Category: Intercultural Initiatives for Campus and Community

Strengthening Connections to Support International Faculty and Staff

Thursday, Jun 1
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Table 49

This poster will document campus and community challenges faced by international faculty and staff at their institution, suggest supports and explore ways for them to be resources of globalization.

Lois N. Spitzer

Associate Professor of Education
Stockton University
Galloway, NJ

Lois Spitzer, EdD, is an associate professor of education at Stockton University in southern New Jersey. She teaches courses to prepare students for careers in ESL and bilingual/bicultural education. In her 35 years in the field education, she has worked in K-12 public schools, adult education programs, community colleges and state universities. Her research interests include globalizing the curriculum, teacher training, ESL and bilingual education, second language acquisition, language and culture, and linguistics.

Jiangyuan Zhou

Internationalization Specialist
Stockton University
Galloway, NJ

Dr. Jiangyuan (JY) Zhou works as the Internationalization Specialist at Stockton University. Her work focuses on internationalizing the campus and the curriculum. She has published her research and work on internationalization of higher education and global learning in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at various conferences including AIEA, NAFSA, and AAC&U Global Learning Conference. She led workshops for faculty from diverse disciplines on various campuses. She also created and taught a course called “Understanding Global Learning” based on AAC&U VALUE Rubric. She works closely with faculty members on globalizing their courses across the disciplines. She has initiated and developed curricular and co-curricular global learning projects to integrate and enhance the roles of technology, languages, and cultures across the curriculum. She currents serves as the Internationalizaing Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Network Leader at NAFSA. The presenter received her doctoral degree in Educational Theory and Practice, MA in Applied Linguistics, and BA in English Literature.