Alison M. Nishi
In her role as Director, Alison M. Nishi supports language study and the integration of languages and cultures across the curriculum, engaging students, staff, faculty, and community members with international strategic partners and local language and cultural resources. Her background is highly interdisciplinary, with experience in systems engineering, academic instructional design, faculty development, and community outreach. Alison spent seven years as the Academic Director of graduate programs in Arts & Culture, Global Affairs, and Translation Studies at DU’s University College, as well as directing the Modern Languages Program.
Alison earned her MA in International & Intercultural Communication from the University of Denver, during which time she studied French in an immersion program in Lausanne, Switzerland. She earned her BS in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH, and studied abroad at the University of Sheffield.