Education in the Canary Islands” (Onomázein, 2012, vol. 26).

Understanding and Assessing Intercultural Competence in an Online Transnational Education Programme


A cross-border language course (Spanish/English): the point of view of students

COIL Institute Fellows Track

  Kelli Cargile Cook is an Associate Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric at Texas Tech University. Her research focuses on online technical communication pedagogy, program development, and program assessment.  She has co-edited two collections on online technical communication:  Online Education: Global Questions, Local Answers (2005) and Online Education 2.0: Evolving, Adapting, and Reinventing Online Technical Communication (2013). She is a past president of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing and of the Council for Programs in Technical, Scientific, and Professional Communication.

Welcome to Our World: Using Visual Rhetoric in Globally Connected Classrooms

COIL Institute Fellows Track

                                        Susan Coultrap-McQuin             Susan Coultrap-McQuin, Professor, English and Women’s Studies and Director, Institute for Global Engagement SUNY Oswego.  Susan Coultrap-McQuin earned her Ph.D. in American Studies at the University of Iowa.  At the University of Minnesota, Duluth she rose through the ranks to become a full professor of women’s studies.   As an administrator at three universities, she served as a program director, department chair, study abroad director, associate dean, dean, and vice president of academic affairs.  In recent years at SUNY Oswego, she has returned to teaching.  She is also directing an institute and has been engaged in research related to the impact of campus internationalization efforts on students. Developing Students’ Intercultural Competence through a US-Lebanon Collaboration
Jenifer 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.

Plenary Session: Perspectives on Curricular Internationalization from a Range of Stakeholders - Faculty to Provost

Anne Dalke Anne Dalke is Term Professor of English and Gender Studies at Bryn Mawr College. She is involved in a number of interdisciplinary initiatives at Bryn Mawr, which explore her interests in emergent pedagogies, feminist theory and narrative traditions, revisionary work in the canon of American literatures, the intersections between science and literature, and the on-line dimensions of learning. Mapping What's Not There: Complexifying the Classroom In the Age of Globalization
Loes Damhof Loes Damhof, Faculty, School for Communication and Media, Hanze University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands. Drs. Loes Damhof earned her Master degree in Modern Literature at the University of Groningen, but left The Netherlands soon after that. After several years of studying, teaching and managing schools in South-Africa, China, Russia and the United Sates, she now shares her knowledge and experiences in her Intercultural Competence classes at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences.  She is co-designer of the course The Global Village and a teacher in Honors Programs within the Hanze Honors College.

The safe explorer in us:  A closer look at student voices

COIL Institute Fellows Track

John DeFonzo John DeFonzo, Regional K12 Director Northeast, Canvas by Instructure. John has worked in the online learning space for more than a decade. Before joining Instructure, he was regional sales director for rSmart Sakai Community. He has also held positions at Wimba, Jenzabar and Centra Software. In his personal time, John loves fly-fishing and tossing fake bugs while standing knee deep in remote, cold mountain streams in Alaska, Montana and Maine. He also enjoys  cooking authentic Italian meals, astronomy and keeping up with technology trends. But most of all, he enjoys spending time with his amazing eight-year-old son. John works out of his home office in Milford, Massachusetts.

Canvas by Instructure -  Learning Beyond the Classroom with Canvas

Conference Sponsor  Presentation

James Eaves James Eaves is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Laval University in Quebec City.  He has two research interests: 1) How statistical techniques can be used to harness "network-intelligence" which then can be used to improve how people learn from one another; 2) How to teach entrepreneurship - a recent academic field.    He's won multiple teaching and research awards, and he's an engaging public speaker. He received his Ph.D. at the University of California, Davis. Connective Multicultural Learning: insights and observations from several multi-campus experiences
Herman van Eyken Herman van Eyken, Professor/head of film school, Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (Australia). Herman Van Eyken has a background in scriptwriting, producing and directing. Having directed more than 190 films – shortlisted within international film festivals such as Cannes, New York, Montreal and Vienna. Many of his films have received top awards in their respective category.  His feature film has been released in more than 10 countries. He’s Project Chair and curator for a research pilot project (DVD - 600min. of interviews with foremost filmmakers from Europe and the Asia-Pacific region) called Lessons in film. Herman’s research interests lay in the area of film policies and film training needs for professionals.

