Title: Director of International Initiatives, College of Arts and Sciences
Company: Eastern Michigan University
Location: Ypsilanti, MI United States
Ypsilanti, MI, December 1, 2015, Elisabeth Morgan, Director of International Initiatives at Eastern Michigan University, has been recognized by Elite Women Worldwide, for dedication, achievement and leadership in education and intercultural competence.
Inspired by a two and a half year period teaching English in Japan, Dr. Morgan jumped at the opportunity to teach students in the United States about world languages and culture. As the director and coordinator of international initiatives, Dr. Morgan gets to spread her love of culture, education, and different languages with interested students. Her main goal in this position is to set up more international student exchange programs. As the department head for world languages, she sees firsthand the impact of exposure to different cultures can have on students, and sees it as a benefit to their education and general worldview.
Dr. Morgan prepared for her career by earning a master’s degree in arts and science and a Ph.D. in foreign and secondary education with a specialization in Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). She is committed fully to her position, optimizing her strengths of weighing all options and determining what new programs will aid in the development of students. One such program that Dr. Morgan implemented allows students to get free photos for passports, encouraging them to travel and study abroad and have similar experiences to the abroad ones that had inspired her.
Looking toward the future, Dr. Morgan aims to become a senior international officer and create more activities that involve language programs. She would also like to raise awareness about international issues for the community, staff and students. Her biggest obstacle in her current role is implementing program ideas as it is difficult to be considered by senior management.
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