Visiting International Scholars and Lecturers

Coastal Carolina University benefits from a range of faculty and staff from around the world. Coastal Carolina University frequently welcomes distinguished visitors and experts from around the world to contribute to classroom discussions, expand research and creative programs, and enrich the vibrant cultural life of the university and community.

International Visiting Scholars

International visiting scholars must be hosted by a campus department. The process for applying to be or to host a visiting international scholar can be initiated by either the scholar or the department. For CCU departments, please check the CCU Forms page for the detailed instructions and application materials. Visiting international scholars interested in coming to Coastal Carolina University should contact Carrie Taylor, Director of International Student and Scholar Services, to discuss their interest and coordinate receiving the appropriate form to communicate that interest to the appropriate department for consideration. Visiting international scholars should be advancing a clear research or creative project in cooperation with specific CCU faculty members, should be prepared (unless resources identified in cooperation with the hosting department) to demonstrate ability to cover all costs of their participation, and must meet immigration requirements in pre-screening interviews prior to immigration documents being issued by the CCU Center for Global Engagement.

Academic Year 2018 - 2019

Ms. Honghong Lyu
China (photographed with Amir Maleki (Director of International Student and Scholars Services)

Ms. Honghong Lyu joined CCU as an International Visiting Scholar in fall 2018. Her research was in the area of English Methodology and she was hosted by the English Department, with Dr. Ray Moye being her mentor and supervisor. Upon completion of her research, Ms. Lyu returned to China in spring 2019, where she lectures at the School of Foreign Languages and Literature, at Longdong University.

International Visiting Lecturers

In Fall 2015, Coastal Carolina University initiated the International Visiting Lecturer program to enable departments to bring a limited number of highly qualified faculty from abroad to teach for one-half or a full semester period on the CCU campus, with cost coverage being provided through the Provost's office. Departments should review the instructions and application materials provided on the CCU Forms page to learn about program eligibility, requirements and deadlines.

Academic Year 2018 - 2019

Ms. Salma Oubkkou

Ms. Salma Oubkkou is Coastal Carolina University’s first ever Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant. Ms. Salma Oubkkou holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Studies from Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdellah University in Fez, Morocco, and is working on her doctorate in cultural studies from the same university. Ms. Oubkkou will be teaching Arabic language during the 2018-19 academic year at Coastal Carolina University, and sharing her culture through on-campus and community engagements.

Fall 2017 and Spring 2018

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Zitouni Slide

Professor Mimouna Zitouni
University of Oran (Algeria)

Mimouna Zitouni is the third professor invited through the CCU International Visiting Lecturer Program. Her application was submitted along with a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence application developed through the College of Humanities and Fine Arts.  From August 2017 – 2018, Prof. Zitouni offered Arabic language courses for the first time at Coastal Carolina University and taught literature courses.  She completed guest lectures in a wide range of classes on campus, mentored a student group at Black Water Middle School in an Introduction to Arabic and North African Culture class, and served as the keynote speaker at the CCu Fulbright Forum in November 2017 as a part of International Education Week celebrations. She came to us from the University of Oran, Algeria, where she is an associate professor of sociolinguistics, computer mediated discourse and English for Specific Purposes.  She also serves as the president of the Doctoral Scientific Board, promoter of the masters program, entitled Language, Culture and Enterprise (LCE), and head of a research team for the LAROS Laboratory.  She earned her Ph.D. in sociolinguistics in 2013 from the University of Oran (Algeria), her masters degree in sociolinguistics in 2009 from the University of Mostaganem (Algeria), and her bachelors degree in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) in 2003.

Spring 2017

Professor Rashimah Rajah
Hochschule Koblenz RheinAhr Campus Remagen (Germany)

Rashimah Rajah was the second professor invited through the CCU International Visiting Lecturer Program. From January-March 2017 Rajah taught three management courses at the Wall College of Business and also delivered a Professional Development Activity about studying in Germany. Though she is originally from Singapore, Rajah came to Coastal Carolina University from Hochschule Koblenz RheinAhrCampus in Remagen, Germany, one of CCU's partner universities, where she teaches management and serves as an international coordinator.

Students from Coastal Carolina University can take coursework in business or health sciences taught in English at Remagen as part of a semester or year-long exchange. CCU students who study in Remagen pay in-state tuition, and scholarships are available to support their studies in Remagen. For more information about studying in Remagen, please Education Abroad or click here.

Spring 2016

Professor Ralph Kriechbaum
Hochschule Rosenheim (Germany)

Professor Ralph Kriechbaum served as the first Distinguished International Visiting Professor in this program in Spring 2016 when he taught operations management in the Wall College of Business. Kriechbaum is an international coordinator within the Business School at the Hochschule Rosenheim and has extensive industry research, especially in the automotive sector. A dual citizen, Kriechbaum also participated as a panelist at CCU's 2016 Celebration of Inquiry.

CCU faculty are encouraged to participate in international teaching, research, and supportive activities through internal or external programs. Please visit the Faculty Opportunities page for more information.