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In 2021, the Fulbright Program celebrates 75 years of positive impact on the lives of individuals as well as on global and local communities. Fulbright has been an exceptional opportunity to enrich  education, advance careers, and make meaningful contributions to society. In the upcoming months, we will share some of Marquette's long, rich history with Fulbright by highlighting some stories of our own Fulbrighters. Stay tuned!


 

Spotlight of Marquette University Fulbright Scholar Awardees


Picture of Dr. Milton BatesDr. Milton J. Bates

Professor Emeritus, English

Fulbright Scholar Awards (Teaching)

People’s Republic of China (2000), Spain (2006)

Host institutions: Beijing Foreign Studies University, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Fulbright Experience

picture of Dr. Bates hiking in mountainsA desire to interact as much as possible with host country students and colleagues led Dr. Milton Bates to pursue Fulbright Scholar teaching awards.

Ever since graduate school, Bates was aware how Chinese poetry—and the Chinese written character itself—influenced English speaking modernist poets. During his Fulbright, he translated a Wallace Stevens poem into Mandarin, then had a calligrapher reproduce it on a scroll. This turned out to be a successful teaching aid, introducing Chinese students to modernist poetry and teaching Marquette students about Chinese influences. He wrote up the experiment in an academic journal.

While teaching in Spain, Bates had a bit of a paradoxical experience in which a group of American college graduates left a deeper impression on him. Some of them used Fulbright awards to teach various subjects in Spanish schools. Others pursued research projects such as studying a species of burrowing owl and investigating unusual Spanish musical instruments. These exceptional Fulbrighters led Bates to encourage Marquette seniors to apply for these awards.


picture of Dr. James MartenDr. James Marten

Department Chair and Professor, History

Fulbright Scholar Award (Teaching)

People’s Republic of China (1999)

Host institution: Northeast Normal University, Changchun

Fulbright Experience

picture of Dr. Marten and family visiting China

With two significant events—the Clinton impeachment trial and the American bombing of the Chinese embassy in Belgrade—framing his time in China, Dr. James Marten never ran out of meaningful conversations with his students.

Marten taught two graduate classes in the American Studies program within the history department. His students were split between former history majors and English majors, though a fair number of students attended, without enrolling, just to hear a native English speaker.

Only his second time outside of the country, Marten entered the adventure, along with his wife and two children, with some trepidation, but ultimately felt more at home in world. “We all became more independent and, despite frequent anxiety about our utter cluelessness in some situations, more confident in our own problem-solving.” During that semester, he became much more aware of the complexities of China, “where capitalism and Communism, freedom and authoritarian government were clashing in large and small ways.”

picture of American Studies classOf his time in China, Marten thinks most of the people he met there: the professor who invited the Martens over to make dumplings; the “young” Mr. C, who created a scroll the students gave as a departure gift; and “Jessie”—some students used their English names when interacting with Marten—who thought America a “miracle.”

picture of Dr. H. Richard FrimanDr. H. Richard Friman

Eliot Fitch Chair, International Studies and Professor, Political Science

Fulbright Scholar Award (Research)

Japan (1994-95)

Host institution: National Research Institute of Police Science (NRIPS), University of Tokyo

Fulbright Experience

If training with martial artists in the morning mists of Japanese forests is not a life affirming experience, we aren’t sure what is.

Dr. H. Richard Friman spent two semesters in Japan researching immigration and crime in his host country, specifically exploring patterns of politicization of immigration and aspects of policing practice. The Fulbright opened up access to policy makers and practitioners for his own fieldwork, which ultimately led to multiple publications and an expanded scholarly network, as well as providing material for his teaching when he returned to Marquette. As the first foreign scholar to have such a research position in the NRIPS office, he opened doors for those who would follow.

Although Friman had previous, albeit shorter trips to Japan, the Fulbright really provided him “the opportunity of time” to learn and become part of the host community. Punctuating his stay in Japan were the Great Hanshin Earthquake and the Sarin gas subway attack in downtown Tokyo—a tragedy that he managed to narrowly avoid.

When asked if others should apply for a Fulbright, Friman replied succinctly, “Do it. Being a Fulbright abroad opens doors for research and learning about countries of interest in ways that you cannot imagine.”

 

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program

For those, unfamiliar with Fulbright, the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers more than 400 teaching, research or combination teaching/research awards in over 135 countries. Opportunities are available for college and university faculty and administrators as well as for professionals, artists, journalists, scientists, lawyers, independent scholars and many others. In addition to several new program models designed to meet the changing needs of U.S. academics and professionals, Fulbright offers flexible awards including multi-country opportunities.

