Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

Paula Razquin

First Name
Paula
Last Name
Razquin
Paula Razquin
Job Title
Adjunct Professor of International Education Management
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
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Teacher labor markets and teacher policies; comparative perspectives on teachers. International and comparative education, education and development, Education for All. Education policy and reform. Education in Latin America. Sociology of Education. Economics of Education. Education Information Systems. Monitoring and evaluation in international and comparative education. 

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Recent Accomplishments

  • Initiated the area of study of economics of education at my department (in Argentina), developed new undergraduate and graduate courses in Economics of Education, and engaged students in doing theses on the field.
  • Joined the board of an Institute of Applied Research in education (Argentina), contributing to the development of the business plan and concept.
  • Obtained a small research grant for one of my research project: The Teacher Salary Differential in the Great Buenos Aires: Changes in the Last Three Decades
  • Coordinated a study on the impact of the global financial crisis in education
  • Did consulting work on education issues in Ecuador and Jordan

Education

PhD, International Comparative Education, MA Sociology, and MA in International Educational Administration and Policy Analysis; BA in Education Sciences, University of Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Previous Work

I am currently an Assistant Professor at the University of San Andres (Argentina). Before joining the university, I worked at UNESCO for six years, doing monitoring of the Education for All goals and as a program specialist in the Division of Education Planning.

Recent Publications

Razquin, P. (2015). Introducción y presentación del dossier. Educación para Todos 2015: Balance y Prospectiva para o desde América Latina. [Introduction and presentation of the special issue. Education for All 2015: Balance and Prospects to or from Latin America]. Revista Latinoamericana de Educación Comparada, 6(8), 8-30. http://www.saece.org.ar/relec/revistas/8/mon0.pdf.

Razquin, P. (2012). The Implications of the Global Financial Crisis on Primary Schools, Teachers and Households in 12 Countries. Final Report  [Implicaciones de la Crisis Financiera Global en las Escuelas Primarias, Docentes y Hogares en 12 Países (Informe Final)]. Paris: UNESCO, Division for Planning and Development of Education Systems, Section for Sector Policy Analysis and ICTs in Education. Principal Investigator and Lead Author. http://r4d.dfid.gov.uk/pdf/outputs/misc_ecodev/UNESCOFinalReport_29jul11.pdf

Zimmer, R., Gill, B., Razquin, P., Booker, K., & Lockwood III, J. R. (2007). Title I School Choice, Supplemental Educational Services and Student Achievement. A report from the National Longitudinal Study of No Child Left Behind (NLS-NCLB). In G. Vernez, B. F. Birman, M. S. Garet & J. O’Day (Eds.), State and Local Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act (Vol. I). Washington, DC: US Department of Education; Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development; Policy and Program Studies Service. https://www2.ed.gov/rschstat/eval/choice/implementation/achievementanalysis.pdf

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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.

 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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Paige E. Butler

First Name
Paige
Last Name
Butler
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Job Title
Assistant Professor, International Education Management
Location
CF 300 I
Phone
831.647.6521
Language(s)
Español

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

 “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world – Nelson Mandela.” I passionately believe in the power of education, particularly international education, to transform societies, breakdown cross-cultural barriers and foster intergroup dialogue.

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

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Study Abroad and International Exchange Management, Student Development Theory, Program Design and Assessment, Education Research Methods, Academic Leadership, Curriculum Development, Accreditation, Higher Education Administration and Career Development

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Previous Work

Dr. Paige Butler is an administrator of higher and international education, and has worked in both public and private sectors since 2003. Dr. Butler’s primary roles have been in education abroad leadership in university and provider organizations and she has been deeply involved in all aspects of education abroad programs. 