Cinematic Storytelling Across Cultures: A Roundtable On Our American/Australian Collaborative Course

COIL Institute Fellows Track

  Brad Farnsworth is the assistant vice president of the Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement. From 1991 until joining ACE in 2012, Brad was director of the Center for International Business Education and Research at the University of Michigan. The center's programs include faculty research grants, foreign language courses, study abroad, executive development programs, and student internships. Brad has taught courses on international management, the world economy, business in China and globalization to MBAs, undergraduates and executives. He holds master's degrees in business and Chinese studies from Washington University in St. Louis, both awarded in 1981. Special announcement by the American Council on Education (ACE), SUNY COIL, and manaba: Award program to recognize internationalization through technology.
Angelica Santana Fierro Angélica Santana Fierro is a professor and researcher at Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Chihuahua. She is the Academic Director of the Multicultural Program at Tec de Monterrey´s High School.She is the creator of the teaching strategy Connective Multicultural Learning. She has coordinated interactions between the Campus and five different Universities from various regions of the world. She also focuses on designing, coordinating and presenting workshops on educational technology for professors. Connective Multicultural Learning: insights and observations from several multi-campus experiences
Gabriel Flacks Gabriel Flacks has been teaching in the Humanities Department at Champlain College (Montreal, QC) since 2006. Since 2008, he has been incorporating collaborative blogging and social networks in his classes. Incidentally, he has become a website developer to foster international collaboration. Building a website for an online community of teachers and student bloggers while completing a PhD in cognitive science and raising two small children means Gabe sleeps little, especially as he keeps playing music. Facilitating Globally Networked Courses with Newsactivist.com: Student Blogs, Social Networks, and Collaborative Pedagogy
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.

Plenary: Outcomes from the COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities

New COIL Initiatives
David Franke David Franke, Professor of English at SUNY Cortland, directs the Professional Writing Program and teaches classes in many writing genres: creative nonfiction, technical writing, the history of writing, and rhetoric.  He studies and teaches in writing communities: college classrooms, the Seven Valleys Writing Project, a writing group for faculty on SUNY Cortland's campus.  His dissertation (Syracuse University, 1999) studies teacher as writers. His favorite writers include Michael Pollan, Wendell Berry, and Billy Collins. A Collaborative Online Writing Workshop Featuring Place: Anadolu, Turkey/SUNY Cortland
Susan Gallagher Susan Gallagher has a long history of working in distance learning for SUNY.  She has been in her current position as the Director of Distance and Online Learning at Hudson Valley Community College for 15 years and prior to that she was an educational television/videoconferencing producer for SUNY’s New York Network for 16 years. During the fall 2012 semester she was on sabbatical leave to teach English at Yeditepe University in Istanbul, Turkey. Let’s Talk Turkey: An International Collaboration between Hudson Valley Community College and Istanbul, Turkey.
Brenda Garcia Brenda García, Internationalization Projects Director, Universidad de Monterrey. Promoting Intercultural Competence throughout the Study Abroad Cycle
Zoe Gazeley Zoe Gazeley is the research assistant for the MexCo project which has been funded by the Higher Education Academy in the UK. Zoe has previously taught Business English in Mexico City and has also taught EFL and EAP in several other countries. Her research interests include intercultural communication in language learning and teaching along with the development ofdigital literacies in language learning. Negotiating intercultural awareness and language varieties online: case study UK – Mexico
Effy George Effy George teaches at Victoria University, Australia. Her Ph.D, The Sorathiya Rabari : Women’s Instrumentality in the Culture of a Pastoral Caste (2006), was based on research amongst the shepherds of Gujarat, India. It is an interdisciplinary work employing analytical tools from fields ranging from Anthropology, History, Art History, Literature Studies and Gender Studies. She has published several academic articles. Since 2009, she has designed and co-coordinated Web 2.0 collaborative programs involving Victoria University and the University of Texas, El Paso. These brought students into a collaborative learning environment focusing on the themes of National identity and the experiences of diasporic communities.

Voices From the Periphery: The Case of Victoria University and The University of Texas at El Paso Global Learning Community

COIL Institute Fellows Track

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.

Global English Composition

COIL Institute Fellows Track

Sarah Guth Sarah Guth, Program Coordinator, SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL). Before coming to COIL, Sarah was a teacher of English as a Foreign Language at the University of Padova, Italy where she began implementing the use of technology for language learning. For over a decade she has carried out telecollaboration (or online intercultural exchange) projects partnering her students in Italy with students from the U.S., the Middle East, Europe and Africa. Her research interests lie in the areas of computer-mediated communication, intercultural communication, and the normalization of telecollaboration in higher education. Plenary Session: Outcomes from the COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities
Tony Guzman Tony Guzman; MISM, MNCM; University at Buffalo School of Social Work, (UB SSW); Director of Online Programs. Tony joined the UB SSW last year after serving for over 12 years within higher education for-profit institutions. He has solid experience within the online education arena and is poised to help UB SSW offer their part-time Masters of Social Work, in an online modality, starting this coming Fall 2013. Creating Global Bridges
Lenora Helm Hammonds Lenora Helm Hammonds, (NCCU Lead Fellow/United States) Instructor, Department of Music and Division of Extended Studies/Distance Education, North Carolina Central University. She holds a B.M. in Film Scoring and Voice from Berklee College of Music, and a M.M. in Jazz Performance from East Carolina University.  A former U.S. Jazz Ambassador for the U.S. State Department, her professional and educational achievements resulted in opportunities to serve the COIL team in capacities of teaching, research, curriculum development, distance education course design, jazz pedagogy and jazz performance.

