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Jon Rubin is the Director of the SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL), which is a unit of the State University of New York’s Office of Global Affairs. He has also recently directed the National Endowment for the Humanities funded: COIL Institute for Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities, which has engaged 22 U.S. and 26 international universities in developing collaborative, shared, networked classrooms.
He was Professor of Film and New Media at SUNY Purchase College where he developed a Cross-Cultural Video course in which SUNY students co-produced videos over the Internet with students in Turkey, Lithuania, Mexico, Belarus, and Germany. His own films have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art and at the Whitney Museum in NY. As a media artist he is best known for his Floating Cinema, a choreography of media images moving across the water at night. He has received Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Arts, Ford Foundation and Fulbright fellowships.
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John E. Fowler
John E. Fowler returned to SUNY as the Assistant Director of the SUNY COIL Center in November 2010 after several years working and studying in Europe. John has wide-ranging experience working in the American, British and German higher education sectors. This includes serving as an Instructional Designer at SUNY’s Hudson Valley Community College from 2000-06 where John contributed to the creation and growth of one of the largest online and distance learning programs in New York.
John has spent nearly 5 years travelling and living abroad in over 50 countries. Amongst those experiences was a fellowship for the completion of a European Master in Higher Education, through an Erasmus Mundus joint degree program from the Universities of Oslo (Norway), Tampere (Finland) and Aveiro (Portugal). John’s primary research interests are related to the international dimensions of higher education, with a particular focus on cross-border student mobility.
John was very pleased to discover and join COIL as it provided him with the unique opportunity to bring his extensive background in online learning, academic technology, and international education in a variety of higher education contexts together into one position.
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Program Coordinator for International Collaborations
Sarah Guth is the 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 globally networked learning 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 and the use of technology in language learning; intercultural communication; globally networked learning; and the normalization of collaborative online international learning in higher education. She has published and presented internationally on the topic of technology and foreign language learning with a specific focus on bringing cohorts of students from diverse lingua-cultural backgrounds together to enhance their learning. She returned to the U.S. in 2013 to bring this expertise to COIL and focus on the support and development of globally networked courses.
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Julie M. Ficarra
Program Coordinator for International Collaborations
Julie Ficarra received her B.A. in Cultural Anthropology and International Studies from the University at Buffalo, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and as a SUNY Chancellors Award Winner for Student Excellence. During her time as an undergraduate student, Julie participated in three SUNY study abroad programs to; Tanzania (Stonybrook), Oxford, UK (Brockport) and Charles University, Czech Republic (New Paltz). Julie went on to receive an Ed.M in International Education Policy from Harvard University where she concentrated her studies on comparative higher education and institutional partnership development.
Julie has worked in the International Program Offices of the University at Buffalo and Harvard College, as well as in International Student Advising at the University of Northern Virginia’s Prague Campus. She has spent time working in the District Office of NYS Assemblyman William Magnarelli as well as in independent consulting. More recently, Julie was an Una Chapman Cox Fellow at the Department of State and held assignments in the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs in Washington, D.C and in Public Diplomacy/EducationUSA at the American Embassy in Mbabane, Swaziland. Prior to joining the COIL team, Julie was managing African, Middle Eastern and French education abroad programs at the University of South Florida – USF World.
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