Dr. Erik Ugland, Associate Professor, Digital Media and Performing Arts in the Diederich College of Communication, has received a Fulbright award to the Czech Republic. From January through May 2014, Dr. Ugland is teaching graduate-level courses on The Political Economy of Global Media and Media Law at Masaryk University in order to examine questions about the boundaries of free expression in a digital world.
Dr. Steven Long, Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology, has received a Fulbright award to Argentina for 2013. From April to June, Dr. Long taught a special course for advanced students of the Universidad Nacional de Córdoba in the Escuela de Fonoaudiología who are preparing to work as speech-language pathologists. The focus was on the evaluation and treatment of patients with unintelligible speech.
|Dr. Joseph Daniels, Director of Center for Global & Economic Studies and Professor of Economics, was named the Fulbright Visiting Chair of Governance and Public Policy to the Department of Political Science at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He conducted research to study how nationalist and patriotic attitudes of U.S. and Canadian residents, among other factors, affect their preferences with regard to trade and immigration policies. He also examined the impact that a major event or shock, specifically the 9/11 attacks, had on those attitudes as well as the determinants of, and differences in, U.S. and Canadian attitudes toward inward foreign direct investment.|
|Dr. Claire Badaracco, Professor Emerita, College of Communication, received a Fullbright to research peace and policy studies at the Center for International Conflict Resolution, University of Ulster, in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Peace studies was the focus of the last decade of her career at Marquette, and she brings her expertise in conflict transformation and peace communication studies, as well as e-learning, to her Fulbright assignment.|
Dr. Jodi Melamed, Dr. Jodi Melamed, Associate Professor, Department of English, has received a Fulbright Scholar Award to teach American Studies courses at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, one of Germany’s premiere universities. She taught two courses, “Revolutionizing American Studies” and “Introduction to Critical Race and Ethnic Studies” in Humboldt’s Department of English and American Studies. She also expanded her research on the coproduction of antiracist ideologies and the knowledge architecture of global capitalism, pursuing a comparative study of German and U.S. multiculturalisms from the 1980s to the present day.
|Dr. John Borg, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, traveled to Freiburg, Germany to conduct research at the Fraunhofer Institut für Kurzzeitdynamik also known as the Ernst Mach Institute. His research involves understanding the dynamic behavior of heterogeneous materials subjected to blast and impact loads. He and his collaborators combined their expertise to better understand traumatic brain injury, due to a range of causes from sports injuries to military personal subjected to impact and blast loads. Their work focused on further developing molecular dynamic techniques for the atomistic scale in order to simulate continuum scale phenomena on the centimeter scale. Dr. Borg and his colleagues ultimately hope these techniques can be used to describe the loading and cellular damage mechanisms and can contribute to a better understanding of how protective and safety materials could be redesigned in order to prevent injuries from shock and impact.|
|Dr. Daniel Meissner, Associate Professor of History, will teach at South China Normal University in Guangzhou. His course, “Charlie Chan Meets Uncle Sam,” will focus on Sino-American relationships and will cover the evolution of relations, attitudes and impressions between China and the United States. In addition to teaching, he will work on an upcoming book, Seward’s Shanghai: The Roots of American Diplomacy in China.|
Dr. Lawrence Soley, Professor of Communication/Journalism, will travel to Bilgi University in Istanbul, Turkey. While there, he will be teaching Film as Communication and Qualitative Research Methods. The research portion of the award will focus on use of visual techniques, such as photo elicitation, Thematic Apperception Measures, and drawing tests, for social science measurement, and their applicability cross-culturally.
|Dr. Kristin Haglund, Associate Professor of Nursing, will travel to The School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, to lecture and conduct research for her project, “The Social and Cultural Contexts of Alcohol Use and Subsequent Sexual Involvement among Adolescents and Young Adults.” She will study the behaviors of youths age 14 to 21 to understand their “trajectory” of alcohol use and sexual involvement from early adolescence to young adulthood.|
|Dr. Angela Sorby, Associate Professor of English, will teach two English literature courses in the English Department of Xiamen University in Fujian Province, China — “History of American Poetry” and “Fiction(s) of American Culture.” Her premise is that the body of classic American literature is under constant revision by readers and that the field of literature is moving away from a nationalist approach to one that addresses how readers and cultures connect across borders. She hopes to help her Chinese students feel empowered to interpret literature in a variety of ways, rather than seeking the one ‘correct’ answer.|
|Dr. Kate Kaiser, Associate Professor of Management, has received a Fulbright Research Scholar award to travel to India to explore the high turnover rate of information technology employees. At the end of October 2007, Dr. Kaiser will visit Indian and United States software firms in the cities of Bangalore, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune and Chennai. While there, she will observe business practices, interview staff and study cultural influences.|
|Dr . Syed H. Akhter, professor and chair of marketing at Marquette University, was named a Fulbright Scholar for the fall semester 2006 to study the effects of globalization on Caribbean businesses. Starting in September, Akhter spent three months based in the Department of Management Studies at the Cave Hill campus of the University of the West Indies in Barbados.
