Dr. Maureen P. Hall, an Associate Professor of Education at UMass Dartmouth's School of Education, Public Policy, and Civic Engagement (SEPPCE) has been awarded a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar grant, the fifth Fulbright Award granted to the UMass Dartmouth faculty this year.
Under the grant, Dr. Hall will travel to India during the 2010-2011 academic year to conduct research on the Super Accelerated Learning Theory (SALT). This work grows out of her collaborative efforts with the Center for Indic Studies at the University. In India, Dr. Hall will be affiliated with both the University of Allahabad and with Kuruom Vidyalaya, a school founded by Dr. Bal Ram Singh of UMass Dartmouth in rural India where elements of the SALT model will be introduced for teaching and learning.
"I am so looking forward to my Fulbright experience in India," Dr. Hall said. "I see myself as a sentry whose role is to bring American ideas to India and gather new ideas from India, helping to create fresh and synergistic views and approaches for improving teaching and learning. This opportunity will certainly impact my classroom teaching and scholarship when I return from India. I look forward to sharing my experiences with my UMass Dartmouth students and with the Southcoast community."
Dr. Hall joins four other UMass Dartmouth Fulbright Scholars named earlier this year:
Associate Professor of English Jerry Blitefield who 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 who 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 who 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 who 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, these Fulbright Scholars will return to UMass Dartmouth to share their international experiences with their students.
Dr. Hall is one of approximately 1,500 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2010-2011. Fulbright recipients are among more than 40,000 individuals participating in U.S. Department of State exchange programs each year. For more than sixty years, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs has supported programs that seek to promote mutual understanding and respect between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, visit: http://fulbright.state.gov