The Universitywide Office of the Education Abroad Program is pleased to announce the appointment of UC faculty members to serve as program study center directors for the academic year 2002-2003.
Education Abroad Program study center directorships provide opportunities for creative academic leadership. The positions abroad are for terms of one to two years.
Following are the new directors, the Education Abroad Program (EAP) countries in which they will serve, and the academic year(s).
Beijing, China, 2002-2004
Professor Hsiao-jung (Sharon) Yu
UCSB, East Asian language and cultural studies
Yu has been a UC faculty member for 11 years. She is an expert in Chinese linguistics and literature and has extensive experience teaching and advising undergraduates. She is the recipient of many awards, including the UCSB Distinguished Faculty Award. She recently returned from a research trip to China where she has collaborative projects with faculty at one of EAP’s partner universities.
Lyon, France, 2002-2003
Professor Richard Kern
UCB, French department
Kern has been a UC faculty member for nine years. He served as the chair of the executive committee of the Berkeley Language Center, chair of the Senate Committee on Teaching, and the UCEAP Faculty Curriculum Advisory Committee for the Paris program. His research interests are in applied linguistics, foreign language acquisition, and on the relationship between technology and language. Kern has directed the French language program at Berkeley and has taught courses on French culture, French applied linguistics, and a seminar on language acquisition.
Paris, France, 2002-2004
Professor Peter Sahlins
Sahlins has been a UC faculty member for 12 years. He has served as the vice-chair of curriculum in the history dpartment and chair of UCEAP curriculum advisory committee for the Paris program. Among numerous other administrative committees, he also served as the executive director of the France-Berkeley Fund and as the director of the French cultural studies and the Iberian studies committees. He is the holder of many academic honors and fellowships, including the University of California President Research Fellowship (1999-2000). He is an expert on French historiography and early modern French history. He teaches French and European history.
Goettingen, Germany, 2002-2004
Professor Christopher Reynolds
Reynolds has been a UC faculty member for 16 years. He has served as the chair of the department of music, and numerous administrative committees including the committee on international education and exchange, the UCEAP, and the Provost’s Academic Planning Council at UCD. He has served as the director of the Education Abroad Center at Davis and as a member of the Council of the Campus EAP Directors. Reynolds teaches the history of music, including a course on the history of rock and roll. He is an expert on the music of 19th-century Germany.
Delhi, India, 2002-2004
Professor Karen Leonard
Leonard has been a UC faculty member for 29 years. She has served as director of the women’s studies at UCI, chair of the social relations group, and chair of the social relations graduate program. She also served on the Senate committee on privilege and tenure, the academic freedom committee and the systemwide committee on academic freedom. Leonard’s research interests include history of India and Pakistan, the social history and culture of South Asian Americans, and that of Muslim Americans. She teaches courses on South Asian religions, Muslim American identities and South Asian Americans.
Padova, Italy, 2002-2003
Professor Giuseppe Di Palma
UCB, political science
Di Palma has been a UC faculty member for 37 years. He has served in many administrative capacities, including the chairmanship of the political science department, chair of the educational policy committee and as member of the international education committee. Di Palma graduated from the University of Padova with a law degree and did his postgraduate studies at the University of Bologna. He has conducted collaborative research with associates in Bologna in the social sciences, economics and law and has frequently given lectures. Di Palma is a distinguished scholar on Western and Southern Europe, Italy, democratic theory, comparative democratic institutions (Europe and U.S.), nation building, and regional integration.
Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2002-2004
Professor Vivian-Lee Nyitray
UCR, religious studies
Nyitray has been a UC faculty member for 10 years. She served as the chair of the interdisciplinary committee on Asian Studies, chair of the senate committee on courses, and director of the Asian language and civilization program in the department of comparative literature and foreign languages. She is an expert on Confucian-Taoist interactions, Confucian traditions and contemporary Buddhism and teaches courses on religions of Asia, women and religion, and religion and popular culture.
Scandinavia (based in Lund, Sweden), 2002-2004
Professor Kaare Strom
UCSD, political science
Strom has been a UC faculty member for 10 years. From 1995-1997, he was faculty director of international studies at UCSD and served on the committee on international education. He currently serves on the UCEAP formal review committee for Scandinavia. He is an expert on the Scandinavia parliamentary democracy. Strom teaches and publishes in comparative politics and Scandinavia politics. As study center director for Scandinavia, he will oversee programming in Lund, Sweden, and Copenhagen, Denmark.
Granada, Spain, 2002-2004
Professor Dwight Reynolds
UCSB, religious studies
Reynolds has been a UC faculty member for 10 years. He served as the director of the Center for Middle Eastern studies, chair of the Islamic and Near Eastern studies program, and as chair of the formal review committee for the EAP study center in Cairo. Reynolds has a strong research interest in the Andalusian/Medieval Iberian studies focusing on the history of Arabo-Andalusian music and poetry. He teaches undergraduate courses on Arabic and the Middle East.
London, England - California House, 2002-2004
Professor Mary Kay Duggan
Duggan has been a UC faculty member for 20 years. She has served as associate director, EAP study center in London (1991-93), curriculum committee in music and the Senate committee on committees, committee on library, and committee on computing and communications. Her teaching and research interests include information and society, musicology, and music in the digital environment.
Moscow, Russia, 2002-2003
Professor Andrew Spicer
UCR, School of Management
EAP is pleased to announce that Spicer has agreed to extend his appointment as EAP study center director in Moscow, Russia, for another academic year. He has served in this position since 1999. Spicer has been a UC faculty member for four years. He teaches international management. He is an expert in contemporary Russia and in economic reforms in Russia and the Central European nations.
EAP currently has exchange arrangements with 140 host universities in some 34 countries worldwide. During the academic year 2002-2003, approximately 3,000 UC students will study abroad through the Education Abroad Program.
EAP opportunities for UC faculty differ each year. Announcements of directorship positions are made in late spring and early fall.
Current openings are listed on the EAP Web site at eap.ucop.edu.
Information is available from the Education Abroad Program Director’s Office at (805) 893-4233 or firstname.lastname@example.org.