Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Andrea Olsen

First Name
Andrea
Last Name
Olsen
Andrea Olsen
Job Title
Adjunct Professor

I am passionate about bringing embodied intelligence into courses on communication in intercultural and international contexts.

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Expertise

Perception (intercultural communication), Experiential Anatomy (non-verbal communication), Environmental Studies (human-environment interconnections).

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Specializations:

Embodied intelligence and social justice, balancing the nervous system in intercultural communication, art and environmental activism, mindfulness in education.

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Eve Connell

First Name
Eve
Last Name
Connell
Eve Glee
City, State, ZIP
Portland, ORegon
Phone
503.327.8127
Language(s)
Español
Français

1. What is it that you are most passionate about?

Recent passions: small press publishing, singing with my Frenchie trio, volunteering for arts organizations, eating ice cream, reading outside on a hot day. 

2. What do you enjoy most about teaching and/or what excites you about being a professor at MIIS?

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Expertise

My professional expertise is primarily focused around building confident, competent business leaders via communications skills development like public speaking, business writing, and communications coaching. I am also involved in publishing as managing editor of a small press, and writing and editing as part of my freelance communication consultancy practice. 

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Recent Accomplishments

  • Acting as managing editor of University of Hell Press (universityofhellpress.com)
  • Singing French medieval and renaissance music as part of a cappella trio (Bergerette) that tours and records (Best selling 45 on Voodoo Doughnut Recordings!)
  • Serving on the board for the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC.org)

Previous Work

My previous work is my continuing work. I have been an educator for nearly three decades, not only teaching at MIIS but at CSUMB, MPC, OCAC, PNCA, PCC, and Harvard. My academic work has been mostly focused on helping students build strong communication skills, training teachers, and influencing good readers, writers and thinkers. I also write, edit, manage, create, sing, publish, arrange flowers, and prod others into doing good creative work in the world. 

Education

M.A. Applied Linguistic (TESOL), Monterey Institute of International Studies

BA, French Literature and Philosophy, Scripps College

Publications

As a freelance writer and editor, I publish ALL THE TIME for various clients. You can see a partial client list on my LinkedIn profile. Two recent, more close to home, publications are found here. 

http://universityofhellpress.com/about/

http://thebigsmoke.com/2016/02/17/flashbowie/

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Ross Baird

First Name
Ross
Last Name
Baird
Ross Baird FMS 2014
Job Title
Executive Director, Village Capital

Courses: Introduction to Social Enterprise and Impact Investing and Scouting and Developing a Winning Social Venture

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Ross developed the Village Capital concept in 2009, and has led the development of programs worldwide. Before launching Village Capital, he worked with First Light Ventures, a seed fund focused on impact investments. Prior to First Light, Ross worked on the development of four education-related start-up ventures: the Indian School Finance Company in Hyderabad, India; the National College Advising Corps in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and two ventures using technology to promote civic participation.

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Ross has a MPhil from the University of Oxford, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a BA from the University of Virginia, where he was a Truman Scholar and a Jefferson Scholar.

Follow Village Capital on Twitter: @villagecapital

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Adjunct Faculty

Robert Rogowsky

First Name
Robert
Last Name
Rogowsky
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Job Title
Program Chair and Professor in International Trade & Economic Diplomacy
Location
Casa Fuente
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940

The future truly isn’t what it used to be. One prediction is that 40 percent of the jobs today’s students will hold in 20 years don’t exist yet. Our role as educators is to prepare our graduates to thrive and lead in an incredibly challenging and dynamic world.

I am passionate about being a professor at MIIS. Innovative administrators, remarkable faculty, and invigorated students, all working as a team makes MIIS boil with inquisitive and creative energy.  It is a vibrant academic community that blends learning with meaningful application. I am thrilled to be part of it.

Expertise

International trade, trade economics, international strategic management, antidumping and countervailing, competition policy, and regulation.

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Regular Faculty

Jeff Dayton-Johnson

First Name
Jeff
Last Name
Dayton-Johnson
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Job Title
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Institute
Location
Segal Building
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.4102
Language(s)
Español
Français
português

Jeff Dayton-Johnson was appointed to the role of vice president of academic affairs and dean of the Institute in November 2014. In this new position, Dayton-Johnson serves as the Institute’s chief academic officer and is responsible for the overall success and functioning of the school in collaboration with the senior administrative team at Middlebury.

