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Introducing Our 2019-20 Fellows

CCIF 2019 fellows with staff
CCIF 2019-20 fellows join Einaudi Center staff on campus in May for a workshop to launch their curricular projects

Through our federally funded extension fellowships for educators, the Einaudi Center's Southeast Asia Program, South Asia Program, and Latin American Studies Program partner with Syracuse University, local community colleges, and faculty across Upstate New York to share Cornell's resources and expertise and give our region's students and future teachers new opportunities to cross borders of language, culture, and nationality. 


Community College Internationalization Fellows

Gerardo Tonatiuh Cummings RendonGerardo Tonatiuh Cummings Rendon

Department of World Languages, Onondaga Community College

Integrating Afro-Hispanic History, Culture, and Politics into Existing OCC Course: LCC 245 (Latin American Civilization in English)



David FlatenDavid D. Flaten

Political Science, Tompkins Cortland Community College

Undermining Democracy and Bolstering Military Dictatorship: President Nixon's Undeclared War on Chile, 1970-1973, and Immediate Ramifications


Marisol Galarza-RuizMarisol Galarza-Ruíz

World Languages and Cultures, Monroe Community College

A Political, Historical, and Cultural View of the 1973 Chilean Coup d'Etat and Its Influence in the Latin American Music Genre, "La Nueva Canción"



Angela MartinAngela Palumbo Martin

English as a Second Language and French, Tompkins Cortland Community College

New Course Development: Intercultural Communication (co-fellow with Anndrea Mathers)



Anndrea MathersAnndrea Mathers

English Department, Tompkins Cortland Community College

New Course Development: Intercultural Communication (co-fellow with Angela Martin)



Robert_MuhlnickelRobert L. Muhlnickel

Philosophy, Monroe Community College

Internationalizing Texts in Philosophy




SuSusan Staffordsan Stafford

Hospitality Programs, Tompkins Cortland Community College

Hospitality Cultural Learning Exchange (Virtual) with Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM) in the Dominican Republic




Global Education Faculty Fellows

Jeremy JimenezJeremy Jiménez

Foundations and Social Advocacy Department, SUNY Cortland

Jeremy Jiménez received his doctorate in International and Comparative Education program at Stanford University in 2017. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Foundations and Social Advocacy Department at SUNY Cortland. His research focuses on environmental justice, cross-national social science textbook studies, and empathic discourse in historical writing. Previously, he taught high school social studies for over a decade in Norway, the USA, and Venezuela. Having now studied, conducted research, and/or traveled in over 150 countries around the world, these days Jeremy prefers to spend his time cultivating his garden. Project: Environmental Justice in South and Southeast Asia to be incorporated into the required course for all education students, “Race, Class, Gender Issues in Education”.


Shufang StrauseShufang Shi Strause

Educational Technology in Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department, SUNY Cortland

Dr. Shufang Shi Strause is a Professor of Educational Technology in Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department at SUNY Cortland. She teachers face-to-face, online, and blended undergraduate and graduate courses, which are targeted to pre-service and in-service educators. She is a prolific author of books, book chapters and journal articles in the field of educational technology, teacher training, and international education. Previously, she was an Associate Professor of English/ESL in the English Department of Science & Technology at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China, where she also received her MA in Linguistics & Applied Linguistics. Project: Cultivating Cultural Competence, Global Perspective, and Digital Wisdom through the Lens of Critical Media Literacy.


Louise WilkinsonLouise C. Wilkinson

Education, Psychology, and Communication Sciences, Syracuse University

Louise C. Wilkinson, Distinguished Professor of Education, Psychology, and Communication Sciences at Syracuse University, has focused her research on children’s language and literacy development. An internationally recognized educational leader, she is best known for her extensive research on children's first and second language and literacy learning and has been published in more than 150 articles, chapters and volumes. She was elected Fellow of the American Psychological Association; the Association for Psychological Science; the American Education Research Association and the American Association of Applied and Preventative Psychology. She holds a B.A. in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude with Honors from Oberlin College; and masters and doctoral degrees in Human Development from Harvard University. Project: Learning about mathematics instruction for Myanmar refugee students: an application for instruction in US schools.