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Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Erica Nelson Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Erica Nelson
With twenty new countries under her belt and a year's worth of memories from her time abroad, Erica is ready to help you find ways to achieve your own study abroad goals!
Undergraduate Student
Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Alexandra Josfan Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Alexandra Josfan
Alexandra hopes to aide students from all majors and disciplines in finding the right Education Abroad programs so that they too can experience the life-changing adventure of living abroad.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Karolyn Kaseberg Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Karolyn Kaseberg
Finally back in Portland after a yearlong program in Viterbo, Italy, Karolyn is eager to use her degree in International Studies and History to help other students find their perfect study abroad program.
Undergraduate Student
Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Jake Malstrom Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Jake Malstrom
After studying abroad in Chile, Jake recognized what an extremely transformative experience he had participated in. He is thrilled to share what he knows with other PSU students that want to go abroad.
Graduate Student
Jian Wang Jian Wang
Director of the Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Jian (Jim) Zhang Jian (Jim) Zhang
Associate Director of Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Yanfang Li Yanfang Li
Chinese instructor, Confucius institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Shuting Mu Shuting Mu
Volunteer Chinese Teacher, Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Hang Liu Hang Liu
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Daniel Kim Daniel Kim
Faculty Member
Can Microorganisms Safeguard China's Premier National Park? Can Microorganisms Safeguard China's Premier National Park?
Dr. Yangdong Pan wants to know if algae in the waters of China's Jiuzhaigou National Reserve can help conservationists preserve the natural beauty of the park's pristine lakes and streams.
Research
Jing Lu Jing Lu
Project Coordinator, Confucius Institute at PSU
Staff Member
Baihetiyaer Tuerxun Ph.D. Baihetiyaer Tuerxun Ph.D.
Dr. Baihetiyaer Tuerxun is retired professor from Xinjiang University, China who know resides in Portland, Oregon. He holds a courtesy appointment with Department of History at Portland State University. His research interests include the history of Central Asia and Ethnology, particularly of Xinjiang, China.
Faculty Member
Adrienne Bocci Adrienne Bocci
As the Graduate Assistant in the Education Abroad Office, Adrienne splits her time between assisting with administrative duties, event planning, and providing support for Faculty-Led Programs. She is passionate about student affairs, transformative learning, and cross-cultural communication and engagement.
Graduate Student
Jizheng Zhou Jizheng Zhou
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Xi Wang Xi Wang
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Ming Li Ming Li
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Bulei Zuo Bulei Zuo
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Jungmin Kwon Jungmin Kwon
Faculty Member
Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Fantini Hernandez Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Fantini Hernandez
As a recent transfer student from community college, Fantini hopes to share some of her unique experiences with PSU students searching for their own study abroad program.
Undergraduate Student
Study Abroad Experience: Meet Jasmin Landa ‘18 Study Abroad Experience: Meet Jasmin Landa ‘18
To make her dream of studying abroad come true, Jasmin searched and applied for scholarships with perseverance and faith. After having a great experience in Spain, she believes that study abroad is an attainable option for all students regardless of their socioeconomic status.
Undergraduate Student
Emily Harper
International Student and Scholar Program Assistant
Staff Member
Alyssa Koida Alyssa Koida
International Student Life and Sponsored Student Program Assistant
Staff Member
Emma Pfizenmaier Emma Pfizenmaier
International Student and Scholar Program Assistant
Staff Member
Dr. Xia Zhang Dr. Xia Zhang
Xia Zhang is a cultural anthropologist and Chinese folklorist. She does research on globalization, urbanization, gender (esp. masculinity), development, new media, youth, migration, labor politics in China and East Asia.
Faculty Member
International Student Mentoring Program International Student Mentoring Program
The aim of the International Student Mentoring Program is to enhance the international student experience at Portland State University through personal interaction in an atmosphere of mutual respect.
Resource
International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) International Cultural Service Program (ICSP)
A scholarship program for international students.
