Dr. Michael Bevis
(WSU Vancouver, School of Languages, Cultures and Race)
Michael just recently began teaching at WSU Vancouver in 2018 from working abroad. For more than 13 years in China, Michael has worked and researched educational approaches between the US and China. In addition to his studies of Chinese language and culture, Michael has taught and worked in Mexico, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, Vietnam, etc. As an international and bilingual educator, Michael is passionate about teaching and learning that incorporates a cosmopolitan mindset and disposition together with a pedagogy that inquires and appreciates cultural differences and openness. Michael received the Dr. Charles L. Faires’ Dissertation of Distinction Award for his research in intercultural competency, cultural sensitivity, and cultural responsive teaching (Chinese International Students in a Northwest University: Investigating Cultural Academic Learning and Teaching Preferences).
Ed.D., Instructional Leadership (Emphasis in Research), Nova Southeastern University, Florida.
M.S.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Quincy University, Illinois.
B.S.W., Social Work, University of North Texas, Texas.
Research and Teaching Interests
International Education Development; Instructional Strategies and Assessment; Educational Leadership and Strategic Development; Student Teacher Placement and Evaluation; Research Survey, Strategies and Writing; English Language Learners; Multicultural and Bilingual Education; Intercultural Communication; Chinese Language and Culture; International Students and Cultural Adaptation; Intercultural Competency, Intercultural Sensitivity and Cultural Responsive Teaching; Cultural Learning Styles; Diversity and Inclusion; Child Social Development and Social Work; as well as Integrated Liberal Arts coursework and Study Abroad courses.
His previous undergraduate teaching included Independent Research Writing, Academic Reading, Discussion Skills for English Language Learners, Writing & Grammar, Academic Writing, and American Ways. As a liberal arts professor he has taught Cross Cultural Experience: China Minority Focus, Cross Cultural Experience: China Tibet Focus, Liberal Arts & Critical Issues: Majority World & the West, Liberal Arts & Critical Issues: Islam & the West, Liberal Arts & Critical Issues: State of the Union, United States Culture (graduate level), and Research and Study Skills (graduate level).
His interests include, of course, languages and travel, outdoor sports (marathon running, hiking, biking and swimming), as well as, community theatre, music and dancing.