2022-2023 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Competition

  • Competition is now open!
  • Deadline is September 15, 2021

To learn more about submitting a competitive application, please consider attending an ORSP training session. A Fulbright specific session is typically held each spring semester. 

You are also invited to join one of Fulbright's upcoming webinars, virtual advising sessions or view a previously recorded webinar

Training and instructional information can be found on the ORSP Events page.

Please contact Averia Flasch (Scholars) or Amelia Zurcer (Students) to discuss and help facilitate your competitive Fulbright application!

 


 

List of Marquette University Fulbright Awardees

Fulbright Scholar Award

2020-2021

  • Dr. Lisa Edwards, Professor and Chair of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, received a research award to study perinatal mental health among immigrant and refugee mothers in Colombia at the at Universidad CES in Medellín, Colombia. 

2019-2020

  • Dr. Kristof Kipp, Associate Professor of Exercise Science, received a teaching/research award to Spain on sports biomechanics at the Universidad Europea di Madrid. 

2018-2019

  • Dr. Richard Jones, Professor of Social and Cultural Studies, received an award to conduct research on formerly incarcerated persons re-entering society in Finland.

2017-2018

  • Dr. Marie Bement, Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, received a research award to conduct pain management studies in Denmark.picture of Dr. Bement in Denmark
  • Dr. Karene Boos, Physical Therapy, received a teaching/research award to Tanzania to help build a physical therapy school there.
  • Dr. Daniel Meissner, Associate Professor of History, received a teaching award to China's Xiamen University, where he will teach Sino-American relations.

2015-2016

  • Dr. Peter Toumanoff, Associate Professor Emeritus in Economics, received a teaching award for Armenia at the Armenian State University of Economics. His focus was on applied economics.
  • Dr. Richard Taylor, Professor in Philosophy, received a Global Flex award to perform research on and teach Aquinas and the Arabs in Turkey and Italy over the course of three summers.

2014-2015

  • Dr. Paul Secunda, Professor of Law in Marquette's Law school, has received a Fulbright award to conduct research in Australia. He will be working with the University of Melbourne Law School to research the Australian workplace pension system and teach two intensive courses on international employment law.

2013-2014

  • 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 taught 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. Tim Machan, Professor of English, was awarded a Fulbright Scholar award to Norway at the University of Oslo. He taught and performed research entitled: "Norway and English, Medieval and Modern."
  • Dr. Guy Simoneau, Professor of Physical Therapy, received a Fulbright Scholar award to Nepal to teach and perform research at Kathmandu University. His theme was improving health care in Nepal through evidence-based physiotherapy practice.

2012-2013

  • Dr. Steven Long, Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in Speech-Language Pathology, 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 Fulbright 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, 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. multiculturalism from the 1980s to the present day.

2011-2012

  • Dr. John Borg, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, traveled to Freiburg, Germany to conduct research at the Fraunhofer Institut für Kurzzeitdynamik also known as the Ernst Mach Institute. 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. 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.

2010-2011

  • 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.

2010-2011

  • 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.

2007-2008

  • 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.

2006-2007

  • 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.
  • 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.

2005-2006

  • 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.

2003-2004

  • 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.

2002-2003

  • 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 teach international communication, writing and reporting in China, College of Communication and Journalism at Fudan University in Shanghai and work with local colleagues to select and edit U.S. journalism textbooks to be translated into Chinese. 

2001-2002

  • Dr. Mark L. Nagurka, associate professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering, participated in the Fulbright Program during the 2001-2002 academic year at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. 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. 
  • 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, was awarded his third Fulbright award to teach at Shanghai International Studies University in China (SISU). 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.

Fulbright U.S. Global Scholar Award

2016-2017

  • Dr. Richard Taylor, Professor, Philosophy, has received a Fulbright Global Scholar award to teach and perform research in Pisa, Italy, Istanbul, Turkey, and Ankara, Turkey. Over the next three years he will be teaching a course on "Aquinas and the Arabs", as well as continuing his research studies ancient Christian, Islamic, and Judaic religion.

Fulbright Specialist Program

2013-2014

  • Dr. Patrick McGilligan, Instructor of Digital Media and Performing Arts in the Diederich College of Communication, received a Fulbright Specialist award to Ireland for teaching and research on US popular culture at the University College of Cork.