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International Education Week

November 11-16
Building our legacy together: Expanding Global Engagement of HBCUs

Why HBCUs Should


Lead Internationalization of
Higher Education?

November 16, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Location
University Student Center Ballroom C
1700 E. Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21251

Registration Link: https://goo.gl/forms/38nBGKO3qpe2fD553

This symposium is funded by the Faculty Development On-Campus Activity Support Award

“If you can’t fly, run; if you can’t run, walk; if you can’t walk, crawl;
but by all means keep moving.”
— Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

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Welcome to Morgan State University!

DR. DAVID WILSON, PRESIDENT

David Wilson, Ed.D., the 10th president of Morgan State


University, has a long record of accomplishment and more than 30
years of experience in higher education administration. Dr. Wilson
holds four academic degrees: a B.S. in political science and an
M.S. in education from Tuskegee University; an Ed.M. in
educational planning and administration from Harvard University
and an Ed.D. in administration, planning and social policy, also
from Harvard. He came to Morgan from the University of
Wisconsin, where he was chancellor of both the University of
Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin–Extension. Before that, he held
numerous other administrative posts in academia, including: vice president for University
Outreach and associate provost at Auburn University, and associate provost of Rutgers, the
State University of New Jersey.

Dr. Wilson’s tenure as Morgan’s president, which began on July 1, 2010, has been
characterized by great gains for the University. Among the many highlights are: a second-
year retention rate of 76 percent for the entering class of 2013, the highest rate in two
decades and the fourth consecutive year that the rate has exceeded 70 percent; procurement
of the university’s largest-ever research contract, a $28.5-million, five-year contract from
NASA; inclusion of Morgan as one of the recipients of a $129-million energy innovation
research grant to Penn State University; an alumni participation-in-giving rate of 17 percent
for fiscal year 2015, representing a 183 percent increase since 2010; the founding of a new
school, the School of Global Journalism and Communication; the launch of an aggressive
initiative to maintain excellence in customer service and improve the information
technology infrastructure on campus; new construction on campus valued at more than $271
million; signing of articulation agreements with several two-year colleges, bringing Morgan
bachelor’s degrees to their campuses; approval of Morgan’s first off-campus baccalaureate
program by the State of Maryland; establishment of Morgan’s first online degree program; a
significant expansion of study abroad opportunities for Morgan students; and the
continuation of Morgan’s status as the No. 1 HBCU in production of Fulbright scholars and
grantees.

Dr. Wilson’s achievements as leader of Maryland’s Preeminent Public Urban Research


University have clearly been strong, but it is the character he brings to the presidency, a
character shaped by the intangibles of his background, that is perhaps most impressive of
all. Dr. Wilson grew up with 10 siblings on a sharecropper farm outside the small town of
McKinley, Ala. Through hard work, tenacity and the encouragement of his father and his
teachers, he became the first person in his family to attend college. Dr. Wilson builds upon
that legacy as the proud father of Nyere Brown Wilson, a current student majoring in
business administration at Morgan.
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Sunday November 11, 2018

Interfaith Service

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

University Memorial Chapel

Led By: Rev. Dr. Bernard Keels

Greetings By:
Dr. Anna Mc Phatter,
Interim Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Monday November 12, 2018

Faculty-Led Study Abroad: An International


Education Experience in Trinidad and Tobago
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CELT) ~ Room 107

Facilitator(s): Dr. Catherine Martin- Dunlop, Associate Professor of Science Education


Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Speaker: Dr. Charlene Chester, Assistant Dean, College of Liberal Arts

"Our future is not in the stars but in our own minds and hearts. Creative leadership and liberal
education, which in fact go together, are the first requirements for a
hopeful future for humankind.”
- J. William Fulbright (1905-1995)

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Tuesday November 13, 2018

Global Health Day


The Status of World HIV/AIDS in 2018
(Student Presentations)
2:00 p.m. ~ 3:30 p.m.
University Student Center ~ 210 A & B

Facilitator: Dr. Robert Nettey


Executive Director, Center for Global Studies &
International Education

Wednesday November 14, 2018

Fall Study Abroad Fair


Study abroad resource & information Expo
(By Third- party service providers)

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


University Student Center ~ Ballroom B & C

Facilitator: Office of Study Abroad & Scholar Exchange

Third Party Providers: CIEE, AIFS Abroad, CIS Abroad, CCIS, IES Abroad, BOREN Awards, Athena
Abroad, CEA Abroad, Semester at Sea, Purpose Travel Passion, Study Abroad 4711, KEI Abroad, SOL
Education Abroad, American Councils, API Abroad and more.