Organization
Jonna Lynn Bransford Jonna Lynn Bransford
International Student Advisor
Staff Member
Rachel Dietz Rachel Dietz
International Student Life Advisor
Staff Member
Paula Harris Paula Harris
International Student Advisor
Staff Member
Joshua Davis Joshua Davis
Assistant Director and SEVIS Advisor
Staff Member
Krista Kennedy Krista Kennedy
Sponsored Student Program Administrator
Staff Member
Christine Igarta Christine Igarta
International Student Advisor
Staff Member
Christina Luther Christina Luther
Director of International Student and Scholar Services
Staff Member
Yoko Honda Yoko Honda
International Student Life Advisor
Staff Member
Jill Townley Jill Townley
Associate Director of International Student Life
Staff Member
David Brandt David Brandt
International Scholar Advisor
Staff Member
Erik Mandell
Staff Member
Yachi Iisako Yachi Iisako
Staff Member
Hannah Fischer Hannah Fischer
Enthusiastic about international exchange, Hannah works to promote and support international programs as the Faculty-Led Coordinator.
Staff Member
Wen Xu Wen Xu
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Michele R. Gamburd Meet Professor Michele R. Gamburd
Dr. Michele Gamburd is Professor and Chair of Anthropology.
Faculty Member
The Golden Wave The Golden Wave
Dr. Gamburd’s recently published book about Sri Lanka examines the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the humanitarian response that followed.
Research
Kristin Engelbretson Kristin Engelbretson
Kristin ensures that PSU students earn credit for their work they've done while abroad! She also helps PSU students take voyages, through the Semester at Sea study abroad program.
Staff Member
Rachel Landers (Goff) Rachel Landers (Goff)
Working with PSU students to turn study abroad dreams into reality.
Staff Member
Jen Hamlow Jen Hamlow
As Director of Education Abroad, Jen Hamlow works to promote international opportunities for students and faculty alike.
Staff Member
Alyse Collins Alyse Collins
Avid traveler and explorer of new cultures, Alyse Collins, works with PSU students to establish their own international connections.
Staff Member
Tech and the Evolution of Language Pedagogy Tech and the Evolution of Language Pedagogy
Dr. Patricia Wetzel considers relationships between grammar, language acquisition, instruction, and technology in "Does Grammar Matter in an Age of Technology?"
Research
The concept of trustworthiness: A cross-cultural comparison between Japanese and U.S. business people The concept of trustworthiness: A cross-cultural comparison between Japanese and U.S. business people
Authored by: Nishishiba, Masami and Ritchie, L. David. A card sorting procedure was used to explore the structure of Japanese and American business people's concept of trustworthiness.
Publication
Austin Davidsen Austin Davidsen
Instructor. Austin Davidsen is the Global Account Executive for two Taiwan-based footwear material suppliers, Pony Leather, and Tai Ruey Fong. He works with an international team to design, market, and present world-class materials to decision makers across the footwear industry. His role is to manage the suppliers' relationships with the brand to make sure they deliver materials that are aesthetically pleasing and cost-competitive. Austin stumbled into the footwear industry after launching his career as a teacher in elementary classrooms in the US and in South Korea. He holds a master's degree in International Management from PSU..
Faculty Member
Arab Culture through Literature & Film Arab Culture through Literature & Film
This five unit high school curriculum, developed with support from the Qatar Foundation International, provides students with knowledge and tools to analyze and understand the Arab world.
Resource
Qingqing Gong Qingqing Gong
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Katherine Morrow Katherine Morrow
Programs Manager, Institute for Asian Studies and Confucius Institute at PSU
Staff Member
Sharon A. Carstens Sharon A. Carstens
Faculty Member
Meet Simon Peters Meet Simon Peters
Alum Simon Peters is a 2014 graduate of the Honors Program with a B.A. in Chinese and Applied Linguistics, where his focus was on endangered language documentation and maintenance. Simon recently received a second Critical Language Scholarship from the State Department for a return to China. He began working on his Ph.D. at UC Santa Barbara in Fall of 2015.
Alumnus
Meet Professor Priya Kapoor Meet Professor Priya Kapoor
Associate Professor of Communication
Faculty Member
MESC Monthly MESC Monthly
The Middle East Studies Center distributes a monthly newsletter for educators, the MESC Monthly. Educators may subscribe to receive featured information, resources and opportunities.
Publication
CBI PATH CBI PATH
The Middle East Studies Center presents a collection of lesson modules for content-based instruction of Persian, Arabic, Turkish, and Hebrew.
