Dan McClaryDaniel McClary became the newest member of the Global Education team this month when he joined the office as a program coordinator. He brings with him 20 years of experience working in cross-cultural contexts.

McClary earned an associate’s degree in technical illustration from Ferris State University, bachelor’s degrees in English and art education at Asbury University, he also earned a master’s degree in intercultural studies and a Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) certification from Wheaton College. In addition, he did extensive graduate studies in linguistics, cross-cultural communication and anthropology through the Graduate Institute for Applied Linguistics & College of International Studies at the University of Texas Arlington.

“I love to learn, which is perhaps reflected in the variety of schools and programs I have attended to this point,” says McClary.

During his time at Immerse International, he got to know the Global Education team and office through many cooperative efforts and similar goals. McClary knew what Global Education was about and understood its important function in higher education. He was interested in becoming part of the team if the opportunity presented itself. He had been working in higher education the past few years as a part of a small team advising international students, but was hoping to step into a role that would draw more fully on his international work experience and cross-cultural training. His new role at Millersville University (MU) aligns with his passion for the value of understanding culture and how that knowledge helps each of us to grow.

McClary looks forward to getting to know the various offices and coworkers at MU, as well as the students and visiting scholars, and through the enriching and cross-cultural interactions.

“As we learn from each other and the international students on campus, our worldviews will expand and a richer learning environment will be created for everyone,” said McClary.

In that initiative at MU, he sees the opportunity to help Global Education create new programming and build a foundation for the future.

For more information about Global Education, visit http://www.millersville.edu/globaled/.

 

 

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