Monterey Institute of International Studies

Stephan Cocron

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Stephan
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Cocron
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Adjunct Faculty
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Français

I am passionate about how languages evolve and diverge from each other and how technology affects these changes. 

I love the diversity of the students and how much we can all learn from one another. The varied professional and academic backgrounds, coupled with the rich mix of cultures, languages, and interests, makes for a very rewarding experience. I always end up learning quite a bit when I teach.  

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I started out as a translator in 1992 when I was attending the University of Pittsburgh. After graduating with a BA in German and a certificate in German-to-English Translation, I did a similar degree at the Centre de Linguistique Appliquée, a branch of the Université de Franche-Comté, in Besançon, France. I got involved with online language teaching and curriculum development, which led to a Master’s degree in Computers in Education at King’s College. Once back in the States I started working in localization, first on the vendor side, then at Cakewalk music software as their first Documentation and Localization Manager, and then moved to the Bay Area. I have been in the Bay Area for about 7 years now and have held senior localization management positions at Google, VeriSign/Symantec, and Yahoo. I am doing some consulting now, for Salesforce and a few smaller localization vendors. After 10 years on the client side I will be returning to the vendor side in October of 2014. 

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Recent Accomplishments

Designed and implemented an innovative language quality management framework for the Yahoo localization team and provided training, working with localization quality engineering, documentation, and external vendors.

Designed and implemented a streamlined localization process workflow at VeriSign that provided needed context for translators and more localizable source content.

Authored a series of localizability guidelines for source content optimization at VeriSign and Yahoo.

Previous Work

10 years of client-side localization program and team management. Accomplishments include:

Vendor management: RFPs, contract and pricing negotiations

Process management: Developing and implementing language quality programs, translation management systems workflow improvements, budget management improvements.

People management: recruiting and mentoring localization project and program managers, technical writers, and engineers.

Evangelization: educating teams within larger tech organizations on localization best practices, selling new process ideas and designs to senior management, providing training for technical writers on localizable content, and training localization team members on machine translation and quality management best practices.

Tools and technologies improvements: designed a localization management system within a bug tracking system at Cakewalk, consulted on the main feature set and user flows for the first version of the Google Translation Toolkit, provided training for Google’s initial WorldServer rollout, and consulted the localization tools team at Yahoo on the latest rollout of their proprietary localization management system.

Provided Localization training and education at Chico University’s Localization Certification Program and as a guest lecturer at MIIS. 

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Gabriel Guillén

First Name
Gabriel
Last Name
Guillén
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Job Title
Assistant Professor
Location
400 Pacific D207
Phone
(831)-647-3085
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Español
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I am passionate about (equal access to) second language learning, social entrepreneurship, web development, applied linguistics, world cinemas, and traveling with a purpose.

Expertise

My main area of expertise is second language development & technology. In particular, my dissertation focuses on Language Learning Social Networks (LLSNs) and the interchange of languages as part of the curriculum. In this field I like to see myself not only as a researcher but also as a practitioner, relentlessly willing to improve and develop spaces and resources for open online language learning. Other areas of research and professional experience include journalism, study abroad, web development, sociolinguistics, and film studies. 

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Recent Accomplishments

Excellence in Teaching Year Award from the UC Davis Department of Spanish & Portuguese. 2013-2014.

Coauthor of iCultura: Multimedia textbook for the intermediate level in Spanish. 2012-2014.

Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores (MAEC) & Asociación Española de Cooperación Internacional y Desarrollo (AECID) Lectureship at Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX). 2008-2010. 

Previous Work

Associate Instructor (University of California, Davis): 2010-2014.

Visiting Lecturer (Southern Methodist University): 2008–2010. 

Coordinator for Student Affairs & Integration (Middlebury College in Spain): 2005–2008.

Online Project Manager (Cepal Formación, Spain): 2002–2004.

Journalist (Madrid, Spain): 1997-2007.                

Education

Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics (ABD status). Designated Emphasis on Second Language Acquisition. (University of California, Davis). 2010-2014.    

M.A. in Applied Linguistics for the Teaching of Spanish (University of Antonio de Nebrija, Spain). 2005-2008.

B.A. in Humanities (University of Carlos III, Spain). 1997-2001.

Bibliography 

With Blake, R., Bradley, T., and Comins, D. (2014). iCultura: Multimedia textbook for the intermediate level in Spanish. University of California: Davis.

With Blake, R. Best Practices for an Online Spanish Course. The FLT Magazine. March 20, 2014.

La aplicación que nos quitará el trabajo (mecánico). Huffington Post.  November 2, 2013 http://www.huffingtonpost.es/gabriel-guillen/la-aplicacion-que-nos-quitara_b_4173508.html

El ocio y el negocio de aprender una segunda lengua: estira la red. Huffington Post. September 27, 2013 http://www.huffingtonpost.es/gabriel-guillen/el-ocio-y-el-negocio-de-aprender-lengua_b_3982667.html  

More than 300 articles published in newspapers, magazines, and digital publications (2000-2007). In the last months I have also submitted two articles for publication on peer reviewed journals.