Thursday November 15, 2018

Study Abroad Day Bears Abroad: Our


(Information Session)
11:00 a.m. ~ 12:30 p.m.
Global Experiences
11:00 a.m. ~ 12:30 p.m.
University Student Center ~ 210 A & B
Center for the Built Environment and
Infrastructure Studies (CBEIS)
Facilitator: Office of Study Abroad &
Jury Room 111
Scholar Exchange
Facilitator: Office of Study Abroad &
Presenters:
Scholar Exchange, School of Architecture
Janet Mingo, Regional Manager & Planning
Andrea Banfi, Instituto Europeo di Design
(Florence, Italy)

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Thursday November 15, 2018

Global Perspectives on International Experiences


(Virtual Session)
1:00 p.m. ~ 3:00 p.m.

Click this link to join the session: http://bit.ly/STAR-Webinar3

Facilitator:
Dr. Krishna Bista, Morgan State University
Ms. Jenet Gao, The George Washington University

Presenters:
Dr. Uttam Gaulee, Morgan State University
Dr. Baoyan Cheng, University of Hawaii
Dr. Susan Boafo-Arthur, Assumption College
Dr. Monica Burke, Western Kentucky University
Dr. Helen Forbes-Mewett, Monash University, Australia
Dr. Catherine Gomes, RMIT, Australia
Dr. Christopher R. Glass, Old Dominion University
Dr. Ellen Carm, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
Dr. David Nguyen, Indiana University School of Education at
IUPUI

This session is based on the book Global Perspective on International Students Experiences,
edited by Krishna Bista (Routledge, 2018)

NCNW Takes Off with IES Abroad


6:00 p.m. ~ 8:30 p.m.

University Student Center ~ 210 A & B

Facilitators: Office of Study Abroad & Scholar Exchange, National Council for Negro
Women (NCNW)

Presenter: Kandice Rose, Diversity Relations Manager at IES Abroad

“Do not follow where the path may lead.


Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Friday November 16, 2018 (Symposium)

Why HBCUs Should Lead Internationalization of


Higher Education?

1:00 pm - 1:10 pm Open Registration and Networking

Welcome Remarks

1:10 pm - 1:15 pm Dr. David Wilson, President, Morgan State University


1:15 pm - 1:20 pm Dr. Yacob Astatke, Assistant Vice President, Division of
International Affairs, Morgan State University
1: 20 pm - 1:25 pm Dr. M'bare N'gom, Dean, College of Liberal Arts
1:25 pm - 1:30 pm Dr. Glenda Prime, Chair, Department of Advanced Studies,
Policy and Leadership, Morgan State University

Opening Keynote: 1:30 pm -2:30 pm

Dr. Robert T. Palmer, Howard University, United States


Models and bridges for supporting students and faculty at HBCUs

Expert Panel I: 2:30-3:30 International Education and Internationalization at HBCUs

Moderator: Dr. Krishna Bista, Morgan State University

● Dr. Larry J. Walker, Loyola University Maryland


Graduate education at HBCUs and role of international education

● Dr. Bernhard T. Streitwieser, The George Washington University


Expanding the tent of who participates in international education

● Dr. Ellen Carm, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway


Internationalization: A tool to enhance intercultural competence in HE

● Dr. Omari Jackson, Morgan State University, Maryland


A generation out of apartheid: Educational experiences among the South
African Black middle class

● Dr. Zekeh Gbotokuma, Morgan State University, Maryland


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Friday November 16, 2018

Keynote Speaker II: 3:40 pm -4:30 pm

Dr. Catherine Gomes, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia


How identity, ethnicity, race, memory and gender affect internationalization of
higher education

Expert Panel II: 4:30 pm -5:30 pm

Movers and Shakers: International Experiences of Faculty and Students


Moderator: Dr. Uttam Gaulee, Morgan State University

● Dr. Christopher R. Glass, Old Dominion University

● Ms. Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman, MSU Community College Leadership Program

