Foreign-Born Faculty Panel

Professor Asli Gokhan, chairperson of English and Speech

  • Professor Gokhan convened a panel of foreign-born FIT faculty to discuss their experiences as foreign students, faculty members and industry professionals, with particular emphasis on their own difficulties with the English language, culture shock, and their various strategies for successfully navigating in a new environment.
  • This panel reached out especially to our own large contingent of foreign and foreign-born students. Many of these students often feel disconnected from the FIT community. This kind of event can provide them with helpful role models and can provide all of us a sense of the diversity of our own colleagues and the roads they traveled to arrive here.
  • Panel participants included:
    Professor CJ Yeh, Communication Design
    Professor Isabella Bertoletti, Foreign Languages