Calculating Improvisation Through a Cultural Lens: Jazz! Born in America, Created Internationally

COIL Institute Fellows Track

Meredith Harrigan Meredith Harrigan (Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln) is an Associate 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. Dr. Harrigan 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.

Intercultural Communication in the Global Classroom: Unanticipated Discoveries

COIL Institute Fellows Track

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). Open SUNY, COIL and Global Affairs: What are the Synergies and Where are They Taking Us?
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. Come along for the ride! The OT12 MOOC - a collaborative approach to the creation of Open Educational Resources
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.

Global English Composition

COIL Institute Fellows Track

  Keld Hosbond (International Programs/Royal Academy of Music Fellow, Arhus, Denmark).

Calculating Improvisation Through a Cultural Lens: Jazz! Born in America, Created Internationally

COIL Institute Fellows Track

  Lisa Irving teaches History at Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham, Oregon.  
She completed an M.A. in History, with a focus on China and East Asia at the University of Minnesota.  A contributor to The Middle Ground  E-journal on World History, she has Co-Chaired Mt. Hood’s Access & Diversity Committee, served as an academic advisor, and has written proposals for a Global Studies program.  Lisa aspires to bring globally networked learning to Oregon.

Strategic planning for maximizing the campus-wide impact of Globally Networked Learning - Roundtable Discussion

Ina Issa Ina A.P. Issa, Lecturer, ESC, Lebanon, Intercultural Communication.  Ina. Issa earned her MA in International Hotel and Tourism Management from Oxford Brookes University (UK) and her MSc in Middle Eastern Studies from the American University of Beirut (Lebanon). She currently teaches for Le Cordon Bleu at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik in Lebanon and for the Lebanon Program of SUNY Empire State College. She develops courses, exams, and curriculum for SABIS, a global education management organization that operates in 15 countries on four continents.  Her research interests include tourism and political instability and cross-cultural management. Developing Students’ Intercultural Competence through a US-Lebanon Collaboration
Eric Kaldor Eric Kaldor is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the College at Brockport, SUNY. His research focuses on how organizations respond to new or changing environments. He has studied foreign-owned subsidiaries in Hungary and community development loan funds in the United States. He is currently working on an interdisciplinary curriculum that develops students’ global perspectives, particularly intercultural competence. Facilitating Globally Networked Courses with Newsactivist.com: Student Blogs, Social Networks, and Collaborative Pedagogy
  Muhammad Rahatullah Khan, Scientific Chair of Entrepreneurship, Effat University, Jeddah Saudi Arabia. Muhammad Rahatullah Khan is a mid-senior level professional with more than 24 years of progressively responsible executive experience blended in education/training, delivery, and business growth in different industrial settings including heavy, process, services, estate and education. He has a proven track record of more than 14 years in Entrepreneurship, Teaching /Training, Marketing/Business Development and Strategy in Europe and Middle East. Student Perspectives on Effectiveness of Virtual Class Rooms
David Lavallee David Lavallee is the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost of SUNY, supporting the Chancellor and Board of Trustees in carrying out their oversight responsibilities. A former Provost at the SUNY College of New Paltz and at the City University of New York, Dr. Lavallee has led innovative initiatives to phase out remediation, increase accountability, and improve graduation rates. A nationally regarded chemist and author, he has consulted for the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health.  Dr. Lavallee earned his B.S. in Chemistry from St. Bonaventure and his M.S and Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Chicago. Opening Remarks
Barbara LeSavoy Barbara LeSavoy  is Director and faculty of  Women and Gender Studies (WMS) at  The College at Brockport (SUNY), Brockport, NY.   Dr. LeSavoy teaches Feminist Theory, Sex and Culture, Gender Race and Class, and Senior Seminar in WMS.  Her research and publication areas include women’s global human rights, gender and popular culture, intersectionality and  educational equity/success, and women’s stories as feminist standpoint.

