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Jessica Hirshorn

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Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 0604
Principal Lecturer MY
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 0604
Biography: 

Jessica Hirshorn teaches Interdisciplinary Studies and Organizational Leadership. Additionally, she developed and directs the Peace Corps Prep program at ASU. She is the author of the intercultural training simulation "Rocket: A Simulation on Intercultural Teamwork." Rocket is based on her research conducted at NASA’s Johnson Space Center and examines the intercultural interactions that take place in the International Space Station Program.

Jessica’s doctorate is in Educational Foundations with an emphasis in Multicultural Education and Sociology of Education from the University of Houston. She holds a master’s degree in International and Intercultural Management from the SIT Graduate Institute (School for International Training) and a bachelor's degree from Coe College in Asian Studies and Religion. Prior to teaching Interdisciplinary Studies and Organizational Leadership at ASU, she taught teacher education courses and helped to train teachers to work with diverse student populations. Jessica also served as the Coordinator of International Student Services and Interim Director of Multicultural Services at the University of Houston-Clear Lake, where she developed and implemented their international student services program.

Jessica’s international experience includes leading study abroad programs for ASU in New Zealand, Ireland, Dominican Republic, China, and the United Kingdom. She also helped to found OLLI Corps in conjunction with Osher Lifelong Learning and co-led their inaugural program in Belize. Jessica is a former Peace Corps Volunteer having served in the Federated States of Micronesia.  As a student, she studied abroad in China, India, and Israel.

Jessica is currently a Fulbright Faculty Scholar teaching at the University of Warsaw, and assisting with Ukrainian refugee outreach efforts.

Education: 
  • Ed.D. Historical, Social and Cultural Foundations (Multicultural Education and Sociology of Education), University of Houston
  • Master's in International and Intercultural Management, SIT Graduate Institute (School for International Training), VT
  • B.A. Asian Studies and Religion, Coe College, IA
Summer 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 200Intro to Org Leadership
Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 200Intro to Org Leadership
OGL 553Intercultural Leadership
Fall 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 200Intro to Org Leadership
IDS 355Peace Corps Seminar
OGL 552Leading Diverse Teams
OGL 553Intercultural Leadership
Summer 2021
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 200Intro to Org Leadership
OGL 552Leading Diverse Teams
Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 200Intro to Org Leadership
IDS 315Integration: Social Contexts
IDS 355Peace Corps Seminar
OGL 553Intercultural Leadership
Summer 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 200Intro to Org Leadership
IDS 301Becoming Interdisciplinary
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 200Intro to Org Leadership
IDS 302Integration Skills
OGL 350Diversity and Organizations
IDS 355Peace Corps Seminar
Summer 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 200Intro to Org Leadership
BIS 302Interdisciplinary Inquiry
OGL 350Diversity and Organizations
BIS 402Senior Seminar
TWC 598Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 200Intro to Org Leadership
BIS 355Peace Corps Seminar
BIS 402Senior Seminar
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 200Intro to Org Leadership
OGL 350Diversity and Organizations
BIS 360Organizational Contexts
BIS 394Special Topics
BIS 401Applied Interdisc Studies
BIS 402Senior Seminar
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
OGL 200Intro to Org Leadership
OGL 350Diversity and Organizations
BIS 355Peace Corps Seminar
BIS 402Senior Seminar