Web projects 

http://www.blogs-exchange.com Community of blogs dedicated to the learning and interchange of languages

http://www.gacetahispanica.com Middlebury College & NYU in Spain academic journal 


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Lisa Molle-Troyer

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Lisa
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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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Netta Avineri

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Netta
Last Name
Avineri
netta
Job Title
Visiting Professor
Location
McCone Building 227
Phone
831-647-6560
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I am passionate about civic engagement, in which students connect course curriculum with purposeful reflection and meaningful work in broader communities. I seek to facilitate students’ discovery of ways to use their knowledge and expertise in order to positively affect populations around them. I believe that civic engagement provides a forum for all voices to be heard, and I am committed to creating rich environments where this polyphony can take shape.

Expertise

Applied Linguistics, Ethnography, Heritage & Endangered Languages, Institutional Discourse Analysis, Interviews, Language Socialization, Linguistic Anthropology, Narrative, Service-Learning, Sociology, Student & Teacher Identities, Teacher Education, Teaching Methodologies, Teaching Writing

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Jason Martel

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Jason
Last Name
Martel
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Job Title
Assistant Professor
Location
Old CNS Building D104
Phone
831-647-3547
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Français

I am passionate about working with language teachers to develop curricula and pedagogical practices that promote students’ language acquisition and critical thinking skills.  

As a teacher, I most enjoy classroom discussions that take on a life of their own; that is, ones that unfold in an organic, conversational fashion. In my experience, it is during discussions like these that the greatest amount of new ground is broken. 

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Language teacher education, content and language integration, curriculum design, second language acquisition, language teacher identity, assessment

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Education

Ph.D., Second Languages and Cultures Education, University of Minnesota
M.A., French, Middlebury College
B.Mus., Viola Performance, Boston University

Bibliography

Martel, J. (2013). Saying our final goodbyes to the grammatical syllabus: A curricular imperative. French Review, 86(6), 1122–1133.

Martel, J. (2012). Looking across contexts in foreign language student teacher supervision: A self-study. The New Educator, 8(3), 243–257.

Martel, J. (2011, October). Exploring learner language. Language Magazine, 11(3), 37–39. Available online: http://languagemagazine.com/?page_id=2971

Recent Accomplishments

Dale L. Lange Fellowship, Second Languages and Cultures Education Program, University of Minnesota

Outstanding Graduate Supervisor Award, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Minnesota

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Christiane Abel

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Christiane
Last Name
Abel
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Job Title
Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator French T & I
Location
Casa Fuente Building 300
Phone
209.304.6197
Language(s)
Français

Since I started teaching in the French Translation and Interpretation program at MIIS in 2001, I have taught all the translation and interpretation classes offered from English into French. As French TI Program Coordinator, I try to communicate my passion for my career to current and prospective students. When I am not on campus, you can find me in front of my computer translating for my clients, in the interpreting booth, working with a partner at conveying a particular message to my audience, or traveling with a delegation of French business people.

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Translation and interpretation, both consecutive and simultaneous, interpreting traumatic events, international aid and development, interpreting for the information technology field

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Professional Memberships

Certified member of the American Translators Association, and active member of the Association Internationale des Interprètes de Conférence (AIIC)

Education

MA, Translation and Interpretation, Monterey Institute of International Studies, California

M.Sc. In Management, Graduate School of Management of Marseilles, France

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Joseph McClinton

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Joseph
Last Name
McClinton
McClinton
Job Title
Adjunct Faculty
Location
McCone Building
Phone
831.647.6511
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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 German and English

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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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Julie Johnson

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Julie
Last Name
Johnson
Julie Johnson
Job Title
Associate Professor
Location
McCone Building 123
Phone
831.647.3089
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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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MA, Translation and Interpretation, Monterey Institute of International Studies; BA, International Relations and French, University of California at Davis; Baccalaureat

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Jacolyn Harmer

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Jacolyn
Last Name
Harmer
Jacolyn Harmer
Job Title
Professor
Location
IIRC Building 8
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Monterey, CA, 93940
Phone
831.647.4604
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Jacolyn Harmer has been a practicing freelance conference interpreter and translator for over 30 years; her clients include both the major international organizations and the private market. She is a member of the International Association of Conference Interpreters (AIIC) and served for several years on the AIIC Training Committee. Since 1985 she has taught in the French and German Programs at the Monterey Institute of International Studies Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation and Language Education.

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Simultaneous and consecutive interpretation and translation of German, French, Spanish into English; interpreter pedagogy

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Education

Diplôme d’Études Approfondies, University of Geneva, ETI, Geneva, Switzerland; TESOL Certificate, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, US; MA, Hispanic Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, US; Certificate in Interpreter Education, ETI, Geneva, Switzerland; EU Commission training course for conference interpreters, Brussels, Belgium; BA Hons, French and German, University of Bradford, UK

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Michel Gueldry

First Name
Michel
Last Name
Gueldry
Michel Gueldry
Job Title
Professor
Location
McCone Building 225
Phone
831.647.3508
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Français

I hold a PhD in political science from the University of Toulouse (France). My background is in political science and international relations. I have taught at the University of Memphis, Rhodes College, Middlebury College, University of Oregon, Bryn Mawr College, the Institut d'Etudes Politiques of Grenoble, and the Institut des Hautes Etudes Européennes et Internationales in Nice (France).

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French politics, business and history, French language, cinema and civilization; Western Europe; European Union, European integration, transatlantic relations, language pedagogy and content-based instruction (Monterey Model), sustainability studies (in connection with business, international relations and cultural/psychological forces)

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PhD, Political Science; MA, Political Science, University of Toulouse, France; MA, History, University of Chambéry, France

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