International Scholarship and Collaboration Brown Bag

Posted on 9/26/2014 8:12:58 AM

Please join us for the first in a new series presented by the COE-ET Research Committee. These “Brown Bags” are designed to promote and encourage research initiatives across the College of Education and Educational Technology. The first of these sessions focuses on international research and will be held on Wednesday, October 1, 2014, at noon in Stouffer Hall, Room 138. Bring your lunch and listen to your colleagues discuss their experiences.

John McCarthyOur guest speaking for this session will be John McCarthy from the Counseling Department, followed by Mary Beth Leidman for the Communications Media Department.

John McCarthy is in his sixth year in the Academic Fellowship Program, which strives to assist with higher education reform in 17 countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. In his first three years, he worked with Yerevan State University in Armenia. His current work is with the Direction of Psychology at Tbilisi State University in the Republic of Georgia.  

McCarthy will discuss his work in and impressions of the region and the university systems.

Mary Beth LeidmanMary Beth Leidman is a professor in the Communications Media Department and has traveled extensively internationally. She has spent considerable time in Israel, where she produced a documentary entitled Intersecting Sparks: Art and Science, Research and Imagination. Leidman will be discussing the challenges involved in her production adventure.  

Though not required, in order to give us an idea of attendance, it would be helpful to let us know if you plan to attend. If you have any questions, you can send an e-mail to Aya Muchtar at or Jeff Ritchey at

We hope you can stop in and hear more about these exciting projects.

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