SFF Accolades

In summer 2021, Dr. Jinai Sun led an intensive teacher training program at North Central College for new high school teachers of Mandarin: “Experiential learning through classic literature: Chinese novels as a bridge to linguistic and intercultural competence,” through the federal STARTALK program. Dr. Stuart Patterson was one of the key presenters. This training was based on their experience as a faculty mentors to the 2019 North Central College SFF program “Understanding China through the Classic Novel Hongloumeng.”

Mot Mot Expansion Brings Coffee From Vietnam to Seattle describes the student-run coffee company at Seattle University that expanded after a 2018 student-faculty project in Viet Nam.

“Over‐indebtedness and microcredit in Cambodia” an article based on the 2017 Lewis & Clark SFF project led by Maryann Bylander, Assistant Professor of Sociology, co-authored by Professor Bylander and students Phasy Res, Lacey Jacoby, Peter Bradley, and Andrea Blobel Perez in Development Policy Review. For additional information about their SFF project, see  “The Rise of Microcredit.”

Professor Shankar Ghimire of Maryville College took four students to Nepal on his 2016 SFF program, which resulted in 2 articles co-authored with him. Taylor Rigatti and Nick Sexton studied the impact of microfinance institutions on employment generation, their work was published in the Journal of Development Innovations in 2017.  David Clifford and Grace Costa analyzed the impact of microfinance on business growth and their work was published in the 2019 issue of the Academy of Economics and Finance Journal See also an article in The Daily Times.

Kirk Sandvig, 2005 student fellow under mentor Robert Entenmann, Professor of History and Asian Studies, St. Olaf College, published Hidden Christians in Japan: Breaking the Silence (Lexington Books, 2019). The 2005 SFF program, Hidden Christians in Japan, led directly to this publication.