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Kristin Engelbretson Kristin Engelbretson
Kristin ensures that PSU students earn credit for their work they've done while abroad! She also helps PSU students take voyages, through the Semester at Sea study abroad program.
Staff Member
Samantha Cooper Samantha Cooper
Graduate Assistant in the PSU Education Abroad office shares her travel experiences with others as she works towards an MPA in Non-profit Management
Graduate Student
Rachel Goff Rachel Goff
Working with PSU students to turn study abroad dreams into reality.
Staff Member
Giustina Pelosi Giustina Pelosi
From her beginnings as a study abroad student in Spain, Giustina Pelosi now works with PSU students interested in short-term, international experiences and international internships.
Staff Member
Yu Tian Yu Tian
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Aaron Murray Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Aaron Murray
Aaron Murray, recently back from an international internship in South Africa, helps other PSU students find their pathway abroad!
Undergraduate Student
Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Noah Willingham Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Noah Willingham
Undergraduate Chinese major, lover of the great outdoors, shares his experience of study and travel in China & SE Asia
Undergraduate Student
Jen Hamlow Jen Hamlow
As Director of Education Abroad, Jen Hamlow works to promote international opportunities for students and faculty alike.
Staff Member
Alyse Collins Alyse Collins
Avid traveler and explorer of new cultures, Alyse Collins, works with PSU students to establish their own international connections.
Staff Member
Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Ella Marra-Ketelaar Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Ella Marra-Ketelaar
PSU Student shares with others her study abroad experiences in Central America & Spain
Undergraduate Student
Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Zoe Morgan Meet Education Abroad Peer Advisor Zoe Morgan
Advocate for International Education works to promote study abroad at PSU
Undergraduate Student
Mingqiang GAO Mingqiang GAO
Confucius Institute at PSU, Co-Director from Soochow University, China
Faculty Member
Arab Culture through Literature & Film Arab Culture through Literature & Film
This five unit high school curriculum, developed with support from the Qatar Foundation International, provides students with knowledge and tools to analyze and understand the Arab world.
Resource
Allison Thomas Allison Thomas
Office Assistant
Graduate Student
Junjun Nan Junjun Nan
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Huan Gao Huan Gao
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Meiru Liu Meiru Liu
As the Director of the Confucius Institute at PSU and as a Chinese language professor in the MIM Program, Meiru Liu is passionate about China and about teaching Chinese language and culture.
Faculty Member
Li Xiang Li Xiang
Program Assistant, Confucius Institute at PSU
Staff Member
Qi Gao (Cherry) Qi Gao (Cherry)
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Renmei Liu (Amy) Renmei Liu (Amy)
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute of PSU
Faculty Member
Feifei Zhu (Sharon) Feifei Zhu (Sharon)
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute at PSU
Faculty Member
Qian Li (Sophie) Qian Li (Sophie)
Chinese Instructor, Confucius Institute of PSU
Faculty Member
Lina Lu Lina Lu
Project Manager for the Confucius Institute at PSU
Staff Member
Katherine Morrow Katherine Morrow
Programs Administrator, Institute for Asian Studies and Confucius Institute at PSU
Staff Member
Sharon A. Carstens Sharon A. Carstens
Dr. Sharon Carstens is Director of the Institute for Asian Studies and Professor of Anthropology.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Priya Kapoor Meet Professor Priya Kapoor
Associate Professor of Communication
Faculty Member
A Day in the Life: Memoirs from the Middle East A Day in the Life: Memoirs from the Middle East
The Multnomah County Library and Portland State University present a book club series which aims to dispel common stereotypes of the Middle East by exploring literature from the region.
Resource
MESC Monthly MESC Monthly
The Middle East Studies Center distributes a monthly newsletter for educators, the MESC Monthly. Educators may subscribe to receive featured information, resources and opportunities.
Publication
CBI PATH CBI PATH
The Middle East Studies Center presents a collection of lesson modules for content-based instruction of Persian, Arabic, Turkish, and Hebrew.
Website
Middle East Studies Center Listserv & Community Calendar Middle East Studies Center Listserv & Community Calendar
The Middle East Studies Center's listserv and online community calendar features information about the Center's events as well as other Middle East-related events taking place throughout the region.
Resource
Middle East Studies Center Speaker Bureau Middle East Studies Center Speaker Bureau
The Middle East Studies Center regularly refers affiliated faculty, students, and community members to provide their expertise as guest speakers at local organizations and school classrooms, as sources for media reporting, or as general consultants for Middle East-related issues.
Resource
Middle East Studies Center Events Archive Middle East Studies Center Events Archive
The Middle East Studies Center's events archive features event summaries, audio podcasts, pictures, resources and more. Miss an event? Check out the events archive!
