Douglas R. Garrison

First Name
Douglas R.
Last Name
Garrison
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Job Title
Adjunct Professor in International Education Management
Location
McCone Building
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
(831) 647-4155

What I am most passionate about: I am passionate about building successful organizations and helping practitioners develop the skills necessary to succeed as leaders.

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Budget management and fiscal planning; organizational communication; change management; educational leadership

Meggan Madden

First Name
Meggan
Last Name
Madden
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Job Title
Assistant Professor, International Education Management
Location
Casa Fuente 300 G
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
(831) 647-4176
Language(s)
日本語

I am passionate about how international education promotes intercultural dialogue and social change.

What excites me about being a professor at MIIS is working with internationally-minded and socially-conscious students who are committed to honing their professional skills in international education.

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Expertise

International Education Policy, Higher Education Administration, International Recruiting, Marketing & Enrollment, Comparative and International Education, International Admissions, Quality Assurance of Higher Education

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Recent Accomplishments

  • Awarded a Presidential Fellowship to attend a Salzburg Seminar Series on "Students at the Margins and the Institutions that Serve Them:"
  • Mentored two MIIS students through the process of presenting an academic paper at the Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society in Toronto, ON, Canada. 

Education

Ph.D. University of Toronto (2012)

M.A. University of Toronto (2007)

B.A. Principia College (1993)

Publications

Shahjahan, R. A. & Madden, M. (2014). Uncovering the images and meanings of international organizations (IOs) in higher education research. Higher Education. Available online.

Madden, M. (2014). Walking the line: Quality assurance policy development and implementation in Việt NamHigher Education.67(1):91-104. Available online.

Knight, J. & Madden, M. (2010). The International Mobility of Canadian Social Science and Humanities Doctoral Students. Canadian Journal of Higher Education. 40 (2).

Mundy, K., Bickmore, K., Hayhoe, R., Madden, M. & Madjidi, K. (2008). Comparative and International Education: Issues for Teachers. New York: Teachers College Press Inc.

Peter Fordos

First Name
Peter
Last Name
Fordos
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Location
460 Pierce St, McCone 216
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831-647-4155
Language(s)
Русский
Expertise

Global Talent & Leadership Development, Coaching Executives and Managers for Global Performance, Team Effectiveness & Performance Across Cultures, Multicultural Team-Building, Building Effective Global Teams

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ICCO 8560 - Dvlp Intrcultrl TrainingInOrgs      

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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ICCO 9515 - Env Sustnablty Across Cultures      

Environmental sustainability is a global issue - one of the biggest challenges humanity is facing - and no one country can solve it alone. This workshop will focus on how to harness intercultural skills in order to achieve environmental goals domestically or across the globe. If you find yourself working in different countries or domestically with people from different cultures: Germany, Brazil, Egypt, China, India, Thailand etc., how do you get their environmental sustainability “buy in” via an understanding of their cultural behaviors, what they value and the habits that effect their belief system?

To get things done in our global village we need to take into consideration the countries and cultures of the individuals with whom we are dealing. In addition to politics, economics, policies and business practices, what are the cultural values, beliefs, habits and worldviews of one individual vs. another – eg: a Swiss person has a certain attitude when it comes to environment – and it is quite distinct from the environmental attitudes of someone from Egypt, Brazil, China, India or Thailand. What are the social norms of these cultures? Why is it that the Swiss are so strict as regards recycling policies, and how come their attitudes towards nature are different from countries where it is OK to throw trash into the natural environment and pollute? If you are asked to work with environmental issues around the world, how can you achieve your initiative through understanding the culture of the people you are dealing with?

This is a practical workshop where participants will work on a specific case of their choice to develop an initiative, taking into consideration the country and culture of the people with whom they are dealing. Students will walk away with a practical skill set immediately applicable in their work whether domestic or international. The skills learned are applicable in many settings and situations where participants find themselves dealing with sensitive and important issues across cultures.

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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ICCO 9560 - Dvlp Intrcultrl TrainingInOrgs      

The workshop is a comprehensive, hands-on introduction on how to design intercultural training programs and gain the knowledge needed to design and deliver cross cultural awareness programs within organizations - whether they are educational, governmental, not-for-profit or for-profit. This workshop is designed for anyone working in domestic or global settings. Designing any training program requires specific sequencing, skills and techniques. Participants will learn methodologies of cross-cultural training design, how to analyze an audience, structure and deliver an effective cross-cultural training program. Students will have the opportunity to learn practical skills immediately applicable and increase their cross-cultural training capabilities. By learning these skills, students will expand their toolbox and become a greater asset to any organization.

Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS

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IEMG 8560 - Dvlp Intrcultrl TrainingInOrgs      

The workshop is a comprehensive, hands-on introduction on how to design intercultural training programs and gain the knowledge needed to design and deliver cross cultural awareness programs within organizations - whether they are educational, governmental, not-for-profit or for-profit. This workshop is designed for anyone working in domestic or global settings. Designing any training program requires specific sequencing, skills and techniques. Participants will learn methodologies of cross-cultural training design, how to analyze an audience, structure and deliver an effective cross-cultural training program. Students will have the opportunity to learn practical skills immediately applicable and increase their cross-cultural training capabilities. By learning these skills, students will expand their toolbox and become a greater asset to any organization.

Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS

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IEMG 9560 - Dvlp Intrcultrl TrainingInOrgs      

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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IEPG 8515 - Env Sustnablty Across Cultures      

Environmental sustainability is a global issue - one of the biggest challenges humanity is facing - and no one country can solve it alone. This workshop will focus on how to harness intercultural skills in order to achieve environmental goals domestically or across the globe. If you find yourself working in different countries or domestically with people from different cultures: Germany, Brazil, Egypt, China, India, Thailand etc., how do you get their environmental sustainability “buy in” via an understanding of their cultural behaviors, what they value and the habits that effect their belief system?

To get things done in our global village we need to take into consideration the countries and cultures of the individuals with whom we are dealing. In addition to politics, economics, policies and business practices, what are the cultural values, beliefs, habits and worldviews of one individual vs. another – eg: a Swiss person has a certain attitude when it comes to environment – and it is quite distinct from the environmental attitudes of someone from Egypt, Brazil, China, India or Thailand. What are the social norms of these cultures? Why is it that the Swiss are so strict as regards recycling policies, and how come their attitudes towards nature are different from countries where it is OK to throw trash into the natural environment and pollute? If you are asked to work with environmental issues around the world, how can you achieve your initiative through understanding the culture of the people you are dealing with?

This is a practical workshop where participants will work on a specific case of their choice to develop an initiative, taking into consideration the country and culture of the people with whom they are dealing. Students will walk away with a practical skill set immediately applicable in their work whether domestic or international. The skills learned are applicable in many settings and situations where participants find themselves dealing with sensitive and important issues across cultures.

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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Education

  • M.A. IPS – Specialization International Negotiations & Conflict Resolution, Monterey Institute of International Studies
  • M.A. IPS – International Trade Policy, Monterey Institute of International Studies

Languages Spoken:

Czech, Hungarian, Slovak, English, Basic Russian

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Kati Csoman

First Name
Kati
Last Name
Csoman
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Job Title
Adjunct Professor in International Education Management
Location
460 Pierce St
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
861-647-4155

I am passionate about:

I am passionate about fostering the basic connections we can make with one another across cultures and languages through empathy and compassion.

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IEMG 8610 - Study Abroad & Intl Exchange      

Through reading of the literature and extensive interactions with practitioners, students will explore study abroad models, student advising, orientation programs, financial aid issues, challenges of academic credit transfer, benefits of study abroad, faculty-led programs, risk management strategies, institutional partnership establishment, and growth of the work/intern/volunteer abroad sector.

Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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Expertise

All aspects of management in international education administration, U.S. immigration regulations, study abroad safety, security and emergency preparedness, and short-term faculty led study abroad program development and management

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 Recent Accomplishments        

  • Assistant Dean of the Center for International Education at Juniata College which was awarded the 2012 Senator Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization, NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
  • Elected Chair of the Hungarian Room Committee of the Nationality Rooms Program at the University of Pittsburgh in September 2012.
  • Appointed as a Board Member (2008-2012) and Treasurer (2009 to September 2011) of  the Pennsylvania Council for International Education.

Previous Work

Upon completion of my undergraduate studies with a regional focus on Russia and East Europe and study of the Hungarian language, I was awarded a Fascell Fellowship from the US Department of State and was assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Budapest, Hungary.  When I returned for graduate study at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, I worked in the Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University Center for International Studies (USCIS) as the Coordinator for the Business and Economics Fellowships in East Europe program.  I held other positions at USCIS, including  Outreach Coordinator and Undergraduate Advisor and Lecture Series Coordinator for the Center for Russian and East European Studies and Office Manager for the Pennsylvania Governor's School for International Studies.  In 1998, I began working as an Education Abroad Advisor at the University Office of International Programs at the Pennsylvania State University.  One of my primary responsibilities was to handle promotion for study abroad and coordination of over forty reciprocal undergraduate exchange programs.    As a member of the Computer and Technology Committee (CAT) we developed and implemented an on-line application for Education Abroad  - one of the first on-line study abroad application databases used in U.S. study abroad offices.  I came to Juniata in 2001 to oversee immigration and international student and scholar support services for the college.  I have served as the Assistant Dean of the Center International Education since 2008 and as Acting Dean in 2010-11.  My current responsibilities include the management of short-term  faculty led programs abroad.  I am also the manager for Juniata study abroad programs offered through the Keystone Study Away Consortium (KSAC) and will serve as the consortium President in the 2013-14 academic year.  A highlight of my work at Juniata was when I lived and worked in The Gambia, West Africa in 2010 as the on-site program coordinator for the KSAC semester study abroad program.      

