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    Staff Members

    Darlene Prowse

    Darlene Prowse

    Administrative Assistant

    Darlene.Prowse@stonybrook.edu

     

    Chikako Nakamura

    Chikako Nakamura

    Assistant to the Director

    chikako.nakamura@stonybrook.edu

    Chikako started working at MIC as  a graduate student majoring in  Contemporary Asian and Asian American Studies. Her research interests are in Japanese literature, translation studies, multilingualism, online language teaching  and book publishing industry. She teaches Japanese at Stony Brook University. She loves to travel around the world to see different cultures.

    Claudia Motley

    Claudia Motley

    Student Assistant 

    claudia.motley@stonybrook.edu

    Claudia is a senior double majoring in Journalism and Asian and Asian American Studies. After living in China during her childhood, she has dedicated much of her life to learning about East Asia. In 2016, she was selected for the Japan Society Junior Fellows program, which introduced her to her passion for international reporting and videography. She has spent three years as a contributor to the platform Kulture Hub, and is currently Assistant News Editor for the Stony Brook Statesman.

    Maha Alam

    Maha Alam

    Student Assistant 

    maha.alam@stonybrook.edu

    Maha is an undergraduate student at Stony Brook University and is majoring in Biochemistry. She is interested in learning about different languages and their associated cultures, as well as spreading awareness of the diversity that exists on campus. Currently in her Sophomore year, Maha plans to continue learning even after her undergraduate experience by attending a Masters and Ph.D. program. 

    Brian Tavares

    Brian Tavares

    Student Assistant 

    brian.tavares@stonybrook.edu

    Brian is a Political Science major with minors in Asian and Asian-American Studies and International Studies. Brian’s professional interests concern foreign policy and international relations. Growing up in a very diverse community, Brian has experienced multilingual and intercultural communication on a regular basis throughout his life. Now a senior, Brian is keen to delve into the realm of multilingual and intercultural communication within Stony Brook’s own community.

    Joshua Sandground

    Joshua Sandground

    Technical Assistant  

    joshua.sandground@stonybrook.edu

    Joshua is an undergraduate student at Stony Brook University and is currently pursuing a double major in Psychology and Biology.  His passion for cinematography and film was spurred from a young age, and developed into more serious projects such as interviews and music videos. He is especially interested in the psychological factors that contribute to the components of film making. He intends on working in the mental health field and plans to pursue a higher degree in the field of Psychology after his undergraduate.

    Former Staff Members

    Jasmeet Kaur

    Jasmeet Kaur

    Graduate Assistant

    jasmeet.kaur.1@stonybrook.edu

    Jasmeet is a graduate student majoring in Public Policy and Contemporary Asian American Studies. She recently graduate from Stony Brook University with bachelors degree in Political Science and Asian and Asian American Studies with minors in South Asian Studies and International Studies. She is interested in doing research on gender roles & diversity in South Asia, and immigration policy and law. She loves to travel and learn new languages. In future, she wants to work as a foreign policy analyst and is preparing for a career in U.S Foreign Service.

    Honaidah Ahyad

    Graduate Assistant (2013- 2018)

    Honaidah.Ahyad@stonybrook.edu

    Honaidah is a PhD candidate at Stony Brook. She is majoring in Linguistics. She is interested in Phonology, Phonetics, and Second Language Acquisition. Her research is focused on loanword adaptation and modeling native speakers intuitions with the Minimal Generalization Learner (MGL).

    Honaidah has been a member of the MIC since 2013. She joined the center as soon as she met with Professor He, whose enthusiasm and passion for the center were contagious. Honaidah helps planning for the MIC Distinguished Lecture Series and coordinating other events.

    Brianna Young

    Brianna Young

    Student Assistant 

    brianna.young@stonybrook.edu

    Brianna Young is an Asian and Asian American Studies major with minors in Korean Studies, South Asian Studies, and Linguistics. She will be an English teacher in Korea after graduation. She also plans to work as a volunteer assisting the hearing-impaired community in Korea in her spare time in addition to co-writing a mental health digital magazine.