Akhter examined how the entry of foreign-based firms has affected the competitive position of local firms, how local businesses have responded, and what Caribbean firms can do to improve their competitive positions both domestically and internationally. The small size of Caribbean countries make them ideal candidates for studying the effects of globalization on the performance of small firms, according to Akhter, research that can then be extended to the experiences of small economies around the world.
|Dr. Stephen Heinrich, Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. was named a Fulbright Research Scholar, and served as a Visiting Professor at Laboratoire IXL at Université Bordeaux 1 in Bordeaux, France.
Dr. Stephen Heinrich collaborated with Dr. Isabelle Dufour at the IXL Lab, Université Bordeaux 1, to develop portable, low-cost, biochemical sensors capable of detecting a broad spectrum of substances, including environmental toxins, blood pathogens or trace amounts of explosives, blood pathogens or trace amounts of explosives that may signal public security threats.
|Dr. Milton J. Bates, Professor of English, will travel to Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain as a senior Fulbright scholar. Bates will teach a doctoral course on Literary Responses to the Vietnam War and an advanced undergraduate course on American prose and fiction from 1850 to 1950. He will also seek out Spanish perspectives on three areas of American literary expression that have been the focus of his research: modernism, the Vietnam War, and the American landscape.|
|Dr. Irfan A. Omar, assistant professor of theology, will travel to Muhammadiyah Malang University in Malang, Indonesia, for a five-month teaching and research position in spring 2006. As a lecturer at the university, Omar will offer courses dealing with comparative studies of religion and traditions of pluralism practiced in Indonesia and the United States, as well as lead reflections on the roles Muslims play in the world. He will also present a new course exploring the Muslim experience in America. In addition, Omar’s work will allow him to engage in dialogue and exchange ideas with numerous Indonesian intellectuals and religious leaders.|
|Dr. Raju G.C. Thomas, professor of political science and Allis-Chalmers Distinguished Professor of International Affairs, will travel to Serbia and Montenegro to serve as a visiting professor at the University of Belgrade for the full academic year. While there, he will teach several political sciences courses dealing with foreign policy, international economic issues, world conflict and security. Thomas will also create a new international security research seminar, which will allow students to develop major research projects as part of developing Belgrade University’s international security studies program.|
|Dr. Lawrence J. LeBlanc, professor of political science, traveled to Malaysia for the 2003-04 academic year to lecture and conduct research as a Fulbright Program scholar. In Malaysia, LeBlanc taught a graduate-level course on human rights in international relations at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in Bangi. LeBlanc was previously a Fulbright scholar at the Netherlands Institute of Human Rights at the University of Utrecht from 1990-91.|
|Dr. Donald A. Neumann, associate professor of physical therapy, was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in the Fall of 2002 to teach in Kaunas Medical School, located in Kaunas, Lithuania. He is the first physical therapy faculty member and the first College of Health Sciences faculty member to receive a Fulbright. In addition to teaching anatomy and kinesiology to medical students, he also helped start the country's first university-based physical therapy program.|
|Dr. James F. Scotton, associate professor of journalism, received an extension of his 2001-02 Fulbright award to continue teaching and research in China. Scotton taught international communication, writing and reporting in the College of Communication and Journalism at Fudan University in Shanghai and worked with local colleagues to select and edit U.S. journalism textbooks to be translated into Chinese. He also worked with colleagues to write a journalism textbook based on the experience of Chinese journalists and comparing English-language and Chinese-language newspaper coverage of Chinese-U.S. relations. Scotton was previously a Fulbright Scholar at Nairobi University in Kenya where he lectured and taught as a visiting journalism professor in 1985-86. From 1989 to 1991, he was a visiting professor and head of the mass communication program at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda—also through the Fulbright Scholar Program.|
|Dr. Mark L. Nagurka, associate professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering, participated in the Fulbright Program during the 2001-2002 academic year. He spent 10 months at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. The institute, which traces its history to 1934, is a widely recognized multidisciplinary research center and graduate school with more than 2,500 scientists, technicians and research students. His research work in Israel focused on how people and machines interact, in particular on the dynamics and control of the human upper arm in movement. In addition to helping design robotic test equipment to measure the mechanical properties of arms, he co-taught a graduate course entitled "The control of motion in biological and robotic systems."|
|Dr. Peter G. Toumanoff, associate professor of economics, participated in the Fulbright Program during the 2001-2002 academic year. He spent six months at the Urals Gold-Platinum Institute International School of Business in Yekaterinburg, Russia, during the spring semester. As part of his Fulbright work, he lectured in executive MBA programs at the private institute, founded in 1995. His research helped establish a database of regional economic information.|
|Dr. James F. Scotton, associate professor of journalism, left in August 2001 to spend 10 months teaching at the Shanghai International Studies University in China (SISU)—his third Fulbright award. SISU offers four-year bachelor’s degrees, including several language programs. Scotton worked with the international journalism program teaching writing and international communication. In addition to teaching, Dr. Scotton studied shifting newspaper publishing policies and trends in China—specifically, the shift by Chinese newspapers from publishing only government-approved material to having to satisfy their readers.|
|Recent Visiting Scholars:|
|Didiek Wiet Arianto Economics; Indonesia; Marquette University|
|Fran O'Rourke Philosophy; Ireland; Marquette University|