Education

M.P.A. Graduate School of Public and International Affairs,  University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, 1996 B.A., Political Science; Certificate:  Russian and East European Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 1989

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Jenifer Cushman

First Name
Jenifer
Last Name
Cushman
Jenifer Cushman, Professor of International Education Management, IEM, Image
Job Title
Adjunct Professor in International Education Management
Location
GSIPM
City, State, ZIP
Monterey CA 93940
Phone
831-647-4155
Language(s)
Deutsch
Русский
Polski

I am passionate about:

I am passionate about travel and intercultural exchange as a means to cultivate compassion among the peoples of the world.

What excites me about being a professor at MIIS:

What excites me about being a professor at MIIS is the opportunity to interact with enthusiastic future professionals, through thoughtful and meaningful dialogue about considerations, concerns, and visions in the field of international education.

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Expertise

My areas of expertise include comprehensive internationalization, curriculum integration of international initiatives, vision and strategic planning, financial management, institutional and cross-campus collaboration, and assessment of student learning outcomes.

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IEMG 8610 - Study Abroad & Intl Exchange      

Through reading of the literature and extensive interactions with practitioners, students will explore study abroad models, student advising, orientation programs, financial aid issues, challenges of academic credit transfer, benefits of study abroad, faculty-led programs, risk management strategies, institutional partnership establishment, and growth of the work/intern/volunteer abroad sector.

Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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Recent Accomplishments 

--Successfully nominated campus for the 2012 NAFSA Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization

--Collaborated across campus to establish a Global Village Living and Learning Community

--Identified and allocated faculty/ staff development funds for partner site visits and cultivation of international initiatives

Previous Work 

After teaching English in Russia with the Peace Corps and then privately in Poland, I served as Assistant Professor of German and Russian at the University of Minnesota, Morris.  As part of the system-wide University of Minnesota study abroad curriculum integration effort in the early years of this century, I developed and ran short-term study abroad programs and spearheaded an ambitious, campus-wide study-abroad pilot project.  Following a successful tenure process, I moved into the international education administration field first as Director of Off-Campus Study at the College of Wooster, then in my current position as Dean of International Education at Juniata College.

Education 

PhD in German, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, June 1996

MA in German, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, March 1992

BA in German and Psychology, cum laude with Honors in German, Rhodes College, Memphis, TN, June 1989

ESL Teacher Training, United States Peace Corps, Vladimir, Russia, Summer 1996

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Sandra Meiras-Colley

First Name
Sandra
Last Name
Meiras-Colley
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Job Title
Adjunct Professor in International Education Management
Phone
831-647-4155

I am passionate about:

I am passionate about promoting the benefits of an international education, the importance of broadening one's horizons and gaining understandings beyond those of our native language and culture

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IEMG 8540 - Staff Managmnt in Intl Context      

This course provides an overview of the operational and strategic considerations and issues of staff management in an international organization. The course is oriented from the practitioner’s perspective with relevant case studies. Students will examine the complexities of staff management in international and multinational contexts. The course has a practical focus and will include discussion of job description development, advertisement, selection processes, salary setting and negotiation, coaching, discipline, labor laws and workers’ rights, and managing remote teams.

Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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I am an experienced higher education manager and administrator and have worked for many years in senior management positions in international higher education contexts managing multinational teams or coordinating teams across countries for the delivery of international programs. I have build teams recruiting expertise from across the world and continue to practice human resource management in international contexts. I am at present the Director of International at the University of Sydney.

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Recent Accomplishments

In the past five years I have been working in the development and growth of the International Portfolio at the University of Sydney. The portfolio was created in 2006 and it is now the main international relations hub of the University coordinating international activities across all faculties.

I have expertise in program development in Latin America and regularly travel to the region. I am a member of the Council on Australian Latin America Relations Education Action Group from the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and an elected director of the Australian-Latin America Business Council.

Previous Work

I have had management appointments in Australian Universities and managed teams of administrators focusing on a range of areas from scholarship development, marketing and fundraising to student administration and IT support.