    Rohit Luthra

    Rohit Luthra

    Technical Assistant 

    Rohit.luthra@stonybrook.edu

    Rohit is an undergraduate student at Stony Brook University and is majoring in computer science. He is interested in video editing, learning new computer languages and UI designing. After graduating he aims to work on blockchain applications.

    Yilin Zhao

    Yilin Zhao

    Student Assistant 

    Yilin.Zhao.1@stonybrook.edu

    Yilin Zhao is an international student from China double-majoring in Psychology and Linguistics. She is interested in studying language acquisition, cultural readjustments for international college students, and student advocacy. She is currently on her third year with Stony Brook University. After graduation, Yilin plans to further her studies in intercultural affairs and pursue a degree in Higher Education. 
     

    Hanyu Zhang

    Hanyu Zhang

    Student Assistant (2019)

    Hanyu.zhang@stonybrook.edu

    Hanyu Zhang is an international student from China, majoring in Psychology. He is interested in studying the relationship between linguistics and psychology. He is currently a senior student, graduating in  May 2019. After graduation, Hanyu plans to study business psychology in the UK. 

    Annie Manley

    Student Assistant (2017)

    Annie.Manley@stonybrook.edu

    Annie Manley is an undergraduate student studying Linguistics. She is very interested in studying cultural interaction, intercultural communication, and the acquisition of language. After graduating from Stony Brook University, she plans to further her study of language and go into law enforcement.

    Jiyeon Lee

    Technical Assistant (2017)

    Jiyeon.Lee.2@stonybrook.edu

    Jiyeon Lee is an undergraduate student at Stony Brook University and is majoring in Computer Science. She is very interested in various languages in the world, automobiles, 3d modelings and video editing. After graduating from Stony Brook University, she hopes to go to graduate school to explore further studies in the field.

    Diamond Bridges

    Student Assistant (2016)

    Diamond.Bridges@stonybrook.edu

    Diamond Bridges is an undergraduate student studying Journalism on the broadcasting track. She is also minoring in Digital Arts. She is currently a second year student at Stony Brook University. After graduating, she hopes to able to work for a news media, such as Buzzfeed or Vox Media. Enjoys photography, editing videos, and drawing.  

    Ji Young Park

    Ji Young Park

    Student Assistant (2016)

    Jiyoung.Park.2@stonybrook.edu

      Ji Young Park is an undergraduate student studying Linguistics on the path to Speech Language Pathology. She is interested in Psycholinguistics, Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing, and Language Acquisition. After graduating from Stony Brook University, she plans on going to graduate school to explore further studies in the field.

    Jenny Jeng

    Jenny Jeng

    Student Assistant (2016)

    Chinan.Jeng@stonybrook.edu

      Jenny Jeng is an International student from Taiwan, she came to the United States in 2010, currently is a third year student studying journalism at Stony Brook University. She is energetic and creative, proven to be capable of supporting news operations, including broadcast and radio. She also has a strong ability in producing multimedia elements. Fluent in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

    Yifang Cao

    Yifang Cao

    Technical Assistant (2015 - 2016)

    Yifang.Cao@stonybrook.edu

      Yifang is an undergraduate student at Stony Brook University and will graduate with a BS in Computer Science with a specialization in systems and software development. He speaks English fluently, as well as Mandarin natively. After graduation he will be pursuing a career in information assurance.

    Patrick Gaston

    Patrick Gaston

    Student Assistant (2015 - 2016)

    Patrick.Gaston@stonybrook.edu

      Patrick is an undergraduate student at Stony Brook University and will graduate in May with a BA in Linguistics. He is interested in Second Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, and bilingualism. He is a U.S. Army Veteran with experience in the Middle East. Patrick speaks fluent English, is proficient in French, and has intermediate level experience in Arabic. After graduation, he will be pursuing a masters degree in Linguistics overseas.

    Morgan Macklin

    Morgan Macklin

    Student Assistant (2015 - 2016)

    Morgan.Macklin@stonybrook.edu

      Morgan is a rising senior at Stony Brook University double majoring in Applied Mathematics & Statistics and Asian American Studies. She speaks English fluently, as well as Spanish and Mandarin proficiently. She will be pursing a career in finance after graduation, with the eventual aim of attending an overseas MBA program.

