Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Liz Chornesky

First Name
Elizabeth
Last Name
Chornesky
Liz Chornesky 2017
Job Title
Associate Professor

I am passionate about: Sustaining nature and its benefits in an era of accelerating global change.

What excites me most about being a professor at MIIS: The creativity, drive, and pragmatism of the students. MIIS students want to make a meaningful difference in the world and eagerly engage in collaborative learning to build the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.

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Global change, Marine ecology & coral reef ecology, Ecosystem management, Climate change adaptation & resilience, Marine protected areas, Science integration & communication, Strategy development, policy analysis, & organizational design

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Recent Accomplishments

Dr. Chornesky served on West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel from 2013 through 2016. This timely panel summarized current understanding of ocean acidification and hypoxia and developed actionable recommendations for the states of California, Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. Efforts are now underway along the west coast to implement many of the panel’s science and management recommendations.

In 2014, the American Association for the Advancement of Science elected Dr. Chornesky a Fellow in recognition of her work applying environmental science to policy development and evaluation in the public and private sectors.

Education

PhD, Biological Sciences (Ecology), University of Texas at Austin, United States; BA, Biology, Cornell University, United States

Publications

Klinger, T., E.A. Chornesky, E.A. Whiteman, F. Chan, J.L. Largier, W. Wakefield. 2017. Using integrated ecosystem-level management to address intensifying ocean acidification and hypoxia in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene 5:16.

Chan, F., Boehm, A.B., Barth, J.A., Chornesky, E.A., Dickson, A.G., et al. 2016. The West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel: Major Findings, Recommendations, and Actions. California Ocean Science Trust, Oakland, California, USA. April 2016.

Chornesky, E.A., Ackerly, D.D., Beier, P., Davis, F.W., Flint, L.E., et al. 2015. Adapting California’s ecosystems to a changing climate. Bioscience 65: 247-262.

Davis, F.W. and E.A. Chornesky. 2014. Adapting to climate change in California. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 70: 62-73.

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Marie Butcher

First Name
Marie
Last Name
Butcher
Marie Butcher 2017
Job Title
Visiting Assistant Professor
Location
IIRC Building Office 1
Phone
831-647-4198
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Español
Français

“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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Courses

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.

Education

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.

Publications

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.

Self-published:

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

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Visiting Faculty

Nenneya Shields

First Name
Nenneya
Last Name
Shields
Nenneya Shields
Job Title
Operations Manager
Phone
831-647-4666
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Español
中文
Français

Nenneya is a MIIS alumna who graduated in May 2016 from the MBA/IPD dual degree program. She is also a proud FMS and DPMI alumna.

Upon graduation, Nenneya moved to Uganda to work as the Director of Impact and Learning for Jibu, a social enterprise with a franchise model centered around community health and job creation in East Africa. With Jibu, she focused on impact measurement and business literacy training for entrepreneurs.

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Adam Henry

First Name
Adam
Last Name
Henry
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Job Title
Adjunct Faculty
Location
McCone Building
City, State, ZIP
Monterey 93940
Phone
(831)-647-4185

Dr. Adam Henry is the Director of the Arizona State University (ASU) Study Abroad Office (SAO) and is a Faculty Associate with the ASU School of Global Studies and Political Science. He also provides mentorship to international faculty studying within programs through the ASU Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education.

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Cross-cultural training, study abroad and international education management, expatriate training and preparation, organizational leadership, international partnerships, and the teaching of cultural competencies within higher education.

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Education

Ed.D. in Leadership and Innovation, Arizona State University; M.Ed. in Educational Leadership/Adult Education, Northern Arizona University, B.A. in International Studies, Grand Canyon University.

His dissertation title was: "The Development and Implementation of a Pre-International Course: A Cultural Intervention in a University Setting."

Recent Presentations

IIE's Generation Study Abroad Summit 2015 (Washington, DC), September 2015
Presentation: Transforming the Education Abroad Brand: Reaching New Populations, Curriculum Integration, and Institutional Engagement

The Forum on Education Abroad Conference (New Orleans, LA), March 2015
Presentation: The Research, Development and Implementation of a Pre-International Experience Course for Study and Intern Abroad Participants

NAFSA Regional Conference, Region II (Tucson, AZ), October 2014
Presentation:  The Development and Implementation of a Pre-International Experience Course: Two Case Studies at a Private and Public Institution

Workshop on Intercultural Skills Enhancement (WISE) Conference 2014 (Winston-Salem, North Carolina), February 2014
Presentation: Pre-and-Post Cultural Preparation Courses: The “Nuts and Bolts” of Course Design and Implementation in a University Setting

The Forum on Education Abroad Conference (Denver, CO), March 2012
Presentation: Assessment & Marketing: Using Data to Shape and Promote a Message of Transformation and Strategic Integration

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Adjunct Faculty

David Wick

First Name
David
Last Name
Wick
David Wick 2016
Job Title
Assistant Professor in International Education Management
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
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1. What is it that you are most passionate about?

