College of Education professor named Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassador
Joellen Coryell, a professor in the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology at Texas State University, has been appointed a Fulbright Scholar Alumni Ambassador.
Alumni Ambassadors represent the best of the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program and are selected through a competitive process. Coryell, who is an associate dean for Educational Partnerships and Enrollment, will serve a two-year term and present information on her Fulbright experience at multiple events on college campuses and academic conferences each year.
She received a Fulbright Core Scholars Grant to Italy for 2018-2019 at the Libera Università Maria SS Assunta (LUMSA) in Rome, where she engaged in teaching and research activities that link to issues and needs for internationalization of adult and higher education teaching and learning. Coryell has a master’s degree in education from Texas State, a doctorate from Texas A&M University, and joined the faculty of the College of Education at Texas State in 2011.
The Fulbright Scholar Program, funded by the U.S. Department of State, supports more than 800 U.S. faculty and professionals each year to teach or conduct research in over 135 countries around the world. The Fulbright award is a prestigious honor that brings distinction to the faculty member and their institution. A key priority for the State Department is to increase the diversity and quality of the scholars who participate in the program and the range of U.S. higher education institutions that are represented overall.
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Alumni Ambassador Program is designed to increase the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program’s visibility nationwide and expand the diversity of future participants. Fulbright Alumni Ambassadors serve as representatives, recruiters, sharing their experiences with audiences at campus presentations and conferences, by writing articles, assisting with digital outreach and social media efforts, and participating in recruitment webinars.