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WSU’s Fulbright Scholars

As a top-tier research university, WSU encourages and supports participation by faculty, researchers and students in Fulbright research, teaching and scholarship efforts.

WSU’s growing level of participation in the Fulbright Association is a direct reflection of its research excellence in many fields. Recent Fulbright grants have featured WSU faculty and researchers in soils and crop science, history, education, agriculture, bioengineering, veterinary medicine, biological chemistry, nursing, English, civil engineering, anthropology, Chinese literature, and German history.

Similarly, visiting faculty come from throughout the world to work and study in partnership with WSU’s leading faculty, to utilize its research facilities, exchange ideas, and increase mutual understanding between countries.

Current WSU Fulbright Scholars

Patrick Freeze

2015-16
WSU Pullman
College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences
WSU School of Crop and Soil Science

Host Institution: Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
Grant Type: Research
Project: Managing cadmium contamination in Thailand rice paddies
Contact: patrick.freeze@wsu.edu


Von Walden

2015-2016
WSU Pullman
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Host Institution: Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, Norway
Grant Type: Research
Project: Analyze data and improve atmospheric modeling in the Arctic, serve as Distinguished Arctic Chair
Contact: v.walden@wsu.edu

Von Walden is a professor of engineering specializing in remote sensing, radiative transfer, and fluid mechanics. He is a researcher in remote sensing of polar atmospheres and climate change at the WSU Laboratory for Atmospheric Research.


Peter Christenson

2015
WSU Tri-Cities
Department of Fine Arts

Host Institution: University of Dundee, Dundee, United Kingdom
Grant Type: Lecturing/Research
Project: New media and community-based arts: video interviews and histories
Contact: peter.christenson@wsu.edu

Peter Christenson is an assistant professor of arts.


Liv Haselbach

2015
WSU Pullman
College of Engineering

Host Institution: Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Grant Type: Lecturing/Research
Project Title: Sustainable development by the Amazon
Contact: haselbach@wsu.ed

Liv Haselbach is an associate professor of environmental engineering.


Mushtaq Memon

WSU Pullman
College of Veterinary Medicine
Paul Allen School for Global Animal Health
Contact: memon@wsu.edu

2015

Host Institution: Veterinary Sciences, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan
Project: Veterinary business education and feasibility of veterinary faculty accreditation by the American Veterinary Medical Association

2014

Host Institution: Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Project: Veterinary science curriculum development at UAE Higher Colleges of Technology
Host Institution: University of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan
Project: Canine reproduction workshop

2013

Host Institution: Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Type: Lecturing/Research
Project: Agriculture

Mushtaq Memon is an associate professor of veterinary clinical sciences.

 

 

Recent WSU Fulbright Scholars

Christopher Lupke

2014-2015
WSU Pullman
Dept. of Foreign Languages and Cultures
Type: Lecturing/Research

Host Institution: University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Grant Type: Lecturing/Research
Project: Filiality and the Crisis of Representability in Modern China
Contact: lupke@wsu.edu

Christopher Lupke is an associate professor of Chinese/Mandarin language.


Norman Lewis

2014-2015
WSU Pullman
Institute of Biological Chemistry

Host Institution: University of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Grant Type: Lecturing/Research
Project: Renewable bioenergy
Contact: lewisn@wsu.edu

Norman Lewis is a professor of biology and biomedical sciences.


Nehal Abu-Lail

2013-2014
WSU Pullman
College of Arts and Sciences

Host Institution: Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
Grant Type: Lecturing/Research
Project: “Bioremediation of Environmental Contaminants in Jordan”
Contact: nehal@wsu.edu

Nehal Abu-Lail is an associate professor of chemical engineering and bioengineering.


Sinisa Mesarovic

2013-2014
WSU Pullman
School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering

Host Institution: University of Kragujevac, Kragujevac, Serbia
Grant Type: Lecturing/Research
Project: “Multiscale Modeling of Materials: Fundamental Problems and Computational Methods”
Contact: smesarovic@wsu.edu

Sinisa Mesarovic is an associate professor of mechanical engineering.


Andrew Scheef

2013-2014
WSU Pullman
College of Education

Host Institution: Academy of Singapore Teacher Division of the Ministry of Education
Project: Post-School transition programs in Singapore
Contact: ascheef@wsu.edu

Andrew Scheef is a doctoral student and teaching assistant in special education.


Laurie Mercier

2013
WSU Vancouver
Department of History

Host Institution: University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
Grant Type: Research
Project: Gendering spaces: Men, women, and industrial work in the North American West
Contact: lmercier@wsu.edu

Laurie Mercier is a professor of U.S history.


Kevin Murphy

2013
WSU Pullman
Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Host Institution: University of the Philippines, Los Banos, Thailand
Grant Type: Lecturing/Research
Project: Education
Contact: kmurphy2@wsu.edu

Kevin Murphy is an assistant professor specializing in barley and alternative crop breeding.