Negotiating Sex and Gender Mediums Across Continents: Brockport NY to Novgorod Russia

COIL Institute Fellows Track

Alice Lesnick Alice Lesnick is Term Professor of Education, Bryn Mawr College, and Director of the Bryn Mawr/Haverford Education Program. She teaches courses in Educational Foundations; Literacies; Education, Technology and Society; Qualitative Research Methods; Empowering Learners; and First Year Writing. Her research and teaching focus on collaborative learning, the role of writing (in print, online, and in community) in learning, and the meaning of access in interpersonal and institutional terms. Mapping What's Not There: Complexifying the Classroom In the Age of Globalization
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.

Opening Remarks

Open SUNY, COIL and Global Affairs: What are the Synergies and Where are They Taking Us?
Laura Lewis Laura A. Lewis; PhD, LCSW, ACSW;  Instructor, and Director of Field Education, UB SSW. As the Director of Field Education at UB SSW, Dr. Lewis is responsible for the administration of the practicum component of the MSW Curriculum. This position entails developing collaborative relationships with community partners, identifying innovative developments in social work practice, and expanding field opportunities for students regionally and internationally. Dr. Lewis was the recipient of the 2012 Council on Social Work Education Leadership Scholarship. She has presented and published in the areas of international program development and partnership, collaboration and social work field education. Creating Global Bridges
Elwyn Lloyd Elwyn Lloyd is coordinator of EFL teacher-training at Coventry University, having previously accumulated extensive experience as an English teacher and Director of Studies at language schools in Spain. He also teaches modules in Spanish and EAP, and his research interests are focussed around the use of Social Networking Sites and mobile technology in language learning and teaching. His most recent publications relate to the use of Web 2.0 tools for language learning and teaching. Negotiating intercultural awareness and language varieties online: case study UK – Mexico
  Carol S. Long is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of English at the State University of New York College at Geneseo, a position she has held since July 2009.  Prior to that, she was Professor of English and Dean of the College at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.  She holds her B.A. from Pomona College and her M.A. and Ph.D. in English Literature from Northwestern University. She has a deep interest in interdisciplinary studies, and her most recent research is in the area of Rhetoric of Science.  Her administrative interests have focused on curriculum, technology, and international education. Plenary Session: Perspectives on Curricular Internationalization from a Range of Stakeholders - Faculty to Provost
  Florence Lojacono is a lecturer at the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Her research fields include multimedia resources for foreign language learning and educational repositories in open access. Dr. Lojacono presented her work in these fields at numerous international conferences such as Saratoga Springs, NY (Center for Distance Learning Conference, 2007), Minneapolis, MN (eFolio Summit, 2009), Paris (DILTEC Sorbonne Nouvelle, 2011). In 2010 she published “Créer des ressources audio pour le cours de FLE” (Çédille, p. 276-288). Understanding and Assessing Intercultural Competence in an Online Transnational Education Programme

A cross-border language course (Spanish/English): the point of view of students

COIL Institute Fellows Track

Vera Lopez Beatriz Vera Lόpez is Associate Professor of English at FESZ (UNAM). She has recently completed a PhD where she argues that the study of Modern Languages and Cultures should include the ‘agentification’ of the learner to enable them to make sense of their experience in a foreign language and culture. Dr. Vera-Lόpez has published work on multilingual intercultural issues and language learning materials for EFL. Negotiating intercultural awareness and language varieties online: case study UK – Mexico
Nathan Loewen Nathan Loewen, Faculty, Vanier College, Montreal, Quebec. Nathan’s research, writing and teaching focus on three areas: the philosophy of religion, international development studies and Jaina studies. His current involvements include chairing the American Academy of Religion’s group on “International Development and Religion,” documenting and developing the “Global Classroom Project” at Vanier, and managing a “Virtual Team-Teaching” project that involves colleges in Quebec and Ontario. Global Learning: Pedagogy for the Internationalization of Humanities and Social Science Teaching
  Elena Lukovistkaya serves as Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Novgorod State University in Russia, and she is leader of the “Novgorod Gender Center, “ a  regional non-government organization created for the promotion of gender education in the Novgorod region.  Dr. Lukovistkaya, PhD, Sociology/Gender Professor, Novgorod State University, Novgorod, Russia,  is a member of Russian Sociological Association (RSA), and her research and publication areas include sociology of gender and maternity capital in post-Soviet Russia.

Negotiating Sex and Gender Mediums Across Continents: Brockport NY to Novgorod Russia

COIL Institute Fellows Track

Del Mackey Del Mackey, Senior Technology Specialist, National University Community Research Institute (NUCRI). Del Mackey has been a member of the National University Community Research Institute for the past 5 years, originally starting off as an intern for transforming science curriculum to digital mediums and delivery formats. In his position, he bridges academia and community to research collaborative opportunities for Education, Outreach, and Training in areas such as digital content and High Performance Computing. He grew up in Texas but has been a California resident for seven years.

