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Volume 11 Edition 3: November 2011 Emily Holmes, Editor

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International Visitors from Sweden

Linnaeus visitors

Åsa Wiberg and Charlotte Annetun

On October 16-27, 2011, Charlotte Annetun and Åsa Wiberg visited from the Personnel Department of Linnaeus University in Växjö, Sweden as part of a staff exchange program.   The staff exchange program developed out of a university partnership between Linnaeus University and UNCG and was hosted by UNCG’s Human Resources Department.  The program allowed two staff members from Sweden to come to UNCG for ten days, and in return, two staff members from UNCG will be selected to go to Sweden for ten days.  The visit was coordinated with the help of Dr. Edna Chun and Deb Carley, Director Personnel Services in Human Resource Services at UNCG.  During their stay, the guests visited Old Salem, downtown Greensboro, and Bur-Mil Park.  They also took a campus tour and met with IPC and Human Resources staff to get an overview of office functions and engage in collaborative discussion.


Visiting Scholar from Iran

The Bryan School of Business and Economics would like to introduce their new visiting international scholar, Dr. Farhad Hassanzadeh, from Iran.   Dr. Hassanzadeh will be at UNCG for one year working under the supervision of Dr. Hamid Nemati in the Department of Information Systems and Operations Management.  His appointment is a joint partnership between UNCG and the New Breed Logistics Corporation where he will apply his experience and expertise to develop state of the art business analytics methodologies.  Dr. Hassanzadeh received his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran.  Sharif University, which has a student body of about 10,000, recently appeared in the Times Higher Education's list of the world's top universities for 2011-2012 and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in technology, engineering, and physical sciences.  Dr. Hassanzadeh’s major research interest lies in the field of mathematical optimization.  He has extensive professional experience in business logistics in the automotive industry and has published research papers in several international scholarly journals including OMEGA, Expert Systems with Applications, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology.  Dr. Hassanzadeh is accompanied by his wife, Mojedeh, who is an accomplished architect.  Dr. Hassanzadeh‘s office is located at 386 Bryan Building.  Please stop by and say hello!

International Scholar visits UNCG

Lisa Ehrich and Carol Mullen

Dr. Lisa Ehrich with Dr. Carol Mullen, Department Chair of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations

Dr. Lisa C. Ehrich is an International Scholar and Associate Professor of Education at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Queensland, Australia.  On October 26, 2011, Dr. Ehrich gave a presentation titled, “K-12 Schooling through Higher Education in Australia.”  In her presentation, she provided an overview of education in Australia and discussed broad influences on education policy, background information on types of schools in Australia, higher education in Australia, social justice, and current issues such as the introduction of the national curriculum, high stakes testing, and national standards for school leaders and teachers.  The presentation was sponsored by the Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations and was held in the new School of Education Building.


Dr. Ehrich has been in academia for 19 years and prior to that she spent two and a half years teaching in secondary schools in Queensland.  At QUT, she is the area of interest coordinator for Leadership and Management within the Masters of Education and a member of the Doctor of Education teaching team.  Her two main research areas are school leadership and mentoring for professionals.

Dr. Lisa Ehrich

Dr. Ehrich outside of the new School of Education Building

Dr. Ehrich came to North Carolina as part of a three month professional development leave from QUT, and during her stay, she has attended classes at UNC-Chapel Hill with Dr. Fenwick English, provided presentations to doctoral students at UNC- Chapel Hill, and presented to staff and students at UNCG and Fayetteville State University.  With Dr. English, she has also been working on a couple of papers which they will present at the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in November.   The conference papers explore grassroots leadership and the metaphor of dance for leadership; both of which provide a different lens to understand educational leadership.

Dr. Ehrich is also an accomplished writer with an extensive list of publications.  Her most recent publication is Australian School Leadership Today: Issues and Trends, which was published in 2009 and co-authored by N. Cranston.  This edited book is a collection of chapters on school leadership in Australia written by Australian academics.  It is one of a small number of books available on school leadership within an Australian context.  Dr. Ehrich has also received numerous awards and offered professional development services and classes in many other countries throughout the world.  We would like to welcome Dr. Ehrich to the UNCG community!

Previous editions:
- Vol 11, ed 2: October 2011
- Vol 11, ed 1: September 2011

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