Each year, the College of Education and its faculty graciously host a number of talented visiting international scholars who spend a semester or an entire year with us. These scholars pursue a variety of research interests, often in collaboration with College of Education faculty. The knowledge gained and generated by these scholars and the collaborations benefit our College, Purdue University, each scholar’s home institution and nation. We are privileged that these international visiting scholars have chosen to make the College of Education at Purdue University their home base for their work.
Home Country: Turkey
Home Institution: Cukurova University
Education: Ph.D. in Social Studies Education from Gazi University
Host: Dr. Anatoli Rapoport
Ali Altikulac, an assistant professor from Cukurova University in Adana city, Southern of Turkey. He graduated from Gazi University (in Ankara, Capital City of Turkey) for Social Studies Education BA in 2004, and began to work as a social studies teacher in a state secondary school at the same year. Between 2004 and 2012, he was offered as a social studies teacher, successively. In 2008, he earned his MA degree in Social Studies Education from Gazi University. In 2012, he started to university carier as a research asisstant in Gazi University. Since 2014, he has been working as an assistant professor in Cukurova University. His research mainly lies in history education, historical consciousness, memoirs, theories of nationalism, patriotism perception, and global citizenship. During his stay in Purdue University, try to carry out his research title of “Nationalism to Patriotism, towards Global Citizenship: A Comparison between USA and Turkey”.
Home Country: China
Home Institution: Huaiyin Normal University
Education: M.A., English Language and Literature, Nanjing Southeast University
Host: Dr. Wayne E. Wright
Lixin Dang, an associate professor from Huaiyin Normal University in Huai’an city, Jiangsu Province, China. Majoring in English, he graduated from Henan Normal University for English BA in 1995, and began to work in Huaiyin Normal University at the same year. In July, 2001and 2007, he was offered as lecturer and associate professor successively. In 2004, he studied in Nanjing Southeast University and earned his MA degree in English language and literature. In 2009, he was made Chairman of the Trade Union of the School of Foreign Languages and was appointed as associate dean in charge of discipline construction and research of the school in 2012. At present, he is teaching writing for English major students and college English for students majoring in Japanese as a second foreign language. His research mainly lies in applied linguistics and second language acquisition. During his stay in Purdue University, besides his program on smart devices for K-12 students in reading proficiency, what he likes is to expand his horizon in cross-culture, classroom teaching ways and theories, research methods, which can benefit domestic classroom teaching reform and students’ learning efficiency.
Home Country: China
Home Institution: Jiangsu Second Normal University
Education: PhD in Higher Education from Suzhou University
Host: Dr. Lynn Bryan
Dr. Huang (Ellen) Qi wants to compare differences of gender roles and sexual education of primary and middle school students between America and China. She teaches courses in educational psychology, educational statistics and measurement and sexual psychology. Dr. Qi has experience as a lecturer at Jiangsu Second Normal University (Nanjing, China) in the Department of Psychology in the College of Educational Science.
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