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Gerry Krzic

Gerry Krzic, portrait in his office
Director of Ohio Program of Intensive English
Gordy 107, Athens Campus
Asian Studies
Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE)


Ph.D. Intercultural Communication, Ohio University; Member Phi Beta Delta International Honor Society

M.A. TEFL/Linguistics, Ohio University

About Gerry Krzic

Greetings from Athens, Ohio! I have been involved in intercultural education and ESL for the last 20 years. I first became involved in international work during a study abroad sojourn to Brazil. Since that time, I’ve made stops in Korea (Peace Corps), Japan (Faculty Exchange), Yogoslavia (Fulbright), and Hungary (USIA teacher training). Throughout these travels, I have learned a great deal about other cultures, U.S. culture, and myself. I enjoy traveling and interacting with people from different parts of the world. If you are interested in any of the topics below, contact me via e-mail ( or by mail (155 Gordy Hall, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701 USA).

Professional Interests

  • Intercultural communication training for education and business environments. I particularly enjoy studying intercultural interaction between Japanese and North Americans, and between Koreans and North Americans.
  • Korean and Japanese language and culture. I have taught Japanese language and culture classes and would love to design a training course Korean and North American intercultural programs.
  • ESL/EFL Teacher Training. I have been involved in teacher training programs for Hungarian, Palestinean, Israeli, South African, Korean, and Japanese EFL teachers.

Professional Experience

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Linguistics, Ohio University
  • Study Abroad Coordinator, Japan Program; Ohio University
  • Senior Lecturer, Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE), Ohio University
  • Fulbright Scholar. University of Nis, Yugoslavia
  • Lecturer. Chubu University, Japan
  • Peace Corps Volunteer. Republic of Korea

Recent Professional Presentations

  • “Teaching Korean Students in Intensive ESL Programs” TESOL Conference, Chicago.
  • “A Study of Japanese and American Intercultural Relations.” Research Perspectives in Adult Language Learning and Acquisition (RP-ALLA) Conference.
  • “Cross-cultural Communication and Accommodation.” Ohio Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers Conference, Columbus.
  • “Teacher Training in Eastern Europe.” NAFSA Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • “Global Education and the ESL Teacher.” NAFSA/TESOL Regional Convention, Louisville, KY.


  • United States Information Agency (USIA), Hungarian EFL Teacher Training
  • University Consortium for Intensive English Programs (UCIEP), Eastern European Teacher Training
  • Peace Corps, PCV training

Professional Affiliations

  • Honor Society Phi Beta Delta, TESOL, SIETAR, OhioTESOL, NORVA (Northeast Ohio Returned Peace Corps Volunteers)


  • Japanese, Korean (advanced); Serbo-Croatian (limited use); Chinese (elementary study)