MEIRAS, S. (2004) International Education in Australian Universities: Understandings, Dimensions and Problems, Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management. 26:371-380

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1360080042000290212

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Jill Stoffers

First Name
Jill
Last Name
Stoffers
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Job Title
Adjunct Professor in International Education Management.
Location
Student Affairs Building
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.6571
Language(s)
Français
Jill first became interested in working with people from different countries during high school when she was part of the AFS club and participated in Model UN. In college she spent part of her sophomore year in Sheffield, England and part of her senior year in Brussels, Belgium.
 
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Jill earned her Master’s degree in Commercial Diplomacy at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Portland State University. As an undergraduate she studied at Sheffield College in England and at the Université  Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium. She speaks French and is a Truman Scholar.
 
When not working, Jill loves gardening and cooking, riding her bike and roller skating and working on her family’s farm in Oregon.
 
Faculty Type
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Thomas Roe

First Name
Thomas
Last Name
Roe
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Job Title
Adjunct Professor in International Education Management
Location
460 Pierce St. McCone Building
City, State, ZIP
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone
831.647.4155

Dr. Thomas Roe is a clinical psychologist who currently specializes working with students and particularly students from underrepresented groups. He is the Coordinator for Graduate Student Counseling Services at University of California, Davis. Dr. Roe has hands on experience working closely with international students in a variety of contexts including mental health counseling, academic advising, and consultation. He also currently facilitates an international graduate student counseling group and works with members to be successful both in academics and in life.

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Counseling, therapy, students, social justice, intersections of identity, conflict resolution, and adjustment.

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Argosy University, Seattle- Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)

Argosy University, Seattle- Master of Psychology (Clinical)

University of Puget- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

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Fusun Akarsu

First Name
Fusun
Last Name
Akarsu
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Job Title
Visiting Professor in Education & Intercultural Studies
Location
Casa Fuente 300I
Language(s)
Türkçe

Dr. Fusun Akarsu is a Visiting Professor from Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey. She taught a course on International Education Policy and a workshop on Intercultural Modes of Thinking this fall, drawing upon her experience in teaching education courses at undergraduate and graduate levels as well as her previous research in intercultural studies and leadership. She is offering two more courses in Intercultural Communication and again a workshop on Communicating through Social Media and World Events.

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Expertise

Curriculum design and evaluation, gifted education, training of trainers/professional development, intercultural communication and leadership

Course List

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ICCO 8513 - Intro InterculturalCommunicatn      

This course introduces the basic concepts and theories of intercultural communication using a fresh and practical approach. Students are encouraged to examine and analyze the driving forces behind both the purposes and means of communication in intercultural settings. They are expected to find the relationships between the actors of communication and the media in which the communication and interaction among the actors take place. They are also required to study and demonstrate the types and functions of various modes of communication. Students will be asked to understand and display basic skills in interpersonal communication and leadership.

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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ICCO 9513 - Intro InterculturalCommunicatn      

This course introduces the basic concepts and theories of intercultural communication using a fresh and practical approach. Students are encouraged to examine and analyze the driving forces behind both the purposes and means of communication in intercultural settings. They are expected to find the relationships between the actors of communication and the media in which the communication and interaction among the actors take place. They are also required to study and demonstrate the types and functions of various modes of communication. Students will be asked to understand and display basic skills in interpersonal communication and leadership.

Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS

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ICCO 9543 - ResearchIn IntrculturalStudies      

This course is designed to assist students to conduct a small scale research project in the field of intercultural studies. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts and theories of intercultural competencies and intercultural communication. They will have an introduction to quantitative and qualitative designs and methods of measurement and statistics. Students will develop a research proposal, collect data, analyze it and present the findings and the results to the class.

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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ICCO 9552 - Comunicatng/SoclMdia/WrldEvnts      

Students will examine major means of intercultural communication such as mass media, internet, social media, travel abroad and consumer markets. They will analyze the impact of world events in shaping the intercultural perceptions, expectations and actions of the individuals and organizations. Students will reflect on their own interactions with social media and how they influence and are influenced by global events and media.

Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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IEMG 8542 - Educational Foundations      

This course is designed for non-teaching education professionals. It introduces basic terminology, theories and paradigms that have shaped contemporary educational practices. It covers two basic layers of education by 1) studying the phenomena of learning; 2) examining effective and efficient teaching and learning environments. The course will enable students to develop skills as practitioners of education and to better communicate about educational principles with teachers and administrators.

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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IEMG 8600 - Intl Education Policy      

This course examines the role of national and international policy in shaping international education. Course topics include among others, U.S. policies related to international exchange and aid for education in developing countries, the impetus and outcomes of the European Union Bologna Process, and the worldwide push toward the internationalization of higher education.

