Meet Our Visiting Scholars

Bai Qian Visiting Scholar 2019-2020

Qian BAI

Department: Institute for the Advancement of Philosophy for Children
Host: David Kennedy, Professor, Educational Foundations
Dates in the U.S:
October 2019 to March 2020
Home University: 
College of Education of Northeast Normal University, China

Bai Qian is a doctoral student from the College of Education of Northeast Normal University in Chuangchun, China. Qian took a successive master-doctor program in 2014 after receiving a Bachelor of Education in Southwest University of China. Qian’s research explores education, philosophy of education, and philosophy for children, with a particular focus on the notions of child and student, the relationship between child and adult, and school reform. Qian’s research at Montclair State will offer new perspectives on the relationship between a child and school.

Guangdong Huang Visiting Scholar 2019-2020

Guangdong HUANG

College: College of Science and Mathematics 
Department: 
Mathematical Sciences
Host: Aihua Li, Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Dates in the U.S: September 2019 to September 2020
Home University: China University of Geosciences, China

Guangdong Huang received a Ph.D.in Geo-engineering from China University of Geosciences in Beijing in 2011 and a M.S. in Mathematics from Capital Normal University in China.Huang’s main research areas are mathematical modeling, modern intelligent algorithm, financial engineering, probability theory and statistics. Huang has taught Calculus, Linear Algebra, Data Mining, Probability Theory and Statistics, Mathematical Modeling, Optimization Method, and Multi-Variate Statistical Analysis. Huang will work on the connectivity of graphs related to networking and expects to study special types of graphs and investigate their connectivity.

Anikó ILLÉS Visiting Scholar 2020

Anikó ILLÉS

College: College of Education and Human Services
Department: Educational Foundations
Host: Pablo Tinio, Associate Professor, Educational Foundations
Dates in the U.S: February 2020 to May 2020
Home University: Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Hungary

Anikó Illés is a psychologist, aesthete and associate professor at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest, Hungary. She’s also the head of Institute for Theoretical Studies and responsible for the teacher training programs. Currently, she is a Fulbright researcher at Montclair State. Her main research interest is about issues concerning visual culture, such as psychology of art (appreciation of artwork, creativity and analyzing)  pedagogical aspects of art and museums, analyzing visual images as a research method for several topics in the fields of education and social psychology.

Doris Jeannotte Visiting Scholar 2019-2020

Doris JEANNOTTE

College: College of Science and Mathematics  
Department:
 Mathematical Sciences
Host: Steven Greenstein, Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Dates in the U.S: September 2019 to June 2020
Home University: Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

Doris Jeannotte received a Ph.D. from the Université du Québec à Montreal in 2015. Jeannotte also received a  a M.A. in Mathematics Education, and a B.A. in Mathematics Secondary level Teaching at the Université de Sherbrooke. Jeannotte’s main research interest is teaching and learning of mathematical reasoning and the development of algebra thinking at elementary level. Jeannotte is working with elementary teachers to develop ways to use manipulatives that enhance mathematical reasoning and developing an understanding of what mathematical reasoning is in elementary classrooms. This year, Jeannotte joined the Teacher Makers’ team and is studying how prospective mathematics teachers develop their professional knowledge and their identity through design experiences of manipulatives.

Meili Li Visiting Scholar 2019-2020

Meili LI

College: College of Science and Mathematics
Department:
Mathematical Sciences
Host: Baojun Song, Associate Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Dates in the U.S: September 2019 to September 2020
Home University: Donghua University, China

Meili Li is a professor in mathematics department at Donghua University. I received B.S. in Mathematics Education in 1992, and M.S. in Fundamental Mathematics in 1999, from Shanxi University. Li received a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2006 and was a postdoctoral fellow from 2014 to 2016 at University of Victoria. Li’s research explores mathematical modeling of the spread of information or disease. Li’s current research at Montclair State aims at developing dynamical models to describe the spread and evolution of information on social and contact networks.

Isin Önol Visiting Scholar 2019-2020

Isin ÖNOL

College: College of the Arts
Department: Art and Design
Host: Livia Alexander, Professor, Art and Design
Dates in the U.S: September 2017 to September 2020
Home University: University of Applied Arts, Vienna

Isin Önol is a curator based in Vienna and New York. Önol is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Cultural Studies at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria. She has completed her Masters of Advance Studies on Curating at Zürcher Hochschule der Kunst in Zürich, Switzerland. She received her M.F.A. in Visual Arts and Visual Communication Design from Sabanci University in Istanbul, Turkey and her B.A. in Art Education from Marmara University in Istanbul. Önol has been working as a visiting lecturer at Montclair State in the department of Art and Design and a guest critic at the Art and Design M.F.A. program at Montclair State. In 2016, she worked as a visiting curator and critic at the Social Design – Art as Urban Innovation MA Program at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. Along with teaching, Önol has given lectures at the School of Visual Arts, in New York, New York University, NY, Parson School of Arts and Columbia University as well as at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna.

Maria Papthanasiou Visiting Scholar 2019-2020

Maria PAPATHANASIOU

College: College of Education and Human Services
Department: Educational Foundations
Hosts: Maughn Gregory & David Kennedy Professors, Educational Foundations
Dates in the U.S: August 2019 to July 2020
Home University: Naples University, Italy

Maria Papthanasiou is a Doctoral student at University of Naples Federico II. Papthanasiou received a B.A. in Education from the National University of Athens, Greece and a B.A. in Psychology from San Jose State University in the U.S..Papthanasiou also studied in Athens, Greece, London, United Kingdom and Munich, Germany for her M.A. Graduate studies in Comparative Education, Human Rights, and School Psychology. Papthanasiou has been working as a teacher, special educator, and family counselor for several years. Her fields of research are Philosophy for/with Children & Communities, adult’s / teachers’ training, children’s rights, gifted education, and counseling. Her dissertation is an action research project on parents’ relationship with school in the U.S. and Italy.