Website
Middle East Studies Center Listserv & Community Calendar Middle East Studies Center Listserv & Community Calendar
The Middle East Studies Center's listserv and online community calendar features information about the Center's events as well as other Middle East-related events taking place throughout the region.
Resource
Middle East Studies Center Speaker Bureau Middle East Studies Center Speaker Bureau
The Middle East Studies Center regularly refers affiliated faculty, students, and community members to provide their expertise as guest speakers at local organizations and school classrooms, as sources for media reporting, or as general consultants for Middle East-related issues.
Resource
Middle East Studies Center Events Archive Middle East Studies Center Events Archive
The Middle East Studies Center's events archive features event summaries, audio podcasts, pictures, resources and more. Miss an event? Check out the events archive!
Resource
Meet Professor Liming Wang Meet Professor Liming Wang
Faculty Member
Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys
The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a collection of books, films, and other resources chosen with a view to familiarizing the American public with Islam and the cultural heritage of Islamic civilizations around the world.
Resource
Middle East Teaching Tools Middle East Teaching Tools
Middle East Teaching Tools offers a collection of the best tools and resources to support education about the Middle East at the K-12 level. Materials are organized by country and theme and categorized into three sections, background information, news & media, and teaching materials.
Website
Middle East Studies Center Lecture Series Podcast Middle East Studies Center Lecture Series Podcast
The Portland State University Middle East Studies Center Lecture Series podcast features audio recordings from the series.
Resource
Middle East Antiquities Middle East Antiquities
In 1962, Mr. Robert Bogue donated a fine and extensive collection of nearly 200 oil lamps to the Middle East Studies Center.
Gift
Middle East Studies Center Middle East Studies Center
The Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University promotes understanding of the people, cultures, languages and religions of the Middle East.
Organization
Middle East Studies Center Film Series Middle East Studies Center Film Series
The Middle East Studies Center’s film series showcases the rich tradition of cinema in the Middle East provides opportunities for audiences to view the region in new ways and to engage with potentially transformative ideas about the Middle East.
Resource
Middle East Studies Center Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships Middle East Studies Center Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships provide a portion of institutional tuition and fees, as well as a stipend for Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish language study.
Resource
Middle East Studies Center Notes from Abroad Blog Middle East Studies Center Notes from Abroad Blog
Notes from Abroad, a Portland State University student blog features reflections on travel and study abroad in the Middle East.
Website
Middle East Studies Center Lunch & Learn Brownbag Series Middle East Studies Center Lunch & Learn Brownbag Series
The Middle East Studies Center’s Lunch & Learn series offers students, faculty, and members of the community an opportunity to learn about events in the region from experts in the field.
Resource
Ron Tammen Ron Tammen
Faculty Member
Randy Bluffstone Randy Bluffstone
Village Provisions - Cultivating rural livelihoods around the world
Faculty Member
Sridevi Nair. Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Sridevi Nair. Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Faculty Member
Laura Robson Laura Robson
Dr. Laura Robson is Associate Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History
Faculty Member
Chia Yin Hsu. Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Chia Yin Hsu. Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Faculty Member
Middle East Studies Center Resource Library Middle East Studies Center Resource Library
The Middle East Studies Center has an extensive lending library of curricular materials, teaching resources, books for K-12 students, maps, posters, current and back issues of Saudi Aramco World, and DVDs on many aspects of the Middle East.
Resource
Lillian Tsai Lillian Tsai
Instructor. Lillian A. Tsai, has been working with a plethora of organizations from government, non-profit to global corporations on cross-cultural competency and communications, and diversity & inclusion (D&I) since 2005. This includes: Assessments and gap analysis of organizational effectiveness as it relates to cultural competence and/or diversity/inclusion. Design and facilitation of cross-cultural communications, cultural competence or diversity and inclusion training programs across departments and within teams (team interventions). Keynote speaker on topics related to diverse workforce, global communications and/or cultural competence. Coaching of executives and managers who lead diverse work teams. 1:1 coaching of foreign- and U.S.-born persons of color. Culture and business workshops for Working with Asians, China, Malaysia or Singapore. Making recommendations for and the implementation of strategic Diversity & Inclusion initiatives and/or diversity & inclusion councils.
