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Faculty members honored as Fulbright scholars

ON THE GREEN | Five faculty members were selected as Fulbright Scholars for 2010-11, making the University among the nation’s top producers of such honorees.

With five Fulbright Scholars, UD is tied with Harvard, Stanford, Cleveland State and Virginia Commonwealth universities and the universities of California Davis, California Los Angeles and Minnesota Twin Cities. Among leading research institutions, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign led the list with eight honorees.

The information on the Fulbright Scholars program, which is the flagship international exchange program administered by the U.S. Department of State, was reported recently by the Institute of International Education.


“The Fulbright Scholars Program is very prestigious and we are proud that these faculty, and their colleagues throughout the years, have been selected to participate,” Provost Tom Apple says. “We are pleased to be listed among the top producers of Fulbright Scholars, which provides further recognition of the University of Delaware’s role as an international idea leader.”

The UD Fulbright Scholars and their activities with the program are:

Gonzalo R. Arce, Charles Black Evans Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the first recipient of the Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in information and communications technologies, developing collaborative research with Nokia Research Centers in Helsinki, Finland, and Stockholm, Sweden;

Stuart J. Kaufman, professor of political science and international relations, the Fulbright-Diplomatic Academy visiting professor of international relations at the Diplomatic Academy at the University of Vienna, Austria, teaching courses on U.S. foreign policy and ethnic conflict;

Beth Ann Morling, associate professor of psychology, lecturing and conducting research on social support at Kyoto University in Japan;

Jean Pfaelzer, professor of English, women’s studies and Asian studies, teaching a graduate seminar in Asian-American culture and history and an undergraduate seminar on 19th century American women authors at the University of Utrecht, in the Netherlands; and

Susan Strasser, Richards Chair of American History, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in American consumer culture and American environmental history at the Free University of Berlin.

In addition, a sixth UD faculty member, Ajay K. Manrai, professor of marketing, was named to the Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Program, where he is working at the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad and the Anand Group of Companies in New Delhi.

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