Academic Symposium: Program

Literacy and Transformative Learning Experiences in Local and Global Contexts

Academic Symposium for the 31st Washington College Presidential Inauguration

8:30 a.m. Check-in and Breakfast 

9:00 a.m.   Welcome
Nicole Grewling, Ph.D. 
Michael Harvey, Ph.D. 

9:10 a.m. Student Colloquium on International Education  

Rebeca Moreno, Ph.D.  

Student Presentations 
Theo Barry ’23 - Morocco 
Alyssa Kovacs ’23 - Hong Kong 
Samantha Segeda ’23 - South Korea
Julianna Sterling ’23 - Senegal
Emily Ulizio ’25 -Czech Republic  

10:30 a.m. Discussant Remarks and Q&A 
Andrew Oros, Ph.D.

10:45 a.m.  Coffee Break

11:00 a.m.     Faculty-Student Research Collaborations Abroad 

“Parchments, Pubs, and Publications: How a Faculty-Student Research Collaboration Paved the Road for a Successful Career in the Humanities” 
Elena Deanda-Camacho, Ph.D.  

Student Field Research in Europe and Archival Digitization: The Correspondence of Madame de Staël 
Karen Manna, Ph.D.
Kate Gromacki ’23

12:00 p.m. Lunch 

1:00 p.m.Symposium on Literacy and Transformative Learning Experiences 

Cori Crane, Ph.D. 

Session 1: Supporting Literacy in Communities 

Introduction to Session 
Patrick Nugent, Ph.D. 

1:10 p.m. “Languages and Borders” 
Rachel Rodriguez, Ph.D. 

1:35 p.m. Critical Literacy and Dialogue across Prison Walls 
Emily Steinmetz, Ph.D. 

2:00 p.m. “A Busload of Books: Exploring the Impacts of Literacy Enrichment Experiences on Underserved School” 
Sara Clarke-De Reza, Ph.D. 
Nick Garcia, Ph.D. 
Avery Castellani ’24 

Other Authors:  
Bridget Bunten, Ph.D. 
Riley McHugh ’24 

2:25 p.m.        Discussant Remarks and Q&A 
Patrick Nugent, Ph.D. 

2:45 p.m.  Coffee Break 

3:00 p.m. Session 2: Language Education Beyond Classroom Walls  

Introduction to Session 
Elena Deanda-Camacho, Ph.D. 

3:05 p.m. “Mindmaps: Technology and the Pandemic” 
Nicole Grewling, Ph.D. 
David Hull, Ph.D.  
Martín Ponti, Ph.D. 

3:30 p.m.Intercultural Knowledge and Competence in Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Virtual Exchange” 
Rebeca Moreno, Ph.D. 
Cristina Casado Presa, Ph.D. 

3:55 p.m. Discussant Remarks and Q&A  
Elena Deanda-Camacho, Ph.D. 

4:15 p.m. Keynote Address  

Cori Crane, Ph.D. 

“Taming the Wilds of Language Learning: Lessons from the Language Classroom and Beyond” 
Hiram H. Maxim, Ph.D., Emory University 

5:00 p.m. Concluding Remarks 
Martín Ponti, Ph.D. 
Michael Sosulski, Ph.D.