Expertise

Economic development, emerging economies, economics and politics of Latin American countries (including Mexico), immigration, poverty, inequality, natural disasters.

Jeff Dayton-Johnson interviewed live about a financial crisis in Latin America on CNBC.

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Recent Publications

"Central America, China and the US: What Prospects for Development?" (with R. Avendaño), in Margaret Myers and Carol Wise, eds., The Political Economy of China–Latin America Relations in the New Millennium: Brave New World, Routledge, 2016. https://www.routledge.com/The-Political-Economy-of-ChinaLatin-America-Relations-in-the-New-Millennium/Myers-Wise/p/book/9781138666191

"Innovation in Emerging Markets" (with L. Casanova, N.O. Fonstad, and S. Jain), in Jerry Haar and Ricardo Ernst (Eds.), Innovation in Emerging Markets, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. http://www.palgrave.com/br/book/9781137480286

"Central America, China, and the US: What Prospects for Development?” (with R. Avendaño), Pacific Affairs, 2015.

Latin America’s Emerging Middle Classes: Economic Perspectives (editor). Palgrave/Macmillan, 2015.

“Legitimidad fiscal y protestas en la calle: sobre Brasil y América Latina,” Vox. Lacea, July 2013, (with Christian Daude and Angel Melguizo).

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Political Economy (editor, with Javier Santiso). Oxford University Press, 2012.

“Are the Commons a Metaphor for Our Times?” OECD Observer, 2012 (with Jesús Antón).

"Innovation from Emerging Markets: The Case of Latin America," INSEAD Working Paper 2012/76/ST, 2012, (with L. Casanova, N. Olaya Fonstad and A. Pietikäinen).

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Regular Faculty

Kent Glenzer

First Name
Kent
Last Name
Glenzer
Kent, Picture
Job Title
Dean, Graduate School of International Policy and Management; Acting Chair, MBA in Global Impact Management
Location
McCone 114
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.4149
Language(s)
Français
português

Associate Professor Kent Glenzer was appointed dean of the Graduate School of International Policy and Management in January 2015. Glenzer serves as the academic leader overseeing the school’s degree programs in Business Administration (MBA), International Education Management, International Environmental Policy, International Policy and Development, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies, and Public Administration (MPA), as well as a variety of related non-degree programs. In this role, he also serves as a member of the Institute’s senior leadership team.

Expertise

I have extensive work and research experience in sub-Saharan Africa, having lived there for 13 years and focused on it as both an external and internal consultant to NGOs and public sector agencies for 10 more years. I have a strong background, both practically and academically, in civil society, social movements, and policy advocacy. I specialize in organizations, organizational development, organizational behavior and culture, institutional and organizational fields, and organizational evolution and learning processes.

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All my work and thinking centralizes on the power dynamics, inequalities, and identity politics that surround and constitute development processes, programs, policies, and strategies.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Co-editor and chapter contributor in the forthcoming Action Research Handbook (3rd edition).
  • Appointed to Editorial Board of the Action Research Journal.
  • Led the formative evaluation of Save the Children’s $5 million program devoted to global knowledge sharing and building robust communities of practice related to food security programming.
  • Consulted with Geneva Global on a long-term program to build the civil society sector in western China. This work is ongoing.
  • Consulted with the Ford Foundation in China – and NGO partners there – on a strategic monitoring, evaluation, and learning system for the country office.
  • Contributed a chapter to a book on understanding culture and cultural change for the Army Research Institute, a book targeted at army officers, as well as being lead expert for a training module for army staff on using appreciative inquiry to advise host country staff on organizational development and change.
  • Authored Oxfam America’s Rights-Oriented Programming for Effectiveness and Oxfam International’s Program Principles, which both served to strategically frame the organization’s long-term and rights-based approaches to development and social change.
  • Oversaw a three-year, multi-level portfolio assessment of CARE’s work on women’s empowerment and oversaw the massaging of evaluation results into organizational practice.