Fall 2012 - MIIS

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IEMG 9513 - Intro InterculturalCommunicatn      

This course introduces the basic concepts and theories of intercultural communication using a fresh and practical approach. Students are encouraged to examine and analyze the driving forces behind both the purposes and means of communication in intercultural settings. They are expected to find the relationships between the actors of communication and the media in which the communication and interaction among the actors take place. They are also required to study and demonstrate the types and functions of various modes of communication. Students will be asked to understand and display basic skills in interpersonal communication and leadership.

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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IPOL 8546 - Intercultural Modes ofThinking      

Intercultural Modes of Thinking Workshop is based on the model IMTAR (Intercultural Modes of Thinking and Reasoning) and a scale IMTARS developed by Dr. Akarsu to delineate patterns of thinking in different cultural settings. Model is comprehensive and tries to define critical and underlying concepts and processes that exist in most cultures while displaying different forms of reasoning and corresponding practices in everyday life. Students are expected to play an active role in discovering the patterns observed in the cultures of their choices by finding evidence and examples from their own experiences, observations, stories, anecdotes, multimedia sources or related literature. Students can work in groups of two (each focusing on a different culture) or in larger groups (enabling clusters of cultures to be compared). At the end of the workshop an overall pattern analysis will be done by the whole class. It is expected that student work either in written format or in multimedia format will be shared online or published as a comparative case study of cultural thinking patterns.

Fall 2012 - MIIS

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IPSG 8513 - Intro InterculturalCommunicatn      

This course introduces the basic concepts and theories of intercultural communication using a fresh and practical approach. Students are encouraged to examine and analyze the driving forces behind both the purposes and means of communication in intercultural settings. They are expected to find the relationships between the actors of communication and the media in which the communication and interaction among the actors take place. They are also required to study and demonstrate the types and functions of various modes of communication. Students will be asked to understand and display basic skills in interpersonal communication and leadership.

Spring 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS

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IPSG 8543 - ResearchIn IntrculturalStudies      

This course is designed to assist students to conduct a small scale research project in the field of intercultural studies. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts and theories of intercultural competencies and intercultural communication. They will have an introduction to quantitative and qualitative designs and methods of measurement and statistics. Students will develop a research proposal, collect data, analyze it and present the findings and the results to the class.

Fall 2013 - MIIS

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IPSG 8552 - Comunicatng/SoclMdia/WrldEvnts      

Students will examine major means of intercultural communication such as mass media, internet, social media, travel abroad and consumer markets. They will analyze the impact of world events in shaping the intercultural perceptions, expectations and actions of the individuals and organizations. Students will reflect on their own interactions with social media and how they influence and are influenced by global events and media.

Spring 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS

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IPSG 9513 - Intro InterculturalCommunicatn      

This course introduces the basic concepts and theories of intercultural communication using a fresh and practical approach. Students are encouraged to examine and analyze the driving forces behind both the purposes and means of communication in intercultural settings. They are expected to find the relationships between the actors of communication and the media in which the communication and interaction among the actors take place. They are also required to study and demonstrate the types and functions of various modes of communication. Students will be asked to understand and display basic skills in interpersonal communication and leadership.

Fall 2014 - MIIS

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Beryl Levinger

First Name
Beryl
Last Name
Levinger
Beryl Levinger
Job Title
Distinguished Professor and Program Chair
Location
212 McCone
City, State, ZIP
Monterey,CA 93940
Phone
831.233.3340
Language(s)
Español
Français
português

I believe that people learn and grow when they work together to solve problems that hold meaning and significance for their lives. While experts are important, they are never smarter than a group of committed individuals working together in pursuit of social justice.

Here are seven short videos that offer my perspective on Social Change.

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Beryl Levinger is a highly regarded development professional who focuses on five issues: evaluationcapacity developmentstrategic planningeducation; and health. Last year alone, she worked in eleven countries with such organizations as the World Bank, UNHCR, USAID, Save the Children, the Carter Center, the International Committee of the Red Cross, Freedom from Hunger, Project Concern International, Partners in Health, the Packard Foundation, the Inter-American Development Bank, and Stanford University’s Center for Ocean Solutions. With a career that includes senior positions at  AFS Intercultural Programs (president),  CARE (senior vice president) and Save the Children (vice president), Beryl draws on a rich array of experiences and intense interaction with students to enliven her classes. A former vice chair of both Pact and InterAction, Beryl has worked in nearly 90 countries. For the past 15 years, she been research director or co-director of Save the Children's State of the World's Mothers Report, a publication that offers a comparative perspective on the health, education and gender issues faced by girls and women throughout the world. Beryl has won numerous international awards for the quality of her contributions to the field of development.

