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Chambers and Chambers tapped as K-State top international educators

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Delores Chambers

Delores Chambers

K-State's International Educator Award is being presented to Delores Chambers and Edgar Chambers for their efforts to advance international education at the university.

They will be honored at a ceremony and reception at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, in Hale Library's Hemisphere Room. The event is open to the public.

The third recipient is Swinder Janda, professor of marketing in the College of Business Administration.

Delores Chambers, associate professor, and Edgar Chambers, university distinguished professor, are being recognized for their team effort in international research and training.

With the investment of large corporations such as Frito-Lay, the professors has conducted many international activities at Sensory Analysis Center to create market penetration in Asia. They are directors of the center, part of the Department of Human Nutrition in the College of Human Ecology.

Chambers and Chambers established a sensory analysis panel in Thailand, considered to be a satellite of the K-State program, and have similar programs under way in Argentina, South Korea and South Africa.

Edgar Chambers IV

Edgar Chambers IV

They  have taught, along with American students traveling with them, short courses abroad to industry and academic professionals in Thailand and South Korea. In addition, they have developed extensive collaborations with international universities.

They serve as active members and chairs of the International Standards Organization and personally host both visiting professor and graduate students at K-State.

Janda serves as the Paul Edgerley Distinguished Chair in Global Business. He has established and implemented global experiential learning activities, developed online international marketing courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and has organized faculty-led group trips abroad to London, Paris, Brussels, Munich, Dublin, China, Italy and other destinations.

The International Educator Award was established by the provost's office and is sponsored by Friends of International Programs and the office of international programs.

This article was posted on Thursday, November 18, 2010, and is filed under Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health.