Office of Global Engagement
Dr. Denise Gifford (Global Engagement)
- Associate Provost of Global Engagement & Dean of Students
- University Center,
- Main Level
- Contact for Global Engagement Initiatives
- Director of International Student Services
- University Center,
- Upper Level
- Contact for Semester Study Abroad and National Student Exchange programs
Visiting Global Scholars
Visiting Scholars at Widener
Research, Study, and U.S. Culture
Visiting Scholars from China tour the Philadelphia region and the U.S. See Photos
Scholars from around the world have participated in courses and conducted research at Widener in the areas of law, international business, tourism, engineering, computer sciences, and ESL instruction.
The Office for Global Engagement (OGE) is responsible for making visiting scholars feel at home as they pursue their academic and research goals here. Scholars also have an opportunity to work closely with Widener faculty in their academic discipline and to participate in many activities at the university. In addition to their scholarly work, visiting professors visit many U.S. sites, introducing them to the region and U.S. culture.
Chongqing Technology and Business University (CTBU) Visiting Scholars
Yan Qinghua, professor of business and human resources, spent six months at Widener with the School of Business Administration studying Widener’s approach to pedagogy in business education. When he returned to CTBU, Professor Yan launched courses in diversity for business majors and conducting business across cultures, both of which have become models for experiential teaching for his university.
Ma Xun, professor of law at CTBU, spent six months at Widener’s Delaware Law School conducting research on international law and observing courses at the law school. While he was at Widener, he completed a paper on U.S. approaches to maritime law.
Qinghai University Visiting Scholar
Ye Jun, professor of English at Qinghai University in Xining, China, spent five months at Widener studying Widener’s experiential approaches to teaching foreign languages. Upon his return to his university, Professor Ye introduced a variety of new ESL teaching methods to the English faculty there.
How to Become a Visiting Scholar
For more information about how to become a visiting scholar at Widener, please contact the Office for Global Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org.