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Faculty honored with record-breaking number of Fulbright Scholar Awards

Yvonne Rhodes | August 15, 2018

Texas State University's Fulbright Scholar Program has set a record with six faculty members receiving scholar program grants this year. The six Fulbright Scholars will travel abroad in the 2018-2019 academic year to teach and conduct research at foreign universities in Europe, North Africa and Asia.

The number of Texas State Fulbright awards received this year matches that of national research universities including Johns Hopkins University and Columbia University.

The Fulbright program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars and is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, designed to increase a mutual understanding between United States and other countries.

Dr. Elizabeth Bishop

Dr. Elizabeth Bishop
Université d'Oran, Algeria
Associate Professor, Department of History
 
 

"My investment in North African studies is integral to my research and scholarly conversations. At the Université d'Oran, I will address African-American nationalism in its transational context."

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Dr. Joellen Coryell

Dr. Joellen Coryell
Libera Università Maria SS. Assunta, Italy
Associate Professor, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology

"I feel like I have worked my entire adult life to reach this moment. It is an incredible honor to represent my discipline, Texas State University and the U.S. as a Fulbright Scholar."

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Dr. Caitlin Gabor

Dr. Caitlin Gabor
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary
Professor, Department of Biology
 
 

"I look forward to academic growth through this experience, to experiencing the culturally rich city of Budapest (and beyond), and to sharing these experiences when I return to Texas State University."

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Dr. Paul Jantz

Dr. Paul Jantz
Vietnam National University, Vietnam
Associate Professor, Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education and School Psychology

"I am very passionate about helping children who live with the consequences of a moderate or severe TBI and this grant gives me the opportunity to do so at the international level."

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Dr. Roseann Mandziuk

Dr. Roseann Mandziuk
M.O.P Vaishnay College for Women, India
Professor, Department of Communication Studies
 

"I specifically requested that my placement be made at a women's college. I am excited to engage in the exchange of ideas with these talented young women."

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Ms. Holly Wise

Ms. Holly Wise
Mt. Carmel College, India
Lecturer, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
 

"It will be a privilege of mine to work with my Indian peers in introducing (solutions journalism) to their journalism students while also building collaboration between Texas State University and Mt. Carmel College (in Bangalore, India)."

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“The Fulbright experience is transformative and the contributions and impact for our community from returning faculty has been remarkable. We’re riding an upward trend and as we work towards engaging even more faculty. Participating in this prestigious international exchange program is one of the best things that a university can do.”

-Daris Hale, Fulbright Ambassador and Fulbright Campus Liaison from Texas State University’s School of Music

Learn more about the Fulbright program.

For more information, contact University Communications:

Jayme Blaschke, 512-245-2555

Sandy Pantlik, 512-245-2922