Husson University Associate Professor Receives Fulbright-Nehru Award

Husson University Associate Professor Receives Fulbright-Nehru Award

Date of Release: July 19, 2012

Husson University Associate Professor of Education Dr. Sandip Lee Anne Wilson has been awarded a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar grant and has travelled to Avinashilingam University Institute for Home Science School for Women in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. There she will teach graduate and undergraduate students.

Dr. Wilson will work on teaching with a discipline-centered approach to content areas such as history, one that is focused on collaborative, interactive, and project-based learning. She is one of approximately 1,100 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program in 2012-2013.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The Program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.

“We are extremely proud of Dr. Wilson’s receipt of her Fulbright-Nehru Scholar grant,” states Husson President Robert Clark. “It is a testament to our faculty’s commitment to providing scholarly contributions to their discipline and incorporating a global perspective into the classroom.”

Dr. Wilson says she looks forward to her time in India and being of service to the University and its students. She hopes to have the opportunity to meet teachers, work with students in a variety of settings, and go into the school systems as part of the field work of the students. She is particularly interested in learning how the schools use technology and literature in their classrooms, yet she is mindful of being open to many kinds of university and school experiences that she will be part of and observe.

“One of the motivating factors in proposing the project was that I was interested in finding out what is happening in the world, what was happening in people’s lives inside and outside the academy in another country, in another culture. I wanted to bring back my experiences to Husson and our students,” states Dr. Wilson.

Other Fulbright Scholars within the Husson community include Associate Professor of Chemistry Marek Sitarski, Dean of the School of Science and Humanities Frank Hubbard, and President Bob Clark.

For further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, please visit their website at http://fulbright.state.gov or contact James A. Lawrence, Office of Academic Exchange Programs, telephone 202-632-3241 or e-mail fulbright@state.gov.

For more information regarding this release, please contact Amanda Kitchen at 207-992-4925 or via cell at 207-649-4647.

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