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California State University, Long Beach
Elaine Haglund, Ph.D
TEACHING ABROAD OPPORTUNITIES
FACULTY OVERSEAS OPPORTUNITIES
My long-term involvement in international education is evident through my two years of teaching as a senior lecturer in Nigeria, under a Fulbright Hays fellowship, a semester of teaching at Hangzhou University in the People's Republic of China, a semester on sabbatical in Quito, Ecuador at the Universidad de San Francisco, a consultancy with Teacher Corps in Micronesia, a summer studying ESL in Mexico, as well as teaching for the U.S. schools for seven years in Germany and Japan. More recently, I served as a visiting professor in South Korea, Nepal, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus,
Morocco, Kazakhstan, Vietnam, the graduate school of Peking University, and Turkey.
At CSULB, I have directed the University's study-abroad programs; helped establish and implement the Global Education Program in Southern California through a statewide grant; assisted in coordinating the International Student Teacher Exchange Program in England, Wales, and Mexico; and have been actively involved in the all-university effort to internationalize the curriculum, including study/work abroad, and international service learning opportunities. Currently, I am the Founding Member of the university’s Global Studies Institute.
Teaching: I have a career-long interest in both the complexity and joys of the teaching/learning process — especially courses involving social justice issues as they impact the education sector in both the domestic and international realms. However, as the former director of the department's Educational Psychology Clinic, I have also taught in the areas of learning disabilities, counseling, and human development.
My overall area of research interest is human diversity in its multiple dimensions, particularly in the field of educational anthropology - cultural transmission/social reproduction. Secondarily, I focus on instructors’ responsibility as change agents for social justice. I am also involved in researching the rights of women in economically emerging countries.