Melinda McClimans, Assistant Director of the Middle East Studies Center (MESC) at The Ohio State University (OSU) since 2003. Melinda McClimans, Assistant Director since July 2003, M.A. in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, is ABD for a PhD in Global Education. She has lived and studied in Egypt and Saudi Arabia; she studied Arabic in Cairo and Tunis. In 1994 she enrolled in Franklin College in the Italian-speaking area of Switzerland and obtained her Bachelor's degree in 1997, worked as an intern at the United Nations in Bangkok after graduating. Her current position entails program and budget management, grant proposal writing and reporting, training and staff development, educational material creation, and outreach to the P-12 community. She organizes the annual study tour to Turkey for teachers, taught a class on Egyptian culture and took the class to Egypt, has organized and taught the Center’s institutes for teachers, and has co-taught online courses for teachers with Dr. Merry Merryfield. She directs the teacher training program and creates or edits teacher-created instructional materials. She has research ability in Arabic and French, and is fluent in Italian. She organizes the Center’s outreach and engagement events, and oversees the Center’s internship and volunteer programs.
Melinda's Middle East news sources: https://feedly.com/MelindaGlobalEd