Discipline-based faculty review panels created

Faculty members applying for Fulbright may upload their project statements to Global Programs, and these statements will be forwarded to the appropriate panels. Panels will correspond directly with the applicants.

Global Programs appreciates the following faculty who have volunteered to be part of this in-house peer review process:

  1. Humanities and social sciences

Sandra Petrulionis, distinguished professor of English and American studies (chair)

Ann Killebrew, associate professor of archaeology

Nicole Webster, associate professor of youth and international development

Randal Newnham, professor of political science

  1. Engineering and all sciences

Timothy Bralower, professor of geosciences (chair)

Rick Bates, professor of horticulture

Peter Shull, associate professor of engineering

Anil Kulkarni, professor of mechanical engineering

James Sellers, professor, and associate head for undergraduate mathematics

Julio Urbina, associate professor of electrical engineering

  1. Arts and architecture

Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of art education and women’s, gender and sexuality studies  (chair)

Ann Tarantino, assistant professor of arts and architecture

Neil Korostoff, associate professor of landscape architecture

Steven Rubin, associate professor of art

  1. Business, law and education

David Post, professor of education (chair)

David Morand, professor of management (Penn State Harrisburg)

Denise Potosky, professor of management (Penn State Great Valley)

Dana Mitra, professor of education

Chris Muscarella, professor of finance

Beth Farmer, professor of law and international affairs

  1. Medicine and health and human development

Jyotsna Kalavar, professor of human development and family studies (Penn State New Kensington)

Rhonda Belue, associate professor of health policy and administration

John Ellis, professor of psychiatry and pharmacology (Penn State Hershey)

  1. Communications and information, sciences and technology

Anthony Olorunnisola, professor, and head of department, film-video and media studies (chair)

Russell Frank, associate professor of journalism

C. Michael Elavsky, associate professor of media dtudies

The Aug. 1 deadline for the 2017-18 Core Fulbright U.S. Scholar program competition is fast approaching. Award descriptions can be found in the Fulbright online catalog which offers options for scholars and professionals interested in the program. Faculty planning to apply for a sabbatical are encouraged to consider applying for a Fulbright as well.

Fulbright updates:

  1. There are no more lifetime limits on Fulbright scholar grants
  2. Senior scholars are encouraged to consider the distinguished vhair awards, which afford them opportunities to share their expertise at renowned institutions abroad.
  3. Early career scholars may consider the postdoctoral and early career opportunities, for scholars who have recently completed their doctoral degrees.
  4. Flex awards (mostly for research) exist for scholars who cannot afford a long-term grant duration. Flex grants require multiple short-term visits to a host country.

Please visit Global Programs for more information on webinars and registration.

The Fulbright Scholars Program, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs section of the U.S. State Department, provides funding for scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake advanced research and teaching activities around the world.

For more information, contact Penn State’s Fulbright Representative, Sylvester O. Osagie (soo1@psu.edu) or Kristine Crassweller (kac400@psu.edu) in Global Programs.