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Report: International Activities of Faculty 2004-2006


President Trauth, Dean Ellis, Ambassador Nay
Texas State President Denise Trauth (right) received a gift from Cambodia's Deputy Chief of Mission to the U.S., Mr. Meng Eang Nay, when he visited campus recently. Liberal Arts Dean Ann Marie Ellis (center) was on hand
to greet Mr. Nay.
From 2004-2006, Liberal Arts faculty led dozens of study-abroad programs, established exchange programs, invited international scholars to campus, and traveled abroad to make presentations.


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Study Abroad
International Visitors
International Presentations
Fulbright Activities
Exchange Programs
Other

Study Abroad

Anthropology

  • Jon McGee and Beth Erhart led a study-abroad program in Chiapas, summer 2005.
  • Jim Garber led an archaeology field school in Belize, summer 2005 and 2006.
  • Chris Frost and Jon McGee led a study-abroad program for Texas State students at Oxford University, summer 2005.
  • Rich Warms taught in the Texas State in Canterbury, England, program, summer 2006.
  • Jon McGee led a study-abroad program in Chiapas, summer 2006.
  • Jon McGee led a Texas State study-abroad program in Canterbury, England, summer 2006.

 

English

  • Steve Wilson and Nancy Wilson led a study-abroad program in Ireland, summer 2005.
  • Susan Morrison led an exchange/study-abroad program in Hannover, Germany, summer 2005.
  • Rebecca Bell-Metereau taught in the Texas State in Oxford, England, program, summer 2005.

 

Geography

  • Richard Earl led a study-abroad program to Europe, summer 2005.
  • Byron Augustin led a study-abroad program to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula, summer 2006.

Modern Languages

  • Deborah Cunningham led a study-abroad program to Mexico, winter break 2004, summer 2005, winter break 2005, summer 2006.
  • Robert Fischer led a study-abroad program to France, summer 2005 and 2006.
  • Moira DiMauro led a study-abroad program to Florence, Italy, summer I 2005 and summer I 2006.
  • Antonio Gragera led a study-abroad program to Spain, summer 2005.
  • Lucy Harney led a study-abroad program to Mexico, summer 2005.
  • James Champion (with Jon McGee, Anthropology) led a study-abroad program in Mexico during the mini-session 2005.
  • Lucy Harney led a study-abroad program to Monterrey, Mexico, summer 2005 and 2006.
  • Deb Cunningham led a study-abroad program to Mexico, winter interim and summer 2005 and 2006.
  • Antonio Gragera led a study-abroad program in Valladolid, Spain during summer session I in the years 2002 to 2006. Sergio Mendez co-led the program in 2006. Yuri Porras will be taking care of this program beginning summer I 2007.
  • Moira DiMauro led a study-abroad program to Italy, summer 2006.
  • Alberto Mendez led a study-abroad program to Mexico, summer 2006.
  • Mayumi Moriuchi led a study-abroad program to Japan, summer 2006.

Political Science

  • Hassan Tajalli has led a study-abroad program in France each summer since 2004. He will lead a study-abroad program in Spain during the summer II of this year.
  • Cynthia Opheim led a study-abroad program to England, summer 2004.
  • Ted Hindson participated in the Texas State in Canterbury, England, program, summer 2006.

Psychology

  • Maria Czyzewska participated in the Texas State in Canterbury, England, program,  summer 2006.

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International Visitors

English

  • Steve Wilson coordinated a visit to Texas State by a Fulbright Scholar from India, fall 2005.
  • Steve Wilson coordinated a visit to Texas State by a Fulbright Scholar from Syria, spring 2006.
  • Dan Lochman recruited a full complement of American students and planned for the Texas State-Leibniz University (Hannover) Exchange program, beginning spring and summer 2007.

Geography

  • James F. Petersen hosted Professor Ingo Liefner (Geography, University of Hannover) and Ms. Margret Theim, editor of Geographie Heute (Geography Today) on campus, spring 2006.

