International Visiting Scholars

The SOLES Global Center is pleased to welcome to campus International Visiting Scholars for varying short studies, semester-long programs, or an academic year.

If you are interested in becoming an International Visiting Scholar at SOLES, please identify a member of our faculty who shares your research interest and has indicated that they will be willing to be your host on campus. Once you have done so, please contact the Global Center at globalcenter@sandiego.edu, or +1-619-260-5901.

Visiting international scholars carry out their research on our beautiful campus and in our resourceful library. They also typically hold office hours in our building, share their research with our faculty and students, and make themselves available to serve as guest lecturers. This is not a paid position, but we offer the above mentioned support during the scholar’s stay and serve as their host for visa purposes. Join us!

 Lotte_Svalgaard

Spring 2014 International Visiting Scholar

Lotte Svalgaard is a Ph.D. fellow from Roskilde University in Denmark where, since 2001, she has been an associate professor in a master's program in organizational psychology. Her background is as a business psychologist and she is employed by Action Lab, Ltd where she designs and implements business-driven action-learning programs–often as a part of leadership academies or talent programs. Since 2011, she has also worked at leading European business schools as an executive coach and consultant. She has extensive experience within group dynamics and group relations. It is her strong passion to help and support individuals and groups in creating self- and social-awareness, help them learn about individual, interpersonal and organizational dynamics, and contribute to more mindful organizations. The working title of her current research is: How to enable and sustain mindful leadership and followership when ‘in the middle of it all’. She chose SOLES because of its reputation and knowledge-base within the fields of leadership, group relations and action research.

Rosina McAlpine

Fall 2013 International Visiting Scholar

Dr. Rosina McAlpine is an associate professor at the University of Sydney Business School and has a master's and Ph.D. in education. She is an internationally recognised, award-winning researcher and educator receiving five outstanding teaching awards at the faculty, university and national levels as well as five international best research paper awards. Since becoming a parent, she has been developing programs including the Inspired Children Life Skills Program to help parents overcome the challenges of modern day parenting using the latest research in child development. A keen researcher, Rosina has edited a book with chapters from leading minds around the world in psychology, neuro-science and biology for the book entitled Inspired Children: how the leading minds of today raise their children. At SOLES, her faculty host is Dr. Todd Edwards. She and her family will be in San Diego July 2013 to January 2014.

Jeerawan Ketsing

Summer 2013 International Visiting Scholar

Dr. Jeerawan Ketsing is a faculty member in the division of science education within the Department of Education at Kasetsart University in Thailand. Dr. Jeerawan will be a SOLES international visiting scholar from May 2013 to May 2014. She focuses on action research, professional development, science teaching and learning, and environmental education. The title of her SOLES-based research is “Enhancement of Pre-Service Teachers’ Understanding and Practice of Inquiry Using Collaborative Action Research." She is happy to discuss her research studies and areas of interest. Courses she has taught and created include: Environmental Education for School, Science Process Skills, and Research Studies in Science Education. Her SOLES faculty host is Dr. Noriyuki Inoue.

Richard

Spring 2013 International Visiting Scholar

Richard Ledborg Hansen is a Ph.D. fellow from the University Copenhagen Business School Denmark, where he also teaches part time. He is the CEO of The Institute of Leadership Dynamics A/S in Denmark and his research is focused on leadership and organizational change; in particular the resistance to change in an open system psychodynamic perspective from the position of the middle managers role. He has co-authored a book on leadership (Danish) and for his international scholar program, he chose SOLES for its extensive experience and knowledge on leadership and he is looking forward to learning and collaborating with faculty far into the future.

Dr. Nanako Ishiyama

Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 International Visiting Scholar

Dr. Nanako Ishiyama’s work as a psychiatrist at the Jikei University Hospital in Japan has been primarily with children and adolescents. Her research has focused on the recovery process of children suffering from depression, and on the early schizophrenia-like symptoms seen in adolescent patients with Asperger’s syndrome at the Japanese National Center for Child Health and Development. “There are no Family Therapy graduate programs in Japan,” she says, “so I am especially pleased to learn and collaborate with the professors and students in the Marriage and Family Therapy program here at SOLES.

Masaru Yamashit

Fall 2011 International Visiting Scholar

Masaru Yamashita is an Associate Professor of Business at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Yamashita will be visiting SOLES until April 2012. His research interests are in the development of transformational leaders with the viewpoint of work to career design. While at SOLES, he plans to conduct a comparative research study of vocational learning in the United States and Japan. Dr. Yamashita is available to make class visits and meet with faculty, staff and students. He can be reached via email at: yamashita@busi.aoyama.ac.jp

Dr. Atsushi Takei

Fall 2008 International Visiting Scholar

Dr. Atsushi Takei was a visiting scholar in SOLES from September 2008 to January 2009. In his native Japan, he works for the Graduate school of HUTE (Hyogo University of Teachers Education), one of the first professional schools for school leaders. He teaches 'fieldwork methods,' 'curriculum development,' 'community involvement for school' and others there. Apart from the graduate school program, he has launched an out service learning program for undergraduates as a project leader. Outside the university, he has organized training programs of curriculum development for school leaders in Hyogo prefecture. The programs were carried out as part of an in-service training for 1,200 school leaders in the past five years, approximately. He has published papers in organizational theory of school, leadership, and networking. His co-authored book titled, 'To Train School Leaders' is scheduled to be published in fall 2008. He used to work on Indian Education. His doctoral dissertation was on rural school in southern Indian village, published as a book in 2003, titled 'Ethnographic Study of a Krishnamurti School.' His current research focuses on networking of alternative practices in education, aiming to cope with social diversity.

Visiting Scholar, Associate professor at HUTE, Japan

Ph.D. from University of Tsukuba, Education M.A. from University of Tsukuba, Education B.A. from University of Tsukuba, Human Science