Four UMass Dartmouth faculty members have been named Fulbright Scholars and will represent the United States as they bring their knowledge and expertise to universities around the world next year.
Recipients of Fulbright awards are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. Fulbright recipients are among more than 40,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year to promote mutual understanding and respect between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.
The UMass Dartmouth 2011 Fulbright Scholars include:
Associate Professor of English Jerry Blitefield of the College of Arts and Sciences will travel to Esterhazy-Karoly College in Eger, Hungary where his teaching and research will focus on rhetoric and writing related to the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.
Associate Professor of the Management and Marketing Catherine Curran of the Charlton College of Business will travel to the Rouen Business School in France and University College Dublin where her teaching and research will focus on the regulation of commercial communications in the EU, especially in the context of children's food marketing and advertising regulation.
Associate Professor of Design Vicki Crayhon (see photo) of the College of Visual and Performing Arts will travel to Russia to photograph urban and rural public space, industrial landscape and teach classes in photography and photo history.
Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology Professor Lisa Knauer of the College of Arts and Sciences will travel to Guatemala to teach and conduct research focusing on migration from that country to New England.
Besides sharing their knowledge with students and researchers in other nations, Fulbright Scholars will return to UMass Dartmouth to share their international experiences with their students.