SWT professor receives Fulbright grant to teach abroad

Date of release: 07/10/98

SAN MARCOS, TEXAS — Joycelyn M. Pollock, professor of criminal justice at Southwest Texas State University, has been awarded a Fulbright grant to teach in Finland during the 1998-99 academic year. Pollock will teach criminology at the University of Turku School of Law.

Pollock joined the SWT faculty in 1993. Before coming to SWT, Pollock taught at the University of Houston-Downtown and had been coordinator of the criminal justice program and assistant chair of the Social Sciences Department there.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Whitman College, a master’s and a doctorate from the State University of New York at Albany and a law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. Pollock is one of approximately 2,000 U.S. Fulbright grantees who will travel abroad to teach next year.

Established in 1946 under Congressional legislation introduced by the late Sen. J. William Fulbright of Arkansas, the program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries through educational and cultural exchanges.

The program is sponsored by the U.S. Information Agency, an independent foreign affairs agency within the executive branch of the U.S. government.

Fulbright alumni include President and Mrs. Fernando Cardoso of Brazil; NATO Secretary General Javier Solana; U.S. Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan; Nobel Prize winner Milton Friedman; and writers John Updike, Eudora Welty and Joseph Heller.