Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Mary Kay Park

First Name
Mary Kay
Last Name
Job Title
Adjunct Faculty

What is it that you are most passionate about? 


I am a full-time global media professional and a part-time Intercultural Studies academic.

Besides media, my expertise include: intercultural studies, narrative communication, cultural studies, generative learning, and organizational development.

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Recent Accomplishments

Mary Kay Park, Ph.D. is the Executive Managing Director of FEBC-Korea in Los Angeles. FEBC-Korea is a global media non-profit that operates 14 radio stations in Korea and in the US, providing internationally-recognized content with global reach. FEBC-Korea is part of FEBC International with a network of 148 stations. She is an adjunct professor at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and Biola University. Mary Kay resides in greater Los Angeles area with her three daughters.

    • International Conference speaker
    • Collaborating on a book chapter (unpublished) as well as another book deal in South Korea
    • American Camp Association, National Board member (Currently serving the 2015-2018 term)
    • ACA, Research Advisory Board (Serving an advisory role on the 5-year longitudinal study on development & social learning, i.e., camp experience)
    • ACA, Diversity Task force


    • IDI (Intercultural Development Inventory) Qualified administrator
    • IAP (Intercultural Awareness Profile) Licensed and certified

Previous Work

    • Educational Consulting, MacMillan McGraw-Hill Companies
    • Chicago Board of Education, HR
    • University of Louisville
    • Biola University
    • International Conference Speaker and Presenter


    • Ph.D. Intercultural Studies, Biola University, La Mirada, CA 
    • Additional Degrees: MCM, MM, MA, BA

Additional Training:

    • Design Thinking and Designing Learning Innovations, HGSE (Harvard Graduate School of Education), FOL.
    • Storytelling, Stanford University. Power of Stories to Fuel Innovations (J. Aaker)


“A Cross-Cultural Assessment of Voluntary Unpaid Overtime in Organizations.” International Academy of Management and Business (IAMB): Management in a Multi-and Cross-Cultural Arena. Full Manuscript Published Electronically and Abstract Published in Hardbound Copy, November 2011.

Park, M.K. (2010). Activating Generative Learning in Organizations through Optimizing Relational Strategies. Biola University, La Mirada, CA, USA.

Faculty Type
Adjunct Faculty

Marie Butcher

First Name
Last Name
Marie Butcher 2017
Job Title
Visiting Assistant Professor
IIRC Building Office 1

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”
~Margaret Mead

“When we come to it
We must confess that we are the possible
We are the miraculous, the true wonder of this world
That is when, and only when
We come to it.”
~Maya Angelou

I am passionate about: collaboration, innovation, writing, and living in balance with the Earth.

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Advanced research, writing, editing, critical thinking, and presentation skills;

English grammar, rhetoric, composition, and vocabulary development;

Content-based instruction, inter-cultural communication;

Comparative literature and poetry.

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EAPP 8330 Debate and Critical Reading

EAPP 8494 Advanced Editing Writing

EAPP 8456 Advanced Rhetoric & Genre

Recent Accomplishments

Featured poet at venues in the Monterey Bay Area: Curated Words at Juice & Java Café, Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium at Old Capitol Books, Guest Authors Series at East Village Café, PGR Reading at Cabrillo College & Bridging the Bay at Monterey Peninsula Community College, 2012-Present.

Educational Outreach Coordinator for Carmel River Watershed Conservancy: Environmental and Watershed Education; since 2015.

Alumna of Leadership Monterey Peninsula, 2013.

Previous Work

English & ESL Professor at Monterey Peninsula College since 1997; specializing in critical thinking, English grammar, research skills, public speaking skills, advanced listening & speaking.

French Instructor at Monterey Peninsula College, 2009-2010 and All Saints Day School, 2003-2009.

Educational Program Coordinator and Lead Instructor for annual summer ESL program for students from Osaka Jogakuin High School at MPC, since 2002.

Lead Instructor & Curriculum Designer at the American Language Center in Marrakesh, Morocco, 2000-2001.


Master of Arts: Comparative Literature: French, English, and American Literature; San Francisco State U, San Francisco, CA, 1993.

Bachelor of Arts: French Language & Literature; Colorado College; Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1987.

California Teaching Credentials: English, English as a Second Language (TESOL), French, Humanities and Basic Skills; Adult Education and Community College Teaching Credential, 1994.

Certificate in Teaching for Understanding: Harvard University: Project Zero, Summer Institute, studied Multiple Intelligences and Curriculum Design under Howard Gardner; 2006.


Marie Butcher is a regular contributor to local publications such as the The Monterey County Herald, The Monterey County Weekly, the Porter Gulch Review, featuring her poems & photographs.

Selected Manuscripts (publication pending):

Heart Cracked Wide Open: A collection of poetry dedicated to my father © Marie Boucher, 2017.

Cultivating Sustainable, Heart-Centered Community © Marie Boucher, 2017.


Women Readers: A Chronicle of women and their relationship to the Book. Book with photos and art reproductions. © Marie Boucher, 2000.

Faculty Type
Visiting Faculty