● Dr. Simone Gibson, MSU Teacher Education Program

● Ms. Marisa A. Gray, MSU Higher Education Program

● Ms. Valerie Riggs, MSU Urban Educational Leadership Program

● Ms. Ahoefa Tshibaka, MSU Community College Leadership Program

● Dr. Rhonda Battle, MSU Center for Academic Success and Achievement

Closing Remarks: Dr. Robert Nettey, Morgan State University

Reception at 5:30 pm
University Student Center Ballroom C

BIOS OF SYMPOSIUM PRESENTERS


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Keynote speaker - DR. ROBERT T. PALMER, Howard University
Dr. Robert T. Palmer is Department Chair and Associate Professor
in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at
Howard University. His research examines issues of access, equity,
retention, persistence, and the college experience of racial and ethnic
minorities, particularly within the context of historically Black
colleges and universities. Dr. Palmer’s work has been published in
leading journals in higher education, such as The Journal of College
Student Development, Teachers College Record, Journal of Diversity
in Higher Education, Journal of Negro Education, College Student

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Affairs Journal, Journal of College Student Retention, The Negro Educational Review, and
Journal of Black Studies, among others. Since earning his PhD in 2007, Dr. Palmer has
authored/ co-authored well over 100 academic publications. His books include Racial and
ethnic minority students’ success in STEM education (2011, Jossey-Bass), Black men in
college: Implications for HBCUs and beyond (2012, Routledge), Black graduate education
at HBCUs: Trends, experiences, and outcomes (2012, Information Age Publishing),
Fostering success of ethnic and racial minorities in STEM: The role
of minority serving institution (2012, Routledge), Community
colleges and STEM: Examining underrepresented racial and ethnic
minorities (2013, Routledge), STEM models of success: Programs,
policies, and Practices (2014, Information Age Press), Black male
collegians: Increasing access, retention, and persistence in higher
education (2014, Jossey-Bass), Understanding HIV and STI
Prevention for College Students (2014, Routledge), Black men in
higher education: A Guide to Ensuring Success (2014, Routledge),
Exploring diversity at historically Black colleges and universities:
Implications for policy and practice (2015, Jossey-Bass), Hispanic
serving institutions: Their origins, and present, and future challenges
(2015, Stylus), the African American students’ guide to STEM
Career (2017, Greenwood Publishing), Black men in the academy: Stories of resiliency,
inspiration, and success (2015, Palgrave Macmillan), Effective leadership at Minority-
Serving Institutions ( 2017, Routledge), Graduate and professional education at
Historically Black colleges and universities (2017, Routledge), and Models and bridges for
supporting students at Minority-Serving Institutions (forthcoming, Jossey-Bass). In 2009,
the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Standing Committee for Men
recognized his excellent research on Black men with its Outstanding Research Award.
In 2011, Dr. Palmer was named an ACPA Emerging Scholar and
in 2012 and a Senior Scholar in 2017. In 2012, he also received the
Carlos J. Vallejo Award of Emerging Scholarship from the
American Education Research Association (AERA). Furthermore
in 2012, he was awarded the Association for the Study of Higher
Education (ASHE)-Mildred García Junior Exemplary Scholarship
Award. In 2015, Diverse Issues in Higher Education recognized
Dr. Palmer as an Emerging Scholar. Later that year, he also
received the SUNY Chancellor’s award for Excellence in
Scholarship and Creative Activities. This prestigious award is
normally given to a full professor. Dr. Palmer is on the editorial
boards of the Journal of College Student Development, Journal of
Negro Education, Journal of African American Males in
Education, ASHE Monograph Series, and Spectrum: A journal on
Black men. He also serves as an occasional reviewer for a variety
of journals in higher education. Dr. Palmer earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education
Administration from Morgan State University in 2007, M.S. in Counseling with an emphasis
on Higher Education at West Chester University of Pennsylvania in 2003, and the B.S.in
History at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in 2001.

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“One’s destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller

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Keynote Speaker
DR. CATHERINE GOMES, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
As a migration and mobility scholar, Dr. Gomes specializes on
the social, cultural and communication spaces of transient
migrants, especially international students, their wellbeing and
their digital engagement.
Catherine's work covers the themes of
identity, ethnicity, race, memory and
gender. Catherine's recent books include
Siloed Diversity: Transnational
Migration, Digital Media and Social
Networks (Palgrave Pivot, 2017),
Transnational Migrations in the Asia-
Pacific: Transformative Experiences in
the Age of Digital Media (with Brenda S.A. Yeoh, Rowman &
Littlefield, 2018), Transient Mobility and Middle Class Identity: Media
and Migration in Australia and Singapore (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017),
International Student Connectedness and Identity: Transnational
Perspectives (with Tran, Springer, 2017), The Asia Pacific in the Age of
Transnational Mobility: The Search for Community and Identity on and
through Social Media (Anthem Press, 2016), Quality Assurance in
Asia-Pacific Un iversities Implementing Massification in Higher
Education (with Neubauer, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017) and
Multiculturalism through the Lens: A Guide to Ethnic and Migrant
Anxieties in Singapore (Ethos Books, 2015).
She is also founding editor of Transitions: Journal of Transient Migration (Intellect Books).
Catherine was also an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher
(DECRA) in 2013-2016. She was also a Visiting Research Fellow at the Singapore
Management University in 2014.

