Dr. Richard R. Marcus, Director
Richard R. Marcus is Associate Professor of International Studies at California State University, Long Beach. He has a BA in Great Books (New York University), MA in African Studies/Political Science (University of California, Los Angeles), PhD in Political Science (University of Florida), and Certificates in French Language and Civilization (University of Paris), KiSwahili Language (University of Nairobi, Kenya), and Malagasy Language (University of Antananarivo, Madagascar). He completed dual postdoctoral studies in Globalization and Environmental Studies at Yale University where he was also a Lecturer in Political Science.
International Education has always been integral to Dr. Marcus’ role as a teacher, scholar, and administrator. He has worked with Title VI and other funding mechanisms for international education for nearly two decades. He has strived to innovate classroom tools for delivering international and global learning outcomes within his own field and expanded across disciplinary divides. He continues to wrestle intellectually with key barriers to the delivery of international and global learning outcomes such as measurability, articulation, and costing. He has served in diverse leadership roles for policy and administration for instruction and education abroad, as a liaison for students abroad, leading classes abroad, as Chair of the CSULB International Education Committee of the Academic Senate, as Chair of the Program Review Committee of the CSU System’s Academic Council for International Programs, and as the director of the CSULB International Studies Program.
Dr. Marcus has worked in Madagascar, Kenya, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Israel and the U.S. and has studied in France and Ecuador. His research focuses on the relationships between macro-political institutional change, popular perceptions, and decentralization. He has a particular interest in unpacking the impacts of political change from the macro to the most local level of cardinal sectors, particularly water, forestry, and mining. His forthcoming book titled The Politics of Institutional Change in Madagascar considers the evolution of such changes throughout Madagascar’s Third Republic (1992-2010). Other recent publications can be found in such journals as Party Politics, Institute for Security Studies, Journal of Human Development, Current Conservation, Conservation and Society, Journal of the American Water Resources Association, African Studies Review, Current History, Afrika Spectrum, Human Ecology, Journal of Asian and African Studies, African Studies Quarterly, and diverse edited volumes.
Dr. Marcus is a member of the Association of International Educators (NAFSA), International Studies Association (ISA), African Studies Association (ASA), American Political Science Association (APSA) and the African Politics Conference Group (APCG). He has served as an “expert” interviewee for diverse media outlets such as Le Monde Diplomatique, Radio France, Voice of America, South African Broadcasting, Midi Madagasikara, IRIN (United Nations), and Bloomberg. He has also been a consultant for the World Bank, SSRC Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum/UN DOP, United Nations Development Program, SwissPeace, US Department of State, Swedish International Development Agency, and various non-government organizations.
Dr. Elaine Haglund
Tel: (714) 540-5575
Elaine Haglund, Professor Emerita at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), holds a Ph.D. in International Studies from Michigan State University. Her career-long focus in international education is evident through her participating for two years as a Fulbright scholar in Nigeria, as well as teaching in Germany, Japan, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, Turkish Cyprus, Morocco, Nepal, South Korea, Micronesia, and twice in the People’s Republic of China.
At CSULB, Dr. Haglund has directed the education-abroad programs; helped establish and coordinate the California International Studies Program (CISP) in surrounding school districts; coordinated the International Student Teacher Exchange Program in England, Wales, and Mexico; and has actively led the all-university effort to internationalize the curriculum — with the primary goal that of advancing students’ level of global literacy.
Professor Haglund has presented papers on international issues to conferences in Africa and Southeast Asia, as well as to many national and local professional organizations. She has authored two books and has maintained an active record of publishing with such juried articles as: “Japan: Cultural Considerations”, and “The Transition Phase in International Human Resource Development”, among many others. Her research interests have focused primarily on issues of the economically developing world — especially in the area of language policies and women’s roles.
Dr. Haglund’s long-term commitment to international education has culminated in the creation of the Haglund Global Endowment., She currently leads development efforts for CSULB’s Global Studies Institute.
Elizabeth Galvan, Program Assistant
Academic Advisory Board
Anne D’Zmura (College of the Arts)
Henry (Hank) Fradella ( College of Health and Human Services)
Ken Curtis (College of Liberal Arts)
Nele Hempel-Lamer (University Honors Program)
David Horne (College of Business Administration)
Tom Kelty (College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics)
Dan O’Connor (College of Education and Chair, Academic Senate)
Reza Toossi (College of Engineering)
ex officio: Jeet Joshee, Associate Vice President for International Education
ex officio: David Wallace, Dean, College of Liberal Arts