Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Rosa Kavenoki

First Name
Rosa
Last Name
Kavenoki
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Job Title
Professor, Program Coordinator Russian T & I
Location
IIRC Building 6
Phone
831.647.3515
Language(s)
Español
Русский
italiano

I have been deeply interested in how mass media in most developed countries paints significant events, facts vs. interpretation and propaganda, wording, vocabulary, and language as a whole used by achieving a certain goal.

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Translation, editing, and interpreting in the Russian-English combination. Main topics I have been working with are: law enforcement, nuclear energy, space industry, entertainment industry, sports, arts and literature.

Consulting on T&I quality assessment issues, intercultural communication and related matters

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Recent Accomplishments

Agreement with the MGIMO University on the short-term TI students’ exchange

Establishing close ties with the United Nations Russian Interpretation Service

Consulting on TI, cultural and other matters for the Organizing Committee Sochi 2014

Establishing and maintaining formal ties with the T&I community and schools in Belarus and Kazakhstan

Promoting MIIS values, on a regular basis, in major schools and universities of the Russian Federation

I speak regularly, at least twice a year at the major international conferences, in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Perm, etc. In papers that I present at these events, I discuss my research – Mass Culture and How it Affects the T&I Professionals; Current Translation and Interpretation Market in the United States and Russia, etc.

Previous Work

My papers are being published by the St. Petersburg State University Press, the last one in June 2016. They are not available online.

Education

MA, Romance Languages and Structural Linguistics, St. Petersburg State Pedagogical University
Postgraduate Studies: Developed word frequency dictionaries for a major machine translation project at the Herzen State Pedagogical University in St. Petersburg

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Xiaojing Shi

First Name
Xiaojing
Last Name
Shi
Xiaojing Shi
Job Title
Associate Professor
Location
McCone Building
Phone
831.647.4167
Language(s)
中文

Professor Shi taught at the Center for Interpretation and Translation Studies at the University of Hawaii and the UN Translators and Interpreters Program (now the School of Translation and Interpretation), Beijing Foreign Studies University, China. She was a translator and reviser for the English and French editions of "China Today" in Beijing, China and a staff interpreter at United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. She continues to work freelance for private corporations and the United Nations system.

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Simultaneous and consecutive interpretation and translation of Chinese and English

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Education

MA, Communication, University of Hawaii; Diploma in Translation and Conference Interpretation, United Nations Translators and Interpreters Program, Beijing Foreign Studies University; Diploma, Chinese Language, Beijing University

Michael Jacobs

First Name
Michael
Last Name
Jacobs
Michael Jacobs 2016
Job Title
Adjunct Faculty
Location
McCone Building
Phone
831.647.7105

As an adjunct instructor at MIIS, I have taught Standard American English (Accent Reduction) and Public Speaking for interpreters since 1996. A professional actor for over thirty years with a Master's degree in Performance with emphasis on voice and diction, I also teach theatre for Monterey Peninsula College and am Actor-In-Residence for the Pacific Repertory Theatre in Carmel. I have authored Speak Like an American, a program for rapid learning and comprehension of the Standard American English dialect and use it in my classes.

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Dialects, voice, and diction

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Education

MA, Performance, California State University, San Jose; BA, Theater Arts, Whitman College

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Joseph McClinton

First Name
Joseph
Last Name
McClinton
McClinton
Job Title
Adjunct Faculty
Location
McCone Building
Phone
831.647.6511
Language(s)
Français
Deutsch

Professor McClinton has been a full-time technical translator and editor since 1975, specializing in computer hardware and software, financial and legal documents, advertising and public relations.