Panelist
BERNHARD T. STREITWIESER, The George Washington University

Bernhard T. Streitwieser is Assistant Professor of International


Education and International Affairs at The George Washington
University. Dr. Streitwieser earned his PhD
in International and Comparative Education
from Columbia University, Teachers College,
his MS in Applied Linguistics from
Georgetown University, and his BA in
International Relations and Minor in Spanish
from the University of Virginia. Bernhard
Streitwieser’s research looks comparatively
at the impact of globalization on the
internationalization of higher education.
He has three main focus areas: a) Internationalization & Mobility:
research on study abroad, international student exchange, and the professional identity of
‘scholar-practitioners’ managing international education; b) Integration: research on the
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integration of migrants and refugees into higher education, with a geographic
focus on Europe (Germany in particular) and the United States; and c)
Competition: research on international branch campuses and education hubs.
Dr. Streitwieser published Internationalisation of Higher Education and
Global Mobility for the Oxford Studies in Comparative Education series; in
2016 he published International Higher Education’s Scholar-Practitioners:
Bridging Research and Practice, for Symposium Books; and he is currently
working on his third edited book, Education Abroad: Bridging Scholarship
and Practice for Routledge's Internationalization of Higher Education series.

Panelist
DR. LARRY J. WALKER, Loyola University Maryland

Dr. Larry J. Walker is a Lecturer at Loyola University Maryland.


He authored/co-authored several book chapters and peer
reviewed journals articles for publications including Teachers
College Record, Journal of Multicultural Education among
others. In addition, he co-edited two books including How the
Obama Presidency Changed the Political Landscape (2017). His
research examines the impact environmental factors have on
academic performance and socio-emotional functioning of
students throughout the education pipeline (PreK-PhD).
Previously Dr. Walker was selected as a
Congressional Fellow with the
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.
After completing his fellowship he served as
the Legislative Director for Congressman
Major R. Owens. During his tenure on Capitol Hill Dr. Walker
supervised the legislative staff, developed the Congressman’s legislative
agenda and worked with members and staff to pass several education
bills. This includes reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary
Education Act (ESEA) and amendments to the Higher Education Act
(HEA). He has several years of public school experience teaching in
urban, rural and suburban districts.

Recent Books
Palmer, R.T., Walker, L.J., Goings, R.B., Gibson, C., Troy, C., & Commodore, F., (Eds.),
Graduate education at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs): A student
perspective. New York, NY: Routledge Press, 2016.
Walker, L.J., Brooks, E., & Goings, R.B. (Eds.). (2017) How the Obama Presidency
Changed the Political Landscape. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

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“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”
– Frederick Douglas

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Panelist

DR. ELLEN CARM, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway

Dr. Ellen Carm is an associate professor of comparative and


international education in the Faculty of Education and International
Studies at Oslo Metropolitan University in Norway. Dr. Carm’s
subject areas include comparative education, internationalization of
higher education, quality of education, leadership development, and
educational management.

Selected publications:
§ Internationalization – A Tool to Enhance Intercultural Competence in Higher
Education?
§ Internationalisation of Higher Education: On Whose Terms?
§ The role of local leaders in cultural transformation and development
§ Developing a Master’s Programme and a Research Community in Multicultural
and International Education
§ Exploring a Third Space for Sustainable Educational Development—HIV/AIDS
Prevention, Zambia

Panelist
DR. UTTAM GAULEE, Morgan State University
Uttam Gaulee, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of higher education at
Morgan State University. As a designated faculty of the Community
College Leadership Doctoral Program, Dr. Gaulee is an advocate of
the idea of community college as a vehicle for social progress and
economic development in and beyond the US. He has recently
documented the international adaptations of community college sector in Global
Adaptations of Community College Infrastructure. A recipient of the Fulbright scholarship
(2010) and Cross Award (Future Leaders of Higher
Education, 2016) from the Association of American
Colleges and Universities, Dr. Gaulee specializes in higher
education systems, entrepreneurship, and global citizenship.
Dr. Gaulee also serves as president of the Society of
Transnational Academic Researchers (STAR), which aims to
advance global social mobility through innovative research
and progressive advocacy efforts. STAR Scholars Network
is contributing to the quality enhancement initiatives in
multiple universities and colleges in Asia, including the
Tribhuvan University in Nepal and North South University
in Bangladesh. His research interests include the Technical
and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), education
policy, and cross-cultural issues in international
development and geopolitics.

