Conference Program

The Woodlands Center

Thursday, March 5th

8:00-8:45 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:15 a.m.

Welcome

Dr. Stacey Edmonson, Dean College of Education, Sam Houston State University
Dr. Jim Hynes, Director of Center for International Education, Sam Houston State University

9:15-10:00 a.m. 

Keynote Address

Internationalizing the Curriculum at Huaiyin Normal University. Dr. Shi Jun, Huaiyin Normal University, Huai’an City, Jiangsu Province, Peoples Republic of China

10:15-11:15 a.m.

Session I

  • Increasing Minority Student Participation in Study Abroad Programs. Karla Eidson, Sam Houston State University
  • Current Studies on International Student Adjustment in the United States: Challenges and Recommendations.  Nara Martirosyan and Eunjin Hwang, Sam Houston State University
  • Motivating Students to Choose STEM Careers through Culturally Appropriate Field Experiences.  Amanda W. Scarbrough, Sam Houston State University and Steve R. Shelton, The University of Texas Medical 

11:30-12:30

Session II

  • The Importance of “Objectives” and Statistics in International Proposals.  Rebecca Robles-Pina, Sam Houston State University and Manuel Pina, Jr., Texas A&M University
  • Towards Critical International Collaboration among Scholars. Rebecca M. Bustamante, Sam Houston State University

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Lunch and Speaker

The role of journalism as a tool for empowering women in developing countries. Cristi Hegranes Executive Director of Global Press Institute and the Publisher and Executive Editor of Global Press Journal 

1:45-2:45 p.m.

Session III

  • Peace Building During Times of Conflict: A Case Study on Kenya’s 2008 Election Violence.  Juan Whiting, Texas A&M University
  • Latina Pre-service Teachers as Advocates for Social Justice in Global Contexts.  Mary Petron, Burcu Ates, and Alma Contreras-Vanegas, Sam Houston State University
  • International Students’ Transition Experiences in the United States: A Phenomenological Study.  Ian Lertora, Chi-Sing Li, Richard C. Hendriksen, Jr., and Jesse Starkey, Sam Houston State University

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Posters

  • Creating International Awareness and Global Competence Among Undergraduate Students: Using International Students as Authentic Learning Resources.  Fred N. Matofari, Assoumane A. Maiga, and M. Craig Edwards, Oklahoma State University
  • Providing and International Learning Experience for Undergraduate Students Without Leaving Home.  M. Craig Edwards, Shelly Sitton, Assoumane A. Maiga, Jose M. Uscanga, Stephen C. Mukembo, Lisa K. Taylor, Brentney Maroney, and D. Dwayne Cartmell II, Oklahoma State University
  • A Qualitative Analysis of Training Experiences of 12 African Entrepreneur Fellows at an American University: What Did They Learn?  Lisa K. Taylor, M. Craig Edwards, Shelly Sitton, D. Dwayne Cartmell II, Fredrick N. Matofari, and Brentney Maroney, Oklahoma State University
  • A Collection of Case Studies Regarding International Project Development.  Shiva Thompson, Briana C. Teal, Misty Davis, Rachel Lantrip, Karyssa Zavala, Juan Whiting, Stuart Reckseit, and Gregory B. Wilson, Texas A&M University

4:15-5:00 p.m.

Panel Discussion

The Rewards and Challenges of Teaching in International Schools.  Jack Sears and Mara Sears, Istanbul, Turkey, Amy Isaacson, Mumbai, India, and Rachel Lambright, Cairo, Egypt.

5:30 p.m.

Supper

Benihana Japanese Steakhouse-The Woodlands
Located at 1720 Lake Woodlands Dr. Spring, TX 77380
Telephone - 281-292-0061

Friday, March 6th

8:00-8:45 a.m. 

Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:10 a.m.

Poetry Reading

Dr. Paul Ruffin, Sam Houston State University

9:15-10:00 a.m.

Keynote Address

  • Looking South: A Survey of International Education Programs and Organizations in Central and South America. Dr. Roberto Rodriguez, Vice-Chancellor for Global Strategies, Universidad de Iberoamerica, UNIBE, San Jose, Costa Rica

10:15-11:15 a.m.

Session I

  • The University Press: Institution under Fire.  Paul Ruffin and Amber Sechelski, Sam Houston State University
  • The Global Center for Journalism and Democracy: Journalism as a Development Tool.  Kelli Arena and Jesse Starkey, Sam Houston State University
  • Language Teacher Professionalism: An Academic Community Engagement Project.  Baburhan Uzum, Mary Petron, and Helen Berg, Sam Houston State University

11:30-12:30

Session II

  • The Outcomes of a Course and High Impact Experience Investigating:  Institutions Serving Agriculture in Developing Nations.  Laura Brainard,  Boone Clemmons, Jolene Kollman, Calie Jarvis, Alicia MacManus, Tegan Walker, Joanna Wilde, and Manuel Pina, Jr., Texas A&M University
  • The Perception and Recommendation of Counseling Service by University Faculty and Advisors in China.  Chi-Sing Li, Sam Houston State University, and Yu-Fen Lin
  • Coming to America: International Students’ Transition to the American University (Panel Discussion)Jack Sears, University of Texas, Rulan Shangguan, China, Yeonhak Jung, South Korea, Jose Suarez Diaz, Columbia, and Shirin Hemra, Middle East.

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Lunch
Panel Discussion

A Collection of Case Studies Regarding International Project Development.  Shiva Thompson, Briana C. Teal, Misty Davis, Rachel Lantrip, Karyssa Zavala, Juan Whiting, Stuart Reckseit, and Gregory B. Wilson, Texas A&M University

1:45-2:45 p.m.

Session III

  • Congruency Theorems in the Geometry Curriculum of High School: International Comparison.  Alexander Mironychev, Houston ISD
  • Innovative Trends and Approaches in Integrating Technology in Education: An International Comparison.  Andrey Koptelov, Sam Houston State University, Natalia N. Novikova, Syktyvkar State University, Syktyvkar, Komi Republic, Russia, and Galina N. Nekrasova, Vyatka State University of Humanities, Kirov, Russia
  • Work Together, Study Abroad: The Impact of an International Experience on a Multicultural Cohort of Pre-service Teachers.  Edie Cassell, Monica Neshyba, Martha R. Green and Lynn Masel Walters, Texas A&M University

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Session IV

  • A Review of the Literature on International Exchange and the Development of Cultural Responsiveness in Pre-Service Teachers.  Hykeem Craft and Rebecca M. Bustamante, Sam Houston State University
  • When the International Landscape Shapes the Story: Undergraduate Art Forms Inspired by Study Abroad.  Michael Henderson, Laurie Grawl, Cairus Larsen, Chris Fisher, Trey Goloby, Gabriella Cruz, and April Ritter, Sam Houston State University
  • A Comparison of Classroom Management: A Study of American, Russian, and Turkish Schools.  Andrey Koptelov, Sam Sullivan, and Robert M. Maninger, Sam Houston State University

4:15-5:00 p.m.

 Panel Discussion

Are You Internationally Minded? How Professors Identities Inform Teaching Practices.  Mario Aschauer, Julie Marie Frye, Maria Hasler-Barker, Jaimie Hebert, Kaia L. Magnusen, Ricardo Montelongo, and Samar Zahrawi. Sam Houston State University 


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