Cultural and Psychology Summer School Committee
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Alex English (Ph.D. Zhejiang University, Cross-cultural Psychology) is currently a post-doc research fellow at the SISU Intercultural Institute. Dr. English's research interests are in acculturation, internal migration, and changes that happen as a result of living in a new cultural context. He has published in Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Asian Journal of Social Psychology, SpringerPlus, Current Psychology and Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology. Dr. English has been an active member in IACCP since 2012 and served as the student representative for the executive committee (2016-2018). He now currently serves as the Assistant Editor for the International Journal of Intercultural Relations, and is an co-organizer of the annual C&P Summer School for IACCP.
Dr. hab. Natasza Kosakowska-Berezecka, works as an Associate Professor in the Division of Cross-Cultural Psychology and Psychology of Gender at the University of Gdańsk (Poland). Her main area of research and practice is cross-cultural psychology of gender and her special interests are social change and cultural cues fostering gender equality within societies across the world. She is Principal Investigator within Towards Gender Harmony project (www.towardsgenderharmony.ug.edu.pl) where collaborators in over 50 countries are collecting data concerning the concepts of contemporary femininity and masculinity. She also applies her academic expertise to practitioners’ work as she is a diversity and inclusion trainer. She is an expert for City Policy and regional model of Migration and Integration of Immigrants in Gdansk.
Saba Safdar is an Iranian-born Canadian-educated Professor in the Psychology Department at the University of Guelph in Canada. She received her Ph.D. in 2002 from York University, Toronto, Canada and has held an academic position at the University of Guelph since 2002. She is Director of the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research at the University of Guelph. Her research focus is on acculturation and examining factors that are relevant to understanding the adaptation processes of newcomers including immigrants, refugees, and international students. Currently, Prof. Safdar serves as Deputy Secretary General of the IACCP and Chair of Cultural and Psychology Summer School Committee.
Dr. Sharon Glazer is Professor and Chair of the Division of Applied Behavioral Sciences at the University of Baltimore (UB). She is also program director for the newly launch Global IO Psychology certificate at UB and the local coordinator for the Erasmus+ Master’s in Work, Organizational, and Personnel Psychology in collaboration with the European consortium headquartered at the University of Valencia. After earning her Ph.D. in IO Psychology from Central Michigan University (1999), Dr. Glazer completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health. She has over 25 years of teaching, consulting, and research experience, with expertise in cross-cultural issues in occupational stress. Her research has been supported by several external and internal grants, most notably Fulbright, Erasmus Mundus, and NASA. She has taught and conducted research through her visiting professorships to France, including Rene Descartes University in Paris, University of Pau-Bayonnes, and University of Bordeaux; University of Bologna, Italy; University of Barcelona and University of Valencia in Spain; University of Coimbra and ISCTE-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Portugal; and Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) in Budapest, Hungary. From 2007 until 2017, Dr. Glazer was the Treasurer for the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology and from 2010-2015 Dr. Glazer served as Editor of the International Journal of Stress Management. She is a Fellow of the International Academy for Intercultural Research and the International Association of Applied Psychology. Dr. Glazer is currently a co-editor of a monograph series on Culture, Organizations, and Work published by Springer, as well as a new Springer book series, Emerging Cultural Perspectives in Work, Organizational, and Personnel Studies, just launched in 2019.