Faculty Member
Professor Barbara Brower Professor Barbara Brower
Faculty Member
Professor Geoffrey Duh Professor Geoffrey Duh
Research focuses on developing geocomputational theory and techniques to integrate GIS and remote sensing technologies in spatial decision-making.
Faculty Member
Karin Waller Karin Waller
Executive Assistant, Office of International Affairs
Staff Member
Meet Professor Emiko Konomi Meet Professor Emiko Konomi
Dr. Konomi teaches Japanese with passion.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Masami Nishishiba Meet Professor Masami Nishishiba
Associate Professor of Public Administration
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Jon Holt  Meet Professor Jon Holt
Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Yiping Fang Meet Professor Yiping Fang
Bridging local and global planning practice.
Faculty Member
Meet KyungAh Yoon - Korean Meet KyungAh Yoon - Korean
A scholar of language and culture, KyungAh Yoon is helping to design the next generation of online learning environments for the Korean Language
Faculty Member
Coalition of Communities of Color Coalition of Communities of Color
A partnership between the Coalition of Communities of Color & PSU reports the disparities and experiences of communities of color in Multnomah County.
Research
Wynn Kiyama Wynn Kiyama
Taiko Ensemble Director
Faculty Member
Alma Trinidad Alma Trinidad
Associate Professor
Faculty Member
Junghee Lee Junghee Lee
PhD Program Director; Associate Professor
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Suwako Watanabe - Japanese Meet Professor Suwako Watanabe - Japanese
Dr. Watanabe relishes the moments when the "light bulb" goes on in her students and their Japanese language learning becomes meaningful to them.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Stephen Wadley - Chinese Meet Professor Stephen Wadley - Chinese
Introducing students to the beauty of the Chinese language and culture is Dr. Wadley's mission.
Faculty Member
Julia Hwakyu Lee Julia Hwakyu Lee
Adjunct Piano Professor
Faculty Member
Marcus Ingle Marcus Ingle
Interested in Global Leadership? What about traveling? If yes, Professor Ingle's Development Management in Vietnam class might be a good fit for you.
Faculty Member
Political Science Professor Bruce Gilley Political Science Professor Bruce Gilley
Dr. Gilley's research centers on democracy, legitimacy, and global politics. He is a specialist on the comparative politics of China and Asia.
Faculty Member
Meet Leena Shrestha Meet Leena Shrestha
Leena, Academic and Career Adviser in Advising & Career Services, loves reading and helping students achieve their academic goals. She is the resident merit-based scholarships whiz!
Faculty Member
Portland State... Portland State...
...embodies and contributes to the vision and character that make Portland a progressive, entrepreneurial city with growing international connections.
Organization
Professor Heejun Chang Professor Heejun Chang
Professor Chang believes that the 21st century will be the Climate and Water Century.
Faculty Member
Professor Geoffrey Duh Professor Geoffrey Duh
Professor Geoffrey Duh believes that every student is capable of exceeding his or her own expectations.
Faculty Member
The Mong Oral Tradition The Mong Oral Tradition
Dr. Yer Thao publishes his book, The Mong Oral Tradition: Cultural Memory in the Absence of Written Language.
Publication
Meet Professor Hiro Ito Meet Professor Hiro Ito
Professor Ito is an expert in East Asian economics.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Yer Thao Meet Professor Yer Thao
What can we learn from a story? Ask Dr. Thao, a scholar interested in oral tradition.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Ken Ruoff Meet Professor Ken Ruoff
Dr. Ken Ruoff, Director of the Center for Japanese Studies, is an expert in Japanese history.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Larry Kominz Meet Professor Larry Kominz
Professor Kominz brings the joy of Japanese performing arts to students and audiences alike.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Vivek Shandas Meet Professor Vivek Shandas
Integrating the science of sustainability with citizen engagement and decision making efforts
Faculty Member
Susan Chan Susan Chan
An active piano soloist and chamber musician, Dr. Chan promotes music from Asia and music written by women composers.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Patricia Wetzel Meet Professor Patricia Wetzel
Professor Patricia Wetzel travels the linguistic landscape of Japan.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Gerald Sussman Meet Professor Gerald Sussman
Educating for international urban communication and global citizenship.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Sully Taylor Meet Professor Sully Taylor
When Sully Taylor brings her Asian business expertise to the table, Oregon companies win.
Faculty Member