Penn State faculty Fulbright tradition continues

January 21, 2009

University Park, Pa. — Penn State has announced the latest faculty and staff who have received senior Fulbright grants in 2008-09. The University, a perennial leader in outgoing scholars, continues the tradition this year with a tie for third place nationally.
 
The Fulbright program, the U.S. Government’s flagship program in international education exchange, features many options beyond the traditional lecture and research awards and scholarships for students. Thirteen Penn State professors and administrators were honored with awards this year:
 
Stephen Beckerman, associate professor of anthropology, College of the Liberal Arts; lecturing and research grant to University Andes in Merida, Venezuela.
 
Thomas Henry Bruening, associate professor of agricultural and extension education, College of Agricultural Sciences; lecturing and research grant to University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.
 
Douglas F. Cowen, associate professor of physics, Eberly College of Science; lecturing and research grant to Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany.
 
Susan Beth Farmer, professor of law, Dickinson School of Law; lecturing grant to University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China.
 
Constance A. Flanagan, professor of agricultural and extension education, College of Agricultural Sciences; lecturing and research grant to Pontifical Catholic University of Chile in Santiago, Chile.
 
Janet A. Haner, public affairs coordinator, University Office of International Programs; U.S.-Japan International Education Administrators Program.
 
Christopher M. Hoadley, associate professor of instructional systems and information sciences and technology, Colleges of Education and Information Science and Technology; research grant to Uttarakhand Environmental Education Center in Almora, India, and Environmental Camps for Conservation Awareness in Kathmandu, Nepal.
 
Michelle Gordon Hough, associate professor of business administration, Penn State Greater Allegheny; lecturing grant to University of Malta in Msida, Malta.
 
Cynthia Massie Mara, associate professor of health care administration and policy, Penn State Harrisburg; research grant to McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada.
 
Sherry Kay Robinson,
associate professor of business administration, Penn State Hazleton; lecturing and research grant to Buskerud University College in Honefuss, Norway.
 
Sajay Samuel, clinical assistant professor of accounting, Smeal College of Business; lecturing grant to American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon.
 
David John Savola, lecturer in English, Penn State Erie, lecturing grant to University of Turku in Turku, Finland.
 
Hoi K. Suen, distinguished professor of educational psychology, College of Education; senior specialist grant to Xiamen University in Xiamen, China.

For information about the senior Fulbright program and the opportunities available, visit the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) Web site at http://www.cies.org. For help with your application, contact Penn State’s Faculty Fulbright Adviser John Keller at (814) 863-6035 or jmk13@psu.edu, or Faculty Fulbright Program Coordinator Janet Haner at (814) 865-0771 or jah3@psu.edu.
 

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Last Updated June 10, 2009