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DPMI 8650 - DPMI Development Practicum      

The Development Project Practicum is an academic and professional program in which students complete professional assignments (typically three to seven months) with an organization that they have helped identify. The practicum is designed to afford students the opportunity to utilize DPMI skills in the field. Participants develop a set of negotiated deliverables which are reviewed and approved by the faculty program director and the Center for Advising and Career Services. Credit is offered on a pass/fail basis. The Development Project Practicum may be completed in conjunction with DPMI 8698 for 12 credits in any given semester, or at any time after a DPMI Certificate of Completion has been earned. Please visit http:miis.edu/dpmi">go.miis.edu/dpmi or contact dpmi@miis.edu for more information.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Summer 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Summer 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Summer 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Summer 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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DPMI 8684 - Kenya:NGO Capacity & Education      

The Development Planning, Management and Innovation Institute/Kenya program combines instruction, field visits, team-designed projects for client organizations (the Omega Foundation and a group of its NGO grantees), and readings. These elements are blended together to give program participants an in-depth understanding of the complexities of designing, delivering and monitoring projects that address the challenges that development organizations face in expanding educational opportunities for the populations they serve. Participants will work side-by-side with Kenyan professionals from leading NGOs to design innovative solutions that address local priorities. Learners will gain skills in fostering participatory development (with a thematic focus on education), leading change, measuring progress, crafting attractive funding proposals, and using monitoring data to communicate results.

By the program's conclusion, participants will be able to:

• Use a professionally recognized set of tools, techniques, and approaches to design a funding proposal that incorporates best practices for addressing a priority challenge related to education or general well-being

• Design a simple monitoring framework for this project

• Create a facilitated event plan to engage stakeholders

• Create an exit strategy, sustainability plan and implementation plan the project

• Incorporate a design thinking perspective into the project

• Create a working environment that builds social capital

Summer 2014 - MIIS

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DPMI 8686 - DPMI:Health,Educ,GendrInRWANDA      

Credit: course can be taken for no credit or for 4 units on a Pass/Fail basis. A certificate of completion will be awarded to participants who successfully complete all assignments.

Instructor of record: Dr. Beryl Levinger

The program will focus on use and mastery of tools and frameworks that represent “embedded theory.” Tool mastery will prepare participants to foster sustainable development. The tools to be featured in the program are widely used by bilateral and multinational organizations including USAID, the World Bank, and UNDP.
Note: While there may be some content overlap with current DPMI offerings, the examples and projects will all be Rwanda-specific and focused on HIV/AIDS, education or gender.

Students who enroll will be eligible to participate in DPMI8650A (DPMI+). Students who have already completed DPMI 8698 A and/or 8698 B are also eligible to enroll. For students who have previously participated in a DPMI session, this program will allow them to hone their skills further with more elaborate assignments.

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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DPMI 8688 - DPMI: Cairo Practicum      

DPMI-in-Cairo is hosted and co-sponsored by MIIS partner, American University in Cairo (AUC). English will be the language of instruction. DPMI-in-Cairo will combine approximately 6 days of instruction with 3-4 days of fieldwork in or near Cairo with nonprofits in the area. Participants will work in teams on behalf of an NGO partner that has worked with AUC. The traditional DPMI program has 3 modules and lasts for 15 days. DPMI-in-Cairo will primarily focus on Module #1 (program design and assessment in the context of the Millennium Development Goals) along with very brief content presentations related to facilitation (Module #2) and strategic partnering (Module #3).

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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DPMI 8698 - Directed Study      

DPMI 8698A Foundations of Development Project Management

Participants will learn the necessary components of project design. Implementation of strategies to ensure sustainable benefits and alternative evaluation methods will also be discussed. At the module's completion, participants will create an overall evaluation plan for a project along with a detailed project implementation plan using the results framework (RF), an approach to project development that is widely used in bilateral and multinational organizations including USAID, the World Bank and UNDP.

DPMI 8698B Applied Development Project Management

This course features two modules. Participants master tools and skills needed to effectively assume the roles of facilitator, trainer, and change agent. Local human resource development is an important component in every development project. The module focuses on transferring skills to participants so they can conduct their own training programs. Topics covered include needs assessments, adult learning practices, community mobilization, stakeholder negotiation, conflict mediation, and the training of trainers. In the other module, participants, working within a context of social entrepreneurship, become proficient in the use of tools and techniques to conduct an analysis of vision and mission; identify core competencies; and forge strategic partnerships to enhance organizational effectiveness. Innovative software applications are introduced to support a simulation.

DPMI Directed Study Courses (DPMI 698):

DPMI participants may enroll in either one or two DPMI directed study courses. Although both courses carry the same number (DPMI 698), the course titles that appear on a student's transcript differ. The first DPMI 698 course (Foundations of Development Project Management) is a prerequisite for the second DPMI 698 offering (Applied Development Project Management). In other words, students may not enroll in Applied Development Project Management unless they have already completed Foundations of Development Project Management or are concurrently enrolled in it.

