We Welcome Impressive Scholars of Languages (French and East Asian) and Philosophy of Science

Dr. Gloria R. Montebruno Saller: Gloria  is Research Scholar in Japan Studies. Born in Italy, Gloria  moved to the United States to pursue her doctoral degree in East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Southern California where she received her doctoral degree. She taught courses in Japanese language and culture,  Women’s Studies, and Global Studies at the University of Southern California; California State University, Long Beach; California State University, Fullerton; University of California, Riverside; and at the University of La Verne. She has presented her research at conferences worldwide and published n several academic journals. Dr. Montebruno Saller's current research focuses on the history of Japanese and Japanese American Atomic Bomb survivors residing in the United States and their social activism through CABSUS (Committee of Atomic Bomb Survivors, United States) and ASA (American Society of Hiroshima-Nagasaki A-Bomb Survivors). Currently, she serves as the Honorary Director and Historian.
 
Drr. Yvonne Gaspar Morriss: n her work as a scholar, Yvonne studies intersections between art and science with special attention to the challenges posed by diverse experiences of the vegetable. She was a 2015-16 Curtis Gates Lloyd research fellow at the Lloyd Library supporting her current book project on the brothers, Thomas Andrew and Richard Payne Knight. She resides in Cincinnati, OH, where she endeavors to transform her yard into a tapestry of flowers by planting over 1,000 squill, tulip and crocus bulbs each fall.
 
Kathleen Stein-Smith, PhD, Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes académiques, is a dedicated foreign language educator and advocate..She is Chair of the AATF (American Association of Teachers of French) Commission on Advocacy and a member of the ATA Education and Pedagogy Committee. She is also active in foreign language education associations, including the NECTFL Advisory Council, CSCTFL Advisory Council, and as a SCOLT sponsor.
She has presented at numerous professional conferences at the state, regional, and national level, is the author of four books and numerous articles about the foreign language deficit, has given a TEDx talk on The U.S. foreign language deficit, has been interviewed by press and radio, and maintains a blog, "Language Matters."

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