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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.