Cinematic Storytelling Across Cultures: A Roundtable On Our American/Australian Collaborative Course

COIL Institute Fellows Track

Eileen Mahoney Eileen Mahoney has been a member of the Teacher Preparation Department for 30 years.   One of the courses she teaches is an on line section of Child Development.   She is responsible for student teaching placement and supervision of her students and has witnessed the growth of diversity in the student body.    Eileen also teaches courses on the foundations of education,   and technology is a part of that course content.  Let’s Talk Turkey: An International Collaboration between Hudson Valley Community College and Istanbul, Turkey.
  David S. Martins, Associate Professor & University Writing Program Director at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Writing Seminar: Rochester Institute of Technology - American College of Management and Technology (Croatia)

COIL Institute Fellows Track

Tomoka Higuchi McElwain Tomoka Higuchi McElwain is the Director of Asahi Net International, Inc. in NY. She is responsible for developing marketing strategies for "manaba", a cloud-based collaborative learning system originally born in Japan, and for conducting research on the global trends in technology and education. She presents frequently on the use of ePortfolios and LMSs at conferences globally. She is a founding member of the Foundation for International School of Asia, Karuizawa, the first international full-boarding high school in Japan. She holds an MA from Stanford University School of Education with a focus on higher education and international and comparative education.

manaba - Exploring ePortfolio-way: Outcome-based Education in International Education

Conference Sponsor  Presentation

Nafira Migmanova Nazira Migmanova is a graduate student at the Department of English 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. Building Intercultural Triangle: Students’ Views Over US-Lithuanian-Russian Collaborative Module
Irma Montelongo Irma Victoria Montelongo (The University of Texas at El Paso, Lecturer, Chicano Studies). Irma Victoria Montelongo received her MA in History from UTEP, and is completing a Ph.D. in Borderlands History at UTEP.  Her fields of study include Gender and Sexuality, Latin American History, U.S. History with a subfield in Immigration Studies, and Borderlands History with a subfield in Race and Ethnic Studies.  Her research and teaching interests focus on race, class, gender, sexuality, and criminology on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Voices From the Periphery: The Case of Victoria University and The University of Texas at El Paso Global Learning Community

COIL Institute Fellows Track

Bettina Moss Bettina Moss, Associate Professor, National University. New York native and now Los Angeleno, Bettina Moss is an associate professor at National University and lead faculty for the MFA in Professional Screenwriting Program. Previously she taught in UCLA Extension's Entertainment Studies Program traveling internationally for them. Her experience includes having worked in production on independent and big budget films and in film development. For eight years she was Managing Story Editor and a creative executive for HBO Films in Los Angeles.  A nationally published journalist Bettina sold her first co-written screenplay to Distant Horizons Production Company.  She received her MFA in Screenwriting from Columbia University film school.
 

Cinematic Storytelling Across Cultures: A Roundtable On Our American/Australian Collaborative Course

COIL Institute Fellows Track

Magashen Naidoo Mageshen Naidoo, Faculty, UNISA Fellow, Pretoria, South Africa. South African musician Mageshen Naidoo has performed and recorded internationally. As a US Fulbright Student, Mageshen graduated with a DMA (Performance) and M.M. (Studio Guitar) from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He also holds a MMus (Performance & Jazz Composition) and a BMus (Jazz Studies) from the University of Natal. He is Deputy Director in the Directorate Music at UNISA and Vice President of the South African Association for Jazz Education (SAJE).

Calculating Improvisation Through a Cultural Lens: Jazz! Born in America, Created Internationally

COIL Institute Fellows Track

James Napoli James Napoli, Core Adjunct, National University. James Napoli is a writer and filmmaker who has been teaching film writing and related subjects at the college level since 2008. At National University, he is Core Adjunct faculty in National University's Master's Degree in Professional Screenwriting Program, and is an adjunct professor at Columbia College, Hollywood, where he teaches Script Analysis and Motion Picture History.  In addition to his work on the COIL partnership with Griffith University in Brisbane, he has helped develop and design several courses in the online environment.