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Panelist

DR. SIMONE GIBSON, Morgan State University


Dr. Simone Gibson is an Associate Professor at Morgan State
University. Her research emphasizes the preparation of Black pre-
service teachers to address issues of literacy and equity.
Additionally, she studies the non-dominant literacy strengths of k-12
learners from historically marginalized communities.

Panelist

DR. ZEKEH GBOTOKUMA, Morgan State University


Dr. Gbotokuma is currently an Associate Professor of Philosophy at
Morgan State University (MSU) in Baltimore, Maryland (USA), and
the founding President of Polyglots in Action for Diversity, Inc.
(PAD). He is the former Director of the Center for Global Studies at
MSU. He is the recipient of the prestigious Dr. Sandye Jean
McIntyre, II International Award 2008. He is also one of Afrimpact
Magazine's 100 Most Influential People Awards 2017 recipients. He is the author of
numerous multilingual publications, including, among others, A Polyglot Pocket Dictionary
of Lingala, English, French, and Italian (Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars
Publishing, 2016; Global Safari: Checking In and Checking Out in Pursuit of World
Wisdoms, the American Dream, and Cosmocitizenship (CSP, 2015 Edwin Mellen Press,
2003).

Panelist

DR. OMARI JACKSON, Morgan State University

Dr. Omari Jackson is Assistant Professor of Urban Educational


Leadership in the School of Education and Urban Studies at Morgan
State University. Prior to this appointment, he served one year as a
faculty member in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology at
Morgan. He has also served on the faculty at Colby-Sawyer College
and Concordia University-Ann Arbor.
Dr. Jackson was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and is a product
of the Detroit Public School system. He attended a city-wide magnet
school-- Lewis Cass Technical High. As a city-wide magnet school,
children from all social strata attended the school. Accordingly, some
children's parents were judges, doctors, professors, and the like. Located in The Motor City,
many children's parents were also employed in the automotive industry; but it is important
to note some children came from impoverished backgrounds as well. In high school, Omari
noticed the privilege possessed by students who hailed from higher socioeconomic
backgrounds. For college, he attended The University of Michigan (UM).
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Dr. Jackson has a wealth of experience working with minorities in higher education, in
terms of recruitment, retention, and post-secondary success. Furthermore, he gives talks on
educational motivation, success, and persistence. Most recently, he was selected (as one of
14 faculty members nationwide) to participate in a faculty leadership program in public
policy at the nation’s first and largest policy analysis doctoral program—Pardee RAND
Graduate School. This opportunity enabled him to delve more deeply into educational
policy, in hopes of creating pre-college programs oriented toward middle class blacks.

Panelist
KHADIJAH Z. ALI-COLEMAN, Morgan State University

Khadijah Z. Ali-Coleman is a multi-media strategist and


professional creative who has built an expansive interdisciplinary
career as a professional in higher education, media, student
development and the arts. For more than five years, she has served
as adjunct teaching faculty at colleges and universities in the Mid-
Atlantic region, including Northern Virginia Community College,
Prince George's Community College and Morgan State University.
An early adopter of digital streaming and companion video for
print news and feature stories, she has enjoyed a successful
freelance journalist career working with a range of news companies, including Capital
Community News, Ebony.com and The Washington Informer. She is a board member at-
large of the Maryland chapter of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) and
also serves as Communication and Media Coordinator for the Society of Transnational
Academic Researchers (STAR). In addition, she is a founding member of the editorial board
for the Journal of Underrepresented and Minority Progress (JUMP).