Ippolita Raimondo Visiting Scholar 2020

Ippolita RAIMONDO

College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences/College of Science and Mathematics
Department: Classics and General Humanities/Earth and Environmental Studies
Hosts: Deborah Chatr Aryamontri, Assistant Professor, Classics and General Humanities and
Danlin Yu, Professor, Earth and Environmental Studies
Dates in the U.S: January 2020 to June 2020
Home University: University of Pisa, Italy

Ippolita Raimondo is a PhD candidate in Ancient Studies and Archaeology in the Philology, Literature and Linguistics Department at the University of Pisa. She received her M.A. in Classical Archaeology from the University of Pisa and a degree in Landscape Archaeology from the Postgraduate School of Classical Archaeology of the University of Salento. She is a field archaeologist and has participated in excavations and laboratory activities with several archaeological projects. For example, at the Roman city of Aquinum and at the site of Hierapolis in Phrygia,Turkey. At Montclair State, she is collaborating with Professor Deborah Chatr Aryamontri and with Professor Danlin Yu to reconstruct one of the branches of the Ancient Via Traiana using precision methodologies for archaeological remote sensing and spatial analysis.

Yongqiang Wang Visiting Scholar 2019-2020

Yongqiang WANG

College: College of Science and Mathematics  
Department:
Computer Science
Host: Michelle Zhu, Associate Professor, Computer Science  
Dates in the U.S:
August 2019 to August 2020
Home University: 
Northwest University, China

Yongqiang Wang received a B.S. degree in Mechanotronics from Shenyang Ligong University,China in 1997, an M.S. degree in Computer Science from Xi’an University of Technology in 2003, and the Ph.D degree in Computer Science from Northwest University in 2017.Wang has participated in several projects in National Nature Science Foundation of China and Basic Nature Science Foundation of Shaanxi Province. Wang’s research interests include high-performance networks, big data computing, cloud computing and machine learning. Wang’s research in the U.S. will focus on the prediction of hydrological information based on machine learning.

Yuyang Wu Visiting Scholar 2019-2020

Yuyang WU

College: College of Science and Mathematics
Department: Earth and Environmental Studies
Host: Ying Cui, Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Studies
Dates in the U.S: December 2019 to December 2020
Home University: China University of Geosciences, China

Yuyang Wu is a Ph.D. student from China University of Geosciences (Wuhan). Wu received a B.S. in Geology in 2015, and then started the Ph. D. program. Wu’s research explores the paleoclimate change during the Permian-Triassic mass extinction with a particular focus on the terrestrial organic carbon isotope that is used to investigate the carbon cycle perturbation and atmospheric CO2 concentration change. Wu’s research in the U.S. will involve the earth system model to explore the mechanism of global carbon isotope excursion during the Permian-Triassic mass extinction.

Yixin DONG

College: College of Science and Mathematics
Department: Earth and Environmental Studies
Host: Ying Cui, Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Studies
Dates in the U.S: February 2019 to February 2020
Home University: Chengdu University of Information Technology, China

Panpan GAO

College: College of Science and Mathematics
Department: Earth and Environmental Studies
Host: Yang Deng, Professor, Earth and Environmental Studies
Dates in the U.S: February 2019 to February 2020
Home University: China University of Geological Sciences, China

Ying HOU

College: Feliciano School of Business
Department: Management
Host: Yanli Zhang, Associate Professor, Management
Dates in the U.S: October 2019 to October 2020
Home University: Shaanxi University of Chinese Medicine, China

Naoki KONDO

College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department: English
Host: David Galef, Professor, English
Dates in the U.S: April 2019 to March 2020
Home University: Nihon University, Japan

Maria KONDO

College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department: English
Host: Jeffrey Gonzalez, Assistant Professor, English
Dates in the U.S: April 2019 to March 2020
Home University: Chuo University, Japan

Shu LIU

College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department: Writing Studies,
Host: Caroline Dadas, Associate Professor, Writing Studies
Dates in the U.S: September 2019 to September 2020
Home University: Suzhou University of Science and Technology, China

Xuehua TANG

College: Academic Affairs
Department: Research Academy
Host: Julie Dalley, Associate Director, Research Academy for University Learning, Academic Affairs
Dates in the U.S: August 2019 to August 2020
Home University: Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Wenxia WANG

College: College of the Arts
Department: Art and Design
Host: Jun Hierholzer, Associate Professor, Art and Design
Dates in the U.S: January 2019 to January 2020
Home University: Shanghai Institute of Technology, China

Zhiyong WANG

College: College of Science and Mathematics
Department: Biology
Host: Charles Du, Professor, Biology
Dates in the U.S: March 2018 to March 2020
Home University: Henan Agricultural University, China

Caiyun WEI

College: College of Education and Human Services
Department: Educational Foundations
Hosts: Maughn Gregory & David Kennedy Professors, Educational Foundations
Dates in the U.S: October 2019 to October 2020
Home University: Nanjing Normal University, China

Wenquan WU

College: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department: Linguistics
Host: Longxing Wei, Professor, Linguistics
Dates in the U.S: September 2019 to September 2020
Home University: Qingdao University of Science and Technology, China

Ruonan ZHOU

College: College of Science and Mathematics
Department: Earth and Environmental Studies
Host: Yang Deng, Professor, Earth and Environmental Studies
Dates in the U.S: October 2019 to January 2020
Home University: Zhejiang University of Technology, China

Peng ZHU

College: College of Science and Mathematics
Department: Earth and Environmental Studies
Host: Ying Cui, Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Studies
Dates in the U.S: May 2019 to May 2020
Home University: Chengdu University of Technology, China