English as a Second Language Instructor, Mission College
Marina Broeder has taught courses in English as a second language (ESL) at Mission College in Santa Clara, CA part-time since 2001 and full time since 2017, after graduating magna cum laude from Moscow State Linguistic University with a diploma in linguistics, intercultural communication, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). She has been a summer lecturer with VIA and English for Foreign Students programs at Stanford University since 2015. Marina currently serves as a co-advisor for Mission College International student club MIC. Marina is passionate about empowering immigrants, international students, and adult learners of English through education and advocacy.
Project: Enriching Community College Culture through Global Growth Mindsets
Global Studies and Psychology Instructor, Coordinator Study Abroad, San Jose City College
Mary Conroy-Zouzoulas teaches psychology and global studies and coordinates study abroad at San Jose City College. She also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the Child and Adolescent and Global Studies departments at San Jose State University. She has been fortunate to be able to continue to explore her lifelong interest in world issues and human diversity through teaching and travelling. She holds an M.A. in psychology from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. in psychological studies in education from Stanford University.
Project: Using Images and Media Resources for Exploring Global Issues
Counseling Faculty and Professor, Grossmont College
Dave Dillon is counseling faculty and a professor at Grossmont College. He teaches college success courses and curated, co-authored, and edited an open educational resource titled Blueprint for Success in College and Career (Rebus Foundation, 2018). He participates in California Community College committees at a local, district, and statewide level and is currently chairing a California Community College statewide Academic Senate Open Educational Resources (OER) task force. He is passionate about student success, textbook quality, equity, access, and design.
Project: Internationalizing College Success Open Educational Resource by Adding Cultural Competency Content
Psychology Instructor, Pasadena City College
Jennifer Fiebig is a Southern California native with 19 years of experience in higher education and currently a faculty member at Pasadena City College. As a developmental psychologist by training, she firmly believes that psychological studies or viewpoints need to be placed in and evaluated in a broader cultural context. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Munich and her dissertation and some of her subsequent publications have explored and contrasted the career aspirations and barriers of girls in the United States and in Germany. Therefore, raising awareness of global issues is an important concept that penetrates not only her research, but is essential for her approach to teaching as well.
Project: Back to Basics: How to Create an Interdisciplinary Global Studies Program (ADT) by Partnering with and Fostering Pathways to CSUs/UCs
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, St. Philip's College
Andrew Hill is an assistant professor of philosophy at St. Philip’s College in San Antonio, Texas. He earned a B.A. in english and philosophy from St. Mary’s University and an M.A. in philosophy from the University of St. Thomas. He earned a J.D. from the Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans. As part of further graduate studies at the Irish School of Ecumenics within Trinity College Dublin, he spent a year in residence as the project administrator for the Corrymeela Centre, a peace and reconciliation center in Northern Ireland.
Project: Approaches to Engaging Faculty in the Process of Internationalization
Director of International Programs, Mission College
Chigusa Katoku serves as the director of international programs at Mission College and has taught ESL at Mission College, San Jose State University, and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS). Chigusa has an M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from MIIS and has been an active presenter at TESOL and CATESOL conferences. Prior to coming to the United States to pursue her master’s degree, Chigusa taught EFL in Japan. International education is her lifelong passion, which stems from her own experiences being an international student in the U.S.
Project: Creating Outbound Study Abroad Opportunities through Global Partnerships
Business Instructor, San Jose City College
Philip Tran teaches business courses at San Jose City College. He holds a B.S. in physiology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a M.B.A. from Santa Clara University. Before his teaching career he worked in Silicon Valley in roles ranging from sales director, finance manager, infrastructure engineer, and forensic toxicologist. His travel has taken him to 45+ states and over 20 countries. His EPIC fellowship is focused on the tools to successfully manage the different business cultures, protocols, and etiquettes in a global business setting.
Project: Business Etiquette in a Global Economy
Economics Instructor, De Anza College
Don Uy-Barreta as been teaching economics and personal finance related courses around the Bay Area since 1999. Prior to joining academia full-time, he was in investment management for 12 years in various roles, most recently as a portfolio analyst. His main interest is in macroeconomic policies and their effects on the broad economy. He was previously a fellow at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco under the Education Advisory Group. He holds B.A. and M.S. degrees, both in economics.
Project: Why Different Economies Have Different Results from the Same Economies Policies Enacted
Co-chair of Business & Information Systems Department, College of Marin
Nancy Willet is the co-chair of the Business & Information Systems Department at the College of Marin where she has been a business instructor since 2005. Before that, she was a senior associate with the law firm of Pollack & Davis in Berkeley, California. Nancy teaches business law, business communication, entrepreneurship, and legal aspects of real estate. She holds a B.A. from Kirkland/ Hamilton College, an M.A. in environmental law and policy from Vermont Law School, and a J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law.
Project: Cross-cultural Negotiation: #Get2Yes!
Instructor of Psychology, St. Philip's College
Irene Young is an instructor of psychology at St. Philip’s College and has over 20 years of higher education experience in addition to serving as an Air Force family life program specialist in Incirlik, Turkey. Previously serving as an adjunct professor of psychology for both the University of Maryland- European Division and Central Texas College-Mediterranean Division, Irene has facilitated life enrichment studies in Germany and Turkey. Irene served as co-faculty leader for the 2015 Ireland Study Abroad program to the Corrymeela Ballycastle Centre of Peace and Reconciliation in Northern Ireland.