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DR. GLENDA PRIME, Morgan State University

Glenda Prime, Ph.D. chairs the Department of Advanced Studies,


Leadership and Policy in the School of Education at Morgan State
University. She holds the PhD in Education from the University of
the West Indies, an M.A. in Education, the Post-Graduate Diploma
in Science Education, and the B.S. in Chemistry and Biology. She
has had almost two decades of teaching experience in the graduate
preparation of science teachers. She is a science educator and
researcher and has published numerous articles in refereed journals in science and
technology education and most recently has published a book chapter on technology
education. Her work has received international recognition and she has been an invited
speaker at several national and international scholarly meetings. Dr. Prime has had extensive
leadership experience and currently leads the Ed. D. programs in science and mathematics
education at MSU, and was responsible for the development of the Master's programs in
mathematics and science education.

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DR. YACOB ASTATKE, Assistant Vice President for
International Affairs

Dr. Yacob Astatke completed both his Doctor of Engineering


and B.S.E.E. degrees from Morgan State University (MSU) and
his M.S.E.E. from Johns Hopkins University. He has been a full
time faculty member in the Electrical and Computer Engineering
(ECE) department at MSU since August 1994 and currently
serves as the “Assistant Vice President for International Affairs.”
Prior to that, he served as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate
Studies in the School of Engineering for 2 years. He also served
as the Chair of the University Council (UC) of MSU from 2013-
2015. The UC represents 500 faculty members and close to
1,000 staff members of the university. Dr. Astatke had an
amazing 2016, where he won three important awards. He won,
the “2016 Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC)-Airbus Diversity Award,” the “2016
Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) for College Level Promotion of Education,” and the
“2016 Dr. Iva G. Jones Medallion Mantel Award” for being the most outstanding faculty
member of the year at MSU. Dr. Astatke is also the first and only African American to win
of the 2013 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) “National Outstanding
Teaching Award“. This award covers 340 engineering schools and close to 27,000
engineering faculty members (i.e. teachers) from all 50 states. Dr. Astatke is also the winner
of the 2012 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) “Mid-Atlantic Region
Distinguished Teacher Award.” The Mid-Atlantic division includes engineering schools
from 6 states :Maryland, Washington DC, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New
York.
Dr. Astatke teaches courses in both analog and digital electronic circuit design and
instrumentation, with a focus on wireless communication. He has more than 20 years
experience in the development and delivery of synchronous and asynchronous web-based
course supplements for electrical engineering courses. He pioneered in 2009-11 the use and
led the expansion of the lecture capture and the Mobile Studio IOBoardTM portable
laboratory technology and pedagogy at MSU to offer ECE courses with laboratory
components completely online. He played a key role in the approval of the State of
Maryland’s first completely online undergraduate B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering in
2013/14. He has published over 60 papers and presented his research work at regional,
national and international conferences. He also runs several exciting summer camps geared
towards middle school, high school, and community college students to expose and increase
their interested in pursuing Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
fields. He is also the founder (in 2000) and Director of the “Foundations of Mathematics”
summer program, which is a 5 week online summer math course offered for FREE to all
pre-freshman engineering students admitted to the university. The online math course has
helped more than 500 first year freshmen engineering students improve their math scores.

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Symposium Chair

KRISHNA BISTA, Morgan State University

Krishna Bista, Ed.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of


Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy at Morgan State University.
He teaches educational research, statistics, mixed methods, and
technology in higher education courses. His research focuses on
college student experiences related to classroom participation,
perceptions of academic integrity, faculty-student relationships, role
of advisors, and cross-cultural teaching
and learning strategies in higher
education. Previously, Dr. Bista served as
the director of Global Education at the
University of Louisiana at Monroe, where he was Chase
Endowed Professor of Education in the School of Education.

Recently, Dr. Bista published two books: Global Perspectives


on International Student Experiences in Higher Education:
Tensions and Issues (2018 Routledge, New York, 314 pages)
and International Student Mobility and Opportunities for
Growth in Global Marketplace (2018 IGI Global, PA, 325
pages). Dr. Bista received the best book award from the
Comparative and International Education Society/Higher
Education in 2018.

Dr. Bista is the Founding Editor of the Journal of International


Students, a quarterly publication on international education. He
is also associate editor of the Journal of Interdisciplinary
Studies in Education. Dr. Bista serves on the editorial review
boards for Kappa Delta Pi Record, Teachers College Record,
Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, and
International Journal of Leadership in Education. He has
reviewed several book projects related to educational research,
international and comparative education series for Routledge,
Sage, Palgrave MacMillan, and Bloomsbury publications. Dr.
Bista presents annually at national and international
conferences—American Educational Research Association,
Comparative and International Educational Society, and
Association for the Study of Higher Education.

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“It is time for parents to teach young people early on that in diversity
there is beauty and there is strength.”
– Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

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