Jonathan Pool, Ph.D.
Position: Project Director, PanLex, The Long Now Foundation, and Co-Founder of ESF
Areas of Interest: panlingual computational lexicography, language choice, language policy, international human rights
Profile: Jonathan Pool formerly taught political science at SUNY at Stony Brook and the University of Washington, where he conducted research on individual and collective choices about language. He has also been a commercial and nonprofit entrepreneur. Since 2004 he has been conducting and supporting research and development on language problems and solutions, culminating in the PanLex project (http://panlex.org) to build a publicly accessibly database containing all known translations among all words of all languages in the world. Launched at the Turing Center of the University of Washington, this project is now sponsored by The Long Now Foundation (http://www.longnow.org) in San Francisco, in conjunction with that foundation’s Rosetta Project (http://rosettaproject.org). He lives in Berkeley, California.
David K. Jordan, Ph.D.
Position: Professor Emeritus (UCSD)
David K. Jordan received a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Chicago in 1969. His academic interests center in cultural and psychological anthropology, sociolinguistics, and the cross-cultural study of religion. Regional interests focus on Chinese society, especially in Taiwan, with a secondary interest in pre-Columbian Mexico.
Jordan has published on language, social structure, folk religion, and sectarianism in Taiwan and China and has written in and about Esperanto and the social movements associated with it and the associated area of interlinguistics.
Dept. of Anthropology, UCSD
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093-0532 USA
Tel.: +1-858-822-0751 (direct)
Fax.: +1-206-350-8975 (direct)
Ian Richmond, Ph.D.
Position: Professor Emeritus
Areas of Interest: second language learning, computer-assisted language learning, literary studies
Dr. Richmond is retired from his position as Professor of French Studies at the Université Sainte-Anne, where he had also served as Vice-President (Academic and Research). His research interests include computer-assisted language learning (CALL), Esperanto as a literary language, and Esperanto and international education.
Richmond, I. (1999). Is Your CALL Connected? Stand-alone vs. Integrated CALL software. In Keith C. Cameron (ed.),. CALL: Media, Design and Applications (Lisse, Abingdon, Exton, PA, Tokyo: Swets and Zeitlinger), pp. 294–314.
Heller, L., & Richmond, I. (Eds.). (1994). La Poétique des "Fables" de La Fontaine. London, Ontario: Mestengo Press, 1994.
Richmond, I. (Ed.). (1993). Aspects of Internationalism: Language and Culture. Papers of the Center for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 1993.
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John Edwards, Ph.D.
Areas of Interest: social psychology of language; language and group identity
Dr. John Edwards teaches the psychology of personality, dealing mainly with the major theorists - Freud, Jung, Rogers, etc. - and also conducts a senior seminar course on the social psychology of language. His own research interests centre upon the relationship between language and group identity (with its important social ramifications, such as ethnicity, nationalism, multiculturalism and social pluralism).
Department of Psychology, St Francis Xavier University,
Nova Scotia, Canada
François Grin, Ph.D.
Position: (full) Professor of Economics
Areas of Interest: language economics, economics of multilingualism, education economics, language policy, evaluation; methodology of interdisciplinarity
After a PhD in economics in Geneva, François Grin has worked at the University of Montréal and the University of Washington (Seattle), then served as Deputy Director of the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) in Flensburg, Germany, and subsequently as Deputy Director of the Education Research Unit of the Geneva Education Department. He is currently full Professor of Economics at the School of Translation and Interpretation (ETI) at the University of Geneva, as well as visiting professor at the University of Lugano, where he teaches the management of linguistic and cultural diversity. François Grin has specialised in language economics, education economics, language policy, and policy evaluation in these areas. He is the author of numerous publications, and has supervised major projects for scientific research agencies and international organisations. He advises various national and regional governments on language policy issues. He is the Deputy coordinator of the “DYLAN” project under the European Commission’s 6th Framework Programme. His latest book, The Economics of the Multilingual Workplace (with C. Sfreddo and F. Vaillancourt) was published by Routledge in 2010. More detail on: www.elf.unige.ch.
Prof. Dr. François Grin
ÉTI, Université de Genève
40, Bd du Pont-d'Arve
CH-1211 GENÈVE 4
Suisse - Schweiz - Svizzera - Svizra
Klaus Schubert, Ph.D.
Position: Professor at Universität Hildesheim, Germany; specializes in prepration of technical translators (Bachelor’s level) and specialists in International Communication (Master’s level).
Institut für Übersetzungswissenschaft und Fachkommunikation
Gebäude Lübecker Straße 3
Marienburger Platz 22
Nancy Schweda-Nicholson, Ph.D.
