Visiting Scholar Profiles

 

Visiting Faculty Scholars at Montclair State University

Dongmeng Liu

 Name: Dr. ‌Dongmeng Liu

 Home Institution: Qingdao University of Science and Technology, China  

 Host department: The Department of Linguistics

 Mentor: Dr. Longxing Wei, Professor and Graduate Advisor

 Research project: “Second language acquisition and cross-cultural communication.”

 "My research topic is about intercultural communication competence and second language acquisition.   What attracts me to MSU is the leading teacher education program and the students with cultural  diversity."

Xiang Fei Ni

Name: Dr. Xiangfei Ni

Home Institution: Zhejiang Normal University, China

Host department: Department of Mathematical Sciences

Mentor: Dr. Aihua Li, Professor

Research project: “Collaborations in Fuzzy Semigroup Theory.” 

"My research focuses on Algebra Theory. I choose Professor Aihua Li to be my mentor because we are all algebraist. I hope I can learn from Professor and then we will succeed in cooperation with each other."

 

Rajesh Gautam

Name: Dr. Rajesh Gautnam

Home Institution: Central University, India

Host department: Department of Mathematical Sciencest

Mentor: Dr. Amir Golnabi, Assistant Professor

Research project: “Mathematical Modelling, Medical Imaging and Programming Languages used in Obesity Research and Analysis.”

"Rajesh K. Gautam is a Visiting International Scholar. He has joined the Center for Quantitative Research, Montclair State University, NJ, USA on August 8, 2016 under the Indo-USA scholar exchange program. He is awarded prestigious Raman fellowship by the Government of India for his Post-Doctoral research and training in Mathematical Modelling and Obesity Research. He belong to Dr. Harisingh Gour Vishwavidyalaya (A Central University), Sagar-470003, MP, India. He is a well-trained Anthropologist having excellent record of teaching and research publication. Over the last 12 years, he is teaching Anthropology to Undergraduate and Graduate students. His main area of research is Human Nutrition, Growth, population and tribal studies. His publications have widely attracting the scholars around the globe."

"He has chosen Montclair State University because it is pioneer in Obesity research and mathematical modelling. He is highly impressed by the work being done by the center in the leadership of Prof. Amir Golnabi and Prof. Diana Thomas. He also appreciated the facilitation provided by Global Education Center to the International scholars and students."

Marion Delachet

Name: Dr. Marion Delachet

Home Institution: University of Nice, France

Host department: The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures .

Mentor: Dr. Lois Oppenheim, Chairperson.

Activity: Research Scholar and adjunct teacher 

"I am working at the Modern Languages department under the supervision of Dr. Lois Oppenheim. I used to study at the University of Nice where I graduated in English/American culture and French teaching. I chose this exchange program because it was a great opportunity to work in an American university. I am really glad to have the possibility of teaching French and tutoring in a prestigious university."

Yongmei Liang

Name: Dr. Yongmei Liang

Home Institution: Sat Yat-Sen University, China

Host department: The Department of Earth and Environmental Studies

Mentor: Dr. Yang Deng, Associate Professor

Research project: “Interactions of Ferrate (VI) and natural organic matters in water treatment”.

"My research interest have much in common with Dr. Deng who did very well in those field in recent years. I wish to do more things in water treatment with oxidation process."

 

Dr. Qiuhuan Song

Name: Dr. Qiuhuan Song

Home Institution: Jining Medical University, China.

Host department: The Department of Linguistics

Mentor: Dr. Longxing Wei, Professor and Graduate Advisor

Research project: “A Pedagogical Study of English-Chinese Code Switching in Classroom Interactions.”

"Qiuhuan Song, associate professor from Jining Medical University, China, will do some research under the mentorship of Professor Longxing Wei, at the Department of Linguistics, Montclair State University. Her research topic is Codeswitching between English and Chinese in Classroom Interactions. It is well-known that Dr. Wei is a world-famous linguist and Montclair State University has a long history for normal education and teacher development, so she plans to get much improvement in language teaching and research during her stay of six months."

Huiquin Zhang

Name: Dr. Huiquin Zhang

Home Institution: Chongqing University, China

Host department: The Department of Earth and Environmental Studies

Mentor: Dr. Yang Deng, Associate Professor

Research project: “Performance and Mechanisms of Ferrate (VI)-Driven Coagulation for Water Treatment.”

"I'm interested in the research topic of Deng Yang, and my research is on the mechanism of flocculation and oxidation in China, so I want to learn some new methods and new theories make my knowledge richer."

