Category: Global Learning Across the Curriculum

Cross-Cultural Keys to Understanding Foreign Students' Classroom Behaviors in the United States

Wednesday, May 31
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
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Foreign students' behaviors in U.S. classrooms will be analyzed through cross-cultural theory. Best practices for normalizing and bringing them to conformity with U.S. rules will be provided.

Joelle E. Nisolle

International Development Director
La Rochelle Business School
Albuquerque, NM

Joëlle Nisolle joined La Rochelle International Business School in France as an Associate Research Professor in 2007 to develop international cooperation agreements and to teach cross-cultural management, international negotiations, and international marketing courses. She is now in charge of International Development in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Americas and in India. She held visiting professor positions at Paris Dauphine and Paris Créteil Universities in France for several decades. Expatriated since 1983 to the United States by Maisons Phenix Corporation to lead their international joint-venture with U.S. Homes, she joined the academic world in 1989 as a faculty member after receiving a Fulbright grant to complete a PhD in applied anthropology. She taught in several U.S. state universities in Florida, New Mexico, Kansas, and Texas. She was a frequent invited professor in France, Germany, Russia, Turkey, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Gabon, Cameroon and Ivory Coast. Her research interests are cultural analysis, cross-cultural management, women' s entrepreneurship, and transitional economies (particularly Central Asia and Russia). She also holds a French Doctorate in Marketing and a Degree from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris. Before starting her academic career, she worked 18 years for real estate corporations in Europe and in the United States. She is fluent in French and English and understands some Russian, Spanish, and German.