Cinematic Storytelling Across Cultures: A Roundtable On Our American/Australian Collaborative Course

COIL Institute Fellows Track

Ana Niculaes Ana Niculaes MS in Psychology, ABD PhD in Psychology; Lecturer at the Pedagogical State University “Ion Creanga”, Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, MD-2069; Ana got her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English and a European Masters in Work, Organizational and Personal Psychology from the Sorbonne University Paris 5 “René Descartes” and University of Barcelona. She is a Returning Scholar in Academic Fellowship Program grant offered by International Higher Education Support Program, Open Society Foundation and currently is conducting research on mental health in children at the UB SSW, within the Carnegie Research Fellowship Program, sponsored by National Council for Eurasian and East European Research.A Creating Global Bridges
  Arielle Nissenblatt is a junior Geography major at Binghamton University. She spent three months during the fall, 2012 semester in Zhenjiang, China as a Teaching Assistant for a World Regional Geography course. While in China, Arielle gained tremendous insight into the Chinese education system as well as the characteristics of Chinese students. Her academic interests include Jewish demography and international relations. She is currently conducting research on the little explored topic of Jews in China. Challenges and Rewards of Online Teaching in China and the Path Forward
Emmanuel O. Oritsejafor Emmanuel O. Oritsejafor, Ph.D. Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, and the Chair of the Department of Political Science at North Carolina Central University. He was the former Director of the office of International Affairs at NCCU.   He is currently the UNCFSP Global Entrepreneurship Initiative Director. His research interests are in the areas of Political Economy, Public Policy, and International Development.  His numerous publications include book chapters, numerous peer reviewed journals.

Calculating Improvisation Through a Cultural Lens: Jazz! Born in America, Created Internationally

COIL Institute Fellows Track

Marina Orsini-Jones Marina Orsini-Jones is Associate Head in the Department of English and Languages at Coventry University (UK) and leads the Applied Research Group Pedagogical Innovation in Languages and Literature. Dr. Orsini Jones has published work on action-research-led curricular innovation, Computer Assisted Language Learning, digital literacies and e-learning. She is currently investigating Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC) in Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) in international online exchanges. Negotiating intercultural awareness and language varieties online: case study UK – Mexico
  Bilge Kağan Özdemir, Assistant Professor, Anadolu Universitesi (Turkey)
 

International Development and International Migration

COIL Institute Fellows Track

  Ann Giralico Pearlman, Instructional Design Specialist, The College at Brockport, (SUNY). Ann Giralico-Pearlman is Instructional Design Specialist, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CELT),  and adjunct faculty at The College at Brockport (SUNY), Brockport, NY.   As Instructional Design Specialist, Giralico-Pearlman works with faculty/staff to develop or redesign courses for online, hybrid, and media enhanced instruction.  Giralico-Pearlamn focuses on best-practice pedagogy and andragogy models, creating social interaction in virtual enviroments, and developing effective course deliverty and assessments measures.

Negotiating Sex and Gender Mediums Across Continents: Brockport NY to Novgorod Russia

COIL Institute Fellows Track

Neal Phillips Neal R. Phillips, Professor of English, Communications Department, Valencia College. Neal R. Phillips, Ed.D. has worked during his 14 years in education as a public school teacher, administrator, and college professor.  He obtained his M.S.Ed. in Secondary Education from Duquesne University and did his doctoral work at the University of Central Florida.  Currently, Neal teaches both Freshman Composition I and II online at Valencia College.  Dr. Phillips continues to pursue ways to increase student engagement in online-exclusive courses, and to this end, he is continually finding and refining ways for students to collaborate effectively without their cooperative efforts being asynchronous. He believes that distance and time should never hamper educational growth. Virtual Groups: Working Together Without Actually Meeting!
Katarina Pisutova Katarina Pisutova  is a curriculum and instructional designer at SUNY Empire State College. She 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 lived, designed and taught online courses in Slovakia, Uganda, Canada and US. She now lives in Slovakia. Internet Marketing Course Collaboration between Panama and Slovakia: Lessons learned creating an Internet Marketing Plan and Website for Habitat for Humanity
Vitaliy Popov Vitaliy Popov, postgraduate student of the Chair Group of Education and Competence Studies, Wageningen University, the Netherlands. Vitaliy Popov is working on a thesis devoted to computer supported intercultural collaboration in higher education. His research interests include intercultural communication (ethno-psychological analysis of group and individual behavior) and educational practice (collaborative learning, computer-mediated communication; computer-supported collaborative learning). Effects of an Interculturally Enriched Collaboration Script on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning in Higher Education
Christopher Price Christopher Price is the Director of the Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching and Instructor for the Department of Political Science and International Studies at The College at Brockport. He received his PhD in political science from the University at Albany.  His current research looks at how the power-balanced classroom can serve as a means of citizen education.  He conducts workshops on discussion-based teaching, communicating effectively with students, and using critical reflection to improve teaching and learning. A Dialogue on Institutionalizing Curricular Internationalization Efforts
Dan Reis Dan Reis (NCCU Fellow/United States) is an instructional technologist at Elon University and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. His interests in higher education technology include student blogging, open educational resources, flipped instruction, classroom response devices, and collaborative tools.  His work with the NCCU COIL cohort began before his present position at Elon University.