DPMI 698-Foundations of Development Project Management (3 credits)
Requires completion and submission of deliverables for Module I and the 5-page Statement of Development Philosophy. Students enrolled in this course during the Summer should submit their notebook link to Beryl and dpmi@miis.edu">miis.edu by August 27. Students registered in the Fall semester should submit their notebook link by November 15. The submission due date to post your week one deliverables online for students registered in the Spring semester is March 31. The development philosophy statement for January DPMI Monterey participants is due to dpmi@miis.edu by May 1. The development philosophy statement deadline for summer DPMI training participants is October 31.

DPMI 698-Applied Development Project Management (3 credits)
Requires completion and submission of deliverables for Modules II and III in the same presentation site used for Module I. Due dates are the same as above.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Summer 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Summer 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS, Summer 2013 - MIIS, Fall 2013 - MIIS, Spring 2014 - MIIS, Summer 2014 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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IPOL 8514 / WKSH 8565 - Managing Social Change Orgs      

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS

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IPOL 8597 - DesigningTools for SCOs      

Many social change organizations use tools to assess current performance; set priorities; plan new initiatives; test theories; build capacity; report accomplishments; engage stakeholders; achieve scale; and promote sustainability. This course will help participants to master the principles of tool development in order to create original tools that can be used to address recurrent organizational challenges. Students will critique existing tools, engage in theory-based tool development, create materials to support tool application (e.g., manuals or instructional videos); and develop plans for tool validation. The course will culminate with a tool expo for MPAs and other interested students.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS

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IPSS 8520 - IPSS Professional Training      

The IPSS pre-departure training, consisting of six modules taught by select faculty, intends to help students refresh and/or obtain basic new knowledge and skills essential for successful professional service and future careers. These modules intend to provide a foundation – key skills, points, tools, and guiding resources – which students can use and build on in the future. The modules will use an interactive learning environment covering topics from facilitation, organizational context analysis, and applied research design to Excel essentials and communication and new media skills. A pass/fail grade will be assigned by the IPSS academic coordinator based on students’ attendance and performance in these modules.

Spring 2013 - MIIS

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IPSS 8530 - High-Value Org Consulting      

This workshop will be taught by organizational expert and successful government, nonprofit, and private-sector consultant, Dr. Beryl Levinger ,with help from our alumnus Vladimir Cernavskis (Moscow, McKinsey Associates). Participants will learn tools for analyzing an organization, its culture, its approach to meeting mission, and ecosystem analysis. They will also master key skills for effective organizational consulting including client reconnaissance; client relationship management; and the creation of value-added consultant deliverables. The 15 contact hour workshop in January will be worth 1 credits. Students wishing to earn 2 credits for this workshop will turn addition deliverables in the first month of their internship – these deliverables will help them apply the tools they have learned in this workshop to better understand their host organizations.

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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IPSS 8531 - Designing/EvaluatngInterventns      

Workshop will cover basic tools and steps involved in designing successful interventions (i.e. projects and programs) and effectively evaluating these interventions. This workshop will prepare students to assist the growing number of organizations across various specializations that are trying to establish more systematic design and evaluation systems.

Spring 2014 - MIIS

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MPAG 8550 - Educatn&Dvlpmnt:SelectedTopics      

Through readings, structured discussions, and in-class exercises, this course will explore how education is linked to poverty alleviation and Millennium Development Goal achievement in low income countries. Specific topics to be addressed include (1) gender equity and education; (2) the linkages between health status and schooling; (3) education strategies for youth and workforce development; and (4) meeting educational needs in times of crisis (war or natural disaster). We will also examine how non-governmental organizations, bilateral assistance agencies (e.g. USAID) and multilateral donors (e.g. the World Bank, UNDP) work to address these issues. The course is structured so that students develop a profound understanding of how policies and programs intimately connect to people's lives, especially the lives of people who have been marginalized through poverty and discrimination.

Spring 2013 - MIIS

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MPAG 8572 / IPOL 8572 - Training and Educating Adults      

The course is designed for students who expect to train adults as part of their professional work. Such training often takes place in the context of organizational capacity development or as part of efforts to empower marginalized populations. We will examine the principles of adult learning theory and explore how these principles can ground the design and delivery of training for capacity development and empowerment Topics covered include the development of training objectives; selection of appropriate training methods and resources; sequencing of learning experiences; and training evaluation. Students will work in teams to create a training module that can be delivered to a group of learners.

