Ohio University

Gerry Krzic

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Director of Ohio Program of Intensive English
Gordy 155E
Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE)

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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 (krzic@ohio.edu) 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)