Dr. Wolfgang Schlör joined Georgia State University as the Associate Provost for International Initiatives effective March 15, 2017.
Dr. Schlör has been the Associate Provost in the Diether H. Haenicke Institute for Global Education at Western Michigan University since late 2013. Prior to his appointment at Western Michigan, he was employed in various positions with an international focus at the University of Illinois from 2007 through 2013 and the University of Pittsburgh from 1994 through 2007. In these positions, Dr. Schlör has gained a wide range of experience developing and growing programs aimed at increasing global engagement through international study opportunities for students.
He completed his doctorate in political science at Freie Universität Berlin, and has studied abroad in a variety of locations, including Russia and England. His research interests include international security policy and arms control.
Master of Arts in International Studies
Kimberly Henshaw is from Jacksonville, Florida and serves as the Managing Director of the Confucius Institute at Georgia State University. Her interests are in foreign language teaching, learning methodologies, cultural edification, and collaborative intercultural communication. Understanding the importance of language, she studies and can speak English, French, Mandarin, and American Sign Language. She holds a Master of Arts degree in International Studies with an emphasis in Education, and a Bachelor of Science degree in International Affairs. Kimberly has been certified twice to teach English as a foreign language to both adults and children, and was certified by the Walt Disney Company to be an official Disney Trainer. Previously, Kimberly worked in Shanghai and Beijing, China developing, launching, and promoting The Walt Disney Company’s English training school for children, Disney English. She has also been the Academic Director for an intensive English program for teens and adults at Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia.
Doctorate in Education for Chinese Ethnic Minorities
Dr. Zhu is the China Director of the Confucius Institute at Georgia State University and an Associate Professor in the Department of Continuing Education at Beijing Language and Culture University. Her research focus is on multicultural education in the United States. Her publications include scores of research articles on multicultural education and language teaching, and she is the author of a book titled A Research into Multicultural Educational Thoughts on James Banks. Dr. Zhu worked at Union College as a visiting Fulbright teacher for the U.S. State Department from 2007-2008. She was also a visiting scholar at the Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington from 2011-2012. Dr. Zhu is dedicated to the development of educational opportunities, cultural exposure and other services to foster cross cultural learning and meaningful interactions between students of diverse backgrounds.