International Programs staff, instructors and contact information.
B.A.; Communications; State University of New York, Oswego
M.A.; Higher Education Leadership & Policy; California State University, Sacramento
Ed.D.; Educational Leadership; Washington State University (in progress)
Marie joined LCC's International Programs in 2016. She is originally from upstate New York, and has lived abroad and in several areas of the USA. She loves working with international students, and has previous experience working in international programs, study abroad, and graduate education. Her research interests include campus internationalization, cultural capital and decision-making in college, international comparative education, and student support systems. Marie speaks some French and is learning Chinese Mandarin.
B.S.; Engineering; Miami University, Oxford, OH
Julie has worked for LCC since 2015 and joined LCC's International Programs in 2017. She is originally from Cincinnati, OH, but has called Longview home since 1992. In 2011, Julie's husband was offered the extraordinary opportunity to live and work in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China for 3 years. So, Julie took on the challenge of moving her 3 children, husband, and cat abroad. This experience has created a true appreciation of different cultures and a deep understanding of culture shock and adjustment. In 2017, Julie and her family had an amazing time hosting a student from Japan and they hope to have the privilege of hosting again. Julie enjoys the rewards and challenges of working with international students.
A.A.; Accounting; Lower Columbia College
A.B.; Business Administration; Lower Columbia College
B.A.; Digital Technology & Culture and Business Administration; Washington State University
B.A.Ed.; Art Education; Nanjing University of the Arts
Anna is originally from China and previously worked as an art teacher at Changzhou Vocational College. Anna joined LCC in 2010 as a work-study student and worked at the LCC Art Gallery as well as a tutor in Accounting, Math, and Chinese. Anna Joined in International Programs in 2013, she is passionate about working within International Programs since she inspired by the International Festival in Longview and the LCC Multicultural Club. Anna loves to travel, learn about cultures and people, and taste foods from around the world. Anna is multilingual in English, Chinese Mandarin, Cantonese, and some Japanese.
A.A., Social Work; Shukutoku University
Keiko was born and raised in Japan and moved to the United States in 2008. She joined LCC's International Programs as a program coordinator in 2017. Before joining the official staff at LCC, she coordinated the short-term Atomi University program at LCC each February. Keiko has also worked with a variety of educational and cultural events promoting Japan - USA understanding. Keiko is bilingual in English and Japanese.
B.A..; German Language & Literature; Portland State University
B..A.; Piano Performance; Portland State University (in progress)
M.Ed..; Master of Education; Portland State University
Alison joined LCC's International Programs in 2019 and teaches the Intensive English (iESL) program as well as Transitional Studies at LCC. Her passion for learning about other cultures, languages, and travel began at a young age. She studied abroad as a college student and eventually became a German teacher. For many years, she led groups of students to Europe as part of her 3rd and 4th-year German language classes. She enjoys teaching a variety of subjects and skills to diverse groups of students and professionals, including English and German language, literature, writing, technology, research, and piano.
B.F.A. Multicultural Studies; The Evergreen State College
M.F.A. Drama; California Institute of the Arts
M.Ed. Master of Education - TESOL; Seattle University
Frances joined LCC's International Programs in 2017 and teaches the Intensive English (IESL) program as well as short-term programs. She has been teaching international students for several years and loves working with students of all ages. Her areas of interest are in grammar, writing, literature, and dramatic arts. She is also an actor, director, and producer.