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Cross Cultural Ambassadors

Inevitably there are times when inter-cultural conflict or misunderstandings arise, leaving both faculty and students feeling exasperated. When this happens, it can be helpful to talk to another faculty member who has more experience, whether it’s teaching in a different language, culture, or country. Feel free to contact the following informal "cultural ambassadors" about issues you are encountering in your own global classroom.

Name Discipline Language Knowledge* Country/Cultural Knowledge
Ruben Parra​ Chemistry, Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) Spanish Columbia, Latin America
Kathy Larson Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) Japanese Japan
Li Jin Chinese as a Foreign Language Chinese (Mandarin) China
Jason Schneider Writing, Rhetoric & Discourse Polish Poland
Sharon Guan Chinese as a Foreign Language, Instructional Technology Chinese China
Hui Lin Accounting & Information Systems Chinese China
Zafar Iqbal Business & Marketing Hindi, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarati India
Esther Quintero Guzman Cross-Cultural Communications & Digital Media Spanish Latin America
GianMario Besana Visual Computing & Education, Online & Global Learning Italian Italy
​Clara Orban​ ​French and Italian ​French, Italian ​France, Italy
*Languages other than English 
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