Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Michael Schubert

First Name
Michael
Last Name
Schubert
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Adjunct Faculty
Location
McCone Building
City, State, ZIP
Monterey 93940
Phone
(707) 334-0650
Language(s)
Deutsch

Michael Schubert earned parallel degrees in German Language and Music Performance from California State University at Northridge and also studied German at Universität Heidelberg in Germany as a CSU International Programs scholarship recipient. Upon graduation, he lived and worked in Germany for a decade. Professor Schubert has been a full-time independent translator since 2000 and specializes in the fields of IT, finance, and corporate communications.

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Education

Bachelor of Arts cum laude: German Language and Culture, California State University at Northridge

Bachelor of Music magna cum laude: Flute Performance, California State University at Northridge

German Language studies, Universität Heidelberg

 

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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, ducation 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.

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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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Stephan Cocron

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Stephan
Last Name
Cocron
Stephan Cocron
Job Title
Adjunct Faculty
Language(s)
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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Translation, online language teaching, curriculum development, and localization management and consulting on both the client and vendor sides.

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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. 

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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Adjunct Faculty

Chris Erskine

First Name
Chris
Last Name
Erksine
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Job Title
Adjunct Faculty
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA, 93940
Phone
831.647.4185
Language(s)
Deutsch

Chris Erskine is a professional translator working primarily in the area of finance and economics (English A, German B). He has over 25 years of experience as a full-time freelance translator, spending 15 of those years in Germany. His regular clients include prominent German, Austrian, and Swiss banks and research institutes. His teaching experience in this field includes a long-standing private practice in Germany, two years at the Werbeakademie Hamburg, and an affiliation that began in 2001 with the graduate school of translation at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies.

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Freelance English translator specializing in banking and finance. Responsibilities include trans­lation and editing of financial and ec­o­nomic texts: investor relations materials of all kinds including corporate, sectoral, and macroeconomic analyses for investment markets as well as quarterly and annual reports and many other text types in the banking business. Also widely experienced in German-English translation of advertising, marketing, and public relations materials and in legal and commercial texts.

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Education

University of Hamburg, grantee, Germanistic Society/Fulbright, 1982

Goethe-Institut, 1979 and 1981

Princeton University, PhD candidate, Classics/Philosophy, 1980

Princeton University, MA, Classics/Philosophy, 1980

University of California, Berkeley, AB 1973

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Wilhelm Weber

First Name
Wilhelm
Last Name
Weber
Wilhelm Weber
Job Title
Adjunct Professor
Phone
831.647.4185
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I was raised in a bi-lingual family with German and French and completed high school in Germany. My other languages are English, Italian, Spanish and Dutch.

I am passionate about transmitting my professional skills and experience to the future generations of conference interpreters.

I was the Dean of the Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation from 1978 to 1992, and I am glad to see that the School survived and strives as the new GSTILE.

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I have over fifty years’ experience as a conference interpreter in Europe, the USA and Asia, in all sectors of our profession.

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Recent Accomplishments

Senior adviser for professional interpreters at the Rio Olympic Games. Chief interpreter at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing in 2014, IOC chief interpreter at the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014.

Previous Work

Former staff interpreter at the EEC and the ILO. Free-lance interpreter up to the highest political level since 1964. Chief interpreter of fifteen Olympic Games. Contract interpreter with the U.S. Department of State to date, for German and French.

Education

MA in Conference interpretation from the University of Geneva.

Bibliography

One book and several published articles and lectures. Please check for availability with the MIIS library.

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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
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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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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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Jacolyn Harmer

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Jacolyn
Last Name
Harmer
Jacolyn Harmer 2016
Job Title
Professor
Location
IIRC Building 8
City, State, ZIP
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 Middlebury 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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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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Andrea Hofmann-Miller

First Name
Andrea
Last Name
Hofmann-Miller
Andrea Hofmann Miller 2013
Job Title
Assistant Professor & Program Coordinator German T & I
Location
McCone Building 234
Phone
831.647.3527
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Deutsch

Professor Hofmann-Miller has been working as a freelance translator and interpreter since 1991, and has been teaching at the Institute since 1994. Her fields of specialization include business, law, medicine, psychology, sports, and computer software and hardware.

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Simultaneous and consecutive interpretation and translation of German and English

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MA, Translation and Interpretation, Monterey Institute of International Studies; MA, Economics, Regensburg University, Germany

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