Resource
Liming Wang Liming Wang
Faculty Member
Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys
The Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys is a collection of books, films, and other resources chosen with a view to familiarizing the American public with Islam and the cultural heritage of Islamic civilizations around the world.
Resource
Middle East Teaching Tools Middle East Teaching Tools
Middle East Teaching Tools offers a collection of the best tools and resources to support education about the Middle East at the K-12 level. Materials are organized by country and theme and categorized into three sections, background information, news & media, and teaching materials.
Website
Middle East Studies Center Lecture Series Podcast Middle East Studies Center Lecture Series Podcast
The Portland State University Middle East Studies Center Lecture Series podcast features audio recordings from the series.
Resource
Middle East Antiquities Middle East Antiquities
In 1962, Mr. Robert Bogue donated a fine and extensive collection of nearly 200 oil lamps to the Middle East Studies Center.
Gift
Middle East Studies Center Middle East Studies Center
The Middle East Studies Center at Portland State University promotes understanding of the people, cultures, languages and religions of the Middle East.
Organization
Middle East Studies Center Film Series Middle East Studies Center Film Series
The Middle East Studies Center’s film series showcases the rich tradition of cinema in the Middle East provides opportunities for audiences to view the region in new ways and to engage with potentially transformative ideas about the Middle East.
Resource
Middle East Studies Center Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships Middle East Studies Center Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships provide a portion of institutional tuition and fees, as well as a stipend for Arabic, Hebrew, Persian and Turkish language study.
Resource
Middle East Studies Center Notes from Abroad Blog Middle East Studies Center Notes from Abroad Blog
Notes from Abroad, a Portland State University student blog features reflections on travel and study abroad in the Middle East.
Website
Middle East Studies Center Lunch & Learn Brownbag Series Middle East Studies Center Lunch & Learn Brownbag Series
The Middle East Studies Center’s Lunch & Learn series offers students, faculty, and members of the community an opportunity to learn about events in the region from experts in the field.
Resource
Ron Tammen Ron Tammen
Faculty Member
Sridevi Nair. Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Sridevi Nair. Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Faculty Member
Laura Robson Laura Robson
Dr Laura Robson is Associate Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History
Faculty Member
Chia Yin Hsu. Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Chia Yin Hsu. Faculty Lunch and Lecture Series at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Faculty Member
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Thailand Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Thailand
Sasikarn Paankate
Graduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from China Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from China
Tingting Wang
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from China Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from China
Tianjing He
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Mongolia Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Mongolia
Yertai Tanai
Graduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from South Korea Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from South Korea
Dahyang Lee
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from China Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from China
Lingling Zhuge
Undergraduate Student
Middle East Studies Center Resource Library Middle East Studies Center Resource Library
The Middle East Studies Center has an extensive lending library of curricular materials, teaching resources, books for K-12 students, maps, posters, current and back issues of Saudi Aramco World, and DVDs on many aspects of the Middle East.
Resource
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from India Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from India
Rahulkumar Koche
Graduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudia Arabia Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudia Arabia
Fadak Alsaleh
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from South Korea Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from South Korea
KeunYoung Jang
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from India Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from India
Bhuvana Krishnaswamy
Graduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from United Arab Emirates Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from United Arab Emirates
Ahmed Raeisi
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from South Korea Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from South Korea
Eunhee Kim
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from South Korean Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from South Korean
Saelin Ho
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from South Korea Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from South Korea
SoHee Gu
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Vietnam Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Vietnam
Nhi Vu
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Vietnam Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Vietnam
Thai Bui
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Nepal Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Nepal
Anouksha Gardner
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Libya Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Libya
Ashour S. Abdulaziz
Graduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from China Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from China
Hanyang Zhang
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Austria Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Austria
Fabian Wiederin
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Vietnam Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Vietnam
Sang B Le
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Vietnam Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Vietnam
Minh Ho
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Vietnam Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Vietnam
Huy Cao Thai
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Vietnam Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Vietnam
Hanh Nguyen
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Turkey Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Turkey
Efe Yildirim
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia
Needa Lingga
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia
Khadija Al Mousa
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Morocco Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Morocco
Soufiane El Moussi
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Libya Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Libya
Abdussalam Alawini
Graduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Japan Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Japan
Azusa Ogawa
Graduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Japan Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Japan
Tomoko Shinohara
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Japan Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Japan
Shimpei Tsurumaki
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from China Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from China
Yueer Yang
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from China Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from China
Yan Zhang
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from China Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from China
Danxi Li
Undergraduate Student
Jane Iwamura: Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities Jane Iwamura: Lecture and Workshop at the Portland Center for Public Humanities
Research
Professor Barbara Brower Professor Barbara Brower
Faculty Member
Professor Geoffrey Duh Professor Geoffrey Duh
Research focuses on developing geocomputational theory and techniques to integrate GIS and remote sensing technologies in spatial decision-making.
