Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Sean Curran

First Name
Sean
Last Name
Curran
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Job Title
Adjunct Faculty
Location
McCone Cubicle 8
Phone
(831)-647-4185
Language(s)
Español

I am passionate about human rights, the ocean, languages, and foreign policy.  

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I have completed postgraduate studies in didactics and linguistics in the Spanish Basque Country. I currently teach content-based Spanish language classes related to social justice, history, Latin American history, US-Latin American policy, international trade, economics, and international relations. I learned to speak Spanish and Basque fluently while living in Spain and teaching ESL(English as a Second Language).  Because of my strong belief in both grammar fundamentals and immersion, I also lived and worked in Puerto Rico and Chile--where my love for the ocean and Spanish combined beautifully. 

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Recent Accomplishments

Graduated from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in May 2012

Taught as a Spanish TA at MIIS 2012

Became a Spanish Professor at MIIS in 2013

Surfed Waimea Bay, Hawaii, March 2014

Previous Work

Monterey Institute of International Studies, Custom Language Services: English and Spanish Instructor. Winter 2014-Present

Monterey Institute of International Studies. Summer Intensive Language Program: Tutor and Activity Guide. Summer 2013

Monterey Institute of International Studies. Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education:  Spanish TA. 2012

American Translator’s Association: Spanish-English Translator and Interpreter. 2005-2010.

Home School Instructor. 9th Grade, Bilingual Education. Isabela, Puerto Rico. 2007.

Elduaien Language Academy: Professor of English Language. San Sebastián, Spain. 2004-2006.

Colegio Erain: Professor of English Language and Spanish Literature.  Irún, Spain. 2003.

Education

2012 The Monterey Institute of International Studies: M.A., International Policy Studies.

2005 The University of the Basque Country: Psicodidáctica de la lengua y la literatura. 

2002 University of California, San Diego, B.A., English and Spanish Literature.

1998 Loyola High School of Los Angeles, Jesuit College Preparatory. 


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Nikolas Strong-Cvetich

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NIkolas
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Adjunct Professor
Language(s)
Español
Français
italiano

Nik is the Executive Director of Save The Waves Coalition, where he oversees operations and World Surfing Reserves, Surfonomics and Endangered Waves programs.

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Ecosystems Management, Environmental Non-Profit Management, and Environmental Education

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Mark Schapiro

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Adjunct Professor

Mark Schapiro has been a journalist for more than twenty years in this country and abroad. He has long been exploring the intersection between the environment, economics and political power, most recently as a correspondent at the Center for Investigative Reporting, where he worked as senior correspondent from 2003 to 2012. His work has been published in Harpers, The Atlantic, Yale 360 and other publications, and he worked as a correspondent for the PBS newsmagazine FRONLTINE/World.

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Non-Fiction Writing, International and Environmental Issues, Climate Change and Economics

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Julie Krolack

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Julie
Last Name
Krolak
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Job Title
ESL Instructor
Location
Kinnoull House
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA, 93940
Phone
831.647.6402

Julie Krolak holds a M.A. in TESOL from the Institute. Before coming to the Institute, she taught in China, South Korea, and at various universities and language schools in the U.S. She also started and managed her own language schools in the People's Republic of China. Her educational focuses are in the fields of language assessment, pragmatics, and the teaching of reading and vocabulary. When she is not in the classroom, she spends her time doing yoga, hiking, reading, cooking, and traveling.

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Meggan Madden

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Meggan
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Assistant Professor, International Education Management
Location
Casa Fuente 300 G
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
(831) 647-4176
Language(s)
日本語

I am passionate about how international education promotes intercultural dialogue and social change.

What excites me about being a professor at MIIS is working with internationally-minded and socially-conscious students who are committed to honing their professional skills in international education.

Expertise

International Education Policy, Higher Education Administration, International Recruiting, Marketing & Enrollment, Comparative and International Education, International Admissions, Quality Assurance of Higher Education

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Recent Accomplishments

  • Awarded a Presidential Fellowship to attend a Salzburg Seminar Series on "Students at the Margins and the Institutions that Serve Them:"
  • Mentored two MIIS students through the process of presenting an academic paper at the Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society in Toronto, ON, Canada. 

Education

Ph.D. University of Toronto (2012)

M.A. University of Toronto (2007)

B.A. Principia College (1993)

Publications

Shahjahan, R. A. & Madden, M. (2014). Uncovering the images and meanings of international organizations (IOs) in higher education research. Higher Education. Available online.

Madden, M. (2014). Walking the line: Quality assurance policy development and implementation in Việt NamHigher Education.67(1):91-104. Available online.

Knight, J. & Madden, M. (2010). The International Mobility of Canadian Social Science and Humanities Doctoral Students. Canadian Journal of Higher Education. 40 (2).

Mundy, K., Bickmore, K., Hayhoe, R., Madden, M. & Madjidi, K. (2008). Comparative and International Education: Issues for Teachers. New York: Teachers College Press Inc.

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MIIS Welcomes 9 New Faculty Members this Fall

 – Signalling continuous growth and expansion of academic programs, the Monterey Institute welcomed nine new faculty members this fall. The new faculty reflect the diverse campus, arriving from near and far and bringing a range of new experience and knowledge to share with students in different programs.

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Lisa Molle-Troyer

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Lisa
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Molle-Troyer
Lisa Molle-Troyer
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Adjunct Professor
Location
IIRC
Language(s)
Français

I never tire of weaving words together to form a whole that is more than the sum of its parts; that constant challenge is what draws me to translation and interpreting.

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Conference interpreting, computer-assisted translation, French-English translation specializing in information technology, perfume, and cosmetics.

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Education

MA, French Translation and Interpreting, Monterey Institute of International Studies
BA, Linguistics, Pomona College

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