Prior to joining MIIS in Spring 2015, Professor Butler was in Phoenix, Arizona where she served as the Director of Academic Affairs at CEA Study Abroad. In this role, she managed global academic operations and provided academic leadership for multi-site education abroad programs located in seven countries and 10 cities around the world. Previously, Paige was the Director of Faculty-Led and Custom Programs at CEA where she developed and implemented customized group and faculty-led program initiatives in partnership with numerous U.S. colleges and universities.  While at CEA, Professor Butler was part of a small team that won the Student Philanthropy Award and the Innovative Program Award from GoAbroad.com for service and diversity focused study abroad program initiatives in partnership with U.S. university partners. Professor Butler was also nominated for Excellence in Education Abroad Curriculum Design from the Forum on Education Abroad for the Global Career Development Certificate Program she founded while at CEA.

Before working at CEA, Paige was an administrator at Arizona State University, where she held various positions in study abroad, student development, academic affairs and first-year success programs.  At ASU, Dr. Butler taught courses in leadership, academic success and higher education.  Dr. Butler also held past roles at the Arizona Minority Education Policy Analysis Center and served as a civilian youth counselor with Camp Adventure for the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, stationed in Japan, Germany and Italy.  Paige currently holds a position as an editor for the Journal of International Students.

Education

Ed.D., Educational Leadership & Policy Studies in Higher Education, M.Ed., Higher & Post-secondary Education, Arizona State University, Arizona;  B.A., Psychology & Spanish, Cornell College, Iowa. Experiential Education Certification, National Society of Experiential Education. 

Publications

Select publications, published as Paige E. Sindt, include:

Sindt, P. & Lucas, J. (2014). Inquiry-Based Learning for Faculty and Institutional Development: A Conceptual and Practical Resource for Educators. Emerald Group Publishing.

Sindt, P (2014). The Quest for the Global Ready Graduate. NAFSA International Educator Advertorial, May/June.

Sindt, P (2014). Reflective Leadership Case Study found in book “Leadership Theory and the Community College: Applying Theory to Practice.” Authors: Wood, J.L., Nevarez, C. & Penrose, R. Sterling, VA, Stylus Publishing.

Sindt, P. & Lucas, J. (2013).  It’s a Process, Not a Program: The Role of Student Affairs in Education Abroad.  ACPA Global Dimensions Webinar.  Available online.

Lucas, J., Sindt, P. Espiritu, K., Luchesi, J. (2012) Early-College Study Abroad: A Gateway for Faculty Engagement in Internationalization. IIENetworker Spring 2012 edition. Article. http://www.iiebooks.org/iisp20enfain.html  Institute of International Education. New York, NY.

Sindt, P. & Brand, L. (2008). From Access to Success: Exploring Readiness and Retention at Arizona’s Universities. A Policy Brief. Arizona Education Policy Fellowship Program and the Lincoln Center of Applied Ethics.

Sindt, P. (2008). Internationalization and higher education: Understanding the impact of short-term study abroad. Dissertation. Pro-Quest.

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Nathan Suitter

First Name
Nathan
Last Name
Suitter
Nathan Suitter
Job Title
Adjunct Faculty
Language(s)
Español
português

I am passionate about curiosity. Curiosity gives you the power to not limit yourself in your interests, to be constantly learning new things and gaining new perspectives.

As a teacher, I enjoy that “aha!” moment. I love making learning addictive and giving students the ability to continue the process well into the future after the classroom experience is over. In order for this to happen, students need to know what they don’t know—that is what the classroom is all about. It is my goal to give students the tools to learn new concepts independentlyt

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Website and web app development, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Ruby, Rails, localization tools development, process optimization, website localization, version control, linguistics, localization testing, translator experience, localization in a development context, machine translation, quality management, vendor management
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Recent Accomplishments

  • Created a project management system on the Salesforce platform to manage translation projects and to provide a centralized place for internal stakeholders to collaborate on projects
  • Wrote a library of shell scripts to streamline existing manual workflows

Education

MA Translation and Localization Management, Monterey Institute of International Studies, 2012
BA Foreign Languages, Spanish, University of Idaho, 2009

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Adam Wooten

First Name
Adam
Last Name
Wooten
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Assistant Professor
Location
M235
Phone
831-647-6517
Language(s)
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.