Position: Professor, Dept. of Linguistics & Cognitive Science
Areas of Interest: Sociolinguistics, language planning, language and the law, court interpretation, interpretation theory and practice
Nancy Schweda Nicholson is professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science and also holds a secondary appointment in the Legal Studies Program at the University of Delaware. She is widely-published in the areas of interpretation theory and practice, interpreter training, and language planning for court interpreting services in the U.S. and abroad. She serves as a consultant and trainer for the FBI and other government agencies. She is currently a consultant to the Indiana Supreme Court Commission on Race and Gender Fairness, assisting with the development of an organized framework for locating, training, and testing court interpreters in the Hoosier State.
Department of Linguistics, University of Delaware
Duncan Charters, Ph.D.
Position: Professor of Foreign Languages
Areas of Interest: Spanish language and literature, teaching culture and listening comprehension, developing proficiency in language skills, and using technology in teaching
Duncan Charters was appointed to the faculty in 1974. Prior to that he was lecturer in foreign languages at Humboldt State University and also taught in regular and summer programs at a number of other colleges and universities. He has also served as program evaluator, consultant, and speaker for schools and organizations including the California and Illinois State Boards of Education. In 1993 he taught in Switzerland as director of an international seminar for preparing language teachers and teacher trainers. In Spain he was coordinator for the conference theme of the Esperanto World Congress, "Educating for the 21st Century."
Elsah, IL 62028-9799, USA
Probal Dasgupta, Ph.D.
Position: Professor of Linguistics, Indian Statistical Institute; President, Universal Esperanto Association
Linguistic Research Unit
Indian Statistical Institute
203 B.T. Road
Kolkata 700 108, Barato
Katalin Kovats, Ph.D.
ESF Project: Edukado.net (Website manager & editor)
"I am a philologist and a certified teacher of Esperanto, Italian and Russian languages, and a specialist in teacher preparation. I have a Ph. D. focusing on the propaedeutic value of Esperanto and I have taught over a hundred Esperanto courses and seminars all over the world.
I collaborate with the International League of Esperanto-Speaking Teachers - ILEI (Internacia Ligo de Esperantistaj Instruistoj) and an Esperanto socio-cultural magazine Monato. Also, I am an author of some learning materials and books (they were published under the name K. Smidéliusz). Much of my present work is focused on editing and developing the Esperanto teaching resource website Edukado.net.
Alvino Fantini, Ph.D.
Position: Professor Emeritus, Language Education & Intercultural Communication
Alvino E. Fantini holds degrees in anthropology and applied linguistics and was a Senior faculty member at the SIT Graduate Institute. He has worked in language education and intercultural communication for over 40 years in the US and abroad, in intensive and extensive programs, in education and training, in academia and in field situations, and with numerous languages and cultures. He has conducted significant research and published widely, including Language Acquisition of a Bilingual Child, New Ways in Teaching Culture, and Esperanto and Education: Toward a Research Agenda. Fantini served on the National Committee to develop Foreign Language Standards for US education, as a past president of SIETAR International (Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research), and is recipient of its highest award, Primer Inter Pares. He is a recent graduate faculty member of Matsuyama University in Japan and currently serves as international consultant.
SIT Graduate Institute
PO Box 676, One Kipling Road
Brattleboro, VT 05302 USA
Ghuzal Badamshina, Ph.D
Position: Independent Scholar, Author
Areas of Interest: Multimedia non-fiction narratives. Latest neuroscience findings in multilinguality and human translation processes. Nomadism in its current practices and forms. Cultural Diplomacy; Science Diplomacy. The diverse phenomena of jazz influences beyond the music idiom.
Ghuzal Badamshina’s early schooling includes Samarkand College of the Arts and State Conservatory (in Almaty), where her thesis was dedicated to the analysis of twentieth century Musicology and its literary merits; she continued her research at the Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory. Ghuzal’s Doctoral degree was granted to her by the University of York (UK, 1996) where her work examined contemporary practices of, and approaches to, art theory and critical studies.
Dr. Badamshina’s scholarly interests, as well as professional history, extend from the methodology of contemporary Humanities to matters of Science, R&D, policy guidance and organizational partnership-building. Over the last three decades, she was able to exercise her calling as an educator in a variety of settings – from being a private coach and instructor, to Visiting Professor positions at multidisciplinary academic departments (University of Washington – Seattle, WA). She is a published author in the fields of music theory, history and aesthetics, as well as a Research Scientist with more than a decade-long career history (at the largest contract research institute in the world, Battelle). Applying her creative energy in numerous fields, Dr. Badamshina has been recognized as a gifted translator of literary works (poetry and prose) and of scientific literature, from a variety of knowledge domains. She has contributed a number of essential policy/government document translations in her scholarly work for multi-institutional science programs involving the US National Laboratories, foreign government agencies and international organizations.