"I am passionate about using education and international education to foster equity and social justice."

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

"What excites me most about teaching at MIIS is the opportunity to contribute to the formation of scholars, educators, managers, and policy makers who will lead in a global setting." 

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Internationalization of higher education, education abroad advising and administration, education abroad curriculum and pedagogy, leadership for equity and social justice, diversity and inclusion in higher education, student services and student affairs

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Recent Accomplishments

Chair Education Abroad Knowledge Community, NAFSA, Washington DC 2015

• Elected to provide leadership for the development and dissemination of knowledge needed by professionals engaged in education abroad.

 Poster Presenter Certificate of Achievement, NAFSA Annual Conference, Houston, TX 2012

• Recognized by a panel of peer reviewers for exceptional production and presentation of a poster in the International Education Research Poster Fair.

 Lily Von Klemperer Award, NAFSA Education Abroad Knowledge Community, Houston, TX 2012

• Honored through a selection process for consistently maintaining the highest standards of professional ethics and performance, for demonstrating a concern for helping and guiding newcomers to the field of study abroad, and for displaying in professional activities an eagerness to meet new challenges and openness to new ideas.

 Simon Award for Campus Internationalization, NAFSA, Washington, DC 2012

• Co-Authored successful nomination for NAFSA’s Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization.

• This award recognized SF State as a model for overall excellence in campus internationalization efforts as evidenced by the practices, philosophies, and policies described in our nomination and recognized by a distinguished selection jury.

 NAFSA Advocate of the Year, Washington, DC 2011

• Presented with the 2011 Advocate of the Year Award for going above and beyond in efforts to support NAFSA’s core mission of promoting international education and exchange. Recognized for stalwart advocacy for international education at the state and federal level. Activities leading up to this honor included serving as advisor to NAFSA staff in developing the Connecting Our World Grassroots Leadership Program.

 Previous Work

David Wick is director of study abroad at Santa Clara University, where he manages the program portfolio, staff, and systems to increase global understanding and engagement. Previously, David has served in many NAFSA leadership roles, including those on the 2012 and 2013 Annual Conference Executive Committees, the Region XII team, Trainer Corps, and Academy. He also holds leadership roles with Diversity Abroad and Lessons from Abroad. David holds a doctoral degree in educational leadership from San Francisco State University, a master’s degree in education from Arkansas State University, and a bachelor’s degree in French, German, and dance from Macalester College.

 Education

EdD, in Educational Leadership, San Francisco State University, USA; MSE, in Educational Theory and Practice, Arkansas State University, USA; BA, in French, German, and Dance, Macalester College, USA.

 Publications

Abraham, K., Casey, K., Newell, L., & Wick, D. (2011). Education Abroad Advisor Guide for African-American Students. Oakland, CA: Diversity Abroad Network.

 Hernandez, M., Wick, D., & Wiedenhoeft , M. (Eds.). (2014). NAFSA's Guide to Education Abroad for Advisers and Administrators (Fourth ed.). Washington DC: NAFSA: Association of International Educators. (Details online: https://www.nafsa.org/wcm/Product?prodid=396)

 Wick, D. (2010). Study Abroad: Making It Happen: Your Guide to Taking Your Education Abroad. Washington DC: NAFSA: Association of International Educators.

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Iván Villanueva Jordán

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Iván
Last Name
Villanueva Jordán
Iván Villanueva Jordán
Location
McCone 228 (M228)
Phone
831.647.4185
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Español

I am really passionate about translation, its history, its philosophy, and its currents implications. I spend most of my time thinking about new ways and strategies to train translators while they develop an esteem towards their future or current profession.

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I specialize in English to Spanish translation; I am a certified translator by the Peruvian Association of Professional Licensed Translators.

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Education

PhD student in Applied Languages, Literature, and Translation (Universitat Jaume I, Castellón, Spain)

M.A. in Cultural Studies (Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Lima, Peru)

Graduate Diploma in Gender Studies (Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Lima, Peru)

B.A. in Translation and Interpreting (Universidad Ricardo Palma, Lima, Peru)

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Adjunct Faculty

Rogers Walker

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Rogers
Last Name
Walker
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Job Title
Associate Director, Intensive English Programs
Location
Kinnoull House C213
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831-647-4186
Language(s)
Français

Rogers Walker is passionate about using creativity and collaborative problem solving to help students reach their academic and life goals. He is dedicated to learning about students’ individual perspectives, including their learning preferences, cultures and interests. He focuses on educating the “whole student” by listening deeply to students’ perspectives and using this feedback to fuel success for all students.

