Congratulations to Dr. Christine L. Norton, associate professor in the School of Social Work, who has been awarded a 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. This is a very competitive award and a great honor and opportunity for Dr. Norton, who will be in Taiwan in the Spring 2017 semester for this project. The core Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program provides approximately 800 teaching and/or research grants to U.S. faculty and experienced professionals in a wide variety of academic and professional fields. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants.
Dr. Omar Lopez, Associate professor in the Department of Occupational, Workforce and Leadership Studies has been recommended for the Fulbright Specialist Roster. Candidates who are eligible are matched with incoming project requests from overseas academic institutions for Fulbright Specialists. Roster candidates are matched with projects that require specific expertise.
Congratulations are in order. Dr. Peter B. Dedek has been selected as a recipient for a 2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant to Chile. The Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and The people of other countries, and it is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government.