Previous Work

Prior to accepting an appointment at MIIS, I worked for Oxfam America for four years, CARE USA for 12 years, during which time I had the opportunity to live and work in Mali for nearly seven years, Mozambique for four years, and Ethiopia for more than two years. My consulting has taken me to more than 30 countries in Africa, south and east Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean. I’ve also worked with the Program for Appropriate Technology in Health and I was a Peace Corps volunteer in Mali.

Education

  • Bachelor in Journalism, Northwestern University, 1983
  • Masters in Communication, Cornell University, 1990
  • Ph.D., Emory University, 2005

Careers in Strategic Planning and Management

Students working with me will be well prepared for consulting on or full-time positions in program/project monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, project and program management, and facilitating organizational change processes. You might find yourself in the human resources department of a large international NGO, as a learning or staff/management development specialist. You might find yourself the manager of a civil society strengthening project in sub-Saharan Africa financed by a philanthropic foundation. You might find yourself part of a team contracted to evaluate a program or project of Oxfam or CARE.

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Li Juan Zhang

First Name
Li Juan
Last Name
Zhang
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Adjunct Professor
Language(s)
中文

Professor Zhang was a Fulbright Scholar at the Institute from 1997-1999 and served as a research fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University from 2006-2007. She is a full professor in the School of Economics at Shandong University in China. She has authored and co-authored five books and published about twenty academic papers in a number of professional journals.

Expertise

International Economics; International Trade Policy; Commercial Diplomacy; Trade Negotiations; US-China Trade Relations

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Education

Ph.D., Economics, Shandong University; MA, Commercial Diplomacy, Monterey Institute of International Studies; BA Economics, Shandong University

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Alfredo Ortiz

First Name
Alfredo
Last Name
Ortiz
Alfredo Ortiz
Job Title
Adjunct Professor, Nonprofit Management and Social Change
Language(s)
Español

I believe:

Working for social change means being willing to challenge the way things are done and what is perceived as normal by many people, including ourselves. By placing ourselves in the development picture as both agents and subjects of change we can work with others to construct a more meaningful future.

What excites me:

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Organizational development and strategy, social change organizations, organizational sustainability

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Recent Activities

This summer I co-designed and co-facilitated a workshop in Perú on participatory methodologies for development, focusing on how to use these methodologies in complex and contested social change environments. I also designed a facilitated a dialogue (including workshop) to help other facilitators figure out how to approach and differentiate strategic planning processes with different labor unions in the Lima, Perú area. Also this summer I taught two sessions in the Masters in Development Policy Program at the Polytechnic University in Valencia, Spain, on monitoring and learning in complex environments. I also co-taught week three of the MIIS DPMI module on strategic partnerships.

Over the past two years I have been carrying out my PhD action-research fieldwork with two organizations in Peru (one which focuses on community development in peri-urban slums; and one activist think tank that works with social movements) and a private conservation organization in Northwest Ecuador. I have been looking into what systemic methodologies can help these organizations develop the capacities to support meaningful social change in their complex and contested social change environments.

Education

BA in Accounting and BA in Spanish (New Mexico State University), MA International Relations – Conflict Resolution and Development (St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX), Ph.D Development Studies (Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK

Selected Publications

  • ORTIZ ARAGÓN, Capacity building in complex environments—Seeking meaningful methodology for social change. Doctoral dissertation, (May 2013) [May be accessed from: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/44684]
  • ORTIZ ARAGÓN, Shifting identity from within the conversational flow of organisational complexity IDS Bulletin, 43, 3 (May 2012).
  • BURNS, HARVEY & ORTIZ ARAGÓN, Action Research for development and social change. IDS Bulletin, 43, 3 (May 2012).
  • ORTIZ ARAGÓN, A. 2010a. Capacity development and rural territorial dynamics (RTD): A documentation and interpretation of how capacity building is being understood and shaped within the RTD program. RTD Topical inquiries. Santiago: RIMISP.
  • ORTIZ ARAGÓN, A. 2010b. A Case for Surfacing Theories of Change for Purposeful Organisational Capacity Development. IDS Bulletin, 41, 36-46.
  • ORTIZ ARAGÓN, A. & GILES MACEDO, J. C. 2010. A 'Systemic Theories of Change' Approach for Purposeful Capacity Development. IDS Bulletin, 41, 87-99.
  • ORTIZ, A. 2009. Interpreting Worldviews and Theories of Change on Capacity Development of Social Change Organizations Brighton: IDS.
  • ORTIZ ARAGÓN, A. & TAYLOR, P. 2009. Learning purposefully in capacity development: Why, what and when to measure? In: IIEP (ed.) Rethinking capacity development. Paris: IDS.
  • TAYLOR, P. & ORTIZ, A. 2008. Doing things better? How capacity development results help bring about change. IDRC Strategic Evaluation of Capacity Development. Institute of Development Studies (IDS).
  • ORTIZ, A. 2001. Core Costs and NGO Sustainability: Towards a Donor-NGO Consensus on the Importance of Proper Measurement, Control & Recovery of Indirect Costs. Washington, DC: The Nature Conservancy.
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Philip J. Murphy

