Fulbright Scholars

The Fulbright Program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Fulbright grants are awarded on the basis of a national competition and represent a significant part of the federal government's commitment to international education exchange. All Fulbright applications undergo rigorous peer review, a process that is conducted by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars. The Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES) is a division of the Institute of International Education. (see Fulbright Scholar Program Website)

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Dr. Matt Boutell
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering

Dr. Boutell was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2011-12 to lecture at Copperbelt University in Kitwe, Zambia.  As Senior Guest Lecturer in Computer Science, he taught classes in mobile and object-oriented software development, developed mobile applications, and developed curriculum for the undergraduate and Master’s programs in Computer Science.

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Dr. Patricia A. Carlson
Professor of American Literature

Dr. Carlson was named Professor of American Literature at the University of Iceland, Reykjavik, for the academic year of 1975-76. While there she lectured extensively on American Culture as reflected through literature and helped to set up a program in literary theory. She also participated in a one-week program evaluation seminar hosted by the Fulbright Office in Berlin, Germany.


Scott Clark

Dr. Scott F. Clark
Professor of Anthropology

Dr. Clark was studying engineering ethics in Japanese corporations as a Fulbright Research Scholar during the academic year of 1999-00. The research included a review of existing literature on the topic, and its emphasis was on obtaining data from practicing engineers working in large corporations. The goal of the research was to understand the processes by which Japanese engineers identify and resolve ethical issues.


Rebecca Dyer

Dr. Rebecca Dyer
Associate Professor of English

Dr. Dyer received a one-year Fulbright Traditional Scholar Grant for the 2007-08 academic year to lecture and conduct research in Lebanon. Dr. Dyer's area of specialization includes: Ethnic and 'Third World' literatures; Contemporary British fiction," Contemporary British fiction, cultural studies and film studies.


Robert Houghtalen

Dr. Robert J. Houghtalen
Professor of Civil Engineering

Dr. Houghtalen participated in the 2001 Fulbright German Studies Seminar, "Urban Planning in Germany," over the summer. It was focused on historic preservation, transportation and land development planning, urban energy distribution, waste disposal, and urban demographics. The seminar was conducted by the bilateral Fulbright Commission together with architect and Fulbright alumnus Joachim Wahlich.


Michael Kukral

Dr. Michael A. Kukral
Associate Professor of Geography

Dr. Kukral received a yearlong Fulbright fellowship to conduct research at Charles University in Prague, Czechoslovakia during the academic year of 1989-90. During this time, he witnessed the revolution which resulted in the overthrow of the communist government. He also lectured weekly at the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences.


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Dr. Heinz C. Luegenbiehl
Professor of Philosophy

Dr. Luegenbiehl received two Fulbright appointments:

  • Summer 1982 -- Summer Seminar for eight weeks to study the great works of Indian intellectual thought and to travel throughout India, becoming acquainted with present day culture and historical sights. It included the opportunity to hold a discussion with the then Prime Minister, Indira Ghandi.
  • Academic Year 1991-92 -- Senior Scholar Fellowship, Nanzan University, Nagoya, Japan. Activities included teaching courses in Applied Ethics and in Technology and Values and doing research on Japanese ethics and religions


Michael McInerney

Dr. Michael F. McInerney
Professor of Physics & Optical Engineering

Dr. McInerney received a Fulbright to lecture at the University of San Carlos in Cebu City, Philippines from June 1994 to April 1995. While there, he also supervised three master's theses and developed opportunities for collaboration with industry.


David Mutchler

Dr. David Mutchler
Professor of Computer Science/Software Engineering

Dr. Mutchler received a Fulbright Award for Lecturing/Research at the University of Maritius in 2000-01. He joined the Computer Science and Engineering Department in Reduit, Maritius where he lectured on Artificial Intelligence and investigated research issues in machine game-playing.


Dr Richard Onyancha

Dr. Richard Onyancha
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Onyancha was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 2014-15 to lecture and conduct research at the Copperbelt University in Kitwe, Zambia. As a Visiting Scholar in the School of Engineering he reviewed all the new BEng (Honors) curricula in the school as well as conducted workshops on curriculum review for all the departments. He also conducted a proposal writing workshop and worked with several teams to write and submit proposals for funding. He also worked to enhance university-industry linkages with some of the large mining companies, such as First Quantum Minerals Limited, in Zambia. He worked with Siemens PLM Software to provide the School of Engineering with needed CAD, FEA and Manufacturing software.


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Dr. Peter F. Parshall
Professor of Comparative Literature (Emeritus)

Dr. Parshall spent the fall term, 1999-00, at the Technical University of Dresden in the Institute for English and American Studies. He lectured on American film as part of the cultural studies program in this department. Courses included Introduction to Film, American Film Comedy, and American Film Renaissance.


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Dr. William B. Pickett
Professor of History (Emeritus)

Dr. Pickett was a Fulbright visiting lecturer at Nanzan University in Nagoya, Japan during the 1989-90 school year. He taught American history in the Department of British and American Studies. He also taught a course in American diplomatic history at Nagoya University.


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Dr. Yosi Shibberu
Professor of Mathematics

Yosi Shibberu, PhD, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for 2014-15 to teach and conduct research at Jimma University in Jimma, Ethiopia, where he was born and lived during his first two years. He will facilitate international projects for Rose-Hulman students, as well as promote innovation and entrepreneurship at Rose-Hulman and Jimma University.


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Dr. Lee R. Waite
Professor of Applied Biology/Biomedical Engineering

Dr. Waite spent the 2008-09 school year at the Heart Surgery Laboratory of the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He worked with a team of surgeons and biomedical engineers to develop a model of blood flow through the mitral valve, with special attention to the validation of the model in humans.


Frank Young

Dr. Frank H. Young
Professor of Computer Science (Emeritus)

Dr. Young was a Fulbright visiting senior lecturer in the department of computer science at the University of Lagos, Nigeria during the 1975-76 school year. He taught courses to every student in the department including postgraduate students. He also lectured at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and the University of Ife.