Special attention will be given to key elements of active pedagogy for increasing transfer of learning; constructivism; and scaffolding. Participants will learn to: conduct a simple needs assessment to support training and development activities; formulate and assess clear training objectives; select training methods appropriate to learners and program goals; design instructional activities in response to training needs and skills analyses; and optimize the impact of cultural diversity on learning goals.

Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS

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MPAG 8600 / IPOL 8600 - Sem:Adv Social Change Ldrship      

This seminar focuses on the advanced application of theories and "best practices" related to the management of nonprofit organizations engaged in international development, student exchange, relief or related activities. Special emphasis will be given to strategic planning, team-building, facilitation, capacity assessment and leadership. Through case studies, the examination of primary source documents from international nonprofits, and extensive small group activity, class participants develop a repertoire of management tools that can be used in a broad range of nonprofit settings. The class culminates with a seminar-designed service project that links participants to local nonprofit organizations.

Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2012 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS

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MPAG 8644 / IPOL 8644 - Sem:ProgramEvaluation for SCOs      

This course will introduce different aspects of Program Evaluation in the first half of the semester. In the second half, students will conduct an evaluation in the field. Students will evaluate selected programs in organizations in the Monterey Bay area. The goals of the course include: a) understanding the process of evaluation; b) gaining familiarity with evaluation concepts, techniques and issues; c) choosing among different alternatives for conducting development evaluations, including data collection, analysis and reporting; and, d) designing an evaluation. We will have specific sessions on the following topics: a) evaluation models; b) new development evaluation approaches; c) impact, descriptive and normative evaluation designs; d) data collection and sampling; e) data analysis and interpretation; e) building a performance-based evaluation; and f) political, social and economic contexts of evaluation.

Fall 2010 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2012 - MIIS, Fall 2014 - MIIS

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WKSH 8562 - PrnciplsofTraining &SkillsDevp      

Students will apply adult learning theory to the training function in social change organizations. Emphasis will be placed on social change organizations (including governmental units; NGOs; and international organizations) that are working to alleviate poverty or promote social justice in developing countries. Essential principles include those related to developing training objectives, selecting training methods and resources, sequencing learning experiences, and evaluating training. Special attention will be given to key elements of active pedagogy for increasing transfer of learning; constructivism; and scaffolding. Participants will learn to: conduct a simple needs assessment to support training and development activities; formulate and assess clear training objectives; select training methods appropriate to learners and program goals; design instructional activities in response to training needs and skills analyses; and optimize the impact of cultural diversity on learning goals.

Spring 2011 - MIIS

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WKSH 8592 - Social Innovation Investing      

Funding agencies, social investors and development institutions around the world are seeking to make investments that generate social and environmental impact as well as financial return. This emerging sector, called "impact investing," has the potential to become a powerful force for global change. One of the critical challenges facing this new movement is identifying and cultivating high quality opportunities for impact investors. In this workshop, students will learn how to discover and evaluate pattern breaking social enterprises. Participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of impact investing, including deal sourcing and brokering. The interactive workshop will include new data on deal sourcing and investment trends and an introduction to the key institutions building the sector. Students will learn and apply a new framework for identifying social innovation and will participate in a simulated “opportunity screening workshop.”

Fall 2010 - MIIS

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 Beryl's Teaching Philosophy

Here's what Beryl says about her teaching:

 "Research clearly demonstrates that learning a skill in one setting or around one particular challenge does not guarantee that the learner will automatically transfer that knowledge to a new setting or problem. To address the “learning transfer challenge," I use a cognitive apprentice approach to teaching and learning. This involves authentic problem-solving and the subsequent delinking of problem-solving skills from specific contexts in order to facilitate knowledge transfer. To help learners recognize the content  that they should be able to apply across settings and contexts, I close every class with a set of student-generated Big Ideas. I also liberally sprinkle my teaching with the introduction and application of “tools” that are designed to help students apply new knowledge to a wide variety of issues and places."

 "Collaboration is critical for an era where no single individual can have all the skills and knowledge needed to solve complex, wicked problems. Accordingly, I strive to be a facilitator and choreographer of diverse learning experiences that enable our students to work brilliantly with and learn from others."

Education

PhD, Educational Planning, University of Alabama; MA, Educational Administration, University of Alabama; BS, Social Sciences, Cornell University

Careers in Organizational Capacity Development

Students with this concentration will be ready to help social organizations become more effective as partners, implementers and public policy advocates. They will also be able to serve as internal or external consultants on projects designed to improve institutional effectiveness. Anyone with this concentration would be well prepared to assume a leadership role within an organization. They would know how to work with a governance structure; how to shape organizational culture; and how to help stakeholders set a direction and engage in activities that lead to mission fulfillment.

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Regular Faculty
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