CEHD Fulbright Initiative

CEHD's Fulbright Initiative provides support to faculty applying for the Fulbright Scholar Program.

The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program is one of the most prestigious international exchange programs that grants support for college or university faculties and administrations. It offers nearly 470 teaching, research or combination of teaching and research awards in more than 125 countries. The program seeks out individuals of achievement and potential who represent the full diversity of their respective societies and selects nominees through open, merit-based competitions.

The Fulbright Scholarship will provide CEHD with opportunities to develop intercultural relations and competence, cultural diplomacy, and global perspectives of its faculty members through exchanging research experience, knowledge, and skills. CEHD highly appreciates the work from the previous Fulbright awardees and looks forward to the future Fulbright researchers to enrich our department with sharing their values and experiences.

Sign up for the Fulbright Faculty Information Session on February 7, 2020, in Burton Hall 227. Learn about the program and new award opportunities. Gain a better understanding of the application process. Hear from a panel of CEHD faculty that have been awarded Fulbright.

2018-2019 Fulbright Senior Scholar Award Winner

Liz Lightfoot photo

Professor Elizabeth Lightfoot, School of Social Work, received her second Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to conduct research and teach in the Faculty of Sociology and Social Work at the University of Bucharest in Romania for the 2018-2019 academic year. Her first Fulbright award was for research in Namibia, which led to an MOU and ongoing exchanges with students and lecturers between the School of Social Work at the U of M and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Namibia.

Past Fulbright Participants

Christopher Johnstone headshot

Christopher Johnstone

Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development

Assistant Professor Christopher Johnstone has participated in two Fulbright experiences. His first experience was through the International Education Administrators Seminar program. In 2014, Johnstone traveled to India to learn about the country's higher education system on a group program with eight other administrators from universities around the US. In 2018, he participated in the Fulbright Specialist Program as a visiting faculty member at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic. While there, he lectured on inclusive internationalization and helped to deepen a partnership between Masaryk's Faculty of Education and CEHD.

Nina Asher headshot

Nina Asher

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Professor Nina Asher received a Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award (Research) in 2014-15 for her research project, Examining the Intersections of Globalization, Privatization, and Education after Two Decades of Economic Liberalization in India. In addition to presenting papers on and publishing based on this project, Nina has also served as a reviewer on national Fulbright panels.

Rebecca Ropers headshot

Rebecca Ropers

Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development

Professor Rebecca Ropers, vice provost for faculty and academic affairs, was Fulbright-Klagenfurt Visiting Professor in Higher Education Research in Vienna in Spring 2014. She studied how gender mainstreaming policy was enacted or resisted in Austrian universities and throughout the European Higher Education Area.

Bhaskar Upadhyay headshot

Bhaskar Upadhyay

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

Associate Professor Bhaskar Upadhyay was awarded the Fulbright Fellowship (1998-2000) in Nepal for graduate education in secondary science education, Teachers College, Columbia University.