Department of Leadership Studies in Education and Organizations

Spring 2017

Dr. Davis Invited to Present at International Conference in Okayama, Japan

By: Stephanie Davis, PhD

During November 16-20, 2016, Dr. Davis was invited to Okayama University of Science in Japan to present at an international conference on “Career Formation and Job Hunting Activities for Students in Japan, the U.S., China and South Korea” where two university faculty from each of the listed countries were invited to share practices that enhance workforce education and stakeholder relationships, and bridge the gap between higher education and workforce entry. Her presentation “Work-Based and Experiential Learning at Wright State University: Discussion and Case Study” was one of two by university faculty in the U.S. (the other presenter was from Ohio State) and delivered to an audience that consisted of university faculty, doctoral candidates, and university administrators from varying post secondary institutions in Japan. 

Okayama University of Science is Wright State’s oldest international institutional partnership so taking tea with university leaders was required. L to R: Dr. Moriki Terada, conference host, Dr. Davis, Mr. Kotaro Kake, Director and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Dr. Takuji Hoshino, Vice President.

Following the conference, the next day was devoted to sightseeing and cultural activities. Here are a few highlights:

Food presentation was always pleasing to the eye (and delicious)!

Eclectic cuisine, cultural beauty, kindness of spirit, and remarkable hospitality--everything about Okayama, Japan was excellent!