Her personal and public involvement with the Arts and Humanities and her passion for Education remained strong, whether in her early years in Eurasia, or during her postgraduate schooling in the United Kingdom. Since the mid-1990s, Ghuzal has chosen to call the US her home, and she maintains her active citizen involvement avidly supporting cultural, educational and performing arts institutions, and museums and galleries in the District of Columbia. She resides in beautiful Oak Hill, Northern VA.
Lee Miller, M.S.
Position: ASL interpreter
Lee first attended NASK as an advanced level student in 2000, when he initiated the tradition of the “NASKa Fasko” daily newsletter. First asked to teach in 2003, he has since functioned as the Institute's “coordinating instructor,” working closely with the program's administrator, Ellen Eddy. He was instrumental in transitioning NASK from a 3-week to a 1-week program in 2011, and chaired a subsequent evaluation and planning meeting to examine ways for NASK to attract more students while maintaining or enhancing the quality of the overall experience.
Lee Miller learned Esperanto at age 16 and has been a speaker of the language ever since. Fluent also in ASL (American Sign Language), after a career as a manager with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs he became certified and began working full time as an ASL interpreter. He graduated from Drury College (B.S.) and the University of Missouri-Columbia (M.S.), and possesses Language Examination Certificate level advanced (C1) from UEA/ELTE. Lee Miller currently resides in Columbia, Missouri
Profession: Arboriculture and horticulture technician
Interests: Organic gardening, ornithology, cycling and hiking (in the city and in nature), Esperanto movement.
Profile: Graduated from Algonquin Technical College in Ottawa (in horticulture and landscape planning), followed by 2 years of training in Europe. He has worked for 25 years in the Montreal Botanical Garden on educational programs, in the photo library and finally in plant collections management. He learned Esperanto in 1979 in France, and since 1982 has been active in the Canadian Esperanto Association: he has, among other activities, managed the association’s book service. He is a co-founder of the Quebec Esperanto Society (1982) and has been a member of its board since. He served as president of the local organization committee of the International Youth Congress of Esperanto (IJK) in 1992 in Montreal, created and heads up a number of regional Esperanto events: Aŭtuna Renkontiĝo de Esperanto (ARE), Mez-Kanada renkontiĝo de Esperanto (MEKARO); he was also lead organizer of the Pan-American Esperanto Congress in 2008 (in Montreal), and much more. He believes that it is essential to apply and enjoy Esperanto and not just recruit for it.
6358, de Bordeaux
Montréal, Québec, CA, H2G 2R8
Timothy Reagan, Ph.D.
Areas of Interest: issues of language and culture in education; language policy and language planning; sign languages; and foreign language teaching and learning
Dr. Reagan is currently Dean of the School of Education at Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan. He was until recently CSU Professor of Education and Chair of the Department of Teacher Education at Central Connecticut State University. He has also served on the faculty of Gallaudet University, as the Executive Associate Dean of the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut, as the Dean of the School of Education at Roger Williams University, and as the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. His research interests include language policy and language planning, sign languages, and foreign language teaching and learning.
Reagan, T. 2009. Language Matters: Reflections on Educational Linguistics. Charlott, NC: Information Age Publishing.
Reagan, T. 2009. Non-Western Educational Traditions: Indigenous Approaches to Educational Thought and Practice. Third Edition. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Reagan, T. 2010. Language Policy and Planning for Sign Languages. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.
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Esther Schor, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of English at Princeton University.
Esther Schor received her Ph.D. from Yale and taught briefly at Tufts University and Barnard College, Columbia University. She specializes in British Romanticism, teaching courses in Romantic Poetry and Poetics, Romantic Historicism, Romantic Drama, and Travel Literature; active in the program in Judaic Studies, she also teaches American Jewish Literature, Introduction to Judaism and Yiddish literature in Translation. Her other strong teaching interest is Biblical studies (the Bible as Literature; Bible Criticism and Theory).
Ph: (609) 258-4080
Sho Konishi, Ph.D.
University Lecturer in the Faculty of History and the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies at Oxford University, where he also serves as a Governing Body Fellow and the current Senior Tutor of St. Antony's College. He is also Faculty Fellow of the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, Oxford.
Sho Konishi is a historian at Oxford University. He did most of his undergraduate education in Russia. He earned his Ph.D. in the History Department and the Divinity School at the University of Chicago, and served as a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University. He studies intellectual, cultural and transnational history from 1700. His publications have covered a broad range of themes in Japanese and global history, from Esperanto, agriculture, art and aesthetics, science, to world order, revolution, anarchism, entomology, and religious thought and practice.
His current research interests include epistemology, the transnational history of emotions, anarchist natural science and ethnography, and he has a particular interest in the place of language in the history of human knowledge production.
St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, 62 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6JF United Kingdom