The passports of ELMP (Education Leadership, Management and Policy) faculty received a workout during the past 12 months as professors from the department traveled to five continents to engage in scholarly activities.
Dr. Joseph Stetar conducts scholarly activities on two continents. During the Summer 2011, he was appointed as a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Higher Education Research at Harbin Institute of Technology in China. He also spends time in South Africa at the University of the Free State where he is an Honorary Professor, Consultant and Member of University's International Advisory Board. Dr. Stetar was also appointed to the 2011 International Research and Exchange Board (IREX) Selection Committee for the U.S. Embassy Policy Specialist Program. Dr. Stetar regularly leverages his international relationships to bring high quality scholars to lecture in several of his ELMP classes.
Dr. Martin Finkelstein is involved in several international ventures that also span two continents. In Asia, he is serving as Visiting General Research Fund Advisor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hong Kong. He is also a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Higher Education, East China Normal University in Shanghai, offering a seminar on the findings of the 2007 International Survey of the Academic Profession. In Europe, Dr. Finkelstein will begin work as an "external expert" with the Norwegian Center for International Collaboration in Higher Education [SIU] on an evaluation of the Partnership Program in Higher Education with North America (Norway-US-Canada), a long-standing initiative of the Norwegian government. Beginning in January 2012, he will be working for one year with the IDEA Consortium in Brussels as the "US correspondent" on the MORE II Study [Mobility of Researchers in Europe], seeking to understand mobility patterns (including trans-Atlantic) and career patterns of European researchers.
Dr. Elaine Walker has an ongoing relationship with two universities in India. She was recently invited to participate as an external reader for dissertations at Acharya Nagarjuna and Andhra Universities.
Dr. Daniel Gutmore spent three days in Campinas, Brazil presenting to leaders of American Schools in South America on developing more effective skills in instructional based leadership as part of his ongoing work with Seton Hall University College of Education and Human Services' Institute for International Schools. He is also heading up a team that is currently conducting a curriculum audit for an international school in Brasilia, Brazil.
Dr. Christopher Tienken conducted lectures at the Universita` degli Studi Roma Tre in Rome, Italy during Summer 2011 as part of his ongoing collaboration with the university. He provided seminars on "United States Education Policy: Shifting Focus" and "Philosophy and Differentiating Instruction for the Classroom Curriculum." He also developed a three-year agreement with the Universita` di Catania in Sicily, Italy to begin the process of providing lectures, sharing faculty, co-authoring publications and developing study trips for ELMP students.