Faculty Member
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from India Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from India
Aditya Bhutada
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia
Mazen Alobaid
Alumnus
Meet Professor Emiko Konomi Meet Professor Emiko Konomi
Dr. Konomi teaches Japanese with passion.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Masami Nishishiba Meet Professor Masami Nishishiba
Assistant Professor of Public Administration
Faculty Member
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Nepal Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Nepal
Sudin Maharjan
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Mexico Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Mexico
Perla Orozco
Graduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from France Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from France
Nicolas Hinsinger
Graduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Syria Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Syria
Nour Abboud
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from China Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from China
Min Cai
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from South Korea Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from South Korea
Chang-Yu Hong
Graduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia
Fadil AlQatari
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Germany Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Germany
Katharina de Biasi
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Kenya Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Kenya
Judith Waswa
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from China Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from China
Patrick Mok
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Qatar Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Qatar
Abdulrahman Yousuf Al-Homaid
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia
Amani Aljamid
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Japan Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Japan
Hiroshi Hada
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia
Yaquob Aljumaan
Undergraduate Student
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Japan Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Japan
Yuko Amano
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia
Bader Alharthi
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Saudi Arabia
Bandar Alsaif
Alumnus
Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Indonesia Meet PSU Cultural Ambassador from Indonesia
Fraya Zanora Saquina
Undergraduate Student
Meet Professor Jon Holt  Meet Professor Jon Holt
Assistant Professor of Japanese Literature
Faculty Member
Yiping Fang Yiping Fang
Bridging local and global planning practice.
Faculty Member
Meet KyungAh Yoon - Korean Meet KyungAh Yoon - Korean
A scholar of language and culture, KyungAh Yoon is helping to design the next generation of online learning environments for the Korean Language
Faculty Member
Wynn Kiyama Wynn Kiyama
Music History Coordinator
Faculty Member
Alma Trinidad Alma Trinidad
Assistant Professor at the School of Social Work
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Suwako Watanabe - Japanese Meet Professor Suwako Watanabe - Japanese
Dr. Watanabe relishes the moments when the "light bulb" goes on in her students and their japanese language learning becomes meaningful to them.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Stephen Wadley - Chinese Meet Professor Stephen Wadley - Chinese
Introducing students to the beauty of the Chinese language and culture is Dr. Wadley's mission.
Faculty Member
Julia Hwakyu Lee Julia Hwakyu Lee
Adjunct Piano Professor
Faculty Member
PA Professor Marcus Ingle PA Professor Marcus Ingle
Interested in Global Leadership? What about traveling? If yes, Professor Ingle's Development Management in Vietnam class might be a good fit for you.
Faculty Member
Political Science Professor Bruce Gilley Political Science Professor Bruce Gilley
Dr. Gilley's research centers on democracy, legitimacy, and global politics. He is a specialist on the comparative politics of China and Asia.
Faculty Member
Meet Associate Professor Jennifer Ruth Meet Associate Professor Jennifer Ruth
From Victorian England to modern day China, Jennifer Ruth feels equally at home.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Heejun Chang Meet Professor Heejun Chang
Professor Chang believes that the 21st century will be the Climate and Water Century.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Geoffrey Duh Meet Professor Geoffrey Duh
Professor Geoffrey Duh believes that every student is capable of exceeding his or her own expectations.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Hiro Ito Meet Professor Hiro Ito
Professor Ito is an expert in East Asian economics.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Ken Ruoff Meet Professor Ken Ruoff
Dr. Ken Ruoff, Director of the Center for Japanese Studies, is an expert in Japanese history.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Larry Kominz Meet Professor Larry Kominz
Professor Kominz brings the joy of Japanese performing arts to students and audiences alike.
Faculty Member
Vivek Shandas Vivek Shandas
Integrating the science of sustainability with citizen engagement and decision making efforts
Faculty Member
Susan Chan Susan Chan
An active piano soloist and chamber musician, Dr. Chan promotes music from Asia and music written by women composers.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Jong Sung Kim Meet Professor Jong Sung Kim
Professor Kim's students learn that the key to success is understanding the fundamental difference between random and fixed quantities.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Patricia Wetzel Meet Professor Patricia Wetzel
Professor Patricia Wetzel travels the linguistic landscape of Japan.
Faculty Member
Gerald Sussman Gerald Sussman
Educating for international urban communication and global citizenship.
Faculty Member
Meet Professor Sully Taylor Meet Professor Sully Taylor
When Sully Taylor brings her Asian business expertise to the table, Oregon companies win.
Faculty Member