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Translation of French and German into English

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Education

MA, German, University of California at Berkeley; BA, German, Oberlin College, Ohio; studies at the University of Munich and the Alliance Française in Paris

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Michael Gillen

First Name
Michael
Last Name
Gillen
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Job Title
Professor
Location
McCone Building 102B
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA
Phone
831.647.4192
Language(s)
Русский

I have been passionate about translation since 1976 when, with great trepidation, I took on my first translation assignment under the watchful eye of a friend and mentor who was a prolific translator and interpreter of Russian-language scientific and technical materials. It was my introduction to the art of communicative, or ‘meaning-based,” translation, and from that moment on, I knew exactly what I wanted to do (I’ve always been sort of a late starter).

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Translation of Russian-language scientific and technical publications, particularly materials science and engineering; integration of translation technology into translation curricula

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Education

MBA, BA, Russian Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies

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Marsha Man-Hua Chou

First Name
Marsha
Last Name
Chou
Marsha Chou
Job Title
Associate Professor
Location
IIRC Building 4
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA
Phone
831.647.3588
Language(s)
中文

As a faculty member of the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation and Language Education (GSTILE), Prof. Marsha Man-Hua Chou teaches sight translation, consecutive interpretation and simultaneous interpretation courses from introductory to advanced levels.        

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Simultaneous and consecutive interpretation

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Education

MA Translation and Interpretation, Monterey Institute of International Studies

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Julie Johnson

First Name
Julie
Last Name
Johnson
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Job Title
Associate Professor
Location
McCone Building 123
Phone
831.647.3089
Language(s)
Français

Professor Johnson is a conference interpreter and published translator specializing in corporate law, advanced technologies, and telecommunications. She is accredited by the American Translators Association.

A frequent presenter at workshops and conferences, she has been a director of the American Translators Association and vice president of the Northern California Translators Association. She is a member of the National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators and the California Court Interpreters Association.

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Translation and simultaneous and consecutive interpretation of French and English

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Education

MA, Translation and Interpretation, Monterey Institute of International Studies; BA, International Relations and French, University of California at Davis; Baccalaureat

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John Balcom

First Name
John
Last Name
Balcom
John Balcom
Job Title
Professor
Location
McCone Building 105
Phone
831.647.4190
Language(s)
中文

John Balcom, PhD.  Dr.

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Expertise

Translation of Chinese and English

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Education

PhD, Chinese and Comparative Literature, Washington University, St. Louis; MA, Chinese, San Francisco State University; BA, Chinese, Monterey Institute of International Studies; BA, History, California State University, Fullerton

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Laura Burian

First Name
Laura
Last Name
Burian
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Job Title
Professor
Location
McCone Building 205
Phone
831.647.3554
Language(s)
中文

I graduated from the Chinese T&I program at MIIS in 1995Prior to coming back to MIIS to teach in the year 2000, I worked as an in-house translator, interpreter, and legal assistant in the Beijing office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, and freelanced as both a translator and interpreter in the US, mainland China, and Taiwan.

Expertise

Simultaneous and consecutive interpretation of Chinese and English, pedagogy for teaching simultaneous and consecutive interpretation.

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Education

- MA, Translation and Interpretation, Monterey Institute of International Studies
- BA, Comparative Area Studies, Duke University
- Study abroad, National Taiwan Normal University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Nanjing University

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Yoonji Choi

First Name
Yoonji
Last Name
Choi
Yoonji Choi
Job Title
Associate Professor
Location
McCone Building 104
Phone
831.647.3549
Language(s)
한국어

Professor Choi specializes in web reading in translation from a cognitive perspective and teaches translation and interpretation courses at the Institute. She has passion for communication and cultures and always finds fun and excitement in exchanging ideas and insights. She is a passionate advocate for human rights and dignity. Prof. Choi also is an active freelance translator, interpreter, and localization consultant who works with major IT and medical companies in Silicon Valley, local and federal government, and many media companies.

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Translation, software localization, simultaneous and consecutive interpretation of Korean and English

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Education

PHD, Translation and Intercultural Studies, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
MA, Translation and Intercultural Studies, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
MA, Translation and Interpretation, Monterey Institute of International Studies, CA
BS, Physics and Education, Ewha University, Seoul

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