    Philippe Kimura-Thollander

    Philippe Kimura-Thollander

    Student Assistant (2015 - 2016)

    Philippe.Kimura-Thollander@stonybrook.edu

    Philippe is an undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science with a minor in History and Digital Art. He is fluent in Japanese and is president of the Japanese Student Organization and the Stony Brook Game Developers. After graduation he seeks to begin a career in UI/UX design.

    Yuli Ma

    Yuli Ma

    Student Assistant (2015 - 2016)

    Yuli.Ma@stonybrook.edu

    Yuli Ma is an undergraduate student at stony brook university and is majoring in mathematics as well as business. She enjoys communicating with different kinds of people to learn other cultures and languages. It is also Yuli's interest to organize activities for people to share various experiences and learning from each other. Yuli is especially interested in helping the Chinese students as she is the president of CSSA. After graduation, she will be perusing a master degree in mathematics and keep in diversifying the campus' culture.

    Minesh Javiya

    Minesh Javiya

    Student Assistant (2014 - 2015)

    Minesh.Javiya@stonybrook.edu

     

    Adrienne Blaser

    Adrienne Blaser

    Student Assistant (2014 - 2015)

    Adrienne.Blaser@stonybrook.edu

    Adrienne Blaser was an undergraduate student at Stony Brook University graduating in May with a Bachelor's in Asian and Asian American Studies and dual minors in International Studies and China Studies. Adrienne speaks German fluently and has intermediate level experience in Mandarin. She is pursing her interest in public service and international affairs in the fall at George Washington University's Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration in D.C.

    Naomi Vingron

    Naomi Vingron

    Student Assistant (2014 - 2015)

    Naomi.Vingron@stonybrook.edu

    Naomi graduated from Stony Brook University with a double major in Psychology and Sociology and a minor in China Studies. She is interested in Psycholinguistics, bilingualism as well as Asian history and culture. Naomi speaks German and French fluently. She is attending McGill University in Montreal to pursue a PhD in experimental Psychology with a focus on multilingualism.

  • Affiliated Faculty

    Affiliated Faculty Members

    Loredana Polezzi

    Loredana Polezzi

     

    MIC Related Research

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    Research / Research Interest (Video)

    Eriko Sato

    Eriko Sato

    Coordinator of MIC Distinguished Lecture Series

    MIC Related Research

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    Shyam Sharma

    Shyam Sharma

    Convenor of MIC Writing Workshop Series

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  • Campus Advisory Board

    Campus Advisory Board Members

    George Fouron

    George Fouron

    Department of Africana Studies

    Nina Maung-Gaona

    Nina Maung-Gaona

    Research & Graduate School & Center for Inclusive Education (CIE)

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    Richard Gatteau

    Richard Gatteau

    Academic Success & Higher Education Administration program

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    Jiyoung Jin

    Jiyoung Jin

    The Charles B. Wang Center

    Faculty Website (Linkedin)

    Dorit Kaufman

    Dorit Kaufman

    Professional Education Program (PEP)

    Faculty Website

    Jun Liu

    Jun Liu

    Vice Provost for Global Affairs, Dean for International Academic Programs and Services

    Research / Research Interest (Video)

    Faculty Website

    Charles Robbins

    Charles Robbins

    Director of Center for Changing Systems of Power

    Faculty Website

    Keith Sheppard

    Keith Sheppard

    iSTEM (Institute for STEM Education)

    Faculty Website

    Nancy Squires

    Nancy Squires

    Department of Psychology

    MIC Related Research

  • External Advisory Board

    External Advisory Board Members

    Suresh Canagarajah

    Suresh Canagarajah

     

    Faculty Biography

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    Elizabeth Lanza

    Elizabeth Lanza

     

    Faculty Biography

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    Bambi B. Schieffelin

    Bambi B. Schieffelin

     

    Faculty Biography

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    Terrence G. Wiley

    Terrence G. Wiley

     

    Faculty Biography

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