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Introducing our educators

As we begin exploring each other’s backgrounds, we introduce you to the team you’ll
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As we begin exploring each other’s backgrounds, we introduce you to the team you’ll be learning with. Each of our Shanghai-based Educators has many years of cross-cultural experiences that we hope you’ll find helpful.

Course educators and experts

To help you reach these objectives, this course is presented by a team of scholars, teachers, and trainers from the SISU Intercultural Institute (SII) of Shanghai International Studies University. Three of us will guide you through most of the content, but we’ve also invited several other international scholars to speak or write on some of the topics. We invite you to follow our Educators!

Lead educators

(Dr. Phil., Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany), Director of the SISU Intercultural Institute, Founder and Supervisor of the Intercultural Communication direction MA and PhD programs in the School of English Studies, the School of Journalism and Communications, and the SISU MBA, President of the International Academy of Intercultural Communications (IAIR) 2019-2021, and Honorary Board Member of the Chinese Association for Intercultural Communications (CAFIC).

(Ph.D., Shanghai International Studies University, Shanghai, China), Director of the SISU Office for International Cooperation, Deputy-Director of the SISU Intercultural Institute, past Deputy-Dean of the School of Journalism and Communication, Board Member of the Chinese Association for Intercultural Communications (CAFIC).

(Ph.D., University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA), Research Fellow of the SISU Intercultural Institute, past Fellow of the East-West Center, the University of Hawaii.

Additional experts

  • Dr. Dharm P. S. Bhawuk (Ph.D. University of Illinois), Distinguished Guest Professor, Shanghai International Studies University, Professor of Business, Schidler School of Business, University of Hawaii, Manoa, USA, Founding Fellow and Board Member of the International Academy of Intercultural Communications (IAIR), Board Member of the International Association of Cross-cultural Psychology (IACCP) 2005-2009.
  • Dr. Darla K. Deardorff (D.Ed., North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA), Distinguished Guest Professor, Shanghai International Studies University, Assoc. Prof. of International Education, Duke University, Executive Director of the International Association of Education Administrators (IAEA)
  • Dr. Yan Bing ZHANG (Ph.D. University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA), Distinguished Guest Professor, Shanghai International Studies University, Assoc. Prof. of Intercultural and Intergroup Communication Studies, the University of Kansas. Chair of Dissertation Committee and Past Chair of the Communication and Aging Division of the National Communication Association (NCA).

We hope you enjoy interacting with the perspectives, experiences, academic research and diverse social and cultural applications that each of us brings. And we encourage you to share what you hope to gain from these weeks with our team. Briefly introduce yourself and let us know what you are looking forward to learning as we begin this dynamic learning adventure together. You’ll also benefit from reading and replying to the comments of fellow learners below!

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