Expertise

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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Gabriel Guillén

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Gabriel
Last Name
Guillén
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Assistant Professor
Location
400 Pacific D207
Phone
(831)-647-3085
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Español
Français

I am passionate about (equal access to) second language learning, social entrepreneurship, web development, applied linguistics, tandem learning, world cinemas, and traveling with a purpose.

Expertise

My main area of expertise is language learning & technology. In particular, my dissertation focuses on Language Learning Social Networks (LLSNs) and online tandems (the interchange of languages on the internet) 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 language learning. Other areas of research and professional experience include journalism, study abroad, and social entrepreneurship.

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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. 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., Can you repeat, please? L2 complexity and fluency development in the hybrid “classroom”. (Forthcoming).

Awareness and Corrective Feedback in Social CALL, Tandems and E-Tandems (2015). In International Association for Language Learning Technology Journal 44 (2): 1-42.

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

El ocio y el negocio de aprender una segunda lengua: estira la red. Huffington Post. September 27, 2013 

More than 300 articles published in newspapers, magazines, and digital publications (2000-2007)

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Sean Curran

First Name
Sean
Last Name
Curran
Sean Curran
Job Title
Adjunct Faculty
Location
McCone Cubicle 8
Phone
(831)-647-4185
Language(s)
Español

I am passionate about human rights, the ocean, languages, and foreign policy.  

Expertise

I have completed postgraduate studies in didactics and linguistics in the Spanish Basque Country. I currently teach content-based Spanish language classes related to social justice, history, Latin American history, US-Latin American policy, international trade, economics, and international relations. I learned to speak Spanish and Basque fluently while living in Spain and teaching ESL(English as a Second Language).  Because of my strong belief in both grammar fundamentals and immersion, I also lived and worked in Puerto Rico and Chile--where my love for the ocean and Spanish combined beautifully. 

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Recent Accomplishments

Graduated from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in May 2012

Taught as a Spanish TA at MIIS 2012

Became a Spanish Professor at MIIS in 2013

Surfed Waimea Bay, Hawaii, March 2014

Previous Work

Monterey Institute of International Studies, Custom Language Services: English and Spanish Instructor. Winter 2014-Present

Monterey Institute of International Studies. Summer Intensive Language Program: Tutor and Activity Guide. Summer 2013

Monterey Institute of International Studies. Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education:  Spanish TA. 2012

American Translator’s Association: Spanish-English Translator and Interpreter. 2005-2010.

Home School Instructor. 9th Grade, Bilingual Education. Isabela, Puerto Rico. 2007.

Elduaien Language Academy: Professor of English Language. San Sebastián, Spain. 2004-2006.

Colegio Erain: Professor of English Language and Spanish Literature.  Irún, Spain. 2003.

Education

2012 The Monterey Institute of International Studies: M.A., International Policy Studies.

2005 The University of the Basque Country: Psicodidáctica de la lengua y la literatura. 

2002 University of California, San Diego, B.A., English and Spanish Literature.

1998 Loyola High School of Los Angeles, Jesuit College Preparatory. 


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Netta Avineri

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Netta
Last Name
Avineri
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Assistant Professor
Location
McCone Building 227
Phone
831-647-6560
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Español
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עברית

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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Conrado Portugal

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Conrado
Last Name
Portugal
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Location
McCone 228
Phone
831-647-4177
Language(s)
Español
Deutsch

I loved history in high school but I decided to study Conference Interpreting. I didn’t know that you could actually become a part of history or, better said, be a witness of how history unfolds while working as a conference interpreter during international negotiations, at trade union meetings, in medical symposia on healing an illness or at events to help developing countries. I never would have fathomed that as an interpreter, I would have so many doors open up to me, which are otherwise closed to others.

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Simultaneous and consecutive interpreting: English, French, German into Spanish

Professor Portugal has been working as a freelance conference interpreter and organizing teams of conference interpreters for the last 12 years, mostly in northern Europe: Germany, the Netherlands and Scandinavia.

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Education

MA in Conference Interpreting, Zurich Interpreters’ School, Switzerland

BA in German Literature, University of Salamanca, Spain

Certificate in Medical Translation, University Jaume I, Spain 

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