Established in 1946, the Fulbright Program is designed to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the U.S. and other countries. Chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential, Fulbright Scholars have the opportunity to study, teach, or conduct research overseas. Below are resources for WKU faculty to utilize as they consider or prepare for a Fulbright experience.
Fulbright Scholar Liaisons serve as campus representatives of the Fulbright Scholar Program and support faculty pursuing opportunities through the Fulbright Scholar Program.
Addie Cheney, Assistant Director of International Programs
Tony Harkins, Ph.D., History
WKU celebrates a diverse range of Fulbright scholars who have taught, conducted research, or participated in collaborative projects abroad. The faculty and staff listed here continue to enrich WKU’s campus and expand its international reach.
WKU faculty or staff who have received a Fulbright but are not on this list and would like to be can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audrey Anton - Fulbright Student Research Scholar, Ecuador 2002-2003
Robert Antony - History Senior Scholar, China/Taiwan 1987-1988, 1990, 1995, and 2002
Saundra Ardrey - Senior Teaching Scholar, South Africa 2017
James Baker – Korea 1978; Taiwan 1983
Nicole Breazeale – Fulbright Student Research Scholar, Argentina
Rebbecca Brown - Fulbright-Nehru Visiting Lecturer, India 2013
Charles Bussey – History Senior Scholar, Denmark 1993 and Norway 2003-04
Kim Chalmers – Japan 1980
Kam Chan - Senior Teaching Scholar, China 2017
Judy Davison - Senior Specialist Scholar, England and Ireland 2002-07
David Erbach – Fulbright Student Research, Germany 1969-70
Kay Gandy - Fulbright-Hays Seminars Abroad Program, South Africa 2003; Fulbright-Hays Group Project, South Africa 2006; Fulbright Hays Seminars Abroad Program, Senegal 2016
Cecile Garmon - Senior Research-Teaching Scholar, Mexico 2000
Dominique Gumirakiza - Visiting Scholar from Rwanda, United States 2008-09
Katherine Hale - English Teaching Assistant, Argentina 2009,
Study Abroad Advisor in Office of Study Abroad & Global Learning
Anthony Harkins –Senior Teaching Scholar, Austria 2012
Sam Hunt - China 2006
Carlton Jackson – History Senior Scholar, India 1971-1972; Pakistan 1974-1975; Bangladesh 1985; and Finland 1989-1990
Dan Jackson – Senior Research-Teaching Scholar, Sri Lanka 1992-93 and Albania 2003
John Long - Senior Scholar, Algeria 1974-75 and Morocco 1997
Jeff Katz – Senior Scholar, Germany
Rick Keyser - France 1992
David Lee - Fulbright-Hays, Yugoslavia 1984
Deborah Logan - Senior Scholar, India 2012
Ann Mead - Germany 2012
Laura McGee - Junior Research Scholar, Germany 2002-03
Richard Miller - China 1987
Bella Mukonyora - Visiting Scholar from Zimbabwe, United States 2001
John Petersen - Yugoslavia 1984; South Korea 2004
Linda Pickle - Germany 1975, 1979, 1982
Jeffrey Samuels - Senior Scholar, Sri Lanka 1998-99
Michael Trapasso - Brazil 1989
Jianliang Wang – Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad, China 2010
Kristin Wilson - Research Scholar, South Africa 2016
Haiwang Yuan – Fulbright Student from China, United States 1988
Learn about the Fulbright Program Webinars:
The Council for the International Exchange of Scholars regularly hosts free, interactive webinars and archives them on their website here. These are a great resource to familiarize yourself with the Fulbright Program and learn how to be a competitive applicant.
OIP will make available on-campus events so that faculty unable to attend can have access.
Consider serving on the discipline or regional peer review committee. Click here for more information on eligibility, how to apply, and more.
Fulbright Scholar Database
Utilize the Fulbright Scholar Database to search and contact Fulbright alumni in your discipline, ask for guidance, and seek examples of their applications.
Build contacts in and connections to a host country and at a specific institution:
- Apply for the annual Zuheir Sofia Endowed International Faculty Seminar
- Teach abroad
- Invite a Fulbright scholar to campus through the Core Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program(long term) or the Outreach Lecturing Fund (short term)
Hosting Visiting Scholars through the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program is a great way to build contacts and make connections with international peers. Below are three ways to host a Fulbright Visiting Scholar.
Scholar-in-Residence (SIR) Program
- U.S. institutions apply to CIES to host a Fulbright SIR for either a semester or academic year.
- SIR typically teaches undergraduate courses providing an international perspective.
- U.S. institutions can name a specific scholar or opt for CIES to work with U.S. embassies and Fulbright Commissions overseas to recruit a scholar whose academic background aligns with the proposed activities.
Outreach Lecturing Fund (OLF)
- Funds campuses to host Fulbright Visiting Scholars already in the U.S. for short-term speaking engagements.
- Award covers cost of a roundtrip ticket from the scholar’s host institution
- OLF host expected to cover local transportation, lodging, and meals. Here are some
ways to utilize inviting a Fulbright Visiting Scholar through OLF:
- Offer a department, college, or university-wide lecture;
- Meet with faculty and students to engage in informal discussions and exchange of ideas;
- Speak on their culture and history of their country.
Core Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program
- Most common way Fulbright Visiting scholars come to the U.S. to lecture or conduct research is through the Core Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program .
- Similar to the Core U.S. Scholar Program, only in reverse.
- Scholars from other countries submit applications to their in-country Fulbright Commission, or in countries without one, the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy.
- U.S. hosting institutions are not involved in the review of these scholars’ applications.
- If your college or department would like to host a particular scholar, keep in mind:
- CIES suggests connecting with the scholar throughout their application process;
- You may suggest the scholar names WKU as their preferred host affiliate;
- Relevant faculty must provide a letter of invitation to support the scholar’s application.
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