Join us for a discussion around Asian Stereotypes - we will watch the following TedTalk, I Am Not Your Asian Stereotype, then engage in discussion with our panelists regarding this topic and their experiences. Stay tuned for more details!
In case you missed it
A recording of this event can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/PFKoj_fVz5o
I am not your Asian Stereotype Event Panelist Pictures & Bio
Dr. Vaswati Ghosh
I am originally from Bombay, a large metropolitan city in India. I completed my Bachelors in History, and then went on to complete my Masters in History at the University of Bombay. I began teaching at St. Xavier’s Degree College in Bombay, which I enjoyed very much. By this time, I was also interested in completing my doctoral studies, and decided that the best place to study would be at the ‘School of Oriental and African Studies’, University of London, United Kingdom.
So, in 1996, I arrived in London, eager to begin my life as a doctoral student. My experience in London was filled with absolute homesickness, London weather added little charm to a student who had grown up without ever seeing a white winter, or cold dreary evenings that began at 2 PM! However, I was fortunate to have a wonderful supervisor, who refused to give up on me, and with his encouragement, I was able to complete my Ph.D. in 3 straight years!
Meanwhile, I had also married, and soon after completing my Ph.D., came to join my husband who was working in Phoenix. I have been in Phoenix since then; I love the great winters but hate the summers! Drawn to MCC, I found the perfect opportunity of sharing my experiences and teaching at the community college. I love my students and feel that I bring them much more than mere instruction in the classroom. Being originally from India, studying in the U.K., and staying in the US, I have experienced a multitude of cultures and people. It gives me a unique perspective and sensitivity towards varied students and allows me to add to the diversity of MCC, which I love!
Mike Ho is the Director of Student Life and Leadership and has a Bachelor of Art’s Degree in Philosophy from Holy Names College in Oakland, CA, and a Master's Degree in Student Personnel Administration from Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.
Prior to working for the Maricopa Community College District, Mike worked in a variety of fields, including software consulting, career counseling, environmental education, and college student housing. Mike has consulted for colleges nationwide in the area of educational technology and his work has been featured in Campus Technology and the Peer Educator magazine.
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mike came to Arizona in 2004 from Providence, Rhode Island. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, reading, taking long drives to discover new places and spending time with his college-aged children.
Dr. Carolyn Miller
Dr. Carolyn Miller has been with MCCCD since 2006. Currently serving as the Director of Instructional Services and Supports at PVC. In 2000, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Arizona State University West, Master of Education from Northern Arizona University in 2004, and in 2011, completed her Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership through the University of Phoenix.
She is the daughter of George D. (Hickok) Ferguson and Sung Hi Suk, sister of Jerry and Michael Ferguson, wife of Kelly Miller, mother of Dalton Miller and Rachael Orrico, and grandmother of Weston, Raphael, Sara.
As a young child, Carolyn never dreamed of going to college. However, she always dreamed of becoming a teacher. At the age of 30, she started her college career and became a lifelong educator. Her passion is teaching and learning. She has spent the last 21-years ensuring public education provides quality programs for students and educators.
Dr. Kishore Dash
Dr. Kishore Dash is the Director of the Entrepreneurship Education Center at PVCC and a residential faculty in the Business/IT division. Prior to coming to PVCC, he was an Associate Professor of Global Business at Thunderbird School of Global Management and spent most of his life as an educator in global business, business consultant and director of customized corporate learning and leadership programs in the U.S. and around the world. He has provided consulting services to multiple global corporations, including ExxonMobil, Motorola, American Express, Honeywell, AOL, Boeing, Dupont, Raytheon, LG, SABIC, SK, and Hewlett Packard. He has more than twenty years of teaching and executive education experience in the area of risk management, business intelligence, and business development strategies in the U.S. and around the world. He has developed and led numerous international seminars, workshops and training programs for corporate executives, economic development organizations, government and non-government organizations throughout the U.S. and abroad. Author of many highly acclaimed peer-reviewed books and articles in a range of top journals, he has received several prestigious awards, including William Hacker Award for excellence in business education and research and most recently John & Suanne Roueche Excellence award for leadership and innovation.