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Faculty Fulbright Opportunities


The Core Fulbright Scholar Program offers nearly 470 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 125 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program also offers 15 postdoctoral awards that are open to American citizens who have recently completed their doctoral degree – typically within the five previous years. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright is offering more opportunities for flexible, multi-country grants

Recent Fulbright Recipients


Professor Ruth McDermott-Levy, PhD

Associate Professor and Director, Center for Global and Public Health

2018 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant Recipient

Dr. Ruth McDermott received a Fulbright-Saastamoinen Foundation Health and Environmental Sciences Award for teaching and research at the University of Eastern Finland (UEF) from August to December.

She taught two courses at the University of Eastern Finland’s Nursing Masters in Public Health program and within the University International program related to global health. Read more about her experience here.  


Professor Garrett Clayton, PhD

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Assistant Dept. Chair

2018 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant Recipient

Dr. Garrett Clayton received a Fulbright Scholar Grant to teach and conduct research on his project titled: "Robotics and Mechatronics in Cambodia: Teaching, Research, and Community Engagement" at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia in Phnom Penh.

He has visited Cambodia five times and built a strong relationship with the Golden West Humanitarian Foundation. He completed senior design projects, a master’s thesis, and two ongoing doctoral projects on mechatronics and robotics for humanitarian mine action. Dr. Clayton’s four-month stay in the country will begin in April 2018. Read more here.


Professor Moeness Amin, PhD

Director of the Center for Advanced Communications and professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

2017 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced (Defense) Science and Technology

Fulbright Distinguished Chair Awards are among the most prestigious appointments in the Fulbright Scholar Program. These awards comprise approximately 40 distinguished lecturing, research, and lecturing/research awards that range from three to 12 month tenures.

Dr. Amin served as a member of the Fulbright National Screening Committee for the 2020-21 Fulbright U.S. Student Program to United Kingdom. The Committee met in December 2019. The UK program covered science, engineering, and public health. Dr. Amin is the recipient of the 2017 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Advanced Science and Technology, where he spent five months in 2018 at the host institution, Defense Science and Technology Group, Adelaide, Australia.


Tuan Samahon, JD

Professor of Law

2017 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant Recipient

Served as a Fulbright scholar with the law faculty at the University of Zagreb in Croatia. While in Croatia, Samahon taught a seminar in spring 2017 on comparative approaches to public administrative law, with an emphasis on transparency.


Irene Kan, PhD

Associate Professor, Psychology

2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant Recipient

Selected for a Fulbright Scholar Award at the University of Toronto, Ontario (Fall 2016) and a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair award at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta (Spring 2017).  




Adriano Duque, PhD

Associate Professor, Romance Languages and Literatures

2016-17 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant Recipient

Awarded a research grant to study Muslim-Christian relations in Morocco. He will conduct research for his project titled: “Celebrating John the Baptist: Shared Saint Veneration Among Muslims and Christians in Morocco.”



Gary S. Glazer, BA, JD

Adjunct Professor of Law

2005 Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant recipient

Judge Gary S. Glazer was affiliated with Paris’s Institut des Hautes Études sur la Justice, where he gave four lectures in the French language in Paris in October 2005. The participants were members of the judiciary, the legal community, and other interested individuals. He spoke on various topics, including how judges are elected on the state level.  

He was able to gain insight into how the French attendees viewed the U.S legal system and processes. The experience also gave him a strong interest in foreign legal systems, which he has since avidly pursued. In August 2020, he was again selected for the same Fulbright program and plans to teach in Uganda.


Paul Steege, PhD

Associate Professor, History

2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Research Grant Recipient 

Hosted by the Center for Contemporary History Research in Potsdam.  

Catherine Warrick, Ph.D.

Catherine Warrick Ph.D. 

Associate Professor, Political Science 
Director, Center for Arab and Islamic Studies 

2012-13 Fulbright U.S. Scholar, University of Exeter, United Kingdom 


Susan Mackey-Kallis, PhD

Associate Professor, Communication

2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Lecture Grant Recipient 

Lectured and taught three courses at two Japanese universities.  


John A. Pierce II, Ph.D

Professor, Management & Operations
VSB Endowed Chair in Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship

2014-18 Fulbright Senior Specialist


Kim Cahill

Director of the Center for Global Leadership, VSB

2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Seminar Grant Recipient   

Participant in the 2015 Fulbright Seminar for U.S. Administrators in International Education in Germany, October 2015.


Diane Penneys Edelman, JD

Director of International Programs & Professor of Law

2009-10 Fulbright Specialist, European Humanities University, Vilnius, Lithuania


Steven L. Chanenson, JD

Professor of Law

2008-09 Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer in Law at Xiamen University in China


Silvia Nagy-Zekmi, Ph.D.

Professor, Dept of Hispanic and Cultural Studies
Director, Graduate Program in Hispanic Studies & Cultural Studies Program

2008 Faculty Summer Research Grant  


Michele Pistone, JD

Director of the Clinic for Asylum, Refugee and Emigrant Services (CARES) & Professor of Law

2006 Fulbright Scholar at the University of Malta


Mark Alexander, JD

Arthur J. Kania Dean and Professor of Law

2006 Fulbright Scholar in Spain


Marc Gallicchio, Ph.D.

Professor of History

2004-05 J. William Fulbright Lecturer at the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa, Japan


Michael Pagano, Ph.D.

Professor, Finance and The Robert J. and Mary Ellen Darretta Endowed Chair in Finance

2002-03 U.S. Fulbright Scholarship in Costa Rica


Kishor Thanawala, Ph.D.

Professor, Economics

1993-95 Committee of the Institute of International Education for selection of potential Fulbright candidates


Charles R. Taylor, Ph.D.

John A. Murphy Professor of Marketing, Marketing & Business Law

Fulbright Senior Specialist

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