The Team

Richard Macus

Richard Macus

Richard R. Marcus is Professor and Chair of International Studies and Director of The Global Studies Institute at California State University, Long Beach. International Education has always been integral to Dr. Marcus’ role as a teacher, scholar, and administrator. He has worked with Title VI and other funding mechanisms for international education for nearly two decades. He has strived to innovate classroom tools for delivering international and global learning outcomes within his own field and expanded across disciplinary divides. He continues to wrestle intellectually with key barriers to the delivery of international and global learning outcomes such as measurability, articulation, and costing. He has served in diverse leadership roles for policy and administration for instruction and education abroad, as a liaison for students abroad, leading classes abroad, as Chair of the CSULB International Education Committee of the Academic Senate, as Chair of the CSU System’s Academic Council for International Programs, and as the director of the CSULB International Studies Program. Since 1991 Dr. Marcus has conducted research in Madagascar, Kenya, Israel, Uganda, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, and the U.S. and has additional professional experience in France, Guatemala, and Ecuador. His research focuses on the impact of political change on diverse policy sectors (water, health, education, mining). His recent book is titled The Politics of Institutional Failure in Madagascar’s Third Republic (Rowman Littlefield/Lexington in 2016). Dr. Marcus is a member of the Association of International Educators (NAFSA), International Studies Association (ISA), African Studies Association (ASA), American Political Science Association (APSA) and the African Politics Conference Group (APCG). He has served as an “expert” interviewee for diverse media outlets such as Le Monde, Radio France, National Public Radio, Voice of America, South African Broadcasting, Midi Madagasikara, IRIN (United Nations), and Bloomberg. He has served as a consultant for the World Bank, SSRC Conflict Prevention and Peace Forum/UN DPA, United Nations Development Program, SwissPeace, US Department of State, US Agency for International Development,Swedish International Development Agency, and various non-government organizations. Prof. Marcus has a BA in Great Books (New York University), MA in African Studies/Political Science (University of California, Los Angeles), PhD in Political Science (University of Florida), Postdoctorates in Environmental and Global Studies (Yale University) and Certificates in French Language and Civilization (University of Paris), KiSwahili Language (University of Nairobi, Kenya), Malagasy Language (University of Antananarivo, Madagascar), and Spanish (Antigüeña Academy, Guatemala). He completed dual postdoctoral studies in Globalization and Environmental Studies at Yale University where he was also a Lecturer in Political Science.

Dr. Elaine Haglund

Dr. Elaine Haglund

Dr. Haglund has directed the education-abroad programs; helped establish and coordinate the California International Studies Program (CISP) in surrounding school districts; coordinated the International Student Teacher Exchange Program in England, Wales, and Mexico; and has actively led the all-university effort to internationalize the curriculum — with the primary goal that of advancing students’ level of global literacy. Professor Haglund has presented papers on international issues to conferences in Africa and Southeast Asia, as well as to many national and local professional organizations. She has authored two books and has maintained an active record of publishing with such juried articles as: “Japan: Cultural Considerations”, and “The Transition Phase in International Human Resource Development”, among many others. Her research interests have focused primarily on issues of the economically developing world — especially in the area of language policies and women’s roles. Dr. Haglund’s long-term commitment to international education has culminated in the creation of the Haglund Global Endowment. She currently leads development efforts for CSULB’s Global Studies Institute.