Calculating Improvisation Through a Cultural Lens: Jazz! Born in America, Created Internationally

COIL Institute Fellows Track
 

  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. Challenges and Rewards of Online Teaching in China and the Path Forward
Mary Risner Mary Risner, Ed.D. Associate Director of Outreach and Business Programs, Center for Latin American Studies, University of Florida. Risner develops and manages initiatives that integrate the study of foreign language, culture, and area studies across the curriculum. She has taught foreign language at a variety of K-16 levels and in corporate environments. Her research interests are in the role of culture in international business and the integration of emerging technologies to help learners develop global competence to succeed in the 21st century workplace. She holds degrees in Marketing (B.B.A.), Latin American Studies (M.A), Spanish (M.A.), and Educational Technology(Ed.D.). Connecting Multiple Campuses Around the Globe: Graduate Student Perspectives
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. Multiiple
Gulnara Sadykova Gulnara Sadykova is an Associate Professor at the Department of English Philology, Kazan Federal University (Russia). She has also taught graduate online courses in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice, University at Albany (USA) and professional development blended courses at European Humanities University (Lithuania). Her research interests include cross-culture/cross-border distance education, technology-assisted language teaching/learning, and linguistics. Building Intercultural Triangle: Students’ Views Over US-Lithuanian-Russian Collaborative Module
Ruth Sesco Ruth Sesco, Program Coordinator, University Libraries, Ohio State University. Ruth Sesco assisted in developing and served as coordinator of OSU’s Gateway Interactive Seed Module Grant Program which was modeled on her design to convert interactive content segments into global learning experiences. An up-coming research article by Ruth and her co-author, Dr. Dieter Wanner, takes a critical look at the structural complexity of the university system as a whole as it responds to IT advances in the delivery and enhancement of all educational interactions. A Procedural Model for International Class Collaboration
Madeline Short Madeleine Elizabeth Short, Administrative Officer, Directorate Music, University of South Africa. Madeleine Elizabeth Short holds a higher education diploma and took up employment in the Directorate Music of the University of South Africa in 1994 as administrative officer and invigilator of the UNISA Music examinations. She has experience in facilitating and organizing national and international music competitions, workshops and events and in providing assistance in multimedia production processes. She is webmaster of the departmental website.

Calculating Improvisation Through a Cultural Lens: Jazz! Born in America, Created Internationally

COIL Institute Fellows Track

Shalei Simms Shalei Simms is an Assistant Professor at SUNY College at Old Westbury, where she teaches entrepreneurship courses. Recently, she began participating in a global online-networked learning project with Laval University that was organized by the COIL center.  She received her Ph.D. in Organizational Management from Rutgers and a BA in Psychology from Wesleyan University. Connective Multicultural Learning: insights and observations from several multi-campus experiences
William Skipper William Skipper. Dr. Skipper, PhD (Anthropology, Cornell) is an Assistant Professor of Sociology and the Chair of the Sociology/Anthropology Department at Cortland. He teaches Technology and Society, Sociology of Globalization, Introduction to International Studies, amongst other courses. A Dialogue on Institutionalizing Curricular Internationalization Efforts
Plenary Session: Perspectives on Curricular Internationalization from a Range of Stakeholders - Faculty to Provost
Rebecca Smolar Rebecca Smolar. At the Levin Institute, Ms. Smolar serves as Project Manager for the SUNY Global Workforce Project, Globalization101.org Project and the Global Learning Communities Initiative. She also serves as the Project Manager for the UCosmic Consortium. Previously, Ms. Smolar was an Officer of Public Affairs at the Embassy of Israel in Washington, DC. She has a Masters in International Communications from American University and a B.S. in Psychobiology from Binghamton University. A Dialogue on Institutionalizing Curricular Internationalization Efforts
Susan Sutton Susan Buck Sutton is Senior Advisor for International Initiatives, Bryn Mawr College, and Chancellor’s Professor of Anthropology Emerita, Indiana University.  Within international education, her interests coalesce around building meaningful international partnerships and developing international communities of learning – both face-to-face and virtual -- that change the thinking of both students and faculty. Mapping What's Not There: Complexifying the Classroom In the Age of Globalization
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. Special announcement by the American Council on Education (ACE), SUNY COIL, and manaba: Award program to recognize internationalization through technology
  Katsunori Takeuchi, Professor of American Literature in the Faculty of Law, Economics and Humanities at Kagoshima University, is co-editor of Crossing Borders: New Area Studies (Nanpo-Shinsha, 2010), in which he has an essay, “Trans-Nationality of South Sea Islands. He has published essays on 19th- and 20th-century American literature and culture, literary criticism, popular culture and media theory.    He is a recipient of Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (2010 to 2012) by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology in Japan.