Julia Azara

Name: Dr. Julia Azara

Home Institution: Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

Host department: The Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children

Mentor:  Dr. Maughn Gregory, Professor

Project title: Master Thesis

"Julia Molero Azara is a graduate student from Spain. She studied Philosophy at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, after which she was awarded a fellowship from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) to conduct research on her thesis for the Masters of Education program in Philosophy, Spanish, and Mathematics at Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany. Her research project seeks to address the question of how to introduce a community of philosophical inquiry in other school disciplines such as mathematics. ‘Community of Philosophical Inquiry’ is here understood in the sense used by those involved in the educational movement ‘Philosophy for Children’. For this reason Julia decided to join the IAPC (Institute of the Advancement of Philosophy for Children) at MSU, which is the birthplace of the Philosophy for Children movement. During her stay at MSU, Julia will be attending the IAPC International Summer Seminar, working with IAPC members Maughn Gregory and David Kennedy, and exploring and establishing contacts with other centers and individuals in New Jersey and New York who are interested in doing philosophy with children, a practice which, she believes, enables children to develop critical, creative and caring thinking in order to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives."

Wenzhu Li

Name: Dr. Wenzhu Li

Home Institution: Guangdong Ocean University, China

Host department: The Department of English Language and Literature

Mentor: Dr. Longxing Wei, Professor and Graduate Advisor

Research project: “A Stylistic Analysis of Critical Discourse.”

"The Global Education Centre at Montclair State University provided me with an ideal opportunity to conduct research on stylistic analyses under the mentorship of Professor Longxing Wei. Montclair State University is outstanding in its innovative programs that inspire my motivation to apply for a position as a visiting scholar, and Professor Longxing Wei whose research interests collide with scholarly questions I am working in makes it the choicest. During my time at MSU, I am able to study in depth how a novelistic style might resonate with social meanings, as well as how social meanings are generated out of speech styles as formally patterned. I am truly grateful to professors at the Department of Applied Linguistics for allowing me to work in such a professional and stimulating environment, and in particular, to my mentor Professor Longxing Wei for his hospitality, support and advice on my research. I also enjoyed the intellectually rich and enthusiastic discussions with visiting scholars in other fields."

Qingsong Liu

Name: Dr. Qingsong Liu

Home Institution: China University of GeoSciences, China

Host department: The Department of Earth and Environmental Studies

Mentor: Dr. Yang Deng, Associate Professor. 

Research project: “Application of biochar for alleviation of storm water pollutants”

"I came to Montclair State because of its beautiful view and friendly people. I know I can make progress in my research." 

 

Eldin Milak

Name: Dr.Eldin Milak, Fulbright Research Scholar

Home Institution: International Burch University, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Host department: The Department of Linguistics

Mentor: Dr. Eileen Fitzpatrick, Linguistics Department Chair

Research project: Fulbright Foreign Student Research Program

 

 

 

Ekaterina Kuznetsova

Name: Dr. Ekaterina Kuznetsova, Fulbright Research Scholar

Home Institution: Astrakhan State University, Russia

Host department: The Department of Counseling and Educational Leadership.

Mentor: Dr. Reva Jaffe-Walter, Assistant Professor

Research project: “Best practices and theoretical approaches to curriculum development in the US.”

"Montclair State University has proved to be very competitive in Education. Moreover, Montclair State is international oriented, so international students feel welcomed here."

Carolina Larenas

Name: Dr. Carolina Larenas Henriquez

Home Institution: Universidad Mayor, Chile

Host department: The Department of Theatre and Dance

Mentor: Dr. Heather Benton, Assistant Professor

Activity: Workshops and Presentations

 

 

 

Leonor Lopehandia Montecino

Name: Dr. Leonor Lopehandia Montecino

Home Institution: Universidad Mayor, Chile

Host department:The Department of Theatre and Dance

Mentor: Dr. Heather Benton, Assistant Professor

Activity: Workshops and Presentations

 

 

 

MSU Theater students participated in an intensive voice workshop in September 2015with visiting scholar and artist Prof. Leonor Lopehandía, of the School of Theater at the Universidad Mayor in Santiago, Chile.   The workshop’s three days of activities taught the students how to deconstruct a text and explore it with both voice and body, building on applying all their acting skills.

In addition to the workshops for students, Lopehandía’s stay at Montclair State also involved meetings with MSU faculty members in preparation for the spring 2016 faculty-led study abroad program in Chile. Under the direction of Theater and Dance Department faculty Heather Benton and Debbie Saivetz, approximately 10 Montclair State University students are expected to visit Chile for one week in March 2016. While there, students will work with Universidad Mayor students and faculty on a play by the Catalan writer SergiBelbel entitled Caricias (Caresses).MSU’s Prof. Debbie  Saivetz is also collaborating Leonor Lopehandia on DeaLoher's play Land Without Words, which will be presented at Universidad Mayor in March.

 

Name: Dr. Gao Jie

Home Institution: Dr. Lanzhou University, China

Host department: The Department of Linguistics

Mentor: Dr. Longxing Wei, Professor and Graduate Advisor

Research project: “A Cognitive Study on the Use of Discourse Markers in the Writing of Chinese Students and American Students.”

 

Name: Mr. Xu Xiang

Home Institution: Qingdao University of Science and Technology, China

Host department: The Department of English

Mentor: Dr. David Galef, Professor

Research project: “Ecologism in Edward Morgan Forster’s Novels.”

 

 

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