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2007-2008 Grant and Scholarship Recipients

U.S. Fulbright Scholars Program

Recipients to conduct research abroad, promote global welfare

COLUMBUS – Eleven faculty members from The Ohio State University have been selected as recipients of prestigious Fulbright fellowships. Recipients are selected by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, which administers the program for the U.S. Department of State.

With nine faculty members representing Ohio State's Columbus campus and two representing regional campuses (Wooster and Lima), Ohio State is home to more Fulbright fellows than any other university in Ohio this year. Fellows will conduct research abroad, consult with international colleagues, and lecture to promote general global welfare.

Fulbright fellowships are awarded to approximately 800 scholars each year. Recipients are chosen based on professional accomplishments and demonstrated leadership in their chosen fields. Since its inception in 1946, nearly 300,000 people have participated in the Fulbright exchange program, which is widely heralded as the nation's flagship educational exchange program.

In addition, Ohio State will host three foreign scholars who have received Fulbright grants to teach and conduct research in the U.S. under the Visiting Scholar Program.

2007-2008 Ohio State U.S. Fulbright Scholars

  • Robert Agunga, (Human and Community Resource Development), for "Lecturing and Research: Introduction to Development Communication; Assessing the Development Communication Program" at Bunda College of Agriculture, Blantyre, Malawi, January 2008 - December 2008.
  • Denise Bronson, (Social Work) for "Lecturing: Evidence-based Services to Families and Children" at Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, February 2008 - July 2008.
  • Wen Shyong (Charlie) Chern, (emeritus, Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics) for "Research: Impacts of Health Concerns and Social/Demographic Changes on Food Consumption Behavior" at National Chung Cheng University, Chia-Yi, Taiwan, July 2007 - September 2007.
  • Laura Justice (Teaching and Learning) for "Lecturing and Research: Early Language Development and Intervention" at the University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, March 2008 - July 2008.
  • Joy McCorriston (Anthropology) for "Lecturing: New Scholarship in Ancient Near Eastern Landscape Studies" at the University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany, March 2008 - June 2008.
  • Christopher Reed (History) for "Research: For Whom the Bell Tolled: The Origins and Development of Chinese Print Communism, 1921-1949" at the Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, December 2007 - September 2008.
  • Duane Roller (emeritus, Greek and Latin) for "Distinguished Lectureship: Beyond the Limits: Greeks and Romans Outside the Mediterranean" at the University of Graz, Graz, Austria, March 2008 - July 2008.
  • D. Rose Elder (Arts, Science and Business) for "Lecturing: How Protestantism Informs the American Experience" at the University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, Eastern Mediterranean University, Mersin, Cyprus, August 2007 - December 2007.

Fulbright Senior Specialists

  • Karl Danneberger (Horticulture & Crop Science), University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), Vila Real, Portugal, October 2006 - September 2007.
  • William Mitsch (Environmental Science), Harry Oppenheimer Okavango Research Centre, Maun, Botswana, October 2006 - September 2007.
  • Steven Shull (Political Science) University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway, October 2006 - September 2007.

Visiting Fulbright Scholars

  • Kwo-ting Fang, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Touliu, Taiwan, He is visiting the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Geodetic Science and Prof. Hojjat Adeli for "Research: Constructing a Dynamic Knowledge Management Procedure by Fuzzy Clustering: An Information Flow Perspective."

  • Vladimir Kostal, Institute of Entomology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague, Czech Republic. He is visiting the Department of Entomology and Prof. David Denlinger for "Research: Physiological and Molecular Mechanisms for Survival at Sub-Zero Temperatures in Insects."

  • Blerta Mustafa, University of Pristina, Pristina, Kosovo. She is visiting the School of Teaching and Learning and Prof. Karen Newman for "Research: Teaching English as a Foreign Language: Exploring the Relationship Between Critical Thinking and Writing."