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International Presentations

English

  • Nancy Wilson presented "Oriental Ireland: East is West" at the American Conference for Irish Studies in Houston, Texas, February 2005.
  • Nancy Wilson presented a paper on travel writing and Ireland entitled "Composing Oneself Abroad" for Texas State's Philosophy Dialogue Series, October, 2006.
  • Cyrus Cassells gave a poetry reading at the Village Voice Bookshop, Paris, France, May 2005.
  • Susan Morrison presented “The Past, Present and Future of Medieval Feminism” at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, January 2005.
  • Susan Morrison presented “Disciplining Excrement: London, Southwark and Medieval Filth” at the Literary London conference, University of Greenwich, England, July 2006.
  • Susan Morrison presented “Refusing the Medieval: The Excremental Middle Ages" at the "Rubbish, Waste, and Litter: Culture and Its Refuse/als" conference," Warsaw School of Social Psychology, Poland, November 2006.
  • Susan Morrison presented “Exkremente im Spannungsfeld von Privatsphäre und öffentlichem Raum” for a conference on "Tabu, Tabubruch, Tabuwandel. Über den gesellschaftlichen Umgang mit Ekel und Scham" at University of Braunschweig, Germany, May 2006.
  • Pinfan Zhu gave two presentations on how to diversify the student population of a department, offered one presentation on how to help international students with their English writing, and created a graduate course on international technical communication that teaches students how to internationalize Web sites, 2005-2006.

International Studies

  • Dennis Dunn led a Texas State Faculty Seminar Abroad to the University of Ottawa, summer 2004; six faculty members attended, funded by a DOE grant written by Dennis Dunn.
  • Dennis Dunn led a Texas State Faculty Seminar Abroad to the Universidad del Pacifico, San Diego, Chile, January 2005; five faculty attended, funded by a DOE grant written by Dennis Dunn.
  • Dennis Dunn led a Texas State Faculty Seminar Abroad to ITESM (Monterrey Tech), Guadlajara Campus, March 2005; seven faculty members attended, funded by a DOE grant written by Dennis Dunn.
  • Dennis Dunn helped write a funded Fulbright-Hays Seminar Abroad called "Faces of Mexico," 2004-5; seminar took place with three Texas State faculty accompanying faculty from San Antonio Community College District in summer 2005.
  • Dennis Dunn led a Texas State Faculty Seminar Abroad to Federal University of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, March 2006; eight faculty members attended, funded by a DOE grant written by Dennis Dunn.

Political Science

  • In July 2006, Howard Balanoff took 3 graduate students to an International Conference in Warsaw, Poland and an International Conference in Kaunas, Lithuania. The MPA students presented at the Conference in Lithuania (hosted by Kaunas University) and attended sessions at the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Public Administration (IASIA) in Poland.

Psychology

  • John Davis presented at the International Congress of Psychology in Beijing, China and toured the Psychological Institute at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, July 2004.
  • Maria Czyzewska taught invited graduate courses in Warsaw School of Social Psychology, Warsaw, Poland, summer 2005, fall 2005, and summer 2006.

Sociology

  • In 2006, Sharon Miley presented "Beyond Multiculturalism: The New Politics of Exclusion" at the Oxford Round Table Seminar on Diversity in Society, Oxford University, England.
  • In 2006, Debarun Majumdar presented “Statistical Interaction: Concept and Application in the Social Sciences,” at the Applied Statistical Unit Seminar, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India.

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Fulbright Activities

English

  • Priscilla Leder served as Fulbright Senior Lecturer in American Literature at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, spring 2006.
  • Steve Wilson served as Peer Review Specialist in Creative Writing, Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (Fulbright Program), fall 2004 - spring 2005.
  • Steve Wilson was named to the Fulbright Senior Specialist Roster, fall 2004 - fall 2006.
  • Steve Wilson served on the National Screening Committee, Fulbright-Hays Awards in Creative Writing, Institute for International Education, fall 2004 - fall 2006.
  • Steve Wilson served as Peer Review Specialist in U.S. Cultural Studies, International Institute for Education (Fulbright Program), 2005 - 2006.
  • Steve Wilson served as Fulbright Campus Representative, promoting the Fulbright Program on campus, assisting faculty with proposal development and conducting two Fulbright workshops sponsored by Professional Development, fall 2006.
  • Steve Wilson served on the National Screening Committee, Fulbright-Hays Awards in Creative Writing, Institute for International Education, fall 2004 - fall 2006.
  • Steve Wilson served as Peer Review Specialist in U.S. Cultural Studies, Institute for International Education (Fulbright Program), 2005 - 2006.

Geography

  • Benjamin Zhan was named to the Fulbright Senior Speicialist Roster.

Philosophy

  • Vince Luizzi was named a Fulbright Senior Scholar.