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Adam Wooten

First Name
Adam
Last Name
Wooten
Adam Wooten
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Assistant Professor
Location
M235
Phone
831-647-6517
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Español

I am passionate about helping organizations better communicate internationally to improve the lives of individuals. From small businesses to large corporations and from religious groups to humanitarian nonprofits, organizations can expand their reach to help more people if they can grow and communicate effectively on an international level.

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Localization processes, project management, computer-assisted translation, machine translation, translation quality control, internationalization, website localization, software localization, social localization / community translation, and international marketing

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Recent Accomplishments

Co-founder of Silicon Slopes Localization Group, 2013 – Present
International Business Columnist at DeseretNews.com, 2010 – Present

Previous Work

In addition to teaching in the Translation and Localization Management degree tract, Adam also previously taught courses on translation technology and localization at Brigham Young University (BYU). He is co-founder and CEO of the localization company AccuLing, a partnership with the makers of Fluency translation technology. He has experience working in many roles in the language services industry including project manager, marketing executive, translator, and court interpreter. A frequent writer and speaker on global business topics, Adam attempts to use humor in his DeseretNews.com column to illustrate lessons on international business, marketing, language, and culture.

Education

MBA International Management, Monterey Institute of International Studies
MA Translation, Monterey Institute of International Studies
BA Spanish Translation, Brigham Young University

Bibliography

DeseretNews.com International Business Column: http://www.deseretnews.com/author/22830/Adam-Wooten.html

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Cindy Brown

First Name
Cindy
Last Name
Brown
Cindy Brown
Job Title
Adjunct Faculty
Location
Off-campus. Students can meet me at a mutually-agreed-upon location, if needed.
Phone
(831) 238-6363
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Français
português

I am passionate about all things “language”. 

I enjoy meeting and interacting with my students and teaching them real-world translation and localization skills. I have always appreciated the fact that professors at MIIS remain working professionals.

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I came to MIIS from a career in banking. I have been in the localization business for 19 years, now. Most of that time, I have worked at MediaLocate, here in the Monterey area. I have worked as a freelancer, a project manager and a vendor manager, and I am now their terminology manager. So I understand the importance of terminology management from multiple perspectives.

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Recent Accomplishments

Marked ten-year anniversary at MediaLocate

Appointed Terminology Manager at MediaLocate

Previous Work

In addition to the expertise mentioned above, I taught second-year translation at MIIS. So I am familiar with the teaching philosophy of the Institute.

Education

B.A., Interamerican Studies, Elbert Covell College, University of the Pacific, 1979.

Institut Supérieur d’Interprétation et de Traduction (ISIT), Paris, France, 1992-1993. 

M.A., Translation and Interpretation, English-French, Monterey Institute of International Studies, 1996

Bibliography

In the context of my work, I assist MediaLocate in finalizing articles and blogs for publication on our website. This is our focus, rather than publishing in the classic sense. In addition, this is the link to my team thesis project, which is a text that will be useful to anyone who has acquired a second language.

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Jon Ritzdorf

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Jon
Last Name
Ritzdorf
Jon Ritzdorf
Language(s)
中文
Expertise

Computer Assisted Translation, Translation Management Systems (TMS), Website Localization, Software Localization, Machine Translation, Multilingual SEO/SEM, Internationalization Fundamentals, Subtitling, Business of Localization, Localization Sales & Solutions Development

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Recent Accomplishments

ATA 54th Conference joint presentation: “Preparing Translation Students to Be Critical Readers of Machine Translation

Interviewed/quoted for Associated Press interview: “Cheap translations, but not replacement for humans

Editor/Contributor - Chapter 2 of “Translation and Web Localization” by Dr. Miguel Jimenez-Crespo (see ‘Acknowledgements’ page)

New York University “Award for Teaching Excellence

ATA 52nd Conference presentation: “Translating Digital Media: Marketing 2.0”

Previous Work

Nearly 14 years in vendor-side localization with a heavy focus on: translation technology; website/software localization engineering; educating Fortune 100 IT companies and “hot” startups on localization & internationalization best practices; consulting on international, online marketing strategy.

Total of six years as a localization engineer for Bowne Global Solutions, Translations.com and International Accessibility Corporation; eight years as a localization solutions architect for Moravia and Acclaro.

Have been teaching the following courses both inside and outside of MIIS since 2003:

Computer Assisted Translation – 12 years

Website Translation & Localization ­– 9 years

Software Localization – 3 years

Business of Translation – 5 years

Education

B.A. – Chinese Language & Literature, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

M.A. – Chinese Translation, Monterey Institute of International Studies

Bibliography

Various Blog Posts on Localization Topics

Webinars: Multilingual SEO

Geek2Geek Localization Q&A Forum Posts

'X' Files” - ATA Language Technology Division Newsletter - January 2010

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