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Virginia Hamori-Ota

Virginia Hamori-Ota

Virginia completed her B.A. and M.A. in French Language and Linguistics at Indiana University-Bloomington before beginning her career in Europe. She taught in the French University system and worked as a corporate trainer and then served as Director of the American Language Institute at the American University of Paris. Following a 12-year career in France, her subsequent positions were in Tokyo, Japan, where she taught at Rikkyo University before serving as Director of Marketing and Recruiting at Temple University in Japan. Returning to the U.S. in 2000, she worked at the University of Michigan’s Ross School as an Assistant Director before returning to graduate school to earn a Ph.D. in HIgher Education at U-M’s School of Education. After graduating, she completed a one-year appointment at U-M’s Center for Research on Learning and Teaching as an Instructional Consultant. Virginia has more than 30 years of teaching and instructional design experience, including four years of delivering blended and online training for a large corporate client. She now holds a position as instructional Design and Program Development Officer in Integrative Systems + Design in U-M’s College of Engineering where her responsibilities include assisting professors in their online course design and delivery, continuous improvement of professional education short courses, and faculty development.

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