Transforming Intercultural Exchange in the Online Environment

COIL Institute Fellows Track

  Nataly Tcherepashenets, Associate Professor and Area Coordinator Languages/Communications, Empire State College

A cross-border language course (Spanish/English): the point of view of students

COIL Institute Fellows Track

Patrice Torcivia Patrice Prusko Torciva, PhD, Assistant Visiting Professor, SUNY Empire State College Center for Distance Learning and International Programs. Patrice teaches Marketing in Prague, Lebanon, Dominican Republic and Panama. She frequently presents at academic and industry conferences about the uses of Cloud Computing and virtual tools in education and her experiences teaching in a blended learning environment in Latin America. She is currently completing a research study examiing use of virtual meeting tools and mobile applications to create a virtual term abroad. Patrice holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and MBA from Union College and a Ph.D. from University at Albany in Curriculum and Instruction. Patrice was a 2012 COIL grant awardee.
 
Internet Marketing Course Collaboration between Panama and Slovakia: Lessons learned creating an Internet Marketing Plan and Website for Habitat for Humanity
John Wilson John Wilson, Associate Lecturer of English (A.L.E), School of Policy Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University has taught ESL in higher education for 10 years and for the past 8 years at universities in Japan.  With a background in creative non-fiction writing, his research interests include task-based language teaching and research, language learning motivation and educational statistics.  In 2009, he helped to develop the exchange program with San Jose State University and co-developed a virtually abroad course with Drs. Ruth Wilson and Yoko Baba. Recently he has created courses that emphasize student-generated audio and video projects using network technologies for collaborative learning.

Transforming Intercultural Exchange in the Online Environment

COIL Institute Fellows Track

Melanie Wilson Melanie Wilson is a Course Lecturer and PhD Candidate in the Department of Integrated Studies of Education (DISE) at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She has worked in higher education for over ten years, most recently teaching undergraduate courses on media literacy, technology in education, and effective communication. She has published in the field of globally networked learning and has worked as a research associate at the SUNY COIL Center (2009-2011). Her doctoral investigation inquires into the influence of globalization on higher educational institutions, focusing on how institutional internationalization initiatives have impacted faculty partners' work in globally networked courses. Internationalization and Globally Networked Learning: The Compatibilities and Incompatibilities of Institutional Strategies aimed at Global Positioning
Ruth Wilson Ruth P. Wilson PhD (Social Anthropology, Stanford) is Professor and Chair of African-American Studies at San Jose State University (SJSU). She has a passion for international studies and enjoys the challenges of cross-cultural communications.  In 2009 she worked with an SJSU team to develop an exchange program with Kwansei Gakuin University (KGU) in Japan, and co-developed a COIL course with Dr. Yoko Baba (SJSU), Mr. John Wilson (KGU), Mr. Mark Adams (SJSU) and Dr. Takako Yamada (KGU).  As a Salzburg Fellow (2010-2012) she traveled to Austria for a week-long globalization seminar. Her Salzburg globalization project focuses on developing COIL courses for students and faculty at SJSU.

Transforming Intercultural Exchange in the Online Environment

COIL Institute Fellows Track

Yasue Yanai Yasue Yanai is an Assistant Professor in the Department of World Language and Literatures at San Jose State University since 2009.  She has taught Japanese language, culture and teaching methodology at UC Berkeley and Japanese Language Institute of Japan Foundation as a lecturer. She has published two Japanese teaching methodology books on speaking skills and grammar. She earned Ph.D. in Sociolinguistics in Georgetown University. Her concern is linguistic performative features and self-images appeared in oral narratives.

Transforming Intercultural Exchange in the Online Environment

COIL Institute Fellows Track

  German A. Zarate, Chair and Associate Professor, Economics Department, SUNY Cortland

International Development and International Migration

COIL Institute Fellows Track

Nancy Zimpher

In June 2009, Nancy L. Zimpher became the 12th Chancellor of the State University of New York, the nation’s largest comprehensive system of higher education. Since that time, she has led the university in creating and launching a system-wide strategic plan called The Power of SUNY, with the central goal of harnessing SUNY’s potential to drive economic revitalization and create a better future for every community throughout New York. Dr. Zimpher is active in numerous state and national education organizations, and is a leader in the areas of teacher preparation, urban education, and university-community engagement. 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.

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