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Exchange Programs

Geography

  • James F. Petersen led an exchange program with the University of Hannover, Germany. Texas State hosted a German student group plus faculty on our campus in spring, and in the summer the Germans reciprocated, hosting Texas State students in Hannover, spring/summer, 2004, and spring/summer 2006.

International Studies

  • Dennis Dunn led a Faculty/Administrator Assessment Team to Cambodia to explore faculty/student exchanges and study abroad opportunities; this team was funded by the Wilson Asian Studies Endowment.

Modern Languages

  • Robert Fischer directed an exchange program with Mexico (Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon), fall 2005 and spring 2006.
  • Robert Fischer and Carole Martin directed an exchange program with France (University of Bordeaux), fall 2006.
  • Antonio Gragera directed an exchange program with Spain, fall 2004, spring 2005, fall 2005, spring 2006, fall 2006.
  • Mayumi Moriuchi directed an exchange program with Japan (Kan Sai Gai), fall 2004, spring 2005, fall 2005, spring 2006, fall 2006.

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Other

English

  • Steve Wilson served as Peer Review Specialist in Creative Writing, Council for the International Exchange of Scholars (Fulbright Program), fall 2004 - spring 2005.
  • Susan Morrison was interviewed by Anfrage Funkhaus Europa (Radio Bremen) on "Disgust and Shame: Excrement," Germany, May 2006.
  • Susan Morrison was interviewed on the Deutschlandfunk radio show, "Studiozeit: Aus Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften." on the topic of "TheTaboo," Germany, May 2006.
  • Susan Morrison conducted research courtesy of a Research Enhancement Grant, London, summer 2007.
  • Tina Zigon of Slovenia was hired as a lecturer and an assistant to the Director of Lower-Division Studies for Fall 2006-Spring 2007.
  • Cyrus Cassells received a resident fellowship at the Bellagio Center, The Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio, Italy, April-May 2006.
  • Cyrus Cassells received a resident fellowship from The Ramon Llull Institute, Barcelona, Spain, fall 2006.

Geography

  • Byron Augustin directed a six-day, student volunteer beach clean-up, in the United Nations' Sian Kaan World Heritage Site Biosphere in Ascension Bay, Quintana Roo, Mexico, summer 2005.
  • David Stea served as Research Associate of Center for Global Justice, San Miguel de Allende, Gto, Mexico 2004-present and co-director of summer internship study-abroad education program for the Center in 2004, 2005, and 2006.
  • David Stea served as external examiner of doctoral students in South Africa and Mexico.
  • David Stea served as editorial board member and reviewer of submitted manuscripts for journals in Mexico, Spain, and Israel.
  • David Stea served as co-PI on evaluation of experiential science primary school education program, Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, Mexico, 2005-2006.
  • David Stea served as director of post-doctoral faculty education program (University of Denver and Virginia Poly University) in Guanajuato, Gto, Mexico, 2006.
  • David Stea participated in Mexico Norte and Hogg Foundation and Texas WHO Coordinating Board meetings in Mexico City and Puebla, respectively, 2004.
  • David Stea served as keynote speaker at International Geographical Union/Council on Geographic Education meeting, Glasgow, Scotland, 2004.
  • David Stea participated in the Environmental Design Research Association Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2006.
  • David Stea served as NSF-sponsored researcher in Western Australia, 2006.
  • David Stea was an invited participant in a drought-related GIS conference, Mexico City, 2006.
  • James F. Petersen has been cooperating with the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research (Braunschweig, Germany) on several research projects dealing with intercultural approaches to geography education (2006).

Psychology

  • Maria Czyzewska established a research collaboration with the department of psychology of Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, fall 2006.
  • John Davis published “Internationalizing the Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum” in the, summer 2006. Co-authors were health psychology graduate students, Krystal Frhm, Catherine Bower and Richard Cano.
  • John Davis published “Psychology Throughout the World: A Selected Bibliography of Psychology Materials Published in English (1974-2005)” in the International Journal of Psychology, summer 2006. Co-authors were Hiroshi Imada and Judith Overmeier.
  • John Davis was appointed liaison between the American Psychological Association Committee for International Relations in Psychology (CIRP) and Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology. The appointment extends from August 2006 through August 2008.
  • John Davis authored an invited chapter “International Psychology” for the Handbook of Psychology for the 21st Century, Sage Publications. The chapter was completed in the fall 2006, accepted in early 2007, and is scheduled for publication in 2007.

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