First Name
Philip
Last Name
Murphy
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Job Title
Associate Professor
Location
224 McCone
Phone
831.647.4600
Language(s)
Македонски јазик

Dr. Murphy earned his PhD in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, where he recently held the position of Senior Policy Fellow at the Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies. He has taught distance education courses in a Master of Public Policy and Management program targeted at mid-career public and private sector professionals in Macedonia.

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Public Policy, Research Methods, Quantitative Methods, Network Analysis, International Development

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Education

Ph.D University of Pittsburgh; MA East Tennessee State University; BS Appalachian State University

Selected Publications

"Knowledge Hub and Inventory of Opportunities."

"Getting it Done: A Brief Overview of Critical Junctures in the Study of How Policy Translates into Practice."

"Public Administration Education in Macedonia: Accelerating the Process."

"Social Policy and International Interventions in South East Europe."

"Models, Methods, and Stereotypes: Efforts to Maintain, Reify, and Create Macedonia's Ethnopolitical Identities and how Research can Move beyond Them."

"Public Policy Analysis and its Importance to Public Administration Reform."

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Glynn Wood

First Name
Glynn
Last Name
Wood
Glynn Wood
Job Title
Professor Emeritus
Location
McCone 121
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA, 93940
Phone
(831) 647-3567
Language(s)
Français

I am passionate about the representation of national interest expressed across cultures by media, formal representatives and by ordinary citizens.

What excites me about being a professor at MIIS: I enjoy the daily engagement with students, faculty and staff, as they prepare leaders who will deal with tomorrow's global problems.

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South Asian Affairs, American Foreign Policy, Global Media, Public Diplomacy, and Electoral Politics.

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Recent Accomplishments

  • Member of national selection committee for Boren Foundation Language Scholars.
  • Frequent lecturer on India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
  • Media source on Near East and South Asia.
  • Curriculum consultant for schools and colleges.

Previous Work

Prof. Wood's international career began with an appointment to the U.S. Information Agency and five years abroad as a trainee and as a cultural officer for that agency. Those experiences gave him his first opportunity to observe how Americans (including himself) behave when working abroad. Those experiences led him to a doctoral program at MIT that focused on applied research in international affairs.

An academic appointment at American University in Washington, D.C., followed, which gave him the opportunity to work with national agencies and other international organizations as a consultant and trainer, including two years as the South Asia trainer for the State Department’s Foreign Service Institute. And then it was on to Monterey in 1980, when he became the Institute’s academic dean.

Education

PhD, Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, Communications-Journalism, Stanford University, BA, Journalism, Louisiana State University

Publications

“Nehru: Authority, Intimacy and Vocation in the Life of a Revolutionary,” in V.T. Patil, Studies on Nehru, (New Delhi, Sterling Publishers Private, Ltd., 1987)

“A Tennis Lesson in Peshawar,” Foreign Service Journal, April 2001.

“Introduction to South  Asia,” Political Handbook of South Asia, 2007.

“Great Expectations: Sixty Years of Indo-US Relations,” The Indian Express, August 14, 2007.

"The Mysore University, A Case Study in Decentralisation," in Jandhyala Tilak, ed., Higher Education in India, (New  Dehli, Orient Blackswan, Private, Ltd., 2013).

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