Matthew Sutton

2012-2013
WSU Pullman
Department of History

Host Institution: University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Grant Type: Lecturing/Research
Project: Modern American religion, culture, and politics; American evangelicals and the global politics of apocalypse
Contact: sutton@wsu.edu

Matthew Sutton is an associate professor and Edward R. Meyer Distinguished Professor in History.


Terry Converse

2012-2013
WSU Pullman
College of Arts and Sciences

Host Institution: Lokadharmi, Kerala, India
Grant Type: Lecturing
Project: Cultural collision and its dramatization in world theatre: Theory and practice
Contact: converse@wsu.edu

Terry Converse is a professor emeritus in drama and theater arts.


Peter Boag

2012-2013
WSU Pullman
Department of History

Host Institution: University of Tuebingen, Tubingen, Germany
Grant Type: Lecturing
Project: Gender and sexuality in American and Western American studies
Contact: boag@wsu.edu

Peter Boag is a professor of U.S. history.


John Fellman

2013
WSU Pullman
Department of Horticulture

Host Institution: Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus
Grant Type: Lecturing/Research
Project Title: Graduate and undergraduate research capacity-building in postharvest plant biology, physiology, and technology at the Cyprus University of Technology
Contact: fellman@wsu.edu

John Fellman is a professor of horticulture and viticulture/enology.


Patricia Sturko

2012
WSU Pullman
Graduate School
Host Institution: The German-American Fulbright Commission, Berlin, Germany
Project: US-Germany International Education Administrators Program
Type: Seminar
Contact: psturko@wsu.edu

Patricia Sturko is associate dean of the WSU Graduate School.


Marina Tolmacheva

2012
WSU Pullman
College of Arts and Sciences

Host Institution:  National Aviation University, Institute for the Humanities, Kiev, Ukraine
Grant Type: Lecturing and consulting
Project: World civilizations curriculum and assessment
Contact: tolmache@wsu.edu

Marina Tolmacheva is a professor of history.


Steven Tomsovic

2011
WSU Pullman
College of Arts and Sciences

Host Institution: Dresden University of Technology, Dresden, Germany
Grant Type: Research
Project Title: The physics of extreme events in quantum chaotic systems
Contact: tomsovic@wsu.edu

Steven Tomsovic is professor and chair, in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.


Keri McCarthy

2011
WSU Pullman
Department of Music

Host Institution: Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
Grant Type: Lecturing/Research
Project: Contemporary and Traditional Musics of Thailand
Contact: kmccarthy@wsu.edu

Keri McCarthy is an assistant professor of music.


Carol Allen

2011
WSU Spokane
College of Nursing

Host Institution: Kamuzu College of Nursing, Lilongwe, Malawi
Grant Type: Lecturing/Research
Project: Participatory action to improve nursing educational outcomes during a critical nursing shortage: A faculty partnership

Carol Allen is a retired associate clinical professor of nursing.


Barry Hewlett

2010-2011
WSU Vancouver
Department of Anthropology

Host Institution: Hawassa University, Awassa, Ethiopia
Grant Type: Lecturing/Research
Project: Cross-Cultural Views of Children’s Medical Knowledge
Contact: hewlett@wsu.edu

Barry Hewlett is a professor of anthropology.


John Thomas Preston

2010
WSU Pullman
College of Arts and Sciences

Host Institution: Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Project: Seminar in American foreign and security policy
Contact: tpreston@wsu.edu

John Thomas Preston is a professor of political science.


Noel Sturgeon

2010
WSU Pullman
College of Liberal Arts
Professor of American Studies

Host Institution: York University, Toronto, Canada
Project: Defining Environmental Justice Cultural Studies
Type: Lecturing
Contact: sturgeon@wsu.edu

Noel Sturgeon is a professor emeritus in women’s studies.


Linda Eddy

2010
WSU Vancouver
College of Nursing

Host Institution: Birzeit University, West Bank, Palestine
Type: Lecturing
Project: Teaching nursing and learning about developing a nursing program from scratch
Contact: leddy@wsu.edu

Linda Eddy is the academic director of the WSU College of Nursing.


Hanu Pappu

2009
WSU Pullman
Department of Plant Pathology
Host Institution: Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

Type: Lecturing/Research
Project: Viruses and viral diseases of crops: Addressing the virus threats to Egyptian agriculture
Contact: hrp@wsu.edu

Hanu Pappu is a professor of virus genomics and biotechnology and President Samuel Smith Distinguished Professor


Andrew Storfer

2008-2009
WSU Pullman
College of Arts and Sciences

Host Institution: James Cook University of North Queensland, Townsville, Australia
Type: Research
Project: Genetics of recolonization: The recovery of frog populations following an epidemic
Contact: astorfer@wsu.edu

Andrew Storfer is an associate professor in the School of Biological Sciences.


J. Dan Dolan

2008
WSU Pullman
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Host Institution: Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile
Project Type: Lecturing/Research
Project Focus: 3D analysis of wood light-frame residential buildings for seismic performance. Using timber for bridge decks on the secondary highway system
Contact: jddolan@wsu.edu

Dan Dolan is a professor of civil and environmental engineering.